Being a university photographer has opened my eyes to the beauty of the college experience, and to how carefully designed spaces can nurture and empower the minds of the future.
James Thomas, CSSA Portfolio, Competency 1: Knowledge and Understanding of Higher Education and Student Affairs
James Thomas, CSSA portfolio, Competency 2: Professional Skills and Organizational Management
James Thomas, CSSA Portfolio, Competency 3: Knowledge and Understanding of Student Populations and Student Development
Graduates should be able to: Utilize research and assessment data to identify needs and establish learning outcomes for the development of programs and services An internship with the Memorial Union Program Council provided me with the opportunity to explore the impact of qualitative assessments, in relation to strategic planning, leading to a contribution to the annual […]
Graduates should be able to: Define professional development needs and interests for continued growth including opportunities for future contributions to the body of knowledge Deciding to launch a blog, a professional blog at that, has been a long process, containing lots of changes in style, format and direction. All in all, I personally am satisfied, […]
James A. Thomas IV, CSSA Portfolio, Professional Creative
An individual development plan originally written for Organization and Administration in Higher Education in the Fall of 2016. Revised February 1, 2018. This individual development plan will analyze information from three areas: 1) the 2015 NASPA TECHNE conference archive, located on the NASPA Online Learning Community; 2) Articles and reports regarding technology adoption found on […]
Slides created for presentation about digital communication, multicultural issues, student affairs and technology.
The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, is written by the Co-Founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, as well as Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh. It is important to note early in this review that many references to an earlier book also written by Hoffman and Casnocha, titled The Start-Up of You, are made — […]
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Imagine a world where digital territories of information overlap, interact, and modify existing physical infrastructures of people, places, and ideas. I’m under the impression that college prepares humans to be critical thinkers, who are future focused, innovative, and socially just citizens—and as higher education professionals, we must be able to navigate emerging geographies of information (i.e. […]