New publication: Dr. Smithers on alternatives to neoliberal Competencies on campus

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Dr. Laura Smithers has a new publication out in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. The article, The Production of Alter-Competence: Wonder in Graduate Preparation Program Coursework, explores the doing of competence among emerging higher education professionals within a graduate program and larger higher education environment determined to reward competence it can know through rubrics. In making the neoliberal urge to know through datafication the problem rather than the solution, wonder becomes a way to do competence without reference to rubrics. A big thanks to the students involved in these explorations during the term under study and after.