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Advancing Community Engaged Scholarship And Community Engagement At The University Of Massachusetts Boston: A Report Of The Working Group For An Urban Research-Based Action Initiative, Mark Warren, John Saltmarsh, Patricia Krueger-Henney, Lorna Rivera, Miren Uriarte, Donna Friedman, Richard Fleming, Diana Yadira-Salas, Luciano Ramos Jan 2016

Advancing Community Engaged Scholarship And Community Engagement At The University Of Massachusetts Boston: A Report Of The Working Group For An Urban Research-Based Action Initiative, Mark Warren, John Saltmarsh, Patricia Krueger-Henney, Lorna Rivera, Miren Uriarte, Donna Friedman, Richard Fleming, Diana Yadira-Salas, Luciano Ramos

Lorna Rivera

The University of Massachusetts Boston has a rich history of mission-driven commitments that engage the campus with local, state, regional, national, and global communities. In the context of a public urban research university, a mission of community engagement is most clearly expressed through community-engaged scholarship. The University is positioned to build upon its strengths in community engagement and strengthen its community-engaged scholarship to become an international model for community engagement.


Creating An Academic Culture That Supports Community-Engaged Scholarship, John Saltmarsh, Mark Warren, Patricia Krueger-Henney, Lorna Rivera, Richard Fleming, Donna Friedman, Miren Uriarte Jan 2016

Creating An Academic Culture That Supports Community-Engaged Scholarship, John Saltmarsh, Mark Warren, Patricia Krueger-Henney, Lorna Rivera, Richard Fleming, Donna Friedman, Miren Uriarte

Lorna Rivera

An increasing number of campuses are working to build systems of incentives and supports for faculty who undertake community-engaged scholarship. Recognizing that the policies and cultures that shape faculty behavior for career advancement have not kept pace with changes in knowledge production and dissemination, many campuses are at some stage in the process of reconsidering and revising their reward structures to provide recognition for new forms of scholarship, including community-engaged, digital, and interdisciplinary scholarship.


Black Male College Achievers And Resistant Responses To Racist Stereotypes At Predominantly White Colleges And Universities, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Oct 2015

Black Male College Achievers And Resistant Responses To Racist Stereotypes At Predominantly White Colleges And Universities, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

In this article, Shaun R. Harper investigates how Black undergraduate men respond to and resist the internalization of racist stereotypes at predominantly White colleges and universities. Prior studies consistently show that racial stereotypes are commonplace on many campuses, that their effects are usually psychologically and academically hazardous, and that Black undergraduate men are often among the most stereotyped populations in higher education and society. The threat of confirming stereotypes has been shown to undermine academic performance and persistence for Blacks and other minoritized students. To learn more about those who succeed in postsecondary contexts where they are routinely stereotyped, Harper ...


The Effectiveness Of Diversity Initiatives At Suny Brockport Including Student Perceptions And Campus Climate, Kara Hiltz, Amanda Crowley, Marquia Westbrook May 2015

The Effectiveness Of Diversity Initiatives At Suny Brockport Including Student Perceptions And Campus Climate, Kara Hiltz, Amanda Crowley, Marquia Westbrook

Kara M. Hiltz

This presentation preliminarily examines the effectiveness of campus-wide diversity initiatives through the Office of the Assistant Provost for Diversity at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. Effectiveness will be measured by survey item responses and institutional data. Student perception data was obtained through item responses on the 2008 and 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) survey and SUNY Student Opinion Survey (SOS). The College's institutional research department collected the institutional data that is examined (e.g., enrollment diversity). Strengths, areas for improvement, and suggestions for future diversity initiatives will be presented. Keywords: diversity, initiatives, student ...


A New Audience For A New Year, Meghan Eliason Sep 2014

A New Audience For A New Year, Meghan Eliason

Meghan Eliason

Mastering the art of skillful communication with families is a key skill in any effective school leader's arsenal. When school leaders foster school and family connections that increase collective engagement in students’ academic lives, students benefit. "Indeed, family-school relations and parental involvement in education have been identified as a way to close demographic gaps in achievement and maximize students’ potential" (Hill & Tyson, 2009, p. 740). And "the better the engagement between parents, families, and schools, the greater the positive impact on student learning" (Mutch & Collins, 2012, p. 168).


Tone It Down A Bit!: Euphemism As A Colonial Device In Indigenous Studies, Colleen Mcgloin May 2014

Tone It Down A Bit!: Euphemism As A Colonial Device In Indigenous Studies, Colleen Mcgloin

Colleen McGloin

No abstract provided.


Recommendations Of Transgender Students, Staff, And Faculty In The Usa For Improving College Campuses, Kristie Seelman Dec 2013

Recommendations Of Transgender Students, Staff, And Faculty In The Usa For Improving College Campuses, Kristie Seelman

Kristie L Seelman

Research indicates that transgender individuals frequently experience marginalization and interpersonal victimization within college and university settings. Missing from the literature is a discussion of what can be done to address such patterns in higher education, based upon empirical data gathered from transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty. The present study aims to fill this gap by reporting on solutions offered by a sample of 30 individuals in one U.S. state while integrating a lens of intersectionality. Five resulting themes include: (a) offer education, campus programming, and support for trans individuals; (b) improve university systems and procedures for ...


Black Women As Scholars And Social Agents: Standing In The Gap, Sherri Wallace, Sharon Moore, Carla Curtis Dec 2013

Black Women As Scholars And Social Agents: Standing In The Gap, Sherri Wallace, Sharon Moore, Carla Curtis

Sherri L. Wallace

The number of Black women in the academy is small. Further, that number decreases as the academic and administrative ranks increase. Yet, these scholars and social agents play roles vital to education. This reflective essay describes the experiences of three Black female scholars at Predominately White Institutions. Using personal narratives as an analytical framework, the authors discuss how they use their research, teaching, community service, and mentoring opportunities to affect social change. This autoethnographical work seeks to heighten awareness of those who use their profession, despite the systemic barriers as a catalyst for transformation and emancipation both within and outside ...


Directed Research Experiences For Undergraduates, Katherine Novak Jul 2013

Directed Research Experiences For Undergraduates, Katherine Novak

Katherine B. Novak

Presentation on “Making Students Count: Innovations in Undergraduate Research, Publication, and Teaching” at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY, August 10-13, 2013.


Motivations For Disaffiliation From The Two-By-Two Sect, Julene L. Jones Apr 2013

Motivations For Disaffiliation From The Two-By-Two Sect, Julene L. Jones

Julene L. Jones

Disaffiliates from encapsulating sects may have many motivations for their disaffiliation. Multiple typologies exist which shed light on an individual’s motivations for disaffiliation from religious groups in general, and on motivations for disaffiliation from particular sects, though no exploration has been made of disaffiliates of the highly tense, fundamentalist Christian Two-by-Two sect. This article describes results from a survey of former members of the sect which points to motivations regarding the implausibility of doctrine as being the strongest motivations for these disaffiliates.


Student Learning In A Topically-Focused Introductory Sociology Course: Preliminary Results, Katherine Novak Mar 2013

Student Learning In A Topically-Focused Introductory Sociology Course: Preliminary Results, Katherine Novak

Katherine B. Novak

Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association, Indianapolis, IN, April 4-7, 2013.


Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams Jan 2013

Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Paper presentation at the 34th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA, February 23, 2013.


Exploring The Factors That Motivate Female Students To Enroll And Persist In A Collegiate Stem Degree Program, Rosemary L. Edzie, Moe Alahmad Dec 2012

Exploring The Factors That Motivate Female Students To Enroll And Persist In A Collegiate Stem Degree Program, Rosemary L. Edzie, Moe Alahmad

Rosemary L Edzie

In the United States, collegiate enrollment in science and engineering programs continues to decline, while European and Asian universities have increased the number of science and engineering graduates. In addition, there is a growing concern over too few females enrolling and persisting in collegiate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree programs. Through increasing access to pre-collegiate STEM activities, providing a better understanding of STEM career choices, instilling of confidence in math and science, and establishing student and industry based mentoring programs, more female students will enroll and persist in collegiate STEM degree programs. This paper sets to explore the ...


Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams Sep 2012

Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH, October 19, 2012.


Establishing The Criterion Validity Of Umat : A Multi-Cohort Study Of Australian Medical Students, Daniel Edwards, Tim Friedman, Hamish Coates Jul 2012

Establishing The Criterion Validity Of Umat : A Multi-Cohort Study Of Australian Medical Students, Daniel Edwards, Tim Friedman, Hamish Coates

Dr Tim Friedman

No abstract provided.


Fostering Success Of Ethnic And Racial Minorities In Stem: The Role Of Minority Serving Institutions., Robert Palmer, Phd, Dina Maramba, Phd, Marybeth Gasman, Phd Mar 2012

Fostering Success Of Ethnic And Racial Minorities In Stem: The Role Of Minority Serving Institutions., Robert Palmer, Phd, Dina Maramba, Phd, Marybeth Gasman, Phd

Marybeth Gasman

To maintain competitiveness in the global economy, United States policymakers and national leaders are increasing their attention to producing workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Given the growing minority population in the country, it is critical that higher education policies, pedagogies, climates, and initiatives are effective in promoting racial and ethnic minority students’ educational attainment in STEM. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) have shown efficacy in facilitating the success of racial and ethnic minority students in STEM and are collectively responsible for producing nearly one-third of the nation’s minority STEM graduates. In Fostering Success of Ethnic and ...


Transgressive Learning: A Possible Vista In Higher Education, Marjatta Saarnivaara, Carolyn Ellis, Helka-Maria Kinnunen Dec 2011

Transgressive Learning: A Possible Vista In Higher Education, Marjatta Saarnivaara, Carolyn Ellis, Helka-Maria Kinnunen

Carolyn Ellis

No abstract provided.


Childhood, Youth, And Globalization: Some Theoretical Perspectives With Reflections On China, Irving Epstein Dec 2011

Childhood, Youth, And Globalization: Some Theoretical Perspectives With Reflections On China, Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein

This chapter, part of a collection honoring Ruth Hayhoe, is an examination of how consumerism and globalization impacts children and youth in China. The book is available in The Ames Library collection. More information about the book can be found on the publisher's website.


Neoliberalizing Higher Education In Greece: New Laws, Old Free-Market Tricks, Panayota Gounari Dec 2011

Neoliberalizing Higher Education In Greece: New Laws, Old Free-Market Tricks, Panayota Gounari

Panayota Gounari

Amid a financial crisis that has shifted politics in Greece to conservative market-driven ideologies and policies, specific major changes are proposed by the Greek Ministry of Education for primary, secondary and higher education. With the gradual disappearance of public space and of the welfare state, under the pressure and the auspices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), education becomes one more space quickly geared up towards privatization, marketization of learning and educational goals while the character of free public education is radically redefined. This article addresses the changes in higher education legislation and policy in Greece and analyzes the discursive ...


Neither Good Nor Useful: Looking Ad Vivum In Children's Assessments Of Fat And Healthy Boides, Valerie Harwood Dec 2011

Neither Good Nor Useful: Looking Ad Vivum In Children's Assessments Of Fat And Healthy Boides, Valerie Harwood

Valerie Harwood

Fat bodies are not, fait accompli, bad. Yet in our international research we found overwhelmingly that fat functioned as a marker to indicate health or lack of health. A body with fat was simply and conclusively unhealthy. This paper reports on how this unbalanced view of fat was tied to assessments of healthy bodies that were achieved by the act of looking. Despite the efforts of health education in each of the three countries in our study, children and young people cited the act of looking at bodies to assess health and when they did they arrived at the conclusion ...


Guest View: Vote Of Confidence In Public Schools, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Guest View: Vote Of Confidence In Public Schools, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Student Activism And Curricular Change In Higher Education, Mikaila Arthur Jan 2011

Student Activism And Curricular Change In Higher Education, Mikaila Arthur

Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur

While higher education is still far from universal in the United States, it plays an increasingly large role in shaping our collective understanding of what knowledge counts as legitimate and important. Therefore, understanding the college curriculum and how it is changed and shaped helps us to understand the overall dynamics of knowledge in contemporary society. This book considers the emergence of three curricular fields that have developed and spread over the past half century in American higher education - Women's studies, Asian American studies and Queer/LGBT studies. It details the broader history of their development as knowledge fields and ...


Class Matters : Examining The Impacts Of Class On The College Choice Process, Hanna Spinosa Dec 2010

Class Matters : Examining The Impacts Of Class On The College Choice Process, Hanna Spinosa

Hanna Song Spinosa

No abstract provided.


Individual And Organizational Resistance To Change: The Case Of Generation Y Undergraduate Students, Tamilla Curtis, Tom Griffin, Dawna Rhoades Dec 2010

Individual And Organizational Resistance To Change: The Case Of Generation Y Undergraduate Students, Tamilla Curtis, Tom Griffin, Dawna Rhoades

Dr. Tamilla Curtis

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Family Support Among Students Of Color At A Predominantly White University, Dina C. Maramba, Robert T. Palmer Dec 2010

Perceptions Of Family Support Among Students Of Color At A Predominantly White University, Dina C. Maramba, Robert T. Palmer

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

The challenge of facilitating the retention and persistence of students of color in higher education continues. While research has focused on internal factors of the college environment important to the success of students of color at predominantly White institutions (PWIs), this qualitative study examines an external factor—family support and its interconnectedness with the success and persistence of students of color. More specifically, the findings emphasize the importance of family support for this population attending PWIs. Implications for practice and future research are offered.


The Australian University Experience - What We Know (And What We Don't), Daniel Edwards Sep 2010

The Australian University Experience - What We Know (And What We Don't), Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Literacy Gaps By Educational Attainment: A Cross-National Analysis, Hyunjoon Park, Pearl Kyei Dec 2009

Literacy Gaps By Educational Attainment: A Cross-National Analysis, Hyunjoon Park, Pearl Kyei

Hyunjoon Park

No abstract provided.


The New Outsiders: Adhd And Disadvantage, Valerie Harwood Dec 2009

The New Outsiders: Adhd And Disadvantage, Valerie Harwood

Valerie Harwood

Recent research has pointed to the uneven distribution of diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, with disproportionately high numbers in areas marked by poverty (Gifford Sawyer et al., 2004; Olfsen et al., 2003). This chapter examines this issue of ADHD and social and economic disadvantage. Drawing on research with youth professionals from some of the most disadvantaged communities in Australia, the chapter puts forward the case that the ADHD phenomenon has highly problematic effects on the lives of children and young people in these communities. The intent is to show how the ADHD phenomenon interacts with disadvantage, and suggest how ...


Tertiary Education Advice For Growth Area Framework Plans, Daniel Edwards, Conor King Dec 2009

Tertiary Education Advice For Growth Area Framework Plans, Daniel Edwards, Conor King

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of Desegregation Policy And Disparities In Faculty Salary And Workload At An Historically Black And Predominantly White Institutions In Maryland, Robert T. Palmer, Kimberly A. Griffin Dec 2009

An Analysis Of Desegregation Policy And Disparities In Faculty Salary And Workload At An Historically Black And Predominantly White Institutions In Maryland, Robert T. Palmer, Kimberly A. Griffin

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Although ambiguity exists regarding how states must respond to the mandates of Fordice to dismantle dual systems of education in previously segregated states, several scholars note Fordice should manifest itself in the enhancement of public Black colleges. Responding to Fordice, the state of Maryland entered into an agreement with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to make its Black colleges comparable with their White counterparts. While Maryland claims that it has satisfied its agreement with OCR, findings of this study challenge this assertion. Data from AAUP, University System of Maryland [USM], and the Morgan State Office of Institutional research show ...