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Harmening, Debra S.; Jacob, Stacy A. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
This qualitative case study conducted at a single institution in the Midwest examines how institutional context and environment impact college students' sense of well-being. Twenty-seven first-year students participated in one to two hour, in-depth interviews where they talked about their first-year experiences, their concepts of well-being, and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Colleges, College Freshmen
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Jacob, Stacy A. – College and University, 2011
In 1976 and again in 1995, several brave women chose to enroll at--and thereby to "gender integrate"--America's military colleges. In 1976, women were admitted to the Department of Defense (DOD) service academies after an Act of Congress changed a law so as to allow for their matriculation. Beginning in 1995, women were admitted to state-supported…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Military Schools, Military Training, Military Personnel
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Jacob, Stacy A.; Furgerson, S. Paige – Qualitative Report, 2012
Students new to doing qualitative research in the ethnographic and oral traditions, often have difficulty creating successful interview protocols. This article offers practical suggestions for students new to qualitative research for both writing interview protocol that elicit useful data and for conducting the interview. This piece was originally…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Oral Tradition, Ethnography
Gentry, Debra S.; Jacob, Stacy A. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2012
The ability to work effectively with diverse student populations is increasingly important for student affairs practitioners as college campuses become more diverse in their student populations. A three part conceptual framework for developing multicultural competence was used to design a master's level course on multiculturalism and diversity.…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Competence, Graduate Students
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Harrington, Michael A.; Jacob, Stacy A.; Harbert, Amy Benoit; Saiid, Leticia – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2014
Non-religious college students can feel marginalized and isolated on college and university campuses when they feel they are being misunderstood or judged. This article explores the process of their revealing their non-religious status, or coming out, to others. Researchers interviewed 17 student members of a secular student group at a large…
Descriptors: Religion, Beliefs, Religious Factors, Interviews
Kinzie, Jillian; Palmer, Megan; Hayek, John; Hossler, Don; Jacob, Stacy A.; Cummings, Heather – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2004
The college-choice process is complex and affects many high school students, family members and public policy-makers, as well as institutions of higher education. This report provides an overview of the college-choice process for traditional-age students and examines how it has evolved during the last half of the 20th century. Material from the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, College Admission, Family Characteristics, Equal Education