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Questioning the Gospel: Does Searching for Best Practices Harm the Organization’s Health?
 
Coordinating Presenter: Evan Baum Monday, March 17
3:40 PM - 4:30 PM 317 - Convention Center
 
Other Presenters
  • Eric Stoller, Student Affairs and Technology Blogger, Consultant, Inside Higher Ed
 
In this interactive and controversial program, presenters will draw upon the most contemporary and cutting-edge thinking and research in psychology, organizational change, and behavioral economics, to critically examine the assumed positive contributions of searching for best practices in the world of student affairs. Presenters will illustrate how searching for best practices has fundamentally questionable impacts on an organization?s health, and how this long-standing assumption in the field needs to be reexamined.

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NASPA 2014 Annual Conference