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Mertz, Norma; Eckman, Ellen; Strayhorn, Terrell – College Student Affairs Journal, 2012
This article describes the college choice process of graduate students in College Student Personnel programs at a public university and a private religiously affiliated university. Despite differences in size, mission, and location of the two institutions studied, the research findings show that respondent populations were similar demographically…
Descriptors: College Choice, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Comparative Analysis
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Long, Larry D. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2012
Fraternities and sororities promote the ideals of scholarship, leadership, service, and friendship. Little or no research, however, has demonstrated that college students who join fraternal organizations actually grow in these areas as a result of their fraternal experience. The purpose of this descriptive study was to assess the extent to which…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Leadership, Values, Friendship
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Tse, Luke M.; Firmin, Michael W.; Angelini, Tammy; Foster, Janna – College Student Affairs Journal, 2012
This empirical study utilized, qualitative methodology, appraising internal factors used by students regarding tattoo decision-making. Twenty-four students, in two qualitative research waves of data collection, provided in-depth interviews about their personal constructs regarding choosing to tattoo. Results showed evidence of intrinsic…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Evaluation, Higher Education, College Students
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Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle – College Student Affairs Journal, 2012
This article examines the psychological theoretical foundations of college student development theory and the theoretical assumptions of this framework. A complimentary, sociological perspective and the theoretical assumptions of this approach are offered. The potential limitations of the overuse of each perspective are considered. The conclusion…
Descriptors: Student Development, Higher Education, College Students, Models
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Block, Jason A. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2012
An April 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter issued by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights provided new guidance related to Title IX and the civil rights violation inherent in sexual harassment cases. Using the "Dear Colleague" letter as a guide, this article will provide best practice suggestions to remedy…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Best Practices, Politics of Education, Sexual Harassment
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Barker, Marco J.; Avery, Jared C. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2012
While there has been growing research that explores the impact of race- and cultural-specific student organizations or spaces on Black students and particularly Black males (Dancy, 2011; Harper & Quaye, 2007; McClure, 2006; Museus, 2008; L. Patton, 2006), there have been fewer studies (Ellis, 2009) examining emerging, institutionalized Black…
Descriptors: Higher Education, African American Students, Males, Disproportionate Representation
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Purdie, John R., II; Rosser, Vicki J. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2011
Institutional data were used to examine the grades and retention of first-year students in 2 types of living learning communities--Academic Theme Floors (ATFs) and Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs)--and a First-Year Experience (FYE) course. Multiple regression revealed students in FIGs earned nominally higher GPAs (standardized [beta] = 0.02, p less…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Grades (Scholastic)
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Patton, Lori D.; Bridges, Brian K.; Flowers, Lamont A. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2011
This study used a nationally representative sample of African American college students to examine the degree to which their affiliation with a Greek-letter organization contributed to engagement in effective educational practices by analyzing National Survey of Student Engagement data at historically Black colleges and universities and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, African American Students, Black Colleges, Racial Composition
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Tull, Ashley – College Student Affairs Journal, 2011
Staffing practices in student affairs administration are important functions that impact the success of the organization and students served. This study used the Integrated Model of Staffing Practices (IMSP) as a framework to examine the type and frequency of conference programs related to the IMSP offered by 2 national student affairs…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Student Personnel Workers, Literature Reviews, Personnel Management
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Dean, Laura A.; Saunders, Sue A.; Thompson, George F.; Cooper, Dianne L. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2011
New staff orientation is a strategy that can positively affect job satisfaction and productivity, especially for those beginning careers in student affairs. In this study, new student affairs professionals were surveyed to determine their perceptions about the content and efficacy of their orientation experiences. Despite literature encouraging…
Descriptors: Staff Orientation, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Content Analysis
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Estanek, Sandra M.; Herdlein, Richard; Harris, Justyne – College Student Affairs Journal, 2011
Studies over the past decade have resulted in significant data used to inform student affairs practitioners and graduate preparation faculty of desired competencies of new professionals entering the field of student affairs administration. Little information is available on the perceptions of senior student affairs officers at 208 institutions…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Personnel Selection
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Scott, Joel H.; Cooper, Dianne L. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2011
The problem of campus stalking requires uniting several departments to develop a response plan reflective of the comprehensive nature of campus stalking. This article highlights how research on stalking, stalking theories, and related environmental theories support the formation of a cross-functional team to develop a multifaceted response to this…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach, School Safety, Campuses
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Mann, B. J. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2010
The following is a brief overview regarding: the history and development of Student Affairs as it pertains to (a) preserving the history of a professional association, (b) value and benefits of a professional Student Affairs association, (c) establishing and assessing goals and (d) organizational development/change within a professional…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Library Science, Organizational Development, Goal Orientation
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Sorey, Kellie Crawford; Gregory, Dennis – College Student Affairs Journal, 2010
The imminent philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it" (1905). The protests that occurred on American campuses in the 1960s may lend support for that statement. This article will describe major events of the protest movement during this period, describe the societal and institutional…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, College Students
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May, Walter P. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2010
Student governance has existed as an integral part of higher education since the time of the first college in Colonial America. Through a detailed history of each phase of student self-governance--from the earliest literary societies to the present-day student government associations--the struggles of students in higher education to acquire and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Government, Governance, Educational History
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