CAS Standards aren't just benchmarking—they're a guide, a tool, a sign in the forest to help you SEE the forest for the trees...
20 Apr 2017

Professional Standards by CAS: More than One Way to Evaluate Your SA Work

For those not familiar with CAS, the Council for the Advancement of Standards is a consortium of 42 higher education associations in the United States

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Students at a whiteboard writing the word assessment, but its cool, they've already done their CATs, maps, and conversations.
23 Mar 2017

Assessing Student Learning: Purpose, Development, and Student Conduct

Welcome to the inaugural #SAcdn Stories, an on-going initiative that highlights Student Affairs practices, thoughts, and learning from institutions across Canada. Follow along this week as

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22 Mar 2017

Connecting Student Learning to Your Student Conduct Process

Welcome to the inaugural #SAcdn Stories, an on-going initiative that highlights Student Affairs practices, thoughts, and learning from institutions across Canada. Follow along this week as

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A collage of plants, solar panels, and sprouting green stuff. This Student Led Initiative sees a residence greenhouse...flourish...
21 Mar 2017

Connecting Student Learning to Student Leadership

Welcome to the inaugural #SAcdn Stories, an on-going initiative that highlights Student Affairs practices, thoughts, and learning from institutions across Canada. Follow along this week as

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A large computer screen with a mountain range background dominates the photo, in the top corner on a tiny Post-It note, a list of Goals: "Graduate, Get a job in my field; Find purpose?"
20 Mar 2017

Connecting Learning to the Spiritual

Welcome to the inaugural #SAcdn Stories, an on-going initiative that highlights Student Affairs practices, thoughts, and learning from institutions across Canada. Follow along this week as

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March 14, 2017 1PM EST — Moderator: Mark Solomon
09 Mar 2017

Canada 150: Trauma, Resistance, & Reconciliation

Boozhoo, my name is Mark Solomon I am a proud member of Henvey Inlet First Nation just 45 mins south of Sudbury, ON. I am

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A toy train on tracks, sitting at the station that's labelled, "Student Affairs". On the back of the train hangs a banner that reads, "Learning Engine."
24 Feb 2017

The Little Engine that Could . . . and Will

“Student affairs programs and services have been recast as learning engines, designed to foster learning and development.” This is one of the primary conclusions my

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Three students in a row, laptops propped open, intensely focused on their digital learning.
06 Dec 2016

What Does Learning “Look Like” Online?

Assessment of student learning in a digital environment demands creativity, ingenuity, and flexibility. Learning outcomes and their assessment are often heavily dependent on some sort

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A wooden wall with white arrows, red words popping: "assessment your way"
24 Nov 2016

Assessment and the Self: Assessing your Approach to Assessment

One of my favourite parts of being a graduate student is the affordance to think in a certain kind of vacuum. It’s a unique freedom and

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A stack of surveys, ready to be filled out.
26 Oct 2016

5 Things that Matter More than Statistical Significance

Over the last few weeks, many of us across Canada are looking at two relatively new sets of survey data. One is the American College

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Man sits in the shadows, alone at computer, yet changing for good the lives of people forever.
03 Aug 2016

Depleted: What Happens When You Don’t Interact With Students in SA

I’m a new #SAPro. After working as a work-study employee for the Office of Student Recruitment at Glendon for all 5 years of my undergrad,

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The two spirited symbol hangs over Ryerson campus, a place welcoming of the Two Spirited.
30 Jun 2016

Free To Be: Two Spirit Teachings

From June 27–July 1, 2016, visit the #RyersonSA blog for Identity Intersections: Building a Proud Campus from the Whole Self, a series written by members

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