Day 41 – On Karoshi, Higher Ed, and Eating Stress – #100DaysofHigherEd

In 2013 a 31-year-old journalist in Japan just died at her desk due to heart failure. Her name was Miwa Sado and she died after logging over 150 hours of overtime in a single month. And she was not alone. In 2013 over 3,000 workers in Japan died from what they call Karoshi, or deathContinue reading “Day 41 – On Karoshi, Higher Ed, and Eating Stress – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 40 – The thing we don’t remember will hurt our future – #100DaysofHigherEd

I love the history of higher education. I believe there is much we can learn from it. Today’s post was supposed to be what I fear most about the future of higher education and it occurred to me that I have already written on this. But more because I like to write about the pastContinue reading “Day 40 – The thing we don’t remember will hurt our future – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 39 – On Being Nice – #100DaysofHigherEd

In the south there is a saying and it basically goes, “Bless their heart.” It is basically code for, get a load of this guy or serves as the nicest insult in the English language. As Southerners we are taught from a young age that being nice is often more important than being right. ThatContinue reading “Day 39 – On Being Nice – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 38 – My Favorite Higher Education Websites – #100DaysofHigherEd

Higher Education are some of the most innovative folks who work in just about any space. Just about any technological or theoretical innovation is embraced by higher ed leaders with speed and voracity. We are truly early adopters. The same holds true for information. We love to report and disseminate the latest findings and ideas.Continue reading “Day 38 – My Favorite Higher Education Websites – #100DaysofHigherEd”

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”