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Howard, Jimmy L.; Kerr, Kathleen G. – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
We conclude the text with a look to the future and considerations and recommendations for centering social justice in residence life contexts.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Housing, Dormitories
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Balloo, Kieran; Gravett, Karen; Erskine, Gemma – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2021
The concept of a typical pathway to becoming a student is a pervasive narrative within higher education, with moving away from home to live at university framed as the "traditional student experience". In response, recent literature has begun to trouble the thinking around student mobilities. Building on this work, this study draws upon…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Mobility, College Students, Student Experience
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Kortegast, Carrie; Croom, Natasha N. – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
How can residence life professionals develop communities where social justice is moved from a theoretical perspective to an integrated practice? This chapter provides a case study for residence life staff to use to explore and to guide critical professional praxis in residence halls.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Dormitories, Resident Advisers, Praxis
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Samura, Michelle; Ballesteros, Marina; Garcia-Gonzalez, Sarah – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2021
Belonging is essential for college student success, yet little is known about how residence hall spaces affect this experience. This article reports on selected findings from a multi-year research project that aims to understand the multiple uses, experiences, and meanings of spaces in the residence halls. Qualitative analysis of student-created…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Dormitories, Student Experience, Privacy
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Perry, J. Adam – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
Grounded in an analysis of interviews with migrant farm workers in Canada, this article explores how learning in the everyday contexts of temporary transnational labor migration is implicated in both migrant identity formation and the social reproduction of an established and growing labor migration regime. The article focuses on thinking through…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, Migrant Workers, Workplace Learning, Seasonal Laborers
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Choset, Rachel L. – Journal of Student Affairs, New York University, 2021
During a student's first year, there is typically an adjustment period of living independently and feeling a sense of belonging that helps students overcome obstacles they may face in trying to navigate a new world. Students can find community in classrooms, joining a club or organization, forming an outside study group, and often through Living…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Living Learning Centers, Sense of Community, Dormitories
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Robinson, Ashley N. – About Campus, 2020
Live-in staff and students have never, even under the most stifling corporatized conditions, "stopped" developing their intimate and personal lives. The act of living, both with oneself and with others, is the primary condition for the exploration of how to live a personal life. However, this article reflects on the many ways that the…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Resident Advisers, College Housing, College Environment
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Earnest, Kurt; Pernotto, Eric – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
In this chapter, authors discuss university housing learning communities focused on social justice principles. Authors provide diverse approaches and resources for implementing social justice learning communities.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Communities of Practice, College Housing, Dormitories
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Hill, Lucas G.; Holleran Steiker, Lori K.; Mazin, Lubna; Kinzly, Mark L. – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, a crisis that is driven by an increasingly potent supply of illicit opioids. College-aged adults are more likely than any other age group to engage in opioid misuse. Naloxone, the antidote for an opioid overdose, can save the life of an opioid overdose victim if it is…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, College Students, Prevention, Narcotics
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Worley, Deborah – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Exploring the evolution of communities in residence life settings on American college and university campuses yields a framework for considering community in contemporary residential environments. Beamer's (1974) four notions about community (group living, personal identity, values system, and developmental socialization) inform the inquiry about…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Educational History, Educational Change, Social Development
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McCartney, Shelagh; Rosenvasser, Ximena – SAGE Open, 2022
Students' privacy expectations in university housing have increased, a change that has been reflected in universities shifting from traditional units to increasing numbers of apartments and suites. This study examines privacy and territories in student university housing architecture, using architectural plans of 76 residences, relating the…
Descriptors: Universities, College Students, College Housing, Dormitories
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Miele, Amy N.; Hamrick, Florence A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
An early study of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in residence hall conduct settings was Pitts and Waryold's (1990) article "Conducting a Sanction Enhancement Group as an Alternative to Punishment in a University Residence Hall Discipline System" in "The Journal of College and University Student Housing" (see EJ1220508).…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, Punishment, Discipline
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Sorensen, Erik A.; Keil, Evan D. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2021
Significant literature exists exploring interview and selection processes broadly, but little research specific to Resident Assistant (RA) interviews is available. Studies on RA interview processes include quantitative studies connecting interview scores to job performance or discussions of bias within processes. The purpose of this qualitative…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Resident Advisers, Employment Interviews, Personnel Selection
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Salter, Phia S.; Grabsch, Dustin K.; Crist, Jaren D.; Lagisetty, Jagadesh; Dyer, Lane B.; Olvera, Estephanie – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Environmental assessment of residence halls and the impact of their associated educational and developmental spaces has concerned housing and residential life professionals for a considerable time. Given this understanding, a number of approaches to conduct environmental assessment have emerged. This case study utilized and expanded upon an…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Support Services, Program Evaluation, Dormitories
Kowalski, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This study was an explanatory research design that utilized a correlational approach to explore the relationship of residential factors with academic variables explained by first and second year grade point average (GPA), behavioral variables explained by incidences of student conduct violations, and engagement explained by involvement in…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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