Get Digital or Get Out of the Way: Overcoming Our Collective Fear of Technology

with Eric Stoller

About This Course

This panel discussion will feature three higher education/student affairs experts as they discuss key issues in how student affairs practitioners construct, create, and manage technology-related projects, strategic communications, and digital initiatives.

This panel discussion features three higher education/student affairs experts and will cover key issues in how student affairs practitioners construct, create, and manage technology-related projects, strategic communications, and digital initiatives.

Technology and social media are essential components for today’s student affairs practitioner. However, fear of technology and/or a lack of competency can lead to issues with efficiency, communications, action, success, and organizational development.

This panel will make you think about the future of student affairs and engage your critical thinking skills via intellectual prognostication of the following topics:

  • The future of student affairs and how technology impacts our work
  • Organizational culture and how we deal with change
  • Intentional alignment and resource allocation with new technology competency specifications
  • What you look for in a new hire...what’s essential for SA pros in 2015 and beyond?
  • How we combat skepticism when it comes to technology/social media?
  • What innovation in student affairs looks like and how we make it happen?
  • Overcoming "fear of technology" and learning to "trust our people."

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Edwards - Assistant Vice-President for Student Success and Multicultural Initiatives/Associate Professor of Communication Studies for Tarleton State University
  • Kenn Elmore - Dean of Students for Boston University
  • Connie Johnson - Chief Academic Officer/Provost for Colorado Technical University
  • Facilitated by Eric Stoller - NASPA’s Expert in Residence in Higher Education Technology