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. This 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.