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ERIC Number: EJ1041112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
Faculty Impact on Students of Color
Goff-Crews, Kimberly
Journal of College and Character, v15 n1 p7-13 Feb 2014
This article explores the ways faculty and student affairs professionals can impact the student experience, particularly for Students of Color. Experiences at two institutions illustrate how developing deeper relationships and broader perspectives make a significant difference not only for students, but also for those who teach and support them. Characteristics of faculty who are most successful with Students of Color are shared, and the role of student affairs professionals is examined. In both instances, faculty who made the most impact on Students of Color shared the following characteristics: maintaining transparency with students, holding students to the highest standard, being open and sharing data, and building strong relationships with students. Faculty's willingness to acknowledge difficult issues--and engage with each other, students, and student affairs professionals--was critical for change to occur. By developing deeper, more meaningful relationships, faculty, students, and student affairs professionals can create a more rewarding experience in the academic setting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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