Cabellon and Ahlquist Co-Edited Publication: Engaging the Digital Generation (NDSS)


Ed Cabellon and I are thrilled to share that we have been selected to serve as Co-Editors for an upcoming “New Directions for Student Services” (NDSS) sourcebook, to be published in 2016, tentatively titled, “Engaging the Digital Generation.”

The book will cover a variety of topics including how digital technologies have fundamentally changed higher education; new concepts of college student and professional staff identity and self development; building digital leadership capacity; applying big data in relevant and useful ways; evolving guidance documents; and the value to chief student affairs officers.

We are pleased to be partnering with an outstanding group of guest authors including Dr. Julie Payne-Kirchmeier (Northwestern University), Mr. Paul Gordon Brown (Boston College), Mr. Tony Doody (Rutgers University), Dr. Laura Pasquini (University of North Texas), and Ms. Kara Kolomitz (Regis College).  Ed and I will also be writing a portion of the sourcebook as well!

Thanks to Dr. Susan Jones and Dr. Sherry Watt, the new Editors of the NDSS series for giving us this opportunity. Check out all of the great volumes of NDSS from Jossey-Bass!

What are your thoughts around our tentative content areas? Are there pieces missing that would help you as a practitioner in your work with students in higher education?

2 Responses to Cabellon and Ahlquist Co-Edited Publication: Engaging the Digital Generation (NDSS)

  1. Lloyd Ahlquist December 10, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    Woot Woot!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Will Barratt December 10, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    I salute your efforts – one of the difficulties is that the digital world moves so quickly that it is hard to write about platforms and software. That being said, I have a strong interest in Open Source Software, and by extension Open Source Educational Resources. From a social justice perspective Open Source Software should be encouraged because not everyone has access to high priced machines and software. Further OSS is emerging as a strong contender in the personal privacy advocacy discussion. The digital generation is often seen as a consumption market for companies, and students as a commodity is an offensive idea to most of us. Helping student affairs and higher education progessionals understand alternatives to commercial marketing software (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the like) and take charge of their digital world is critical.

    Further – I hope that someone is writing about the digital footprint that each of us leaves, both in social media, and through purchases – again we are market segments that are being commoditized.

    Will Barratt

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