Archive May 2020

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Organizational Response to Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue

By: Pamela Altmaier

Over the past few years, more attention has been focused on the issue of Secondary Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Trauma within the field of Student Affairs. Professionals that work directly with students of concern are exposed to trauma each and every day and often times has an effect on their wellbeing and their organization's wellbeing. Research has shown that organizations have a responsibility to support their staff members and mitigate the harm of STS and Vicarious Trauma. If not, not only will staff members feel the effects but the organization as a whole will be hindered. This blog post will review specific proactive and reactive aspects any organization should focus on to respond to the impacts of crisis management and student care.

Student Conduct in the Digital World

By Alan Acosta 

As of this writing, COVID-19 continues to spread. This pandemic has required student conduct professionals to reimagine and innovate how they facilitate the student conduct process on digital platforms. This blog will discuss tips for successfully transitioning the in-person conduct process/meetings to the digital frontier, including how professionals can readjust their mindset and approach.