One of the great things about the student affairs profession is the desire amongst colleagues (and even strangers) to collaborate and build upon successes or better understand why something didn’t work out as planned.
Obviously, the evolution of web 2.0 has been a useful tool to enhance this collaboration and one of the great resources I’ve come across is #SAchat. #SAchat is a twitter hashtag and is normally quite active with student affairs postings (along with some general banter to be honest – some folks love their March Madness!). However, on Thursdays at 12 – 1pm CST and in the evening from 6-7pm CST the chat is focused on a topic decided upon by the group in advance. As the folks behind #SAchat explain it:
The purpose of hosting a weekly #sachat is to give our community of knowledgeable professionals an opportunity to strengthen their personal learning networks within Student Affairs. Share some knowledge. Gain some knowledge. Make our entire profession better!
I don’t think too many (if any?) Canadians are actively participating but I think there is lot we can share and learn from. Personally, I’ve lurked on a couple of chats and plan on taking a more active role as time allows. Even if you can’t make the chat, there is a posting of the results of the chat afterwards for you to refer to.
If you are a regular #SAchat participant, I would love your thoughts on its usefulness.