So I went to a “confab” at Boston University today to discuss some issues in Student Affairs. Bucking the typical convention format, we had some lively dialogue around big issues germane to the field. We discussed things like credentialing, working with male students and gender paradigms, what it means to feel truly alive, what our role is as administrators, and what it means to be a radical practitioner. We discussed things like what proper dress code is, and what it ought to be, which led to a discussion of how superficial dress codes really are and how judgmental we are of others’ dress. We asked if students were really entitled, or if they were just confident.
Overall, it was a great discussion, filled with great music and great ideas. It made me really miss Boston University but it also showed me the new perspective that I’ve gotten since I’ve been at Boston College. I’m going to use this blog to post musings and thoughts as they relate to Higher Education, and I hope to continue the conversation that was started today. If anyone is interested in looking at what was talk about, check out the hashtag #bfab on twitter.