OGCS Archive

21-22 Cohort

Here is a brief summary of the cohort for 21-22.

IHEPoint PersonCurriculum
Clemson UEric PernottoHRL in year 8
Concordia – MoorheadMikal KenfieldDivisional entering year 3
North Dakota State UniversityBecky BaheDivisional starting this year, HRL for 5 years
Smith CollegeDana OlivoRes Life moving to Divisional this year
Texas A&M GalvestonNeil GolemoYear 2 of Divisional after HRL for several years
U of DaytonSteve HerndonHRL (6 years) looking toward Divisional
U of District of ColumbiaMelinda JenningsLaunching Divisional
U of GeorgiaBecki BuryLaunching HRL
UC – IrvineSharon SteadHousing and Res Life entering year 2
U of Mass – AmherstDanielle BaroneRes Life: Refreshing after many years.
U of OklahomaErin SimpsonDesigning Divisional this year after HRL for 8 years with Gender Equity, & Student Life
U of OregonHeather KropfHRL in year 5
U of TexasErin LongHRL in year 4

Campus Calls

Campus Calls are scheduled by the campus point person using this link to identify the date/time, topic, and additional attendees. You can identify the topics and attendees when you schedule or update as the pre-scheduled time approaches.

Group Calls

Group calls are set at pre-determined times by Keith with topics determined by the group and as events unfold in the world, with curriculum, and in higher ed. We try to limit group calls to 1-3 people for each institution.

Ongoing Curriculum Support – Strategy-Level Learning Outcomes – May 9, 2022

Strategy-Level Learning Outcomes – 10 Minute Tutorial

Ongoing Curriculum Support – Reviews and Refresh – April 13, 2022

Additional Resources

Toxic Culture

Many of you are focused on creating great work environments for you and your colleagues. Here is a great resource that a colleague passed on to me. I loved the Brené podcast conversation. I took a whole page of notes.

Also, the actual academic article is very skimmable as well.

And here is the follow-up article they mention on the podcast. Also, very skimmable.

Changing Wording for Letters to Improve Student Learning and Success

A couple of things were mentioned about changing the wording for conduct letters, disciplinary probation, academic probation, and staff progressive discipline to be less threatening and more supportive of the students and their improvement.

Here is a piece from Nick Bowman on academic probation letters with lots of overlap for our various letters. Nick will be on an upcoming Student Affairs Now podcast where he and other guests discuss this further. 

Ongoing Curriculum Support – Assessment – March 15, 2022

Additional Resource

Rethinking the RD Role

I know many of you in Housing/Res Life are being really challenged to rethink roles given additional expectations, overwhelm, and staff attrition, This is a GREAT episode featuring a member of our cohort, Stever Herndon. There are lots of things to think about and rethink, from folks who have done/doing residence life work and who both love and challenge. You can catch it wherever you get your podcasts or watch on YouTube.

Ongoing Curriculum Support – End of Year Looking Forward – February 10, 2022

Additional Resources

Rethinking the Workplace

This Univ of St Thomas video is a great example of a communication tool that is as powerful as it is simple. Danielle also brought up a strategy I’ve used: asking students what they have learned and editing it together by your goals. This could be a student worker project.

Neil Golemo offered these prompts to simplify and avoid overthinking Facilitation Guides/Lesson Plans.

I talk about “thinking in FG [Facilitation Guide]”
What decisions are you making? (strategy)
What are you hoping to get out of this? (learning outcome)
How will you know if the decision worked? (assessment and feedback)
Are you going to dedicate some time to doing that? (yes) [Okay, prove it, please.]
The decision/thing you’re doing, have you done it before? And if so, what did you improve? (this brings it back to the beginning)

Ongoing Curriculum Support – Creating Something New – January 4, 2022

Ongoing Curriculum Support – Selection & Training for Student Staff and Pro Staff – November 9, 2021

Related Resources

The “Froshmore” Experience

Combating Trauma, Burnout, & Compassion Fatigue
Navigating Trauma and Burnout

And tomorrow’s episode on Design Thinking in Student Affairs, especially the focus on empathy, empowerment, and integration of Indigenous pedagogies.

And I mentioned the new book coming out at the end of November, Critical Praxis in Student Affairs. I had a chance to read an advanced copy for a Student Affairs Now podcast I am hosting next week. The authors do a terrific job offering not just a call for greater justice work but also modeling the messiness and beauty intangibly applying critical theory in praxis for justice and ultimately liberation – especially the chapter on res life training from Rachel Wagner and Nick Thuot.

Ongoing Curriculum Support – ICA & Sequencing – Wednesday, October 19, 2021

Ongoing Curricular Support – Training, Opening, Orientation, Move-in, and more – Friday, September 10, 2021


  1. August Community Building Meeting: Second Year Experience Infographic from U of Dayton
  2. August Community Building Meeting: Upper Division Experience Infographic from U of Dayton
  3. Resource for Second-Year “New” Students from UC Irvine

Getting Started – Monday, August 9, 2021