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Listen Very Loud: Paying Attention in the Student Affairs Profession
Authored by Randy L. Mitchell

About This Book

How to Listen to This Book

1. Listen Very Loud
Paying attention to the lessons of our professional life

2. Lessons from the Big Guy
Unexpected wisdom from unrecognized mentors

3. I'm Still Alive
The people, places, and purposes that give us meaning

4. The Hand of Grace
Giving and receiving grace in professional practice

5. On Being Binked
Being touched and changed by the random energy of students and staff

6. Find Your Joy
Discovering and creating joy in and around our work lives

7. Me And My Guitar
Fine?tuning the instruments we use

8. Responsibility and Freedom: Keys to Learning
Helping students exercise their newfound freedom with responsibility

9. CTS Period
Making sense by being sensible and sensitive

10. Shooting for the Stars
Helping students define success through knowledge, skills, and competencies

11. A Learning Community in the Real World
Making the entire campus a learning community

12. Motivation Revisited (or, Mr. Peabody's "Wayback Time Machine")
Creating the conditions to foster student motivation

13. Five Easy Questions
Breaking down educational barriers on campus

14. When Someone Gives You Grief
Responding appropriately and authentically to loss and grief

15. The Gift of GAB, Filling the GAP, and the GAG Rule
Responding appropriately to stress

16. Going as You've Learned or Learning as You Go
Recognizing how we learn, what we've learned, and what to do with what we've learned

17. Summer Hiatus
Adjusting to the seasonal needs of our students

18. Boxes and Stuff
"Stuff" management

19. B.A.L.A.N.C.E.
Balancing personal and professional expectations and obligations

20. Deferred Living
Seizing the day and investing in the present

21. Re-engagement
Employing a lifetime of experience

22. Trains of Thought
Appreciating the journey

23. Collegiate Kudzu
Good ideas that get out of control - and how to live with them

24. Settling Up
Reconciling differences and holding each other accountable

25. The Perception of Stress
Differentiating perceptions from reality - and responding accordingly

26. Good News
No news isn't good news if the good news doesn't get reported

27. Campus Soul Ecology
Paying attention to the souls of our campuses

28. The Capacity To Care
Caring about, rather than taking care of, the people in our work

29. The Lexicon of Little Things
A dictionary of making a difference

30. Dear Darci
Why I do what I do

Table of "Context:" Reflection Questions

About the Author


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