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Gelbar, Nicholas; Madaus, Joseph W.; Dukes, Lyman; Faggella-Luby, Michael; Volk, Daniel; Monahan, Jessica – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
The literature on postsecondary students with disabilities stresses the importance of self-determination skills on the college experiences and outcomes of these students. However, the theoretical framework undergirding much of this research emerged largely from the K-12 special education literature, and differs from the Self-Determination Theory…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Students with Disabilities, College Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bowling, Jessamyn; Miller, Ryan A.; Mather, Nikolai – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals experience stigma and discrimination on college campuses. This may translate into negative mental health and poor academic outcomes. Campus climate assessments may identify areas of improvement but often do not lead to significant changes. This study builds upon one climate assessment…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Bias, College Environment, College Students
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Martin, Georgianna L.; Smith, Matthew J.; Takewell, William C.; Miller, Allison – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
Building on prior research during the first year of college, this study explores how students' interactions with student affairs professionals impact their growth on cognitive outcomes for students over four years of college.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Cognitive Development
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Duran, Antonio; Allen, Evette – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
This qualitative study examines how professional associations in student affairs socialize graduate students and new professionals. Utilizing data from semi-structured interviews with 15 individuals who identify within this demographic, this article reveals how associations encourage new professionals and graduate students to get involved, build…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Socialization, Student Personnel Workers, Novices
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Witkowsky, Patricia – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
Opportunities for student affairs work outside of the United States continue to increase because of the value of the U.S. student affairs model in the growing number of branch campuses and U.S.-inspired institutions. This qualitative study explored the student-focused and institutional experiences of 29 student affairs professionals abroad. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Workers, Student Personnel Workers, Student Needs, Professional Personnel
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Treadwell, Katie L.; Lane, Forrest C.; Paterson, Brent G. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
The 1999 Texas A&M University Bonfire collapse killed 12 students and injured dozens. Response to this event involved a number of campus administrators, lasted for many years, and led to the emergence of new risk management standards. Nearly 20 years later, researchers explored how campus leaders experienced the tragedy and reflected on their…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Crisis Management, College Administration, Administrator Role
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Rossmann, Patrick D.; Trolian, Teniell L. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
This study examines whether students' employment experiences during college are associated with increased interactions with diverse peers, and whether these relationships differ for students from differing racial/ethnic backgrounds. Results suggest that working on-campus during college was positively associated with increased interactions with…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Student Diversity, Employment Experience, Peer Relationship
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Piel, Megan H.; Geiger, Jennifer M.; Schelbe, Lisa; Day, Angelique; Kearney, Kerri S. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
Colleges are increasingly recognizing the need for specialized supports to address the complex needs of students with a history of foster care. This study provides strengths and lessons learned in program development from a national sample of campus-based support program staff and administrators. Findings indicate the importance of enhancing…
Descriptors: College Students, College Programs, Foster Care, Student Personnel Services
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Kwon, Ronald; Brint, Steven; Curwin, Kevin; Cantwell, Allison – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
We consider features of cocurricular activities as important learning environments outside of the classroom. Using survey data from seven large public research universities we investigated 17 specific learning opportunities that occur in student clubs and organizations. We found that cocurricular learning experiences are common and that students…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Extracurricular Activities, Public Colleges, Clubs
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Bazemore-James, Cori M.; Dunn, Merrily – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
Some institutions have incorporated Indigenous Student Affairs (ISA) programs as an approach to retaining Indigenous college students--but how well do we understand and support ISA work? We interviewed six ISA directors at PWIs across the United States about their roles and experiences on campus and focus on a theme of how the directors' work is…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, White Students, Student Personnel Services, College Students
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McCoy, Dorian L.; Luedke, Courtney L.; Lee-Johnson, Jamila; Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
This critical, multisite case study explored Students' of Color in STEM disciplines perspectives on the positive mentoring practices of practitioner-educators. Grounded in a critical approach to Bourdieu's social reproduction theory, the findings emphasize the importance of practitioner-educators in supporting students and offer recommendations…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Mentors, Student Attitudes, Minority Group Students
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Liew, Chye Hong; Servaty-Seib, Heather L. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
Using a mixed-methods approach, we examined how grieving college students perceived the effectiveness, benefits, drawbacks, and areas of improvement of a student bereavement leave policy, Grief Absence Policy for Students (GAPS). Though GAPS facilitated students' grief, data indicated that the policy could benefit from improvements in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Grief, School Policy, Stopouts
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Hogan, Sean R. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
This study examined the physical, mental, and emotional health of former and current foster youth students participating in campus support programs during their first year at a four-year university. Findings indicated that foster youth students participating in campus support programs reported significant declines in many aspects of their health,…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Student Personnel Services, Student Participation, Student Welfare
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Guillaume, Rene O.; Martinez, Edna; Elue, Chinasa – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
Through a collaborative autoethnography, we explored our experiences as student affairs professionals turned faculty, with an emphasis on how our identities as faculty of Color and our former student affairs identity and socialization influence how we carry out our faculty roles. Findings highlight the ways in which we have exerted agency and…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Minority Group Teachers, Professional Identity, Socialization
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DiRosa, Francesca; Scoles, Pascal – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
In this article, the authors present a collegiate recovery model of service that prioritizes a programmatic approach and intentionally designed services, activities, and mentoring that is structured upon a foundation of what we identify as five "Healing Pillars of Collegiate Recovery." The guiding principle of service is to provide…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services, College Environment, Program Effectiveness
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