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Social And Academic Success Of Chinese International Students At Michigan State University, Bristol Day, Larry D. Long Mar 2015

Social And Academic Success Of Chinese International Students At Michigan State University, Bristol Day, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

The continued rise of international student enrollment at institutions of higher education in the U.S. has brought with it a heightened urgency for student affairs professionals to not only understand the challenges facing our student populations, but to also create effective academic and social support structures on our campus. Utilizing institutional data, trends will be shared related to the social and academic integration of Chinese students as well as recommendations related to campus partnerships and successful programmatic interventions.


Leveling The Scale - Strategies For Maintaining Wellness, Larry D. Long, Ryan Bunts Mar 2015

Leveling The Scale - Strategies For Maintaining Wellness, Larry D. Long, Ryan Bunts

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Is Three A Crowd? Exploring The Development And Satisfaction Of Students In Triples, Larry D. Long, Kyle Kujawa Jan 2015

Is Three A Crowd? Exploring The Development And Satisfaction Of Students In Triples, Larry D. Long, Kyle Kujawa

Larry D. Long

Tripling, the assignment of a third resident to a room designed for two, is a common practice at many colleges and universities across the United States. Most of the research on tripling was conducted three or four decades ago, and research exploring how living in a triple affects the educational gains and satisfaction of college students is limited. The researchers compared the residential experience of residence hall residents who lived in standard double rooms to the experience of residents who lived in triples. The results revealed the residential experience of students in triples was comparable to the experience of students ...


Alpha Kappa Psi - Assessing Your Chapter, Larry D. Long Apr 2014

Alpha Kappa Psi - Assessing Your Chapter, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Who’S At Risk? Exploring Characteristics Of Academic Probation Students, Larry D. Long, Tonisha B. Lane Mar 2014

Who’S At Risk? Exploring Characteristics Of Academic Probation Students, Larry D. Long, Tonisha B. Lane

Larry D. Long

Contemporary college students possess a wider range of academic skills and abilities than ever before. In order to influence student persistence, retention, and academic success, student affairs professionals need to have a greater awareness of the characteristics of academic probation students. This session will inform participants about how one institution used quantitative and qualitative data to better understand their academic probation population, what the institution learned from this data, and how it can be used to shape institutional policies and practices.


The Neighborhood Model: Supporting Student Success Through Departmental Partnerships, Larry D. Long, Kristen Renn Mar 2014

The Neighborhood Model: Supporting Student Success Through Departmental Partnerships, Larry D. Long, Kristen Renn

Larry D. Long

Like a ball in a pinball machine, many students on college campuses have to bounce from one building to another to receive the resources they need. What if we brought the resources to our on-campus students instead? Learn how one institution created small residential communities within the larger campus, or neighborhoods, to promote the academic success of its students.


Does It Matter Where College Students Live? Differences In Satisfaction And Outcomes As A Function Of Students’ Living Arrangement And Gender, Larry D. Long Jan 2014

Does It Matter Where College Students Live? Differences In Satisfaction And Outcomes As A Function Of Students’ Living Arrangement And Gender, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

The purpose of this study was to compare the experiences of students residing in on-campus housing with those of students residing in fraternity/sorority housing, specifically to explore the differences in academic success, alcohol use, and perceptions of the living environment as a function of students’ living arrangement and gender. The researcher sampled 772 respondents from the aggregate results of five institutions that administered the ACUHO-I/EBI Resident Assessment and the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment during the 2009—10 academic year. Differences by living arrangement and gender were tested using a rank-based factorial analysis of variance. The results revealed ...


Using Focus Groups For Operational Improvements, Larry D. Long, Laura Cole Oct 2013

Using Focus Groups For Operational Improvements, Larry D. Long, Laura Cole

Larry D. Long

Whether you are interested in revamping your programming model, your department website, or your housing sign-up process, focus groups can be a useful assessment approach for understanding the resident or guest experience and identifying areas of improvement. Using a case study approach, the presenters will explain how to conduct focus groups. They will also share lessons learned from their own experience in conducting focus groups.


Where Are You Aiming? Using Learning Outcomes To Guide And Assess Practice, Larry D. Long Jun 2013

Where Are You Aiming? Using Learning Outcomes To Guide And Assess Practice, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

We have all heard about learning outcomes, but how do we write them and effectively evaluate them? This interactive session provides an overview of learning outcomes, tips, and advice about writing learning outcomes using Learning Reconsidered as a framework. The session also demonstrates how to assess student learning based on learning outcomes.


Are You Asking The Right Questions? Strategies For Writing Better Survey Questions, Larry D. Long Jun 2013

Are You Asking The Right Questions? Strategies For Writing Better Survey Questions, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Advances in technology have made survey development easy. Unfortunately, this ease has led to the development of poor surveys with low validity. Are you asking the right questions? Does your survey measure what you intend to measure? Come to this interactive session to learn how to write better survey questions.


Oh No – Not Triples! The Impact Of Tripling On Residents, Larry D. Long, Paul Goldblatt, Darlena Jones Jun 2013

Oh No – Not Triples! The Impact Of Tripling On Residents, Larry D. Long, Paul Goldblatt, Darlena Jones

Larry D. Long

For a resident, “tripling up” is synonymous with crowded rooms, little personal space, and diminished services. But it can also mean more social connections. Today, a lot of campuses are experiencing enrollment growths making on-campus living crowded and tripling necessary. In this presentation, we discuss the impact of tripling on residents by presenting evidence at both the national and institutional levels highlighting areas of success and areas of challenge for residents in triples.


Gay And Greek: Supporting Lgbq Fraternity And Sorority Members, Larry D. Long, Monica Crissman Feb 2013

Gay And Greek: Supporting Lgbq Fraternity And Sorority Members, Larry D. Long, Monica Crissman

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Repairing Harm: Using Restorative Practices To Build Community, Katie R. Kole, Josh M. Durbin, Larry D. Long Jan 2013

Repairing Harm: Using Restorative Practices To Build Community, Katie R. Kole, Josh M. Durbin, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Article on using restorative practices in residence life.


Empowering Your Members To Act: Applying Behind Closed Doors Training To Fraternity/Sorority Life, Larry D. Long, Vince Bowhay Nov 2012

Empowering Your Members To Act: Applying Behind Closed Doors Training To Fraternity/Sorority Life, Larry D. Long, Vince Bowhay

Larry D. Long

When a crisis occurs, first reactions can be critical in ensuring a successful resolution. Behind Closed Doors is a program used by many housing professionals to expose staff to potential situations they might face. Students learn best by doing and adoption of BCD in a fraternal setting can aid in the handling of alcohol abuse, domestic disputes, fires, and crisis situations. Participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, tools, and resources to incorporate BCD into their community or organization.


Repairing Harm: Using Restorative Justice To Strengthen A Fraternal Community, Larry D. Long, John Disarro Nov 2012

Repairing Harm: Using Restorative Justice To Strengthen A Fraternal Community, Larry D. Long, John Disarro

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Case Study: Engaging Student Residence Life Staff In Using Ebi Results For Continuous Innovative Improvement, Kate Burdick, Larry D. Long Nov 2012

Case Study: Engaging Student Residence Life Staff In Using Ebi Results For Continuous Innovative Improvement, Kate Burdick, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Are you interested in engaging student residence life staff in using EBI results for continuous innovative improvements? If so, join us for some lively activities and discussion about ways that one residence life complex at Michigan State University used student staff brainpower to help address residents’ concerns identified in the EBI data. We will include specific exercises that were utilized in this process, as well as examples of initiatives that were implemented.


Three Is A Crowd: Supporting Students In Triples, Larry D. Long Nov 2012

Three Is A Crowd: Supporting Students In Triples, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

High residential retention and a high first-year student enrollment might create a situation where more students wish to live on-campus than space permits. Some institutions choose to address this problem through tripling, the assignment of a third resident to a room designated as a double. Learn how one institution implemented triples and what assessment efforts showed about the resident experience. As a result of this program, participants will be able to describe trends in the extant literature on triples, identify strategies for reducing the negative effects of living in a triple, and apply interventions to their own residential system.


“I’Ve Got The Data, Now What?:” Making Sense Of Assessment Data, Larry D. Long Oct 2012

“I’Ve Got The Data, Now What?:” Making Sense Of Assessment Data, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

How to analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative assessment data


Experience Of Students In Transitional Housing, Larry D. Long, Kyle Kujawa Jun 2012

Experience Of Students In Transitional Housing, Larry D. Long, Kyle Kujawa

Larry D. Long

Assessment report of the experience of students in triples.


A Multivariate Analysis Of The Relationship Between Undergraduate Fraternity/Sorority Involvement And Academic Performance, Larry D. Long Jan 2012

A Multivariate Analysis Of The Relationship Between Undergraduate Fraternity/Sorority Involvement And Academic Performance, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

This study explored the relationship between potential time commitments of fraternity and sorority members and academic performance. A secondary analysis of data collected using the Fraternity/Sorority Experience Survey revealed statistically significant relationships between cumulative grade point average and chapter involvement, engagement in academic activities, part-time work, and alcohol use. Chapter involvement, engagement in academic activities, and part-time work were positively associated with academic performance. Alcohol use was negatively related to academic performance. Implications for practice include establishing a culture of academic achievement in fraternal organizations, minimizing the use of alcohol, identifying and approaching academically at-risk members, and establishing initiatives ...


Automating The Reporting Of Survey Data, Larry D. Long Jan 2012

Automating The Reporting Of Survey Data, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

The presentation explains how to automate the reporting of assessment data using the mailmerge feature in MS Word.


Unchallenged, Professed Core Values: Do Undergraduate Fraternity/Sorority Members Actually Benefit In The Areas Of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, And Friendship?, Larry D. Long Jan 2012

Unchallenged, Professed Core Values: Do Undergraduate Fraternity/Sorority Members Actually Benefit In The Areas Of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, And Friendship?, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Fraternities and sororities promote the ideals of scholarship, leadership, service, and friendship. Little or no research, however, has demonstrated that college students who join fraternal organizations actually grow in these areas as a result of their fraternal experience. The purpose of this descriptive study was to assess the extent to which fraternity and sorority members experienced gains in the four outcome areas. The researcher analyzed the aggregate results of 15 Southeastern institutions that administered the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment during the 2008/2009 academic year. The results revealed the respondents did experience gains related to the espoused values of ...


‘The More You Put Into It, The More You Get Out Of It:’ The Development Of The General Member, Larry D. Long, Alex Snowden Dec 2011

‘The More You Put Into It, The More You Get Out Of It:’ The Development Of The General Member, Larry D. Long, Alex Snowden

Larry D. Long

A presentation on the experience and growth of fraternity and sorority members who hold and do not hold a position of responsibility in their organization.


Book Review: Academically Adrift: Limited Learning On College Campuses, Larry D. Long Jul 2011

Book Review: Academically Adrift: Limited Learning On College Campuses, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Becoming Socialized In Student Affairs Administration: A Guide For New Professionals And Their Supervisors, Larry D. Long Feb 2011

Book Review: Becoming Socialized In Student Affairs Administration: A Guide For New Professionals And Their Supervisors, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


“The More You Put Into It, The More You Get Out Of It:” The Educational Gains Of Fraternity/Sorority Officers, Larry D. Long, Alex Snowden Jan 2011

“The More You Put Into It, The More You Get Out Of It:” The Educational Gains Of Fraternity/Sorority Officers, Larry D. Long, Alex Snowden

Larry D. Long

The purpose of this study was to determine if undergraduate fraternity and sorority members who serve as chapter officers report different experiences and gains compared to non-officers. The researchers sampled 3,008 fraternity members and 3,745 sorority members from the aggregate results of the institutions that used the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment during the 2009-2010 academic year. Differences by leadership experience were tested using Cliff’s delta. The researchers found significant differences in the development of chapter officers and non-officers for eight of nine educational gains measures with chapter officers reporting greater gains in these areas. Chapter officers ...


Afa/Ebi Fraternity/Sorority Assessment: Summary Report 2010, Larry D. Long Nov 2010

Afa/Ebi Fraternity/Sorority Assessment: Summary Report 2010, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Summary report of the 2009/2010 AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment.


Afa/Ebi Fraternity/Sorority Assessment: Summary Report 2009, Larry D. Long Jun 2010

Afa/Ebi Fraternity/Sorority Assessment: Summary Report 2009, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Summary report of the 2008/2009 AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment.


Book Review: The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How The Millennial Generation Is Shaking Up The Workplace, Larry D. Long Feb 2010

Book Review: The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How The Millennial Generation Is Shaking Up The Workplace, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Getting To The Good Stuff: A Look At Compelling Outcomes From The Afa/Ebi Assessment, Tanner Marcantel, Diana Fulkerson, Larry D. Long Jan 2010

Getting To The Good Stuff: A Look At Compelling Outcomes From The Afa/Ebi Assessment, Tanner Marcantel, Diana Fulkerson, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

A presentation on the outcomes of the fraternity/sorority experience.