Preparing for New Leadership in Your Higher Education Department

Change is a constant in any organization, and the higher education industry is no exception. As professionals working in this dynamic field, it is crucial to be prepared for new leadership in your, and adjacent, departments. No matter the cause, a change in leadership can have a significant impact on the direction and success of a working team. As I’ve navigated supervisor fluctuation and change … Continue reading Preparing for New Leadership in Your Higher Education Department

Considerations When Investing in a Learning Management System (LMS)

Learning Management Systems (LMS) have come a long way in the last decade and are helping facilitate the growing trend of online education.  The pandemic catapulted the popularity of online education due to its convenience, affordability, and near limitless topics that an individual can study. An LMS acts as the vehicle to host and engage with content that is created by an instructional designer. However, … Continue reading Considerations When Investing in a Learning Management System (LMS)

Breaking the Resolution Rut: How Starting Small Can Help You Succeed

January 1st, 2023: A blank slate and new opportunity lies around the corner. Maybe you slept in, dealing with the consequences of a late night spent with friends ringing in the new year and just wanted to binge watch Survivor and Big Brother all day. “Tomorrow” is what you whisper to yourself, as you remember all the promises you made to yourself during the last … Continue reading Breaking the Resolution Rut: How Starting Small Can Help You Succeed

“Do It Yourself” Does Not Mean Do It Alone

Sometimes, life is utter chaos. My calendar is constantly packed with work and personal obligations, and the to-do list is never-ending. I need to be intentional about keeping self-care, hobbies, and contact with loved ones a part of my routine. For example, one of my favorite intentions is my Sunday afternoon phone calls with my parents. I moved away from my home state of Kentucky … Continue reading “Do It Yourself” Does Not Mean Do It Alone

Under Construction: Building Learning Experiences with the End User in Mind

Over the last few years, my husband and I have slowly renovated our home from the outdated, 1950’s bungalow with some craftsman character to a more up-to-date, functional, and put-together home that fits our needs and interests. While the home had a ton of charm and historical architecture, there have been many components that needed to change to suit our needs. We’ve needed to rearrange … Continue reading Under Construction: Building Learning Experiences with the End User in Mind

Working Nine to Five

Long before the “Great Resignation” or the “big quit” were ever concepts, Dolly Parton had a thing or two to say about life in the workplace. Like most things Dolly does, she was spot on. Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’ Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’ In her hit song “Nine to Five,” Dolly laments the … Continue reading Working Nine to Five

Spring Cleaning is for Organizations Too.

It started when I asked my kids to try on their shoes and bring down the ones that no longer fit.  The next thing I knew, we were deep into spring cleaning.  During the process, I discovered a pipe that needed to be tightened, boxes that had not been unpacked since our move three months ago, and piles of bags were being filled with items … Continue reading Spring Cleaning is for Organizations Too.