ERIC Number: ED525982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Diverse Millennial Students in College: Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs
Bonner, Fred A., II, Ed.; Marbley, Aretha F., Ed.; Howard-Hamilton, Mary F., Ed.
Stylus Publishing, LLC
While many institutions have developed policies to address the myriad needs of Millennial college students and their parents, inherent in many of these initiatives is the underlying assumption that this student population is a homogeneous group. This book is significant because it addresses and explores the characteristics and experiences of Millennials from an array of perspectives, taking into account not only racial and ethnic identity but also cultural background, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status differences--all factors contributing to how these students interface with academe. In providing a "voice" to "voiceless" populations of African American, Asian American, Bi/Multi-Racial, Latino, Native American, and LGBT millennial college students, this book engages with such questions as: "Does the term "Millennial" apply to these under-represented students? What role does technology, pop culture, sexual orientation, and race politics play in the identity development for these populations? Do our current minority development theories apply to these groups? And, ultimately, are higher education institutions prepared to meet both the cultural and developmental needs of diverse minority groups of Millennial college students?" This book is addressed primarily to college and university administrators and faculty members who seek greater depth and understanding of the issues associated with diverse Millennial college student populations. This book informs readers about the ways in which this cohort differs from their majority counterparts to open a dialogue about how faculty members and administrators can meet their needs effectively both inside and outside the classroom. It will also be of value to student affairs personnel, students enrolled in graduate level courses in higher education and other social science courses that explore issues of college student development and diversity, particularly students planning to work with diverse Millennial college students in both clinical or practical work settings. This book begins with an introduction by Fred A. Bonner, II. It contains eight parts. Part One, Diverse Millennials in College: A National Perspective, contains: (1) A National Perspective: Testing Our Assumptions About Generational Cohorts (Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy). Part Two, African American Millennials in College, contains: (2) African American Millennials in College (Terrell L. Strayhorn); and (3) The Person, Environment, and Generational Interaction: An African American Rural Millennial Story (Corey Guyton and Mary F. Howard-Hamilton). Part Three, Asian American Millennials in College, contains: (4) Asian American and Pacific Islander Millennial Students at a Tipping Point (Mitchell James Chang); (5) Asian American Millennial College Students in Context: Living at the Intersection of Diversification, Digitization, and Globalization (Samuel D. Museus). Part Four, Latina/o Millennials in College, contains: (6) La Nueva Generacio'n: Latina/o Millennial College Students at Four-Year Institutions (Victor B. Saenz, Manuel Gonzalez, and Sylvia Hurtado); and (7) Millennial Characteristics and Latino/a Students (Anna M. Ortiz and Dorali Pichardo-Diaz). Part Five, Native American Millennials in College, contains: (8) Indigenous Millennial Students in Higher Education (Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy and Angelina E. Castagno); and (9) Native American Millennial College Students (Stephanie J. Waterman). Part Six, LGBTQ Millennials in College, contains: (10) LGBTQ Millennials in College (Lori D. Patton, Carrie Kortegast, and Gabriel Javier); and (11) Identity Makeover Millennial Edition: Using Contemporary Theoretical Frameworks to Explore Identity Intersections Among LGBTQ Millennial Populations (Lori D. Patton and Stephanie Chang). Part Seven, Bi- and Multiracial Millennials in College, contains: (12) Multiracialization, "Mixing," and Media Pedagogy (Nana Osei-Kofi); and (13) Mixed Race Millennials in College: Multiracial Students in the Age of Obama (Kristen A. Renn). Part Eight, Voices of Millennials in College: A Diversity of Perspectives, contains: (14) Moving Up and Out: Students of Color Transitioning From College to the Workforce (Lonnie Booker, Jr., Tonya Turner-Driver, Tammie Preston- Cunningham, Theresa Survillion, and Mattyna L. Stephens); and (15) Curriculum Design for Millennial Students of Color (Rosa Maria Banda, Alonzo M. Flowers, III, Petra Robinson, Genyne Royal, Rose Anna Santos, and Nicholas Zuniga). This book concludes with "From One Generation to Another: New Realities, New Possibilities, and a Reason for Hope" by Aretha F. Marbley. An index is included.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Ethnicity, Race, Curriculum Design, American Indians, Minority Group Students, Generational Differences, Student Diversity, Student Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Cultural Differences, Sexual Orientation, Disproportionate Representation, Popular Culture, Influence of Technology, Self Concept, Rural Environment, African American Students, Asian American Students, Hispanic American Students, Pacific Islanders, Global Approach, College Environment, Student Needs, Education Work Relationship, Multiracial Persons, Homosexuality, Cultural Pluralism, College Faculty, Student Personnel Services, Student College Relationship
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