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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.


In Search Of Progressive Black Masculinities: Critical Self-Reflections On Gender Identity Development Among Black Undergraduate Men, Keon M. Mcguire, Ph.D., Jonathan Berhanu, Charles H.F. Davis Iii, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Jan 2014

In Search Of Progressive Black Masculinities: Critical Self-Reflections On Gender Identity Development Among Black Undergraduate Men, Keon M. Mcguire, Ph.D., Jonathan Berhanu, Charles H.F. Davis Iii, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

During the last several decades, research concerning the developmental trajectories, experiences, and behaviors of college men as ‘‘gendered’’ persons has emerged. In this article, we first critically review literature on Black men’s gender development and expressions within college contexts to highlight certain knowledge gaps. We then conceptualize and discuss progressive Black masculinities by relying on Mutua’s germinal work on the subject. Further, we engage Black feminist scholarship, both to firmly situate our more pressing argument for conceptual innovation and to address knowledge gaps in the literature on Black men’s gender experiences. It is our belief that scholars ...


Five Things Student Affairs Administrators Can Do To Improve Success Among College Men Of Color, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Jan 2013

Five Things Student Affairs Administrators Can Do To Improve Success Among College Men Of Color, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

They are outnumbered at most colleges and universities, their grade point averages are among the lowest of all undergraduate students, their engagement in classrooms and enriching out-of-class experiences is alarmingly low, and their attrition rates are comparatively higher than those of White students in U.S. higher education. Their same-race female peers earn larger shares of degrees at all levels, from associate's through doctoral. Encounters with racism, racial stereotypes, microaggressions, and low expectations from professors and others undermine their academic outcomes, sense of belonging, and willingness to seek help and utilize campus resources. At predominantly White institutions, they are ...


A Critical Examination Of Student Affairs Research: 75 Years Of “Progress”?, Kathleen Gillon, Cameron Beatty, Lori Patton Davis Sep 2012

A Critical Examination Of Student Affairs Research: 75 Years Of “Progress”?, Kathleen Gillon, Cameron Beatty, Lori Patton Davis

Cameron C. Beatty, Ph.D.

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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 ...