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Roper, Larry D. – Journal of College and Character, 2020
Academic courses provide a vehicle through which students can gain knowledge, awareness, and skills to enact meaningful social change. Courses focused on social justice are particularly positioned to provide students with necessary social change competence. This article offers a case example of how a course on social justice can enhance student…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Justice, Program Effectiveness, Organizational Change
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Colby, Anne – Journal of College and Character, 2020
Purpose, a long-term commitment to goals that are meaningful to the self and contribute beyond the self, is associated with academic and vocational success, resilience, and psychological and physical well-being throughout life. Supporting college students' purpose development requires understanding that purpose is a driving life commitment not…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Goal Orientation, Occupations
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Baxter Magolda, Marcia B. – Journal of College and Character, 2020
Developmental complexity, in particular developing an internal voice, is one of the foundations of character development. Here the author describes developmental complexity, its evolution over adolescence and young adulthood, how it links to character development and the five strategies to promote it, and how learning partnerships are one form of…
Descriptors: Values Education, College Students, Adolescent Development, Adult Development
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Keeling, Richard P. – Journal of College and Character, 2020
To cultivate humanity is to invest in, enrich, or elevate all that it is to be human. But cultivating humanity has become a pressing challenge in higher education because learning about what it means to be human depends on significant and ongoing personal engagement of students with faculty and staff who serve as mentors, advisors, and guides.…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Social Values, Higher Education
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Patel, Eboo; Correia-Harker, Benjamin P. – Journal of College and Character, 2020
To effectively lead with our religiously diverse national and global communities, colleges and universities must engage practices and conditions that promote student interfaith learning and development. Recent research highlights seemingly divergent factors that both play significant roles to help prepare students for productive engagement across…
Descriptors: Religion, Intergroup Relations, Cultural Pluralism, World Views
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Cuyjet, Michael J. – Journal of College and Character, 2020
This article encourages the application of cultural competency as a factor in the development of character in college students. Student affairs practitioners can help students explore cultural competency's two general components: awareness of one's own culture and knowledge of the cultural identities of others. Educators can advocate for such…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Moral Development, Undergraduate Students, Empathy
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Rockenbach, Alyssa N. – Journal of College and Character, 2020
Higher education carries the potential to transform the troubled state of affairs--from political discord to social injustice--evident in U.S. society. Benefits to the public good can be realized to the extent that college helps students develop a framework for ethical decision making, socially responsible leadership, compassionate engagement with…
Descriptors: Values Education, College Students, Student Development, Educational Benefits
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Trolian, Teniell L.; Parker, Eugene T., III – Journal of College and Character, 2020
Using data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, this study examined the relationship between several faculty practices and interactions with students and students' civic engagement attitudes. Several faculty practices were associated with positive civic attitudes, including frequency of student-faculty contact, use of…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Course Content
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Mulholland, Mary-Lee – Journal of College and Character, 2020
With the perceived increase in plagiarism in post-secondary institutions, there has been a simultaneous increase in research and analysis on the issue emerging from multiple fields including education, humanities, social science, business and management, sciences, and the media. The focus of this research ranges from the frequency of cases,…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Ethics, Moral Issues, Educational Policy
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Reneau, Clint-Michael – Journal of College and Character, 2020
This article explores how the escalating tensions in the nation are being mirrored on college campuses and how these tensions can profoundly affect the student experience. The current deep political and social divides require educators to respond in ways that are meaningful and necessitate enhanced skills and the ability to engage empathy and…
Descriptors: Campuses, Student Experience, Social Differences, Political Attitudes
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Barton, Rebecca; Cadge, Wendy; van Stee, Elena G. – Journal of College and Character, 2020
In the changing religious landscape of American higher education, campus chaplains offer vital resources to student affairs professionals. Drawing from interviews with 16 religiously diverse chaplains, this article presents the respondents' perspectives on the challenges facing students, as well as their own contributions to campus life. Chaplains…
Descriptors: Clergy, College Students, Campuses, Religious Factors
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Bertram Gallant, Tricia; M. Stephens, Jason – Journal of College and Character, 2020
In this article, the authors argue that colleges and universities have an ethical obligation to respond to the problem of cheating in a way that honors higher education's duty to facilitate students' moral and civic development. After the authors compare and contrast the punitive versus developmental approach to cheating, they explore the promise…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Cheating, Moral Development, Citizen Participation
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Stebleton, Michael J.; Kaler, Lisa S. – Journal of College and Character, 2020
This article explores the complex future of work and how projected changes in the workplace will inevitably influence college students. We examine workforce trends and predictions with a focus on the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, including how an increasing reliance on machines will replace and reshape millions of jobs. In…
Descriptors: College Students, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Job Skills
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Chen, Hsin-Yu; Liu, Yanhong – Journal of College and Character, 2020
By sharing the lived experiences of Chinese descendants who grew up in the United States, this article highlights the complex and dynamic interactions that occur when navigating between Chinese and Euro American cultures. We focus on two groups of Chinese descendants: one raised by Chinese immigrant families and the other raised by Euro American…
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Cultural Background, Asian Culture, Immigrants
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Snipes, Jeremy T. – Journal of College and Character, 2020
This scholarly personal narrative explores the experiences of a graduate-student turned tenure-track faculty member engaging religion and spirituality in the curriculum. Using autoethnographic methods, the author reflects on his curricular experiences in a student affairs master's program at a faith-based institution and his early career…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Graduate Students, College Faculty, Religion
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