Day 37 – What Would I tell Myself at Orientation – #100DaysofHigherEd

In the movie Back to the Future 2, an aging Biff visits his younger self and presents him with a sports almanac. The almanac presents all the future winners for all sports. Biff uses this information to go on and build a gambling empire and becomes the core plot of the sequel. Now, lets setContinue reading “Day 37 – What Would I tell Myself at Orientation – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 36 – My Favorite Higher Education Meals – #100DaysofHigherEd

Higher education has afforded me several opportunities in my career that I would not have been able to do otherwise. I have traveled the entire country, I have met friends from literally all 50 states, I have been able to connect and diversify my friendships in ways that is just not possible anywhere else. AndContinue reading “Day 36 – My Favorite Higher Education Meals – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 35 – The Business Model I Would use for Higher Ed – #100DaysofHigherEd

 I have been thinking a lot about higher education and its future recently now that we are looking more and more like we are slowly inching out of the COVID crisis. In the past year, the way and how we have delivered higher education has made many of us who think and work in thisContinue reading “Day 35 – The Business Model I Would use for Higher Ed – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 34 – Wellness, HA! – #100DaysofHigherEd

I think it is a bit ironic that this post is supposed to be about personal wellness in higher education, and I am currently trying to rally from a bad sinus infection to be at a presentation for NASPA, and this is the second time I have done this. NASPA is my national learning conferenceContinue reading “Day 34 – Wellness, HA! – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 33 – A Memory from my First Year as a Professional

Photo Copyright; Photography by JR, https://jasonreina.com/I first began my journey as a full-time higher education professional in the summer of 1997. 1997 was quite a year for me. I graduated from the Higher Education program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, that May I got married to my wife (we are now 24 years in),Continue reading “Day 33 – A Memory from my First Year as a Professional”

Day 32 – On Being a College Parent – #100DaysofHigherEd

Unlike most other student affairs professionals, I really like working with parents. There is something eternally pure about overprotective parents dropping their kid off at orientation or residence hall sign in and the pride and fear on their faces. And I know that feeling. This past year I was that parent. This post is goingContinue reading “Day 32 – On Being a College Parent – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 31 – On Politics and the Classroom – #100DaysofHigherEd

For nearly 100 years the political views of college faculty and the potential suppression of free speech and ideas has been the subject of curiosity and criticism. The specter of the overreaching faculty member is boosted by an almost urban legend level of suspicion and recently lawmakers have shown a willingness to take this issueContinue reading “Day 31 – On Politics and the Classroom – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 30 – What I have Learned from Working with Multiple Universities – #100DaysofHigherEd

I was going to make this blog post about my observations on the politics of working at multiple universities and their commonalities and differences, but I am going to call a line of scrimmage audible for this post. I have had the pleasure to work for or with literally a dozen higher education institutions. SomeContinue reading “Day 30 – What I have Learned from Working with Multiple Universities – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 29 – On My East Carolina Days – #100DaysofHigherEd

A couple of weeks ago an article by Pam Kelly appeared on The Assembly website and was titled “The Ill-Fated Chancellor” It was about my alma-mater East Carolina University and it has sparked a debate among alumni like myself; what is the soul or identity of a university and when should you stray from thatContinue reading “Day 29 – On My East Carolina Days – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 28 – College Life and Television – #100DaysofHigherEd

Pretty much everyone who knows me knows that I am a fan of how pop culture portrays college life and the politics of campus. And there is no shortage of media which focuses on college and how it is presented to the world. Today’s blog post will focus on this very interesting and wide subject.Continue reading “Day 28 – College Life and Television – #100DaysofHigherEd”