Since there is no May Coffee talk event, here is a plug to join in the weekly Twitter Chat for academic advising!
Every Tuesday there is an #acadv tweetchat from 10-11am. What is a tweetchat?
The chat, held via twitter, is a chance for advisors from all over the globe to come together and share resources, current practices, and questions around a single topic. To participate, all you need is a twitter account! It’s quick, easy and fine to just “lurk” (meaning you read the tweets of others without contributing to the discussion.)
The easiest way to join in is through a tweetchat interface. You can follow any hashtag (twitter-speak for a keyword or “tag”) using tweetchat at tweetchat.com. For the Academic Advising chat, just enter #acadv into the box. Advisors are always posting great ideas and links on twitter, not just between 10-11am on Tuesdays! I like to keep tweetchat on in the background all the time and then scroll trough quickly each day before leaving work to see what resources are up from that day.
Here are some from last week:
http://www.naphill.org/posts/tftd (Positive thoughts)
http://mashable.com/2012/05/06/tech-college-infographic/ (technology usage in college)
http://www.fastcompany.com/1836171/give-yourself-an-emotional-workout (on tackling “emotionally hard” tasks/conversations)