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Lyke, Austin – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
This article investigates the relationship between state-level marijuana policies and drug and alcohol violations in on-campus housing. A review of trends in drug usage precedes discussion of a conceptual framework that can help explain how interactions between college and university student housing and state policy impacts student behavior.…
Descriptors: Marijuana, State Policy, On Campus Students, College Housing
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McClure, Kevin R.; Ryder, Andrew J.; DeVita, James M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Despite the increasing popularity of public-private partnerships, empirical research about the origins, models, and long-term outcomes of this approach to financing, constructing, and managing college student housing is scant. In this study, we sought to investigate the origins, models, and outcomes of public-private partnerships in college…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, College Housing, Case Studies
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Sears, Stephanie D.; Tu, Dawn Lee – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) develop and strengthen students' persistence by providing a greater sense of community, opportunities for co-curricular activities, and socially engaging and academically supportive peer environments (Shapiro & Levine, 1999). While researchers have affirmed the rationale, impact, and efficacy of LLCs, very…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Scholarship, Living Learning Centers, Consciousness Raising
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Cook, Kathy; McCoy, Dorian L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
This critical case study examined the racial identity development of 10 White RAs who participated in 12 hours of diversity and social justice training during a two-week summer program. Helm's White Racial Identity Development Model served as the study's theoretical framework. In this paper, we discuss the incongruence between the Northeast State…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Case Studies, Racial Identification
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Hotchkins, Bryan K.; Dancy, T. Elon – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Participatory action research and photovoice was used to examine 20 Black students' perceptions of campus racial climate within residential learning communities. Using a qualitative constructivist case study, we examined Black students' inventories of individual and community assets, as juxtaposed to challenges, within residential domiciles at two…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, African American Students, Dormitories, Resident Advisers
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Zerquera, Desiree D.; Berumen, Juan G.; Pender, Jason T. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
While sufficient methodological training and effective implementation of assessment approaches are essential for successful evaluation in student affairs, those with an interest and passion for social justice may be conflicted. Many of the assessment approaches employed today are misaligned with social justice agendas, lack theoretical grounding…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Ethics, Community Development
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Buell, Kathleen J.; Love, Vaughn L.; Yao, Christina W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Living-learning programs (LLPs), also known as learning communities, offer students a shared academic focus within a residential community; thus, LLPs are considered ideal contexts for student learning. In 1994, Zeller highlighted Washington State University as an example of how learning communities can successfully incorporate faculty, students,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Student Personnel Services, Residential Institutions, Living Learning Centers
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Healea, C. Daryl; Hale, Patrick J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Recruiting a diverse staff of resident assistants at an institution of American higher education involves both challenges and opportunities. This study employed the theoretical framework of multicultural organizational development to explore how diversity was cultivated in a resident assistant staff and why that staff exhibited a particular form…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Recruitment, Student Employment
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Benjamin, Mimi; Davis, Laura – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Employment can enhance learning for many college students, and on-campus jobs provide unique opportunities for this experience. The resident advisor position is one on-campus position offering the potential for learning experiences. This qualitative study highlights learning noted by 78 resident advisors at a large research institution during a…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Learning, Student Employment
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San Antonio, Lani M.; Ofori-Dwumfuo, Cynthia – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
The transitional needs of international students, often known as sojourners due to their temporary residential status, are often overlooked by housing professionals, as most residential life initiatives and programs focus heavily on first-year, second-year, and transfer student populations. In student services, the acculturation of international…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, Case Studies, Foreign Students, College Students
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Kniess, Dena R.; Havice, Pamela A.; Cawthon, Tony W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
The experience of second-year students has been the focus of many studies that have identified the broad concerns of the second-year experience, but limited attention has been given to how the experience differs for African American students. This study attempts to fill that gap. The research described here was part of a larger study examining the…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Whites, Racial Composition
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Nicolazzo, Z.; Marine, Susan B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Trans* individuals have recently received greater attention in mainstream media. Trans* students and their concerns are also becoming more visible, as evidenced by the recent increase in the number of colleges and universities that are offering trans*-inclusive housing options. However, such increased visibility does not readily equate to…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, College Housing, Consciousness Raising, Social Attitudes
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Kranzow, Jeannine; Hinkle, Sara E.; Muthiah, Richard; Davis, Colin – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Exploring the culture of a living-learning center, this study examines the educational practices that aim to link in- and out-of-class experiences. Through a cultural lens, the authors offer a glimpse into a living-learning center located within a state institution in the Midwest that models a way of effectively connecting the curricular and…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, Educational Practices, State Colleges, Student Experience
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Minthorn, Robin Starr – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2014
There is an increasingly diversified student body within higher education institutions. The existence of such diversity requires higher education personnel to have a better understanding of the spiritual and cultural practices of various student populations. This article will address some of the unique practices within the Native American student…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, College Students, Spiritual Development, Cultural Activities
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Livingston, Wade G.; Scott, David A.; Rush, S. Bryan; Watson, Lance A.; Neiduski, Michael L.; Pinkenburg, Steven J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
As the number of students with disabilities within residence halls increases, their interactions with other residents can become problematic; in many instances, students without disabilities may not understand the behavior of their peers with disabilities and vice versa. Misunderstandings are compounded by the fact that 84% of students with…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Disabilities, Dormitories, College Students
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