Assessment lessons from The Lean Startup
Assessment is a hot topics in student affairs, but in most places, there may be more talk than action. I think this comes from two problems with the process: Runners Don’t Take Photos and the Dusty Binder Syndrome. Runners Don’t Take Photos is simple. The woman running the race isn’t the one stopping to document the…
Innovation in student affairs – where do you see it?
I’m looking for examples of innovation in higher education – particularly student affairs/student life – and I need your help. Innovation is a tricky word. Maybe it brings to mind images like Disney’s “house of the future,” sending a rocket to Mars, or Steve Jobs introducing a phone that will revolutionize the mobile phone and…
Quotes: On changing the world and being a leader
Two unrelated but interesting quotes. (And they’re real. I’ll leave April Fools Day to folks like YouTube or Gmail) “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have…