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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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Ward, LaWanda; Nguyen, David J.; Nguyen, David H. K. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The role of student affairs educators is to ensure that students not only obtain an educational experience, but also that out-of-classroom experiences contribute to holistic development. In particular, student affairs professionals often coordinate residential living, student activities, and advising programs. These programmatic offerings need to…
Descriptors: Weapons, Violence, Prevention, Accountability
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Sriram, Rishi; Scales, Laine; Shushok, Frank, Jr. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
The importance of living on campus is well established, but extant research that examines administrator perceptions of what comprises the best educational experience for students living on campus is generally unavailable. This study reports the development of a psychometric instrument designed to uncover underlying paradigms and attitudes of…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Psychometrics, Administrator Attitudes, College Housing
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Zeller, William J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Recent trends in higher education have called for renewed vitality in the connections between the in-class and out-of-class experiences. This movement has sparked increased interest in the interactions students have with each other, with instructional faculty, and with Student Affairs professionals. This article describes how residential learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Personnel Workers, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty
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Frazier, William R.; Eighmy, Myron A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
This study focuses on a wellness learning community in order to report changes that were made to its operation and to determine if its members had higher levels of satisfaction than did other students living in the same residence hall. Research was conducted on the wellness learning community at a Midwest university to determine if changes made in…
Descriptors: Wellness, Living Learning Centers, Student Satisfaction, Change
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Yakaboski, Tamara; Donahoo, Saran – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Students enter college with preconceived ideas about what their experience of college life will be like. Since the first Hollywood film about college, movies have contributed to society's perceptions of what it means to be a college student. Contrary to the images promoted by higher education marketing departments, Hollywood's portrayals…
Descriptors: Films, Popular Culture, Educational Environment, College Housing
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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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Jessup-Anger, Jody E.; Johnson, Brianne N.; Wawrzynski, Matthew R. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
This qualitative study explored how male undergraduate students experienced living-learning community environments. Findings revealed that living-learning communities provided men a "safe haven" from rigid gender role expectations, offered a plethora of involvement opportunities, and fostered relationships with faculty and peers. The findings…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Undergraduate Students, Males, Student Development
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Livingston, Wade G.; Scott, David A.; Havice, Pamela A.; Cawthon, Tony W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
The term "camouflage" implies obscurity and concealment. Male student veterans who return from the military often employ a social camouflage; though some may reveal and discuss their military experience, their overriding objective is to blend in, have a "normal" college experience, and graduate. This creates challenges for housing professionals…
Descriptors: Military Service, Veterans, Males, College Students
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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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Henning, Gavin W.; Cilente, Kristan M.; Kennedy, Dean F.; Sloane, Tomecca M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
Education and training for student affairs professionals does not end with a master's degree. Although graduate preparation programs establish the foundation and knowledge base upon which to build, ongoing professional development is required in order to be effective in addressing the needs of today's college and university students. With a…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Teaching Methods, Interaction, Professional Development
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