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The Future Of Higher Education: Review Of Jon Mcgee’S Breakpoint: The Changing Marketplace For Higher Education, Dennis R. Bergevin Jul 2017

The Future Of Higher Education: Review Of Jon Mcgee’S Breakpoint: The Changing Marketplace For Higher Education, Dennis R. Bergevin

College Student Affairs Leadership

This book review analyzes Jon McGee's Breakpoint, highlighting the importance for higher education institutions to understand their position amidst demographic, economic, and cultural changes. McGee's position as a college administrator and father of a prospective college student offers a unique lens in which to investigate the broader context affecting colleges and universities. Data is strategically incorporated throughout the book, drawing from numerous demographic and economic trends affecting students and institutions. McGee does not promote a singular solution to challenges facing institutions today, but emphasizes applying an informed prospective towards leadership. This is an ideal resource for college administrators ...


Editor's Corner: Embracing Transition, Nicole Rombach Jul 2017

Editor's Corner: Embracing Transition, Nicole Rombach

College Student Affairs Leadership

A note from the editor-in-chief.


Hookup Culture On College Campuses: Centering College Women, Communication Barriers, And Negative Outcomes, Laura Klinger Dec 2016

Hookup Culture On College Campuses: Centering College Women, Communication Barriers, And Negative Outcomes, Laura Klinger

College Student Affairs Leadership

The majority of college students feel that their lives are dominated by the hookup culture, or a sexual culture of non-committed sexual encounters. However, college students are actually participating in this culture in much smaller numbers than they believe their peers to be, pointing to a culture that is driven by perception rather than clear communication or healthy desire. This article provides a comprehensive review of the literature on this subject, with particular emphasis on the challenges to communication that exist within hookup relationships with the understanding that this may contribute to the negative outcomes experienced by students. As women ...


Opinion Editorial: Misclassification: The Power Of Language In Hispanic Serving Institution Designations, Gregory Lowe Dec 2016

Opinion Editorial: Misclassification: The Power Of Language In Hispanic Serving Institution Designations, Gregory Lowe

College Student Affairs Leadership

Misclassification: The Power of Language in Hispanic Serving Institution Designations


Opinion Editorial: Reflecting On My Experience With Hbcus Through The Lens Of Catholic School, Nicole Rombach Dec 2016

Opinion Editorial: Reflecting On My Experience With Hbcus Through The Lens Of Catholic School, Nicole Rombach

College Student Affairs Leadership

My Experience with HBCUs through the Lens of Catholic School


Opinion Editorial: Challenging Minds And Changing Lives: How Historically Black Colleges And Universities Are Intentional About Educating The Whole Student, Rechard L. Peel Jr. Dec 2016

Opinion Editorial: Challenging Minds And Changing Lives: How Historically Black Colleges And Universities Are Intentional About Educating The Whole Student, Rechard L. Peel Jr.

College Student Affairs Leadership

Challenging Minds and Changing Lives: How Historically Black Colleges and Universities are Intentional about Educating the Whole Student


Editor’S Corner: Confronting The Presence Of Difference Through Civil Discourse, Open Dialogue, And Respect, Lauren Presutti Dec 2016

Editor’S Corner: Confronting The Presence Of Difference Through Civil Discourse, Open Dialogue, And Respect, Lauren Presutti

College Student Affairs Leadership

Note from the editor-in-chief.


Establishing Community In Online Courses: A Literature Review, Amy J. Pilcher Jun 2016

Establishing Community In Online Courses: A Literature Review, Amy J. Pilcher

College Student Affairs Leadership

The purpose of this literature review is to examine the evolution of online learning over the last several decades in relation to student engagement. Much has been made of both the successes and failures of online learning and, consequently, much has been written to enumerate the reasons for those successes and failures. After lengthy review, a great deal of the writing indicates that the relative success or failure of a student is caused by a confluence of three factors: the student, the environment, and the faculty. Online learning is unique in that a much greater share of the burden of ...


Delivering Disability Accommodations At A Community College: A Case Study, Caolfionn B. Yenney, Janie Sacco Ii Jun 2016

Delivering Disability Accommodations At A Community College: A Case Study, Caolfionn B. Yenney, Janie Sacco Ii

College Student Affairs Leadership

This case study explores the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) at Northern Midwestern Community College (NMCC). Like many state institutions of higher education, NMCC has undergone continued budgetary cuts, some of which have impacted their services. Additionally, NMCC faces limited support from administration and resistance from instructors to provide accommodations. Taking the position of the accommodations coordinator, this case study challenges readers to consider a student concern from an institutional, collaborative, student response, and strategic perspective.


Black Lives Matter, But Not Here: A Case Study, Jason R. Goode, Z Nicolazzo Jun 2016

Black Lives Matter, But Not Here: A Case Study, Jason R. Goode, Z Nicolazzo

College Student Affairs Leadership

Recently, the United States has experienced a wave of social movements that include protests and digital social justice movements through Facebook and Twitter. These movements have been sparked as a response to systematic racism within the university landscape and the police force. This case study looks into systematic racism at a large public university college campus. The setting is in a college town on a city street that connects the city jail to the campus. Readers will be introduced to several characters that are important to the story before reading an account of the tug of war treatment of Black ...


Editor’S Corner: Strengthening Perspective By Exploring Complex Cases, Outcomes, And Literature, Lauren Presutti Jun 2016

Editor’S Corner: Strengthening Perspective By Exploring Complex Cases, Outcomes, And Literature, Lauren Presutti

College Student Affairs Leadership

Note from the editor-in-chief.


Whose Fault Is It, Anyway?: Who Is To Blame For Limited College Access In The United States? [Special Section], Chad T. Patton Nov 2015

Whose Fault Is It, Anyway?: Who Is To Blame For Limited College Access In The United States? [Special Section], Chad T. Patton

College Student Affairs Leadership

Access to higher education has been limited for many underrepresented racial minorities (URMs) in the United States. Part of the reason for this has been because of weaknesses in the K-16 pipeline. This article takes a collective impact approach to understanding what K-16 personnel can do to assist URMs through proper curriculum development and implementation. Overall, this article will focus on the proficiency model, how it has been used in the mainstream, and why the proficiency model is important when working together within the K-16 continuum.


The Teleological Effect Of Neoliberalism On American Higher Education [Special Section], Paul E. Bylsma Nov 2015

The Teleological Effect Of Neoliberalism On American Higher Education [Special Section], Paul E. Bylsma

College Student Affairs Leadership

This article explores the impact of a neoliberal political and economic context on American higher education, arguing that the purpose of higher education has been reduced to a transactional process rather than maintaining its transformative potential. Recommendations to mitigate this phenomenon are presented.


Higher Education And Privilege: 21st Century Issues [Special Section], Fatma Ayyad Nov 2015

Higher Education And Privilege: 21st Century Issues [Special Section], Fatma Ayyad

College Student Affairs Leadership

This literature review analysis revealed that governmental and non-profit foundations have promoted racial equity to enhance the life of people who live in poverty in the United States. These institutions intended to provide opportunities for low-income individuals, such as education. Despite improvements for historically underrepresented students in higher education, there are still gaps in college attainment between White non-Hispanics and minorities. This paper discusses how system polices in the workplace and schools create social economic disparities in society.


Guest Editor’S Corner: The Great Convergence And Critical Issues [Special Section], Shannon Burton Nov 2015

Guest Editor’S Corner: The Great Convergence And Critical Issues [Special Section], Shannon Burton

College Student Affairs Leadership

Note from the guest editor.


Opinion Editorial: Reflecting On Obama’S America's College Promise Proposal, Brandon L. Rush Jun 2015

Opinion Editorial: Reflecting On Obama’S America's College Promise Proposal, Brandon L. Rush

College Student Affairs Leadership

Reflecting on Obama’s America’s College Promise Proposal


Editor’S Corner: Engaging With Research: A Reflection On Context And Emotional Connections, Theresa D. Lyon Jun 2015

Editor’S Corner: Engaging With Research: A Reflection On Context And Emotional Connections, Theresa D. Lyon

College Student Affairs Leadership

Note from the editor-in-chief.


Faculty, Staff And Student Reactions To A University Smoking Policy: Perceptions For Change, Laura Johnson, Julia Vandermolen Jun 2015

Faculty, Staff And Student Reactions To A University Smoking Policy: Perceptions For Change, Laura Johnson, Julia Vandermolen

College Student Affairs Leadership

The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions held by faculty, staff, and students regarding the smoking policy at a medium-sized, master’s granting institution in the Midwestern United States. Findings from the study indicate that the majority of faculty, staff, and students support a change in the school’s current smoking policy. Recommendations for further research are provided.


A Quantitative Exploration Of The Effects Of Employment On High-Achieving African American College Students, John A. Gipson Jr Dec 2014

A Quantitative Exploration Of The Effects Of Employment On High-Achieving African American College Students, John A. Gipson Jr

College Student Affairs Leadership

The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between employment status and student involvement for academically high-achieving African American students (HAAASs) attending one master’s-granting, large, predominantly White institution in the Midwestern United States. Findings from this study contribute to and expand upon existing literature by suggesting that employment does not influence the amount of time HAAASs study or participate within student organizations. Implications for future research are also explored.


Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Role Dissonance In Female Non-Traditional Students, Jane E. Marsman Jun 2014

Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Role Dissonance In Female Non-Traditional Students, Jane E. Marsman

College Student Affairs Leadership

This paper reviews literature on non-traditional students, role dissonance, and the unique challenges faced by individuals who must balance the role of postsecondary student with a multiplicity of other roles. From the foundation of Erikson’s (1959/1980) identity development theory; Gilligan’s (1982/1993) theory of moral development; and other research on role identities, the author proposes a theoretical framework for examining role dissonance and its effect on the postsecondary educational experiences and persistence of female non-traditional students. A developmental task central to the academic and personal success of the female non-traditional student is her progression from a belief ...


Understanding The Undocumented Student Experience: Proposing A Unified Model Of Ethnic And Moral Development, Theresa D. Lyon Jun 2014

Understanding The Undocumented Student Experience: Proposing A Unified Model Of Ethnic And Moral Development, Theresa D. Lyon

College Student Affairs Leadership

Over 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high schools across the United States every year. While federal support aids an undocumented students’ formative primary and secondary education, all support is withdrawn as soon as these vulnerable students reach adulthood. Despite slowly growing support for undocumented admission in post-secondary institutions, there are persistent barriers which stand in the way of their potential enrollment and persistence in higher education. The effect of these barriers on the undocumented student psychosocial and cognitive development can no longer be ignored, and this paper hypothesizes a conceptual model of development which highlights the experiences of undocumented ...


Native American College Student Transition Theory, Suzanne D. Schooler Jun 2014

Native American College Student Transition Theory, Suzanne D. Schooler

College Student Affairs Leadership

This article explores the issues Native American college students face during their transition into higher education. Current student development theories do not fully capture the unique challenges and needs of the Native American population. A new perspective is offered by way of modifying aspects of existing theories, such as Chickering’s (1969) Identity Theory, Horse’s (2001) Perspective on American Indian Identity Development, and Schlossberg’s (1995) Transition Theory. The Native American College Student Transition Theory is a new model, which allows the student affairs professional to envision growth as would Native American culture—in a circular fashion. Six developmental ...