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Robiadek, Katherine M.; Strachan, J. Cherie; Bennion, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
The National Survey of Student Leaders (NSSL) is the first initiative extending scholarly insights about democratic benefits of participation in civil society associations to student organizations and their leaders on campus in order to assess democratic engagement as well as civic and political learning. This article describes NSSL and presents…
Descriptors: Democracy, Student Organizations, Student Leadership, Citizenship Education
Coscia, Nancy Beth DeBord – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of student organization membership on the development of leadership practices among traditional-aged undergraduate students. Specifically, the influence academic-related student organizations have on the leadership development of its student officers and members. This quantitative study…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Student Leadership, Comparative Analysis, Student Participation
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Wright, Lindsay E.; Kimberly, Claire – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Colleges strive to increase leadership, service, and employability skills of their students; professional organizations are one way for students to learn such abilities. One AAFCS-accredited department has a student organization that has found relative success. Students indicated a desire for additional information about the field of family and…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Student Development, Consumer Science, Social Networks
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Rosch, David M.; Collins, Jasmine D. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2017
Student organizations have existed for almost as long as educational institutions have. This chapter examines the historical role of student organizations in developing leadership capacity in students, as well as their current roles on high school and collegiate campuses in creating transformational environments for student leadership learning and…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Leadership Training, Transformative Learning, Student Leadership
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Martindale, Dorothy; Olate, René; Anderson, Keith A. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
One of the most promising avenues for the development of professional values is involvement in professional student organizations. A convenience sample of baccalaureate social work students (n = 482) was drawn from 15 institutions. Regression analyses revealed several predictors of involvement in social work student organizations, including…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Social Work, Online Surveys, Undergraduate Students
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Sessa, Valerie I.; Alonso, Nicole; Farago, Pamela; Schettino, Gaynell; Tacchi, Kelcie; Bragger, Jennifer D. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2017
This chapter describes theory and research demonstrating that the experiences students have within student organizations, and the people with whom they interact within those organizations, are powerful triggers for leader learning and development.
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Student Leadership, Leadership Training
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Cady, Clare; White, Carol Cutler – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter provides useful tips for campus leaders and student organizations to establish a campus food pantry.
Descriptors: Hunger, Community Colleges, Food, Two Year College Students
Huling, Lyndon Alan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In this study, I explore the experiences of African American undergraduates at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) as it pertains to involvement in student organizations. Research indicates that students involved in student organizations on their college campus are more likely to be successful academically and report higher levels of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Organizations, Student Participation
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Mainella, Felicia C. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2017
This chapter addresses how a group's organizational structure can promote or hinder the leadership capacity of its members. The information in this chapter provides insight into structuring student organizations in a way to maximize all members' leadership development.
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Group Membership
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Ewell, Julianna – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
This case study examines the application of a known leadership theory, Transformational Leadership, within the student organization at a large U.S. university, during a time period when the organization was undergoing significant leadership turnover and impending dissolution of the club. By applying principles of Transformational Leadership, the…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Transformational Leadership, Case Studies, College Students
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Luedke, Courtney L. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
This study explored the ways Latinx-based organizations assist students in navigating college and career preparation. Data consist of in-depth interviews with 17 first-generation Latinx students attending two predominantly White institutions in the Midwest. I employed Bourdieu's social reproduction theory to examine the ways Latinx student…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness, First Generation College Students
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Munoz, Laura; Miller, Richard; Poole, Sonja Martin – Journal of Education for Business, 2016
Experiential learning theory has been referenced as a possible method for attracting and retaining members in student organizations. In a survey, undergraduate students evaluated a variety of organizational features pertaining to their intention to participate in professional student organizations. The study found that students value activities…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Student Organizations, Group Membership
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Hoffshire, Mike; Campbell, Emily – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter examines the role of advisors of student-run LGBTQ+ organizations within community colleges as well as offers important recommendations for practice.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Student Organizations, LGBTQ People
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Kane, Cindy – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2017
This chapter explores the potential and promise of student organization advisors in facilitating student leader development. Through exploration of key aspects of institutional support, the author identifies ways that advisors of all backgrounds contribute to the teaching and learning experiences of students.
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Student Organizations, Faculty Advisers
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Kezar, Adrianna; Acuña Avilez, Arely; Drivalas, Yianna; Wheaton, Marissiko M. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2017
This chapter highlights nontraditional forms of leadership development in student organizations. Using the social change model for leadership as a framework, the authors discuss the ways in which collectivist and activist approaches can result in similar skills obtained through traditional forms of leadership development.
Descriptors: Social Change, Leadership Training, Capacity Building, Student Leadership
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