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2018

Higher Education

Taylor University

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A Redeeming Obligation For Christian Administrators: Advocating For Student Affairs-Academic Affairs Collaborations, Ryan W. Erck Jan 2018

A Redeeming Obligation For Christian Administrators: Advocating For Student Affairs-Academic Affairs Collaborations, Ryan W. Erck

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

The larger purpose of a Christian college education is to guide students towards developing a love for God and neighbor. One way to articulate such a vision is to focus on the development of the whole person as student. A practical method for this holistic education is to promote and practice student affairs-academic affairs collaborations. As such, Christian administrators have a unique obligation to promote a culture of collaboration on their campuses. While partnerships are healthy for student success, they serve an additional purpose in Christian higher education: a redeeming purpose. This paper will address this redemptive opportunity for administrators ...


The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions On What Matters Most, David M. Johnstone Jan 2018

The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions On What Matters Most, David M. Johnstone

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

No abstract provided.


A Campus Model For Student Development: Program Review And Prioritization, C. Skip Trudeau, Britney Graber Jan 2018

A Campus Model For Student Development: Program Review And Prioritization, C. Skip Trudeau, Britney Graber

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

The current financial climate for higher education is one of constrained and declining resources, causing many institutions to turn towards a retrenchment strategy that often includes reducing expenses and, in more extreme cases, eliminating programs. A review of existing literature reveals few models colleges can utilize in conducting comprehensive analyses of programs to determine how to proceed with these cost cutting measures. Additionally, the authors could not find any existing approaches focused on student development or other nonacademic programs. In this article, the authors provide a review of relevant literature, a review of the Dickeson Model (2010), and build the ...


Impact Of Monastic Practices And Spiritual Disciplines On Student Leader Development, Haley B. Williamson Jan 2018

Impact Of Monastic Practices And Spiritual Disciplines On Student Leader Development, Haley B. Williamson

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

The purpose of this study is to understand if practicing monasticism and spiritual disciplines impact the development of student leaders. The research was conducted through grounded theory qualitative interviews with eight student leaders who participated in a monastic trip for the duration of January 2016. Therefore, the present study seeks to answer the question:

What impact does monasticism and spiritual disciplines have on the development of student leaders at a private Christian liberal arts institution?

The eight students were interviewed before and after their monastic trip, answering questions about monasticism and spiritual disciplines, student leadership, and trip expectations/ experiences. Themes ...


Vocational Development Of Introverted College Students, Alex T. Crist Jan 2018

Vocational Development Of Introverted College Students, Alex T. Crist

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

While vocation is an increasingly popular research topic, research has not addressed how one’s personality shapes his or her vocational development. Therefore, the purpose of the research is to explore the vocational development of introverted college students. Using a two-part qualitative study, 101 participants provided online essays and nine participants participated in face-to-face interviews to understand the influences and process of introverts seeking to discover their vocation. Results suggested various external and internal influences of vocational development, as well as the perceived relationship between vocation and introversion. Based on the results of the study, the Vocational Development Model for ...


Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, And The Future Of Christian Higher Education, Cassie Isaacson Jan 2018

Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, And The Future Of Christian Higher Education, Cassie Isaacson

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

No abstract provided.


Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces: Diversity And Free Expression In Education, Eli Casteel Jan 2018

Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces: Diversity And Free Expression In Education, Eli Casteel

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

No abstract provided.


The Motivation Of Students Of Color For Pursuing Leadership Positions At Faith-Based Universities, Grant Burns, Jenny Elsey, David M. Johnstone Jan 2018

The Motivation Of Students Of Color For Pursuing Leadership Positions At Faith-Based Universities, Grant Burns, Jenny Elsey, David M. Johnstone

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

As faith-based universities increasingly diversify the culture of their student body, student leadership roles also diversify. While there is literature on barriers and challenges students of color experience in these roles, there is little to help understand their motivation in pursuing these roles. Using conversations, interviews, and surveys this research was conducted to start such a conversation. The researchers’ goal was to go beyond conventional wisdom and begin gathering data reflecting the experiences of students of color on our campuses. While compensation is definitely a motivation, this research suggested there might be a variety of reasons to pursue these roles.


The Slow Professor: Challenging The Culture Of Speed In The Academy, Kirsten D. Riedel, Joshua P. Riedel Jan 2018

The Slow Professor: Challenging The Culture Of Speed In The Academy, Kirsten D. Riedel, Joshua P. Riedel

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

No abstract provided.


Growth No. 17 (2018) - Full Issue Jan 2018

Growth No. 17 (2018) - Full Issue

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

No abstract provided.


"It Feels A Bit Like Imposter Syndrome": Examining The Issue Of Masculinity And Depression In Male College Students, Wildon Story Jan 2018

"It Feels A Bit Like Imposter Syndrome": Examining The Issue Of Masculinity And Depression In Male College Students, Wildon Story

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

This research seeks to examine the intersectional relationship between depression and identity development of male students at a liberal arts institution. The present study focused on the statistics of male students attending the university counseling center alongside multiple conversations with three counselors who help depressed male students and two students whose personal accounts detailed the interaction between their depression and male gender identity. The findings suggest male students’ depression may be rooted in the incongruence between students’ self-perceived identity and the culturally-demanding narratives of male behaviors and thought patterns. Students detailed their experience navigating shame, loneliness, comparison, and their hesitancy ...


Tradition With A Captial "T": The Value Of Campus Traditions, Morgan K. Morris Jan 2018

Tradition With A Captial "T": The Value Of Campus Traditions, Morgan K. Morris

Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development

Tradition with a Capital “T” explores the value of campus traditions in higher education. Literature regarding tradition and campus traditions answers the question “what is tradition?” and investigates the role of tradition in higher education. Original research sought to survey student, personnel, and general perceptions of the value of campus traditions in higher education through a qualitative, phenomenological approach focused on a single campus tradition. In order to obtain a holistic perspective, the researcher conducted a review of archival resources and interviews with students, faculty, staff, and administrators connected to the campus tradition. Three themes surfaced from the archival research ...