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Nguyen, David H. K.; Collier, Joan; Watts, Angela; Cartwright, Camille; King-Kostelac, Amelia – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Understanding the law has become an integral part of the work of higher education professionals, especially residence life staff. For decades, courts have contributed an increasingly important role in shaping the litigious nature of society at large and within higher education (Greenleaf, 1982). Barr and Associates (1988) noted the increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Student Personnel Workers, Role
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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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Soria, Krista M.; Taylor, Leonard, Jr. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Strengths-based approaches are expanding in higher education; however, little is known about the impacts of these approaches in housing and residence life settings. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between first-year students' strengths interactions in housing and their engagement and retention. The results suggest that…
Descriptors: On Campus Students, Campuses, College Housing, College Students
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Taub, Deborah J.; Johnson, R. Bradley; Reynolds, Torry – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Gender-neutral housing has recently become an option at colleges and universities across the U.S. Chief housing officers at Association of College and University Housing Officers-International member institutions were surveyed online about the status of gender-neutral housing at their respective campuses, using an instrument adapted by the…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Housing, Dormitories, College Students
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Kirkness, Verna J.; Barnhardt, Ray – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
American Indian/First Nations/Native People have been historically under-represented in the ranks of college and university graduates in Canada and the United States. From an institutional perspective, the problem has been typically defined in terms of low achievement, high attrition, poor retention, weak persistence, etc., thus placing the onus…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education
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Stark, Rachael H.; Anderson, Sharon K. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
This qualitative study explores the moral behavior in the lived experience of resident assistants who administer disciplinary policy at a large, public, urban institution located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The 12 participants volunteered to be interviewed by the first author utilizing the research question, "What is the…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Higher Education, Interviews
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Henninger, William R., IV; Osbeck, Anastasia; Eshbaugh, Elaine M.; Madigan, Christopher – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Loneliness is an issue that is ubiquitous across college and university campuses. Studies have shown that students who utilize campus counseling services report loneliness as one of the most common issues for which they seek counseling. Although loneliness has been studied in the social sciences, little attention has been paid to predictors of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Housing, College Students, Psychological Patterns
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Hendrickson, Jo M.; Vander Busard, Amy; Rodgers, Derek; Scheidecker, Bethany – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
Propelled by the reauthorization of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) and evidence that postsecondary education positively impacts employment and adult outcomes of individuals with intellectual disabilities (iD), inclusive living-learning opportunities for students with ID are emerging. accompanying the recent shift in…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Federal Legislation
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Haynes, Cliff; Janosik, Steven M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
The purpose of this study was to identify the benefits that faculty and student affairs staff gain from being involved in Living-Learning Programs (LLPs) and to explore any differences between the two groups. Faculty and student affairs staff (N = 268) report gaining intrinsic benefits more often than extrinsic benefits from their involvement in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Living Learning Centers, Holistic Approach, Interests
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Davidson, Denise L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
Most workers aspire to jobs where they are highly satisfied. This satisfaction may come from remuneration, opportunities for advancement, the work itself, or other factors. Studies have shown that job satisfaction has the potential to reduce absenteeism and employee turnover, but we still know little about the specific satisfaction levels of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dormitories, Housing, Student Personnel Workers
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Foste, Zak; Edwards, Keith; Davis, Tracy – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
Using a case study approach , this article explores how men become restricted in experiencing a full range of emotions and human potential. After reviewing current literature describing the pressures men face to conform to traditional ideologies of masculinity, the case study methodology is described, results presented, and implications for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Males, Barriers
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Scott, David A.; Livingston, Wade G.; Havice, Pamela A.; Cawthon, Tony W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
Young men struggle with privilege and oppression in college and university residence halls just as they do in other educational and social contexts. While discussions and research about adolescent and adult identity development continue, little attention has focused on how a male student's identity development can impact residence life cultures on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Males, Attitudes
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Wallace, James A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
This article examines a stated philosophy of university housing and the philosophy's effect on the facilitation of the personal and intellectual growth of students residing in the residence halls and the development of a sense of community. This particular philosophy governs the housing operations at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Dormitories, State Universities
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Shushok, Frank, Jr.; Manz, Jonathan W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
Why do we do what we do? Why is what we do important? What are the best practices to ensure that our "why" is accomplished? These are questions of philosophy--a topic of immense importance since the "why" behind the work influences everything about the "how" and "what" of daily affairs in the world of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Philosophy, College Students, Dormitories
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Taub, Deborah J.; Servaty-Seib, Heather L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
Increasing numbers of college and university students are experiencing psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and suicide ideation. Yet students in distress are unlikely to seek counseling services. Resident assistants (RAs) can serve an important function in identifying and referring students in distress. However, adequate…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Depression (Psychology), Suicide, Resident Advisers
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