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ERIC Number: EJ1215895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-827X
Are You My Ally: Implications for Training on Bias-Related Incidents
Altmaier, Pamela
Journal of College and University Student Housing, v45 n3 p56-70 2019
Bias-related incidents targets students from historically marginalized populations regularly. These experiences may have emotional, physiological, and even physical consequences causing these students to have lower retention rates in higher education. Through individual interviews and a follow-up focus group, eight participants shared their experiences with bias-related incidents, their decisions to disclose or not to disclose, and their perceptions of university resources. Housing professionals have an essential responsibility to cultivate relationships with students making them more likely than other staff or faculty to be the receiving parties of disclosures. Training for housing professionals needs to go beyond providing foundational knowledge regarding bias-related incidents and policies and procedures. These training sessions should focus on making change, balancing proactive and reactive practices, and actualizing housing professionals' roles as allies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A