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Georgia Southern University

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

2014

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Behavioral Intervention Teams: A Campus Wide Collaboration, Douglas Bell Jan 2014

Behavioral Intervention Teams: A Campus Wide Collaboration, Douglas Bell

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Campus behavioral intervention teams vary greatly from campus to campus, guided by their institution’s mission statement, ensuring a safe, educational environment for all members of the campus community. Assessments and interventions of distressed students and students exhibiting disturbing behavior provide a unique opportunity to collaborate with constituents of the campus community. This collaborative approach will assist in eliminating information silos and allow meaningful student interventions to take place.


Developing Faculty-Staff Collaborations To Foster A Culture Of Environmental Justice, Andrew M. Wells Jan 2014

Developing Faculty-Staff Collaborations To Foster A Culture Of Environmental Justice, Andrew M. Wells

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

As science and society better understand the challenges of global climate change, colleges and universities must prepare students to be environmentally just actors. To prepare tomorrow’s leaders, today’s educators must foster a culture of environmental justice on college campuses through independent efforts and collaborations between faculty and staff. This article examines the potential for student and academic affairs to collaborate to enhance students’ learning about environmental justice through liberal arts education. The author also provides examples of pro-environmental work done in student and academic affairs and introduces opportunities for collaboration between staff and faculty.


Collaborative Efforts: Raising Students’ Multicultural Consciousness Through Academic Affairs And Student Affairs Partnerships, Shannon R. Dean Jan 2014

Collaborative Efforts: Raising Students’ Multicultural Consciousness Through Academic Affairs And Student Affairs Partnerships, Shannon R. Dean

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

This article presents the need to shift language around multicultural competence to multicultural consciousness in the context of college students’ learning and development. Engaging in collaboration between academic and student affairs around multicultural consciousness supports student learning. Finally, the article outlines examples of three collaborations that can enrich students’ learning and development in the area of multicultural consciousness.


Sexual Attitudes As Predictors Of Homonegativity In College Women, James G. Archibald, Tamera Dunn Jan 2014

Sexual Attitudes As Predictors Of Homonegativity In College Women, James G. Archibald, Tamera Dunn

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Rancorous attitudes toward lesbian women and gay men are widespread in the United States (Morrison, Parriag, & Morrison, 1999). Homonegativity is any prejudicial attitude or discriminatory behavior directed toward an individual because of his or her homosexual orientation (Morrison, McLeod, Morrison, Anderson, & O’Connor, 1997). A small amount of research has been done regarding women’s attitudes towards lesbians. The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential relationship between sexual attitude expression and homonegativity. It was hypothesized that females with conservative sexual attitudes would show higher levels of homonegativity, and females with liberal sexual attitudes should show more non-homonegative ...


An Assessment Of Faculty Job Satisfaction In Georgia’S Technical College System Using Bolman And Deal’S Four Organizational Frameworks, Bee S. Hart, Brenda L.H. Marina Jan 2014

An Assessment Of Faculty Job Satisfaction In Georgia’S Technical College System Using Bolman And Deal’S Four Organizational Frameworks, Bee S. Hart, Brenda L.H. Marina

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

This study examined the extent to which elements within Bolman and Deal’s (2003) four organizational frameworks impacted the job satisfaction of full-time faculty working within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). A factor analysis coupled with a linear regression analysis found that elements within Bolman and Deal’s structural framework had the greatest impact.


A Conceptual Model For Collaboration To Combat The Summer Melt Of Students From Low-Income Backgrounds, Carrie V. Smith Jan 2014

A Conceptual Model For Collaboration To Combat The Summer Melt Of Students From Low-Income Backgrounds, Carrie V. Smith

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

This article includes a suggested model for postsecondary institutions to address the problem of summer melt among students from low-income backgrounds. The model accounts for four areas deemed integral support systems for low-income students to matriculate. The following partners are advised: student affairs, admissions, counselor education graduate programs, K-12 counselors, and financial aid. Within this collaboration, personnel within the student affairs divisions serve as the conveners and developmental experts. The article also outlines a summer melt prevention program that could be the focus of this type of collaboration. Due to the unique multiltifaceted design of this model, the author includes ...


Student Affairs Professionals’ Perceptions Of Campus Incivility, Amy J. Zieziula, Daniel W. Calhoun Jan 2014

Student Affairs Professionals’ Perceptions Of Campus Incivility, Amy J. Zieziula, Daniel W. Calhoun

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

The purpose of this study was to gather data regarding student affairs professionals’ perceptions of student incivility and which acts of incivility are most often observed. Results from 409 participants suggested that student affairs professionals perceive that “very uncivil” acts are observed less often whereas acts that are perceived to be neither civil nor uncivil are witnessed more frequently. In addition, findings indicated that student affairs professionals are seeing an increase in uncivil acts related to social media and technology, and the manner in which students are using social media to vent frustrations with campus staff and their peers. Finally ...


Georgia Journal Of College Student Affairs, Georgia College Personnel Association (Gcpa) Jan 2014

Georgia Journal Of College Student Affairs, Georgia College Personnel Association (Gcpa)

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Raising The Bar And Surpassing Expectations, Niles Reddick, Nicholas Urquhart Jan 2014

Raising The Bar And Surpassing Expectations, Niles Reddick, Nicholas Urquhart

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

The purpose of this paper is to highlight changes that were made as part of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s Complete College Georgia initiative, which was a broader University System of Georgia’s effort that linked to Complete College America. Specifically, we focused on the creation and evolution of a retention program that originated from changes in our standards of academic progress. The changes reflected a philosophical shift from the college being a traditional associate’s degree granting institution to being a baccalaureate degree granting institution. We also discuss other factors that may have attributed to the success of the ...


Book Review, Brenda L.H. Marina Jan 2014

Book Review, Brenda L.H. Marina

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Book review on Women and Leadership in Higher Education (2014).


Georgia Journal Of College Student Affairs, Georgia College Personnel Association (Gcpa) Jan 2014

Georgia Journal Of College Student Affairs, Georgia College Personnel Association (Gcpa)

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Introduction, Candace E. Maddox, T. W. Cauthen, Diane L. Cooper Jan 2014

Introduction, Candace E. Maddox, T. W. Cauthen, Diane L. Cooper

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Introduction to issue


African-American Male Initiatives: Collaborating For Success, Zoe M. Johnson Jan 2014

African-American Male Initiatives: Collaborating For Success, Zoe M. Johnson

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

This article provides guidance for those looking to establish an African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) on their campus. The hallmark of a strong AAMI is collaboration. This article explores contextual factors that influence the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of African-American males in higher education. It includes the development and growth of the University of Georgia’s African-American Male Experience. Reflections and recommendations are provided along with an in-depth review of collaborative challenges and questions to ask in launching an AAMI collaboration on any campus.


Undergraduate Research Experiences: An Opportunity For Academic And Student Affairs Collaboration, Tiffany J. Davis Jan 2014

Undergraduate Research Experiences: An Opportunity For Academic And Student Affairs Collaboration, Tiffany J. Davis

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Participation in high-impact educational activities produces high levels of achievement of desirable educational outcomes across domains including intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, and integrative and applied learning (Kuh, 2008). The student co-curricular experience has traditionally been viewed as the ‘laboratory’ for this type of affective and psychosocial development, with student affairs professionals serving as guides and mentors. This article includes some ideas, grounded both in current literature and my professional experience, for how student affairs professionals can begin to create meaningful collaborations with academic affairs.


Collaborating With Academic Affairs To Cultivate Environments That Support Student Integrity, J. Matthew Garrett, Alex C. Lange Jan 2014

Collaborating With Academic Affairs To Cultivate Environments That Support Student Integrity, J. Matthew Garrett, Alex C. Lange

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Integrity development has been recognized as a common outcome at many colleges and universities (Association of American Colleges & Universities, 2012; Chickering & Reisser, 1993; Dugan & Komives, 2007; Higher Education Research Institute, 1996). Thus, it is important to create academic and student affairs collaborations that promote the development of students’ integrity and values clarification. In this article, we briefly discuss existing and new integrity research that informs how practitioners and administrators can structure environments supportive of students’ value clarification and congruence with their actions on campus. We use student Honor Codes/Codes of Conduct as an example source of collaboration on campus.


Collaborating For Professional Development, Jillian A. Martin Jan 2014

Collaborating For Professional Development, Jillian A. Martin

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Collaborations in higher education often focus on creating opportunities to promote student learning and development (Brower & Inkelas, 2010; Jacoby, 1999; Kuh, Kinzie, Schuh, Whitt,& Associates, 2010). While student learning is the chief concern of institutions of higher education, institutional leaders should also focus on the professional development of personnel, namely faculty and student affairs administrators, who are responsible for student learning in the classroom and co-curriculum. Institutional leaders can use professional development to transform the historically insular work of academic and student affairs into a collaborative enterprise.