Belonging, part 2.

Today, I won a really wonderful award. I was given the honor of Outstanding New Staff member for the Division of Student Affairs. I have a nice, shiny statue to place in my office, I was applauded and hugged by my wonderful colleagues and friends, and many kind words were spoken about me. Being a … Continue reading Belonging, part 2.


Nancy Schlossberg's theory of Mattering and Marginality has always been one of my favorite student development theories. ┬áThis is partially due to the simplicity of it and partially because it (and her transition theory) are ones that I so easily and consistently apply to my own life. Schlossberg's theory outlines five aspects of mattering: attention; … Continue reading Belonging.