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Applying Student Development Theories Holistically: Exemplar Programming In Higher Education (Book Review), Abigail Meert Jan 2019

Applying Student Development Theories Holistically: Exemplar Programming In Higher Education (Book Review), Abigail Meert

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Book review of Applying Student Development Theories Holistically: Exemplar Programming in Higher Education by Abigail Meert.

Abigail Meert is graduate student pursuing her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Georgia Southern University where she serves as a Graduate Resident Director in University Housing. Her bachelor’s degree is in history from Armstrong State University, now named the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University, where she assisted students in her role as a Resident Advisor, First-Year Peer Mentor, and Honors Ambassador for three years. Abigail’s research interests include higher education law and policy, university systems, and the consolidation of ...


Relationship Between Required Corequisite Learning And Success In College Algebra, Amy D. Smith Jan 2019

Relationship Between Required Corequisite Learning And Success In College Algebra, Amy D. Smith

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

This study sought to answer if a relationship existed between required corequisite support and success in gateway College Algebra courses. Complete College America and Complete College Georgia initiatives over the last ten years have sought ways to increase access to higher education with high progression and completion rates. Efforts such as the Momentum Year in University System of Georgia schools utilize developmental corequisite courses for gateway English and Mathematics to ensure early success and progression. This study used a chi-squared test to analyze two groups of new freshmen and their success in College Algebra—one group who participated in corequisite ...


From Collaborative To Collegial Communities: Transitioning From Student Affairs Practitioner To Faculty, Michelle Lea Boettcher, Dena Kniess, Mimi Benjamin Jan 2019

From Collaborative To Collegial Communities: Transitioning From Student Affairs Practitioner To Faculty, Michelle Lea Boettcher, Dena Kniess, Mimi Benjamin

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

While student affairs (SA) practitioner expertise can inform a faculty member’s knowledge in the classroom, the transition into a tenure-track faculty role from student affairs administrative roles is complex. One of the differences new faculty members with SA administrator backgrounds experience is a change in the work community and shift from collaborative to collegial cultures. While studies have examined the transition of student affairs professionals from graduate programs to full time student affairs practitioner roles and graduate students into the professoriate, there is limited scholarship on the transitional experiences of student affairs practitioners moving into faculty positions. This qualitative ...


Pedagogical Approach To Developing The Hiring Practices Of Higher Education Administrators, Steven Tolman, Daniel W. Calhoun Jan 2019

Pedagogical Approach To Developing The Hiring Practices Of Higher Education Administrators, Steven Tolman, Daniel W. Calhoun

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Most student affairs professionals will serve in a managerial and/or supervisory role at some point in their careers, but only a limited number of higher education graduate preparatory programs have required coursework focusing on this competency area. This situation is disconcerting, as there seems to be an assumption within the student affairs field that new professionals have the formal training and experiences needed to immediately be placed into these managerial and/or supervisory roles. In an effort to address this discrepancy, and in particular staffing practices, one higher education graduate preparatory program developed a course on staffing practices, using ...


Intentional Leadership For More Just Experiences: Supporting Black Males On College Campuses, John D. Egan Jan 2019

Intentional Leadership For More Just Experiences: Supporting Black Males On College Campuses, John D. Egan

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

This essay explores the unjust experiences of Black males and minority faculty on college campuses that perpetuate inequality in higher education. The literature shows Black male undergraduates experienced both overt racism and more subtle insults on some college campuses, which serve as a barrier to integration into the college system. This essay also connects the underrepresentation of minority faculty as a contributing factor to the climate that inhibits the integration of Black male students into the college system. Through intentional leadership, educators should create or support existing Black male initiative programs on their campuses as this evidence-based practice contributes to ...


Debunking The Myth Of Job Fit In Higher Education And Student Affairs (Book Review), Jamie L. Workman, Daniel W. Calhoun, Steven Tolman Jan 2019

Debunking The Myth Of Job Fit In Higher Education And Student Affairs (Book Review), Jamie L. Workman, Daniel W. Calhoun, Steven Tolman

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Book review of Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Higher Education and Student Affairs by Jamie L. Workman, Daniel W. Calhoun, and Steven Tolman.


Understanding The Experiences Of Provisionally Admitted Black Male College Students In The State Of Georgia, Nikki Jackson, Herbert Fiester, Jamie L. Workman Jan 2019

Understanding The Experiences Of Provisionally Admitted Black Male College Students In The State Of Georgia, Nikki Jackson, Herbert Fiester, Jamie L. Workman

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

This article is the result of research conducted with provisionally admitted Black make students enrolled at four different public institutions in Georgia. The researcher sought to answer the following research question: What are the common perceptions of provisionally admitted Black male students that influence their academic success at state colleges and state universities with the University System of Georgia?

The researcher utilized a phenomenological approach and multiple methods of data collection. This resulted in rich data that has been categorized into themes. The article concludes with implications for student affairs administrators and faculty, as well as for future research on ...


Georgia Journal Of College Student Affairs, Georgia College Personnel Association (Gcpa) Jan 2019

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

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Complete issue for volume 35, number 1 (Fall 2019).


Higher Education In Ecuador: A Reflective Analysis, Crystal Edenfield Jan 2016

Higher Education In Ecuador: A Reflective Analysis, Crystal Edenfield

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Over the last decade, many changes have taken place in Ecuador regarding education, specifically higher education. A new president was elected in 2006 and as a result a new constitution was approved in 2008. This new constitution offered educational opportunities to all Ecuadorians. The purpose of this paper is to analyze higher education in Ecuador. It will discuss and react to Ecuador’s demographics as well as the highlights of the country’s higher education system. It will conclude with considering the implications.


Globalization Of Higher Education In Malaysia, Isaac Taylor Jan 2016

Globalization Of Higher Education In Malaysia, Isaac Taylor

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

The purpose of this paper is to highlight how globalization and the development of knowledgebased economy is effecting the higher education system of Malaysia. This reflective analysis examined the policies and practices, in the higher education of Malaysia that internationalizes its higher education systems; the impact of globalization and the development of knowledge based economy; the cultural landscape of higher education in Malaysia towards globalization; and any international organizations or resources to identify/critique the impact of globalization of Malaysia’s higher education systems. As a result, quality assurance has been the key factor in promoting globalization in Malaysia Higher ...


Globalization Of Higher Education In Greece, John O. Lemay Iv Jan 2016

Globalization Of Higher Education In Greece, John O. Lemay Iv

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

The current paper examines the system of higher education in Greece. This discussion incorporates details that describe a brief history of the system’s overall formation, an environmental snapshot of the country’s current demographics and economic situation as well as similar information for their overall higher education system. Also, details regarding how the Greek system of higher education is structured (for both the university and technological sectors) and situated within the country’s larger governmental system are considered. Next, the paper considers challenges that are currently being faced by the country and how they may impact their higher education ...


Globalization Of Higher Education In United Arab Emirates, John S. Spranza Iii Jan 2016

Globalization Of Higher Education In United Arab Emirates, John S. Spranza Iii

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

This article explores the educational history of the United Arab Emirates, a young and vastly wealthy nation located in the Middle East. A nation for just over 40 years, its leaders have struggled with educating and supporting its native population and managing the massive infusion of immigrants created by the progressive job markets established within its borders. With a mix of mandated free education for natives and a lucrative educational investment market from various other nations, the educational structure in the UAE has become a unique system that attracts students and faculty from around the world. The opulent landscapes of ...


Globalization Of Higher Education In Senegal, Ashley N. Morris Jan 2016

Globalization Of Higher Education In Senegal, Ashley N. Morris

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

This paper marks the changes that have taken place in the Senegalese higher education system. As Senegalese citizens and leaders have worked diligently to improve their economy and society as a whole, they have experienced a great deal of obstacles in moving forward. Throughout this process, education has been an important aspect to improving the economic and social development of the country. Included in this economic, social, and educational overhaul, higher education was a component that required a great deal of work. In order to contend in the global society, the higher education system needed to be reformed. This paper ...


Globalization Of Higher Education In South Africa, Donald L. Ariail Jan 2016

Globalization Of Higher Education In South Africa, Donald L. Ariail

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Despite being the smallest of the BRICS in population and having a relatively small number of public institutions of higher education (HE), South Africa (SA) has several world class universities and is the HE leader on the African continent. This paper presents an overview of various demographic aspect of HE in SA including types of institutions, popular fields of study, faculty demographics, government expenditures on HE, and the availability of financial aid. However, the focus of the paper is on globalization factors such as distance education, the presence of foreign university branch campuses, SA as a destination for international students ...


Georgia Journal Of College Student Affairs. Special Edition., Georgia College Personnel Association (Gcpa) Jan 2016

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

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Complete issue


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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

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

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Complete issue


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).


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

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

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

Introduction to issue


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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 ...