My Tweets from #NASPA14

Tweets in bold are the beginning of a session. Tweets in italics are thoughts, quotes, etc, from a session. After NASPA I realized I probably should have used quotes around stuff from the presenters to differentiate between their thoughts and my own. 

2014-03-16 18:04:24 +0000
All checked in and wandering around! #NASPA14
2014-03-16 18:55:55 +0000
Time for first time attendee orientation #NASPA14
2014-03-17 02:04:23 +0000
Getting warm in my hotel room...
2014-03-17 12:01:41 +0000
Ah, people watching at breakfast before walking to the convention center #NASPA14
2014-03-17 12:38:50 +0000
Research on infantry vets transitioning to career in higher ed #NASPA14­­­­
2014-03-17 12:41:39 +0000
Not much research on student veterans, mostly from 2008 to 2010 #NASPA14
2014-03-17 12:49:30 +0000
Infantry vets experience personal and professional transitions. Combat> civilian >campus >company #NASPA14
2014-03-17 12:52:07 +0000
I'd like to learn more about Intelligent Career Theory
2014-03-17 12:53:55 +0000
Many problems worry veterans constructing civilian resumes #NASPA14
2014-03-17 12:54:52 +0000
Veterans may have trouble building civilian network #NASPA14
2014-03-17 13:03:22 +0000
Infantry vets know employers are afraid of them, so they hide their experiences #NASPA14
2014-03-17 13:05:44 +0000
Need more research on veterans in higher education #NASPA14
2014-03-17 13:06:02 +0000
Makes me wonder if I should publish my thesis
2014-03-17 13:08:56 +0000
Many veterans won't utilize career offices on campus #NASPA14
2014-03-17 13:13:33 +0000
Any on campus training for faculty/staff on veterans should include a panel of current student veterans #NASPA14
2014-03-17 13:15:49 +0000
Career success outreach it's more successful with one-on-one time than open workshops #NASPA14
2014-03-17 13:19:19 +0000
Many populations within student veteran population #NASPA14
2014-03-17 13:20:51 +0000
There's a stigma with being diagnosed with PTSD #NASPA14
2014-03-17 13:22:25 +0000
Disclosing veteran identity to faculty and staff is personal choice and made for different reasons #NASPA14
2014-03-17 13:23:14 +0000
Working with student veterans is a team effort #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:07:30 +0000
New Dean of Students session. Seems like paths are wandering. Makes me feel better #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:08:36 +0000
I also need to rethink my framing for veterans services, need to get away from deficit model
2014-03-17 14:13:00 +0000
Many different responsibilities for dean of students, very dependent on school #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:13:58 +0000
"there is no set pathway" great lesson #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:16:52 +0000
Pathway too being a dean involves saying "yes" #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:20:00 +0000
PhD is strongly encouraged, but don't go straight through, need experience working too #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:22:28 +0000
Know yourself and your role, will have people telling you what you should be #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:27:12 +0000
Important top understand institutional environment, culture, and history #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:32:13 +0000
Need to prioritize and trust your team to get things done #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:33:46 +0000
In every new job there are unexpected responsibilities, for new deans it can be public speaking #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:34:44 +0000
Every word you say has the potential to be in the paper, and to be in the paper incorrectly #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:36:17 +0000
Strongly encourage to go through media training #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:36:55 +0000
Be very aware of what goes into emails #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:37:55 +0000
Legal counsel should be very close friend of a new dean #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:41:58 +0000
Everything you do has the potential to be discovered #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:43:03 +0000
Being in a leadership position can be lonely and isolating #NASPA14
2014-03-17 14:49:31 +0000
Yes, I have trail mix with me at all times. I get hungry. Dehydrated strawberries are delicious.
2014-03-17 15:01:38 +0000
First session I've walked into where I've felt under-dressed
2014-03-17 15:04:41 +0000
We focus so much on "what do you do?" I wonder if that's the right question
2014-03-17 15:07:05 +0000
Is student affairs a profession? #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:11:03 +0000
This room is so warm. There isn't a consistent temp here. Ugh
2014-03-17 15:12:43 +0000
Freidson says the outside world needs to recognize profession, not just inside field #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:14:22 +0000
From anthropology standpoint, there is lack of self identification for the field #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:17:53 +0000
From association standpoint we are a profession, sociologically we are not #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:24:50 +0000
We need to control our hiring practices and decide if we should hire those without a Master's in student affairs #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:32:06 +0000
CAS standards...not all programs comply with suggestions #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:32:55 +0000
Every professional should understand human development aspects #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:35:01 +0000
Are there practical and apprenticeship models professionals can follow? #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:36:16 +0000
Are we being fair to current graduate students for future carers? How are we educating each other for career mobility? #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:39:21 +0000
Does how others perceive us matter? Will it effect our funding or allocation? #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:43:22 +0000
We are the only ones that can regulate our profession #NASPA14
2014-03-17 15:56:17 +0000
Instead of hiring only those with right degrees, focus on professional development to build needed skills #NASPA14
2014-03-17 17:23:02 +0000
I know two people in this session!
2014-03-17 17:23:38 +0000
Serving military service member session #NASPA14
2014-03-17 17:29:12 +0000
Military culture is "suck it up and drive on" #NASPA14
2014-03-17 17:30:48 +0000
Playing oath enlisted service members say #NASPA14 important to know
2014-03-17 17:34:11 +0000
Military culture, language, leadership, cleanliness, social network, eye contact is all different than civilian #NASPA14
2014-03-17 17:51:51 +0000
UMass Lowell is doing some amazing things for student veterans! #NASPA14
2014-03-17 22:02:27 +0000
Sorry for dropping off the face of Twitter. Met with some people and had great conversations this afternoon!
2014-03-17 23:25:54 +0000
At the knowledge community fair! #NASPA14
2014-03-18 01:12:31 +0000
Region II reception! #NASPA14
2014-03-18 02:20:24 +0000
Currently writing down all of my ideas for blog posts from the past two days at #NASPA14. @PhDSus and @ClareCady gave me lots to think about
2014-03-18 02:29:54 +0000
This list is becoming a bit ridiculous.
2014-03-18 02:48:01 +0000
I'm working hard to keep up with everything and I'm sorry if I'm flooding your feed with stuff. Feel free to mute me til Wednesday morning
2014-03-18 03:18:25 +0000
Well, that is going to be a lot of work. I think I'm up to the task. I hope I'm up to the task.
2014-03-18 11:47:41 +0000
Not many people to people watch this morning
2014-03-18 12:29:00 +0000
Attending The Ribbon Project in Holiday Ballroom 5 #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:29:33 +0000
Also, I'm wearing my sneakers today. My feet aren't happy with me.
2014-03-18 12:31:14 +0000
We have been in combat for over a decade #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:31:52 +0000
"I run into danger" #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:33:26 +0000
"I chose to leave the military...and enter into the alien land of higher education" #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:34:41 +0000
"not all of us are the same" #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:35:26 +0000
Why is army sometimes entirely capitalized?
2014-03-18 12:41:06 +0000
Lots of people to network with if you're interested in building a veteran support office on campus #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:43:57 +0000
Gw created training to assist faculty to understand student veteran population #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:44:37 +0000
Previous models didn't fit population or culture #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:50:45 +0000
The Ribbon Project is a full immersion training #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:52:23 +0000
Participants lose identity and go through similar transitions as those who have served #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:56:39 +0000
Training is led entirely by student vets, non commissioned and commissioned officers #NASPA14
2014-03-18 12:59:24 +0000
Student veterans helped create The Ribbon Project #NASPA14
2014-03-18 13:00:04 +0000
There are more than 20 student vets who least the program #NASPA14
2014-03-18 13:01:04 +0000
Trainings last about 4 hours, but is very adaptable #NASPA14
2014-03-18 13:13:18 +0000
Visit for more info on The Ribbon Project #NASPA14
2014-03-18 13:16:04 +0000
I have some free time until 10! #NASPA14
2014-03-18 13:46:00 +0000
Getting ready for Best Practices for Supporting Veterans in Community College from Monroe Community College in #roc #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:00:41 +0000
Each campus had different student veterans and different student needs #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:02:44 +0000
Many young vets released from service before contact is up due to reduction in force #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:06:56 +0000
4 types of military students. True veterans, guard members, active duty service personnel, dependents. #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:09:32 +0000
Non-combat and combat have something in common: being away from home and family #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:12:36 +0000
One thing in common with many of the student veteran sessions is talking about "alien" higher education #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:21:52 +0000
In the military everyone is part of a team, on campus they are all alone #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:24:22 +0000
There is a huge fear of failure for military students #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:25:28 +0000
Compare selves to "lazy" or "strange" students in the classroom and fear of being less than them #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:28:30 +0000
RT @J_Fantini: When a student identifies as a veteran, they shouldn't be pushed right to the veteran affairs office. LISTEN to their questi…
2014-03-18 14:33:09 +0000
Veterans with bachelors have unemployment rates of less than 4% #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:34:43 +0000
"vet friendly" is commonly used as a recruiting tool and nothing more #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:47:14 +0000
Invaluable to get faculty aware of veterans on campus, it could save a career or life #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:49:16 +0000
Work with other schools to help vets figure our benefits and best school for them #NASPA14
2014-03-18 14:52:17 +0000
Can be hard to line up military training with degree requirements #NASPA14
2014-03-18 15:56:23 +0000
Getting ready for Wimpy College Students Make Wimpy Employees #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:01:20 +0000
I think the most interesting piece of people watching has been wardrobe choices.
2014-03-18 16:02:23 +0000
Why do some wear suits? 5 inch high heels? Skirts? Ties without a jacket? Sneakers?
2014-03-18 16:03:54 +0000
Also seating choices. So interesting.
2014-03-18 16:12:41 +0000
Discussion based on wimpy kid article #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:14:16 +0000
Gap between what higher ed thinks of soft skills and what employers consider soft skills #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:15:49 +0000
Return on investment of degree is forefront and soft skills is part of that #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:17:28 +0000
Parents try to take discomfort out of life #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:20:17 +0000
It's time for fresh contacts, good thing I'm going home tomorrow
2014-03-18 16:22:23 +0000
Grade inflation is one example of perpetuating wimpy kids #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:23:42 +0000
How do we provide good employees, good people, healthy people to the world? #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:30:45 +0000
Employers value soft skills over gpa and college reputation #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:35:17 +0000
Assessing/grading soft skills is large part of this discussion. Interesting #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:37:56 +0000
This session had me thinking. Is it our job to grade/assess students? Our job to build and identify values and ethics? #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:41:12 +0000
Active links in you're power point is a bad idea. Have page loaded, videos downloaded,  or a screen shot saved. #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:46:51 +0000
Does/can student affairs hinder soft skill development? #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:47:59 +0000
If we develop soft skills that employers desire, will it help with hiring? If there are no jobs for students what are we doing? #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:49:06 +0000
Is it our job to make parents and employers appreciate the college experience? #NASPA14
2014-03-18 16:55:02 +0000
Getting ready for High Heel in the Door #NASPA14
2014-03-18 17:20:39 +0000
Anne Marie Klotz talking about being asked to join a committee because the committee needed to be diverse #NASPA14
2014-03-18 17:29:39 +0000
Women can feel isolated and alone when taking risks and being leaders #NASPA14
2014-03-18 17:30:10 +0000
We need to make sure leadership can look like a woman #NASPA14
2014-03-18 17:32:26 +0000
Chris Conzen up next #NASPA14
2014-03-18 17:52:08 +0000
Sissy Petty: we can't separate our spirit from our life #NASPA14
2014-03-18 18:17:54 +0000
I'm hanging out near the nursing mother room between the hallways with 336-350 and 327-329 if anyone wants to stop by! #NASPA14
2014-03-18 19:25:45 +0000
At baby faces, raw stuff, and changing perspectives: colleges and veterans #NASPA14
2014-03-18 19:26:46 +0000
Also my last official #NASPA14 event
2014-03-18 19:34:20 +0000
Often have to search for info on student veterans in places student affairs professionals don't often look #NASPA14
2014-03-18 19:40:15 +0000
Have to be aware of personal stereotypes and expectations when working with veterans #NASPA14
2014-03-18 19:42:32 +0000
Cultural clash from military to civilian can be similar to those experiencing international culture changes #NASPA14
2014-03-18 19:44:15 +0000
World view of military students can be different than traditional students #NASPA14
2014-03-18 19:46:28 +0000
Lens on current student vet discussion is based on international culture and value differences. Never thought about it that way. #NASPA14
2014-03-18 19:49:09 +0000
Assume I know nothing about the theory you've based your information on. Please.
2014-03-18 19:53:37 +0000
I don't know if I agree that military students fall into this theory's framework #NASPA14
2014-03-18 20:07:06 +0000
What are the challenges in advocating for student veterans? #NASPA14
2014-03-18 20:09:43 +0000
It's easy to wrap yourself in a flag and say "I'm veteran friendly", different to offer services and change culture #NASPA14
2014-03-18 23:15:04 +0000
How to terrify an introvert: "you're Chelseamdo?!"


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