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Rebounding from Academic Failure

This post is the first in a series about dealing with failure as an academic.  As I write this post, I am beginning my twelfth year as a full-time faculty member. I love being a professor, but the journey thus far has not been free of potholes and detours. I previously...

Inquiry and the Assessment Cycle

This post represents an update of a previous post I shared on LinkedIn in November 2015. I’m revisiting this topic on assessment on drbrianbourke.com. This topic reflects my overall approach and perspective on curiosity. By engaging curiosity collectively in organizations, we can make organizational commitments to using inquiry for continuous...

SA Wars: The Darkness Within

Not so long ago, in an office with a Safe Zone sticker on the door . . . SA Wars: The Darkness Within. In this SA Wars series, I've focused on the battles we wage in student affairs, often with others, who should be campus partners. In this post, I...

SA Wars: The Battle Over Students

Not so long ago, in a student affairs division not so far away  . . . SA Wars: The Battle Over Students. I'm not talking about an admission battle. I'm talking about battles on our own campuses; battles for "ownership" of students. I'll give you a sense of what this...

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