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Vol. A Issue 01 - Essentials June 2012

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Meyer - You've Got to Google Yourself PDF (135.97 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Wallace - The Jumpstart: Simple Social Media PDF (178.78 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Grangier & Fischette - Social Media Marketing PDF (312.23 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Blackburn & Smith - Leading Where it Counts PDF (162.84 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bureau - Engaging Participants Through Twitter PDF (145.62 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. A Issue 02 - Essentials July 2012

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Jones-Hall & Warner - Lessons Learned PDF (269 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Mountz & Womack - Can & Should Make a Career PDF (213.05 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Baugher - The Power of a Year PDF (207.1 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Guillory - Put Another Log on the Fire PDF (224.94 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Dallavalle - Ten Tips for New Professionals PDF (218.95 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. A Issue 03 - Essentials August 2012

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Frederick & Barratt - UniLOA Explained PDF (250.78 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bureau - New FSAP CAS Standards PDF (249.42 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Gebbie - Living up to the Promise PDF (222.55 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. A Issue 04 - Essentials October 2012

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Bureau - Student Development Theory Resource Guide PDF (71.96 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Sasso - Improving Advising Support through CE PDF (237.17 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Iglesia & Hernandez - Inclusivity vs. Equity PDF (236.07 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Essentials - Creating Organizational Learning ... PDF (290.56 KB)  more ] Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. A Issue 05 - Essentials November 2012

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Why I Bought In... and Why You Should, Too PDF (141.99 KB)  more ] Administration 7/24/2014
Lead by Example PDF (147.18 KB)  more ] Administration 7/24/2014
Developing Experience Through Deliberative Practic PDF (176.25 KB)  more ] Administration 7/24/2014
Volunteering is the Best Professional Development PDF (166.28 KB)  more ] Administration 7/24/2014
Four Ideas to Stay Happy as a Professional PDF (144.27 KB)  more ] Administration 7/24/2014

Vol. B Issue 01 - Essentials February 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Centellas - To Dual or Not to Dual? PDF (159.53 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Arnholt, Niccum & Vojta - Governing Councils PDF (148.07 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Karnes - Supporting Chapters with Dual Council ... PDF (165.27 KB)  more ] Administration 7/13/2016
Peterson - Umbrella Organizations PDF (145.09 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. B Issue 02 - Essentials March 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Rios - When It's Time to Move On PDF (141.65 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Schoper, Wyse & Rotgers - Transformative Learning PDF (96.96 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Williams - Purposeful Networking PDF (116.33 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bunson, Rowe & Johnson - Student Development PDF (154.53 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bourke - Student Development Theory in Interviews PDF (79.75 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Becker - Helping Students Highlight Experience PDF (171.11 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. B Issue 03 - Essentials April 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Wenger - Tax-Exempt Status PDF (94.77 KB)  more ] Administration 7/13/2016
Gilpin - Beginner's Guide to Tax Filing PDF (68.1 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Carnell - Chapter Finances as a Developmental Tool PDF (105.46 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Artale - Simple Tips to Survive on a Tight Budget PDF (102.13 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. B Issue 04 - Essentials May 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Soria - Social Class Reconsidered PDF (403.64 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Shaak - Language & International Students PDF (454.21 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bressler, Fisher, Koltonski & Marchand - Access PDF (347.36 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Gilsbach - But, We Have a Philanthropy for That PDF (351.92 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bureau - CAS Standards: Access and Equity PDF (359.91 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Backer - College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be PDF (455.76 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Arrowsmith & Tran - Title IX & Transgender Members PDF (456.7 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. B Issue 05 - Essentials June 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Wong & Bazner - Make Assessment Easier PDF (483.26 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Shutts - Common Statistical Analysis: A Primer PDF (421.85 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Sasso - Additional Considerations in Assessment PDF (352.43 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Sands & Cucci - Moving Beyond Assessment PDF (338.45 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Robinson - Why Assessment? PDF (348.1 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Grunn & Kegolis - Assessment Part of Your Routine PDF (370.97 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
D'Andrea & Timm - Utilizing Research Methods PDF (353.9 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. B Issue 06 - Essentials July 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Wilkinson - Building a Culture of Collaboration PDF (296.07 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Westol - Nine Things About Membership Reviews PDF (277.33 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Ritenbaugh - Book Review: Moving Icebergs PDF (350.52 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Grindel - 10 Rules for Membership Review PDF (264.65 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Danielson Burke - I Did Not Drink the Kool-Aid PDF (293.23 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Baker - The Harsh Reality PDF (244.01 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. B Issue 07 - Essentials August 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Shaak - The School Newspaper PDF (99.19 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Prentice & Osborne - American Fraternity Man PDF (91.61 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
McCall Pitts - Making News, Not Making the News PDF (65.42 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
LoMonte - FERPA and Open Records Law PDF (76.82 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Jolly & Barnes - Let's Talk About Talking PDF (75.84 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. B Issue 08 - Essentials September 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Sullivan - The Middle Won't Come to You PDF (71.35 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Springer - Social Change According to John Wooden PDF (80.83 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Hill & McGee - Training for Leadership PDF (146.78 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Deeg - No More Camels PDF (77.37 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. B Issue 09 - Essentials October 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Whittier - Alumni/ae Volunteers were the Focus PDF (66.26 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Nance - Ask our Students to Stop Complaining PDF (103.7 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Levy - What if Assessment Advanced Our Practice? PDF (96.01 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Isenga - What If I Had Saved Them From Failing? PDF (274.55 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Castro - Peace from Technology PDF (66.82 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Borton & Seeley - What If We Are the Problem? PDF (80.9 KB)  more ] Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. B Issue 10 - Essentials November 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Schneider - How to Create Change? PDF (100.11 KB)  more ] Administration 2/14/2018
Salinas & Holmes - Ecological Development & Change PDF (80.64 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Rimmaud - Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average PDF (84.08 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Martin - Back to School: Transitioning from HQ PDF (72.5 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Krone - Welcome Back, Kotter PDF (74.22 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. B Issue 11 - Essentials December 2013

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Louis & Louis - Development in Advising BGLOs PDF (83.76 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Kerr - Back to the Future PDF (90.88 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Donovan & Bell - The Dreaded Theory Question PDF (98.63 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. C Issue 01 - Essentials February 2014

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Pace - Unaffiliated Perspective PDF (69.05 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Weber - Affiliated Perspective PDF (67.35 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Mousseau - Getting Rid of Student in Advisement PDF (87.13 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
McPherrin - Values Can Still Be the Focus PDF (83.78 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
McKeown - Panhellenic Formal Recruitment PDF (83.64 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
McCreary - Challenge of Values Congruence PDF (232.46 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Martin - Creating Student Ownership PDF (71.06 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Carnell - Applying Student Development Theories DOCX (60.11 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bureau - Using Values as an Advising Tactic PDF (191.35 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Backer - Member Developed Accreditation PDF (73.42 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. C Issue 02 - Essentials March 2014

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Westol - Hazing Through the Lawyer's Lens PDF (642.74 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Oppenheimer & Howser -Critical Gender Conversation PDF (1.01 MB) Administration 7/13/2016
McPherin - Conformity and Hazing PDF (1.26 MB) Administration 7/13/2016
Maxwell - Start Conversations that End Hazing PDF (817.12 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. C Issue 03 - Essentials April 2014

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Smith - Fraternal Onboarding PDF (1.16 MB) Administration 7/13/2016
Moock - Finding, Developing, and Cultivating PDF (744.13 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Gartner - The Year of the Employee PDF (569.26 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. C Issue 04 - Essentials May 2014

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Essentials is a monthly educational e-newsletter provided to AFA members to learn about a variety of topics. The Essentials Editorial Board plays an important role in the Association’s Strategic Plan and ongoing efforts to provide excellent resources and services to members.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Wrona & Barnes - Strengthening Systems PDF (526.75 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Hickman - Whose Students Are They? PDF (650.35 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Deeg - Make Reading Your Summer Plan PDF (590.01 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bureau - Intentional Professional Development Plan PDF (605.89 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Arce - 7 Habits to Social Justice Education PDF (1.14 MB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. C Issue 05 - Essentials June 2014

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Essentials is a monthly educational e-newsletter provided to AFA members to learn about a variety of topics. The Essentials Editorial Board plays an important role in the Association’s Strategic Plan and ongoing efforts to provide excellent resources and services to members.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Foran - Getting the Most of Leadership Institute PDF (536.59 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Phillips & Welch -Helping Students with Leadership PDF (530.61 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Doyle - Fraternal Values Society PDF (361.86 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Mason - Moving Forward PDF (524.83 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Stapleton - Students Went to a Conference/Convent PDF (542.78 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Gabler - Life After UIFI PDF (470.32 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. C Issue 06 - Essentials July 2014

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Roberts - Advising the Advisor PDF (482.49 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
McCoy - All Alone on the Job PDF (401.56 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
McCormack & Ritenbaugh - Engagement in e-Learning PDF (653.01 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Manning & Bazner - Faces of Volunteer Advisors PDF (877.42 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Lumpkin - We're all in this Together PDF (528.81 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. C Issue 07 - Essentials August 2014

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Gayton - Making the Most of Consultant Visits PDF (628.05 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Colvin & Foster - Keys to Collaboration PDF (551.32 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Lowe & Shaak - Turning an Enemy into a Partner PDF (1.48 MB) Administration 7/13/2016
Mousseau - Institutional Info Can Help Grow PDF (745.42 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Marchand - Wife Swap: F/S Professionals PDF (840.06 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. C Issue 08 - Essentials September 2014

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Darden - Book Review: More than Title IX PDF (490.67 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Pettitt & Tran - Title IX & Inclusivity Questions PDF (4.43 MB) Administration 7/13/2016
Pierce - Integrating Trans-Inclusive Chapters PDF (489.2 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Nelson & Savko - Creating Inclusive Policies PDF (743.86 KB)  more ] Administration 7/13/2016
Smithhisler & Johnson - Organizations & Title IX PDF (417.99 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. C Issue 09 - Essentials October 2014

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Danielson-Burke & Erdice - Culture of Consent PDF (52.87 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Dilbeck - Courageous Leadership PDF (53.36 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Boe - Misunderstandings about Sexual Assault PDF (52.21 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Barlow - Brotherhood & Sisterhood for Prevention PDF (54.61 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Scancarella - Helping Students Understand Title IX PDF (39.97 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. C Issue 10 - Essentials November 2014

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Swesey - Get the Most Out of the Annual Meeting PDF (111.34 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Snowden - Keeping the Annual Meeting Relevant PDF (92.12 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Stillman - Your First Professional Conference PDF (118.9 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Seeley - Annual Meeting: Advice for Grads PDF (111.26 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Hall & Harrington - Order of Omega Competition PDF (119.72 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Jolly & Barnes - Things First Timers Should Know PDF (111.3 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. D Issue 01 - Essentials February 2015

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Tran - Relationship Between Title IX & Membership PDF (87.12 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Sasso - Justice in Student Development PDF (152.34 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
McHale & McCollom - Justice, Social Justice PDF (77.12 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Shamburger - A Reflection on Justice PDF (59.53 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. D Issue 02 - Essentials March 2015

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Shinn - Lifelong Learning PDF (152.37 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bureau - Learning to Help Students Learn PDF (215.48 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Whittier - For the Love of Learning PDF (139.82 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Zunick - A Quest for Lifelong Learning PDF (166.75 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Carnell - The Ph.D. as Lifelong Learning PDF (157.03 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Howell - Surviving the Doctoral Research Process PDF (135.91 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Deeg - Personal Development for Smart People PDF (176.21 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Shaak - 100 Books to Inspire Lifelong Learning PDF (252.87 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Becque - Taking Mystery out of Fraternity History PDF (150.09 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Garcia - Lifelong Learning: Start at the Beginning PDF (123.49 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bjorkman - Personal Journey of Lifelong Learning PDF (152.2 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bye - Open the Door to New Ideas PDF (125.78 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. D Issue 03 - Essentials April 2015

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Cory - 10,000 Hours & F/S Professional PDF (92.88 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Wheeler - Graduate Assistants Matter Too PDF (78.7 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Farjardo - The Latino Fraternal Movement Matters PDF (114.05 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Heminger - Not Just a Stepping Stone PDF (72.96 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Martinez - Why I Advise As Openly Trans PDF (94.8 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Rimmaudo - The Influence of Volunteers PDF (107.1 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Whitney - Transforming the Social Change Model PDF (785.29 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. D Issue 04 - Essentials May 2015

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Granado - Assessing Programmatic Outcomes PDF (112.8 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Crouse & Hunter - Making Consultant Program Count PDF (110.54 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Russell, Shertzer & Reuter - Quantifying Impact PDF (253.8 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Moderson & Woosley - Assessment With Storytelling PDF (228.75 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Schutts & McCreary - Measuring the Impact of Work PDF (112.98 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Wrona & Pezzella - Leading Strategic Change PDF (90.99 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. D Issue 05 - Essentials June 2015

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Deeg - Managing Our Growth PDF (183.29 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Cohen - Transcending to Sisterhood PDF (95.83 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Lamba Theta Phi - Abolish Minimum Member Limits PDF (183.67 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Giacalone - F/S Success on Commuter Campus PDF (88.61 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Hudson - Growing Multicultural Greek Communities PDF (180.53 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. D Issue 06 - Essentials July 2015

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
McCreary - Failing to Move the Needle on Hazing PDF (144.7 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Deeg - It’s Stuck! PDF (133.7 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Westol - Moving the Needle in Risk Management PDF (134.19 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Crawford - Moving the Diversity & Inclusion Needle PDF (111.18 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Escalona - UCF’s Halt: Paving the Way Forward PDF (112.48 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Oppenheimer - Fight Against Sexual Violence PDF (165.54 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Nuttelman - Our Experiences to Move the Needle PDF (120.26 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. D Issue 07 - Essentials August 2015

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Mousseau - Managing a Side Hustle PDF (109.92 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Pettitt - Healthy Hangovers PDF (98.74 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bjorkman & Howard - Fighting the Burnout PDF (116.13 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Rimmaudo - Running on Wellness PDF (92.89 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. D Issue 08 - Essentials September 2015

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Garcia, Guardia & Olmeda - Vivir mi Vida PDF (108.94 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Guobadia & Shade - UNC Charlotte “IT” Factor PDF (109.46 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Carroll, Beckwith & Lance - The Positive Core PDF (122.29 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Westol - Preparing for the Not-So-Unexpected PDF (135.34 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Wing - How to Engage your Alumni Advisors PDF (93.56 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Cromwell & Cole - Cultural Competence Shapes Work PDF (135.15 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Davis - Factors Associated with F/S Perceptions PDF (83.43 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. D Issue 09 - Essentials October 2015

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Kish & Cohen - Top of the Mountain PDF (95.98 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Prentice - When Worlds Collide PDF (88.97 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Miller - Women in Higher Education Student Affairs PDF (98.72 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Sasso - Exercising ManoPause PDF (104.14 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Robinson - Building Resilience through Transitions PDF (78.24 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Zimmer - Women May Not Be the Problem ... PDF (132.99 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. D Issue 10 - Essentials November 2015

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This issue's theme is Governance.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Heminger - Policy Governance PDF (120.04 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bryson - You Can’t Impeach Vision PDF (118.57 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Sinclair - The Fallacy of Self-Governance PDF (79.61 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. E Issue 01 - Essentials February 2016

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Free speech: the students we work with at times love it, hate it, demand it, oppose it, definitely use it, and sometimes abuse it. Regardless of how we feel about free speech, it has shaped our campuses and our organizations. The authors in our first Essentials edition of 2016 explore the pitfalls and the possibilities of how we can leverage our work with students to help them develop confidence in using their voice for good, while utilizing those same lessons ourselves. Read on, and then use your voice to let us know what you think! #AFAEssentials
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Morehouse - Reflections on Speaking Freely PDF (76.26 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Shaak - Student Media & Fraternal Organizations PDF (78.71 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Decker - #FreeSpeechMatters PDF (69.56 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Campbell - Anonymous Free Speech PDF (69.35 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Ramkissoon - Scream Queens: Sparking Dialogue PDF (83.07 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. E Issue 02 - Essentials March 2016

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Boos - Earth Rising PDF (211.26 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Zunick - Beyond the Red Door PDF (62.87 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Anhorn - Always Hit “Reply All” PDF (54.93 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Sohor - Finding Your Place in a World Full of Men PDF (47.46 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Paponetti - Know Better, Do Better PDF (62.12 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Martinez - You Forgot ‘Gender’ in the Roll Call PDF (69.36 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. E Issue 03 - Essentials April 2016

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Mitch - A Pep Talk for FSL Professionals PDF (68.39 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Crawford - Afraid? Afraid of being too awesome. PDF (66.35 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Cruz - A Pep Talk for FSL Advisors PDF (67.78 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Jones - The Time is Now PDF (231.98 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Shaak - Kid President Approach to Risk Management PDF (109.58 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
D'Alfonso - Changing Perspectives on BBQ Sauce PDF (65.04 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. E Issue 04 - Essentials May 2016

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Kearns & Steele - All Hands on Deck PDF (61.56 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bureau - CAS Standards and Planning PDF (77.4 KB) Administration 2/1/2018
Benfield, Wagner & Stephens - Strategic Planning PDF (66.27 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Robinson - Not Just a Survey PDF (128.51 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. E Issue 05 - Essentials June 2016

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Shaak - Recruiting & Retaining Student Veterans PDF (103.3 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Shaak - Home Away from Home PDF (113.95 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Scancarella - Working with Commuter Students PDF (87.83 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Kenney - Finding My Home PDF (47.28 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Huelskamp - Alumni Initiate PDF (57.12 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Hill & Hall - Two Year vs. Four Year, True Impact PDF (60.56 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. E Issue 06 - Essentials July 2016

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Fischette - I'm a Headquarters Professional, but PDF (77.6 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Furlow - I Went Pro, but Not In Sports PDF (43.88 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Jolly - I'm First Generation, but I'm Not my Guilt PDF (57.58 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Lancaster - I'm An Alcoholic, but I'm Not a Drunk PDF (74.44 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Khampha & Phoumivong - We Are Asian American PDF (72.34 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Sinclair - I Have a Mental Illness, but ... PDF (64.67 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Fuller - I’m a Sorority Woman, but ... PDF (75.12 KB) Administration 7/13/2016
Bielaska - I’m Unmarried, but I’m not an Old Spade PDF (56.52 KB) Administration 7/13/2016

Vol. E Issue 07 - Essentials August 2016

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What if?
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Whittier - Value of the F/S Advisor PDF (39.84 KB) Administration 8/16/2016
Templeman & Abels - Health & Wellness Lens PDF (62.63 KB) Administration 8/16/2016
Pettitt - Sharing the View PDF (59.78 KB) Administration 8/16/2016
Pacileo - Cross Council Relationships PDF (40.79 KB) Administration 8/16/2016
McRee - What if I'm the Problem? PDF (273.63 KB) Administration 8/17/2016
McMillen - Direction, Renewal & Testing Assumption PDF (97.6 KB) Administration 8/16/2016
Greene - What if CBFOs Didn't Exist? PDF (76.65 KB) Administration 8/16/2016
Doctor & Martin - What if NPHC Ban on Pledging ... PDF (71.93 KB) Administration 8/16/2016
Bielaska - What if my chapter was virtual? PDF (39.47 KB) Administration 8/16/2016
Bergeron - Learning in Fraternities & Sororities PDF (57.79 KB) Administration 8/16/2016
Bailey - Properly Conduct Service Learning PDF (192.14 KB) Administration 8/16/2016

Vol. E Issue 08 - Essentials - September 2016

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This edition comes at a time when many of our communities are in the midst of planning for or wrapping up recruitment, which is essentially a huge marketing effort. Others of us are beginning to think about how to market new programs, leadership opportunities, and even job openings. Marketing and public relations might not be a duty that comes to mind immediately when we think of our jobs, but it is a critical component influencing how our students and colleagues view our programs, communities, and selves. The authors this month share different ways to think about marketing and public relations from a variety of perspectives. Share your own ideas using #AFAEssentials!
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Ressl - Three Elements for Successful Marketing PDF (55.51 KB) Administration 9/12/2016
Frendendall - Consideration Guide for (Re)Branding PDF (59.8 KB) Administration 9/12/2016
Urban - Does Local Mean Less? PDF (48.1 KB) Administration 9/12/2016
Shade - 4 Steps to Creating a Marketing Movement PDF (68.08 KB) Administration 9/12/2016
Voll & Fischette - Inspired By or Ripped Off? PDF (94.35 KB) Administration 9/12/2016
McPherrin - Maintaining Your Brand Integrity PDF (74.41 KB) Administration 9/12/2016
Mattson - Marketing: The Cool Way to Do PDF (79.32 KB) Administration 9/13/2016
Barnes - Transparency and the Potential Cost PDF (65.54 KB) Administration 9/12/2016

Vol. E Issue 09 - Essentials October 2016

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In honor of AFA’s 40th anniversary, the Essentials editorial board wanted to recognize those articles that have significantly impacted our own personal development over the years. Thus, this “Best Of” edition was born. Several of our editorial board members have nominated their favorite articles: those they’ve printed and kept in their offices, those they’ve shared with colleagues, and those they’ve referred back to throughout the years. Below you’ll see their reason for nominating each article. We hope you enjoy re-reading them as much as we do!
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Whittier - What if Alumni/ae Volunteers Link  more ] Administration 10/11/2016
Maxwell - Start Conversations that End Hazing Link  more ] Administration 10/11/2016
Cromwell & Cole - How Cultural Competence Shapes Link  more ] Administration 10/11/2016
Levy - What if Assessment Advanced Our Practice?  Link  more ] Administration 10/11/2016
Zimmer - Women May Not Be the Problem Link  more ] Administration 10/11/2016
Arrowsmith & Tran - Title IX Empowers Link  more ] Administration 10/11/2016

Vol. E Issue 10 - Essentials November 2016

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Bureau - Together Forward 2004 Presidency Review PDF (150.47 KB) Administration 11/7/2016
Case - The More Things Change, The More They ... PDF (105.2 KB) Administration 11/7/2016
Miller - From the Desk of The President Elect PDF (118.87 KB) Administration 11/7/2016
Miranda - Leadership is Hard PDF (115.22 KB) Administration 11/7/2016
Moore - A Reflection from the Current AFA Presiden PDF (111.17 KB) Administration 11/7/2016
Pendleton - Time and Change Will Surely Show… PDF (118.6 KB) Administration 11/7/2016
Shinn - A Call to Action PDF (130.12 KB) Administration 11/7/2016
Tootle - Reflections on AFA’s Founding Years PDF (129.03 KB) Administration 11/7/2016
Whittier - Reflecting on Change PDF (117.86 KB) Administration 11/7/2016

Vol. E Issue 11 - Essentials December 2016

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Pierce_Dec 2016_Advisor.pdf PDF (112.26 KB) Administration 12/12/2016
Pacque_Dec2016_Researcher.pdf PDF (381.09 KB) Administration 12/12/2016
Mattson_Dec2016_Innovator.pdf PDF (141.08 KB) Administration 12/12/2016

Vol. F Issue 01 - Essentials February 2017

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Seeley - An Election on Empathy PDF (123.27 KB) Administration 2/7/2017
Keller - Be the Fire Supporting Our Students PDF (107.07 KB) Administration 2/7/2017
Dever - Understanding Racial Identity PDF (121.15 KB) Administration 2/7/2017

Vol. F Issue 02 - Essentials March 2017

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As I scrolled through our list of past Essentials articles to find the “further readings” for this edition, I was struck by the amount of vulnerability on display each month in these publications. It’s not easy being vulnerable in the inboxes of 1500+ of your peers, but yet, our author colleagues are courageous enough to take that risk in order to share their insights and better our field. It takes vulnerability to write for this or any other publication, but it is also an immensely valuable and developmental experience. Read on as this month’s authors model the way and share the importance of vulnerability in our work.
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Adamec - The Problem With Hiding PDF (112.06 KB) Administration 3/6/2017
McCreary - More than Just a Buzzword PDF (135.21 KB) Administration 3/6/2017
Griffen - Let's Talk About Johnny PDF (105.55 KB) Administration 3/6/2017
Naab - Vulnerability Saved My Life PDF (134.18 KB) Administration 3/6/2017
Fredendall - Modeling A Culture of Vulnerability PDF (125.32 KB) Administration 3/6/2017

Vol. F Issue 03 - Essentials April 2017

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This edition’s authors represent a wide variety of experiences – a recent alumna, a hopeful and excited graduating senior, a development officer, and organization-based professionals – all with different stories or strategies for supporting seniors and recent alumni. One of the many things we are sold as prospective new members joining our organizations is lifelong alumni friendship and career support, but that benefit doesn’t always materialize. How can we capitalize on the energy and passion of our graduating members, including one whose story you can read below, to ensure we aren’t letting mutually beneficial relationships wither? Have thoughts or ideas? Let us know using #AFAEssentials.
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Westra & McKenzie: Delivering on the Sales Pitch PDF (138.5 KB) Administration 4/11/2017
Bouska: Five Ways to Engage Young Alumni PDF (110.9 KB) Administration 4/11/2017
Smith: From Programs & Probates to Conferences PDF (117.94 KB) Administration 4/11/2017
Deutsch: 4 Years Made Great - Reflections PDF (109.09 KB) Administration 4/11/2017

Vol. F Issue 03 - Essentials May 2017

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As the academic year comes to an end, many of us are preparing for a transition. Maybe it is our own transition to a new job, institution, or field, or the conscious decision not to make a transition. Maybe instead we are preparing to support the transition of students into and out of their roles. Transition is not always easy, but we may find some guidance in the words of our friends and colleagues. Read on as this month's authors discuss their own transitions and the transitions of students.
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Shirley - And Then, We Say Goodbye: Reflections PDF (122.32 KB) Administration 5/10/2017
Murphy - Deciding to Stay PDF (105.44 KB) Administration 5/10/2017
Stanglein - Tales from the Dark Side: I was a FSA PDF (104.89 KB) Administration 5/10/2017
McKeown - Staying Put PDF (125.96 KB) Administration 5/10/2017
Ryan - Timing is Everything PDF (120.8 KB) Administration 5/10/2017
Carnell - Recruitment Counselors and Transition PDF (151.48 KB) Administration 5/10/2017

Vol. F Issue 04 - Essentials June 2017

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This edition’s authors offer a variety of viewpoints on interfraternalism – the role it should play, how to define it, how it impacts our work, and how to improve our practice of it. Interfraternalism may be another buzzword in our field, but it is also touted as a worthwhile quality and is the basis of recognition for awards across many inter/national organizations and campuses. Why is interfraternalism deemed so important yet lamented by many as being challenging to enact? Without relationships, collaboration, and new perspectives, it will be nearly impossible to rise to the challenges facing our industry. We all have a stake in moving fraternity forward, but how willing are we to work together to do so? Learn how some authors have found meaning in working for other organizations beyond their own, how the power of relationships or the lack of validation impacts one’s experience, and how to better practice interfraternalism.
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Hudec - An Interfraternal Collection PDF (2.49 MB) Administration 6/13/2017
Schwartz - Advancing Sorority But Not Your Own PDF (120.73 KB) Administration 6/12/2017
King - Define & Practice Interfraternalism PDF (121.55 KB) Administration 6/13/2017
Keller & Brock - Interfraternalism from the Women PDF (106.91 KB) Administration 6/12/2017
Jefferson - Leaning on the Shield: A Page Out PDF (138.38 KB) Administration 6/13/2017
Garcia - La Familia Thoughts on Latinx Interfrater PDF (132.04 KB) Administration 6/12/2017
Ehrmann - Cooperation Wearing Greek Letters PDF (147.34 KB) Administration 6/13/2017
DiRoma - The Tale of Two Ships PDF (132.58 KB) Administration 6/13/2017
Cutler - Partnership, Courage & Interfraternalism PDF (98.22 KB) Administration 6/12/2017
Chatten - Fraternity Recruitment for Adults PDF (127.39 KB) Administration 6/13/2017
Campbell - Forgotten But Not Alone: Finding Solace PDF (106.71 KB) Administration 6/12/2017

Vol. F Issue 05 - Essentials July 2017

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Fear is something I've thought about quite a bit over the last few days, since taking a trip to Cedar Point – a roller coaster filled amusement park in Ohio – over the holiday weekend. Of course the fear of getting stuck on a 300 foot high roller coaster is vastly different from the fear we might face at work, but the way we might handle both of those types of fears is the same. The more I walked around the park putting off riding the one roller coaster I deemed to be the scariest, the more I built it up in my mind as something I couldn't do. But, the sense of accomplishment I felt after following through and riding it anyway increased my confidence. I'm sure lots of us wish our professional fears could be faced as quickly as a two-minute ride, but I guarantee that the sense of accomplishment and increased self-efficacy we'll feel after tackling our biggest professional fears will be much more rewarding. Here's to doing what we don't think we can do!
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Shaak - Social Barriers to Challenging the Process PDF (130.57 KB) Administration 7/11/2017
Bellamy - A Few Thoughts After Reading Thousands PDF (130.94 KB) Administration 7/11/2017
Steiner - Addressing the Burn PDF (166.19 KB) Administration 7/10/2017
Fuller - Professional Fears of Truthfulness PDF (163.85 KB) Administration 7/11/2017
Hinds - Navigating the Intersection of Fear PDF (136.39 KB) Administration 7/10/2017
Walker - The Fears of Being a New Professional PDF (128.18 KB) Administration 7/11/2017
Stephens - NoLetters? NoProblem! Or, is it? PDF (128.23 KB) Administration 7/10/2017
Kahn - Walking On Eggshells PDF (119 KB) Administration 7/10/2017
Evans - Fear: The Truth and The Struggle PDF (119.38 KB) Administration 7/10/2017
Smith - Self-Care for the Selfless PDF (144.94 KB) Administration 7/10/2017

Vol. F Issue 06 - Essentials August 2017

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For many of us, questions guide our interactions with others on a daily basis. It’s not always the easiest or fastest way to reach agreement or share information, but asking questions helps people articulate what they believe, and can ultimately help everyone get to a better place. It is a good practice for us to periodically reflect on the questions we ask and consider whether we are we using the best questions to uncover the most useful information. Read on as our authors share some of their favorite questions.
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Wheeler - Questioning the Questioners PDF (126.04 KB) Administration 8/10/2017
Hudson - Undocumented and Greek PDF (205.36 KB) Administration 8/11/2017
Westol - I See We Have a Question PDF (150.71 KB) Administration 8/4/2017
Lugabihl - Time-Tested Questions PDF (118.27 KB) Administration 8/4/2017
Ford & Finley - How to Approach Conversations PDF (169.73 KB) Administration 8/7/2017

Vol. F Issue 07 - Essentials September 2017

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In our line of work, it can be challenging to slow down and focus in on the present. We have multiple constituents who need our attention and a to-do list that never seems to stop. Despite the challenges, our authors make the case for the importance and ease of adding mindful practices to our daily lives. Read on to learn more about simple habits to increase your mindfulness, the science behind mindfulness, and a book to help you on your path to mindfulness.
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Rimmaudo - Mindfulness in Five Minutes or Less PDF (121.32 KB)  more ] Administration 9/11/2017
Jabs - Being Mindful in YOUR Path to Peak PDF (148.33 KB)  more ] Administration 9/11/2017
Kamenetsky - Mindfulness in a Nutshell PDF (109.43 KB)  more ] Administration 9/11/2017

Vol. F Issue 08 - Essentials October 2017

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A commitment to social justice is an expectation in our student-centered profession. Native American students are an underserved population we may not often focus our attention on in the fraternity/sorority community. These students face unique challenges that we must seek to understand, just as we do for other populations on our campuses and in our organizations. Explore this month's edition to learn more about the experiences of these members and what we can do to better support and serve their needs.
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Whitebear: Indigenous with Greek Letters PDF (151.14 KB) Administration 10/9/2017
McMillian: Native American Students in Higher Ed PDF (139.37 KB) Administration 10/9/2017
Oxendine: A Call to Action PDF (237.31 KB) Administration 10/11/2017
Sasso: Supporting First-Nation/Native American PDF (181.84 KB) Administration 10/9/2017

Vol. F Issue 09 - Essentials November 2017

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Transgender/non-binary inclusion: I can't think of many other topics as significant in our field right now. We've come a long way in just the past few years as far as our collective understanding of the topic and what it means for our organizations, and the conversation is unlikely to stop any time soon. Regardless of where our organizations or campuses stand, we all have the opportunity to examine our beliefs, which may raise some uncomfortable questions at times. Our authors this month raise several questions and offer recommendations of their own. They are offered not as a final word on the topic, but as a jumping-off point for future conversations.
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Martinez & skye - Our Nonbinary Voices PDF (143.45 KB) Administration 11/7/2017
Zimmer & Kinney - Beyond the Binary PDF (129.57 KB) Administration 11/7/2017
Hilliard - Active Ways to Make Fraternity/Sorority PDF (225.36 KB) Administration 11/7/2017
Andrean - Men's Fraternities Should Be for Women PDF (170.83 KB) Administration 11/7/2017
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