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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.


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.


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.


Party Themes: Just Fun Or Offensive?, Larry D. Long Apr 2008

Party Themes: Just Fun Or Offensive?, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Fraternities and sororities commonly organize themed social functions. Unfortunately, many of these functions have themes that are racially or sexually derogatory. The belief is that these themes are “just for fun” and there isn’t any intent to harm or offend anyone. This session reviews examples of inappropriate party themes and provides suggestions on creating more inclusive and welcoming environments in fraternities and sororities.