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Advancing Toward Social Justice via Student Affairs Inquiry (2017)

Inquiry represents deep learning through a process of seeking answers to questions. Our ‘why’ in connecting student affairs inquiry to social justice is not likely self-evident. Social justice relies on connected actions, whereas through our approaches to assessment in student affairs, we have traditionally favored research-related activities that strive to maintain strict objectivity. But just […]

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Meaning and implications of being labelled a predominantly White institution (2016)

The term predominantly White Institution frequently gets tossed around without thought to its significance. In this article, the author using Critical Race Theory as a lens to examine the term predominantly White institution. Through this analysis, the author highlights whiteness is embedded into institutional practices of predominately White institutions. College & University, 91(3), 16-25. […]

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SEM: A cultural change agent (2015)

The authors advance the concept that institutional culture is a purposeful framework by which to view SEM’s utility, particularly as a cultural change agent. Through the connection of seemingly independent functions of performance and behavior, implications emerge that deepen the understanding of the influence of culture on performance outcomes when addressing specific institutional needs. Written […]

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Adult Millennials: Conceptualizing a student subpopulation with implications for online teaching and learning (2014)

Discussions about students in post-secondary education are often based on divisions of distinct subpopulations, which are in turn often based on demographics or generational status. In the context of adult learners who are also members of the Millennial generation, there exist no discussions of the overlaps between the two groups. In this chapter, the author […]

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Coming to America: The influence of college-themed movies on perceptions of international students (2013)

Films represent a powerful medium for shaping and informing per­ceptions of a wide range of social structures and institutions, including higher education. Colleges and universities in the United States have been the subject or setting of dozens of films. The purpose of this arti­cle is to provide an analysis of a small group of films […]

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African American persistence at a predominantly White institution (2012)

Persistence in college among African American students continues to remain low compared to persistence among White students. Often, the focus in examining this issue has been on institution-wide retention efforts, which can ignore socio-cultural elements that can influence the decisions of individual students to persist at an institution. However, persistence may rely on a combination […]

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Perceptions of the impact of intercollegiate athletics on campus: Examining division along the intersection of race and athlete status among college students (2011)

The salience of student perceptions impacting campus climate is well noted (Strange & Banning, 2001), with a division in perceptions across racial diversity (Chang, 2003), among other factors. Little research, however, has explored the extent to which racial diversity has interacted with intercollegiate athletics to impact campus climate. The current study used the Athletics and […]

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Millennial college students and moral judgment: Current trends in moral development indices (2011)

In this paper, the authors discuss the recent findings of moral judgment development researchers that point to a decline in Postconventional moral reasoning and an increase in Personal Interest moral reasoning among college students. Considered alongside these findings are the reported proliferation in narcissism and an increasingly external locus of control in today’s adolescents and […]

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