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Hephner LaBanc, Brandi – Journal of College and Character, 2019
The growing political and social divide in the United States continues to impact campus communities. Issues like freedom of speech, racism, sexual misconduct, and hazing can quickly create deep philosophical divides. While those working in student affairs who have had unique academic training related to the holistic development of all students…
Descriptors: Empathy, Student Personnel Services, Political Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Beatty, Cameron C.; McElderry, Jonathan A.; Bottoms, Megan; Gray, Kourtney – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
This chapter offers student affairs professionals who advise fraternity and sorority students enduring questions to consider in the process of supporting students who are resisting and responding to racism.
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Sororities, Fraternities, Student Personnel Services
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Still, Corey M.; Faris, Breanna R. – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
In this chapter, the authors provide perspectives and recommendations for student affairs practitioners who work with Native Students and Historically Native American Fraternities and Sororities.
Descriptors: Educational History, Fraternities, Sororities, Student Personnel Workers
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Harris, Jessica C.; Barone, Ryan P.; Finch, Hunter – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
In this chapter, the authors outline the property functions of whiteness within fraternity and sorority culture from both a historical and present-day perspective.
Descriptors: White Students, College Students, Sororities, Fraternities
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Narayanan; Sturtz – College Quarterly, 2018
The importance of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professions to America's ability to advance its quality of life have long been a matter of discussion on a national level. The rewards of study in these areas are as evident to those who teach it, as they are, often, difficult for students to appreciate. This article…
Descriptors: Success, Academic Achievement, Evidence Based Practice, STEM Education
Deegan, Joe – Jobs for the Future, 2018
Competency-based education (CBE) is widely viewed as an innovative alternative to traditional higher education, yet most programs serve only a narrow slice of the postsecondary population. Few are intended for adults who need to boost basic skills in order to succeed in college coursework. However, if designed with the needs of a broader range of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Students, College Readiness, Mastery Learning
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Nnazor, Agatha I. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
Transnational Education (TNE) has potential for expanding access to higher education in Africa, which has chronic high rates of unmet demand for access. Paradoxically, African higher education institutions (HEIs) have the least participation in TNE. There is a dearth of systematic understanding of the factors that influence the participation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Higher Education, Universities
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Martin, Georgianna L.; Williams, Brittany; Reynolds Young, Carley – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter explores social class as an important aspect of identity among college students. An emphasis is placed on how social class and social class identity are included and excluded from the literature, discourse, and practice in student affairs.
Descriptors: Social Class, Identification (Psychology), College Students, Student Personnel Services
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Hallett, Ronald E.; Freas, Adam; Mo, Elaine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter explores the importance of developing spaces on campus that serve students experiencing homelessness. The authors recommend identifying a single point of contact in order to facilitate access to services.
Descriptors: College Students, Homeless People, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services
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Landreman, Lisa M.; Williamsen, Kaaren M. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
In this chapter, we outline the challenges campuses face in addressing sexual violence and Title IX compliance. We argue that there are critical roles for student affairs professionals in Title IX work in developing effective campus sexual violence prevention and response strategies.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Willoughby, Case – About Campus, 2018
When Case Willoughby took his first community college job, he started by applying student development and student engagement theory to advising. He refocused advising to support students in exploring academic and career goals and teach them the intellectual and practical skills they need to learn. This experience led Willoughby to notice that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Students, Educational Research
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Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
In reflecting on student affairs as an organizational entity within higher education, the author is keenly aware of the impact of the environmental context on the strategic directions and responsibilities of professionals who do student affairs work. In this article, the author offers observations on how the environment has, over time, had an…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, College Students, Barriers
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Martorelli, Corynna B.; Eastman, April; Oyate, Sisseton-Wahpeton; Mook, Natalie; Bott-Knutson, Rebecca C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Limited research exists to address Native American college student experiences and culturally appropriate ways of integrating student affairs practices (Shotton, Lowe, & Waterman, 2013). In fact, the dominant society's culture in institutions of higher education is often contradictory to, and even discriminatory toward, American Indian student…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Campuses, Educational Experience, Student Personnel Services
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Ariza, Juanita; LePeau, Lucy; Li-A-Ping, Maurisa; Museus, Samuel – About Campus, 2018
Invisibility is well understood by many people of color in higher education, as they find themselves and their stories erased from history books, dominant theories and discourse, and positions of authority on college campuses. This invisibility is also felt in student affairs graduate programs. The question then becomes, how do student affairs…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Culturally Relevant Education, Graduate Study, Teaching Methods
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Woolley, Nick; Core, Jane – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Higher Education in the UK is experiencing a level of change unprecedented in the last twenty-five years. Coupled with global drivers and disruptors, from technology to generational differences, the new higher education landscape that is emerging is presenting academic libraries with a series of new and extreme strategic challenges and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Role, Library Services
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