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2018

Higher Education

The Vermont Connection

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Internationalization Of Higher Education In Turmoil, Patrick Arsenault May 2018

Internationalization Of Higher Education In Turmoil, Patrick Arsenault

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The goal of this piece is to provide an overview of the internationalization of the University of Missouri using historical artifacts from the institution’s archives. As a result of bringing together these artifacts, the author identifies three distinct internationalization stages that demonstrate where the institution is currently situated. The University of Missouri’s internationalization process has been slow and cumulative, like its peer institutions, until recently. However, the author argues that current events, including travel bans and uncertainty around immigration policies, have disrupted this pattern and created turmoil and uncertainty.


What’S Love Got To Do With It?, Deryka C. Nairne, Holly Wilkinson Apr 2018

What’S Love Got To Do With It?, Deryka C. Nairne, Holly Wilkinson

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The life and work of student life professionals provide the glue in the academy. Being attentive to students’ health, well-being, success, and leadership development is what we do. It is what keeps the heart of our institutions beating. While dedication to this field requires passion, it can also run us dry. Love for the profession and love for oneself are essential to be whole, resilient professionals and human beings. Professional development includes personal development. This article is both a scholarly personal narrative and a call to action. It weaves the voices of a young professional and her mentor through their ...


Dear Mentor: A Reflection On The Impact Of Mentorship In Higher Education, Patrick Griffin Long Apr 2018

Dear Mentor: A Reflection On The Impact Of Mentorship In Higher Education, Patrick Griffin Long

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The purpose of this paper is to understand the importance of mentoring in the field of student affairs in order to help potential and emerging professionals in various ways. Mentoring has strong implications for the proliferation of the field as well as the resilience of emerging professionals and the reduction of professional attrition. In constructing this narrative, the author chose to use two approaches. First, the author created a scholarly personal narrative to understand the effects of mentorship as is reflected in scholarship. Second, through the collection of letters, the author designed a qualitative content analysis to understand how mentors ...


Foreword, Lee Burdette Williams Apr 2018

Foreword, Lee Burdette Williams

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No abstract provided.


Energy Exchange: The Urgency To Move From Self-Care To Community-Care In Student Affairs, Arnelle F. Sambile Apr 2018

Energy Exchange: The Urgency To Move From Self-Care To Community-Care In Student Affairs, Arnelle F. Sambile

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Self-care is a trending topic and buzzword in the field of student affairs, which forces professionals to be responsible for their own healing and assumes that they have the time and resources to heal. Divisions and departments encourage their employees to practice self-care with the expectation that their employees will return and continue their work. The author will explore the reasons that student affairs professionals seek care and provide a lens that can be used to transform spaces in higher education so that they become places of healing.


To You, Doretha Michiah Dävé Benn Apr 2018

To You, Doretha Michiah Dävé Benn

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This poem is a collection of dedications to poems that did not quite articulate the true feelings of the author. The dedications capture a loss of words and an inability to say the “right thing” to student affairs. This poem speaks to more than just the field of student affairs; it speaks to anyone who is in need of hope. To you.


The Relevance Of Double Consciousness Among Black Males In College, Kevin L. Wright Apr 2018

The Relevance Of Double Consciousness Among Black Males In College, Kevin L. Wright

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“The Souls of Black Folk,” by W. E. B. Du Bois (1903) is a means to explain the experience of the Negro in the late 1800s. Many of the attitudes and perceptions of Black people are still present today. In Du Bois’ work, he discussed his coined term, double consciousness; Du Bois indicated that it is a curse along with a gift, a most unwelcome one. He discussed the racial binary of what a Black person experiences in society compared to White people. The experiences a Black man has in a predominantly White society can mirror the experiences of a ...


The Words I Never Spoke, The Letters I Never Sent, Demeturie Toso-Lafaele Gogue Apr 2018

The Words I Never Spoke, The Letters I Never Sent, Demeturie Toso-Lafaele Gogue

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No abstract provided.


Dear Student Affairs, Rachel Kiemele Apr 2018

Dear Student Affairs, Rachel Kiemele

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No abstract provided.


Acknowledgments, Kim Monteaux De Freitas Apr 2018

Acknowledgments, Kim Monteaux De Freitas

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No abstract provided.


The Ubiquitous Middle: Conceptualizing Mid-Level Experience In Student Affairs, Benjamin Z. Huelskamp Apr 2018

The Ubiquitous Middle: Conceptualizing Mid-Level Experience In Student Affairs, Benjamin Z. Huelskamp

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til very recently, research and writing on mid-level student affairs practitioners focused narrowly on job satisfaction (Scott, 1978; Sagaria, 1986; Bogenschutz and Sagaria, 1988). This article, a scholarly personal narrative, discusses the career track and experiences of mid-level practitioners. The author proposes and discusses suggestions with regard to support for mid-level practitioners and ways of developing our thinking about these positions and professionals.


Where’S My Queer Bbq?: Supporting Queer Students At Historically Women’S Colleges, Sarah D. Dews Apr 2018

Where’S My Queer Bbq?: Supporting Queer Students At Historically Women’S Colleges, Sarah D. Dews

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The experiences of Queer students at institutions of higher education have long been the subject of scholarship. Scholars explored research on campus climate, experience, and identity development. In the past, scholarship on historically women’s institutions explored leadership, history, and sexuality. However, the experiences of Queer students on historically women’s campuses are largely unstudied. As a graduate of a historically women’s institution who identifies as a Queer woman, I will reflect on my own experience of being a Queer student at a women’s college, and identify where Queer students receive the support they need to succeed.


Inclusive Fundraising: Strategies To Qualify, Cultivate, Solicit, And Steward Alumnx Of Color, Brandon Majmudar Apr 2018

Inclusive Fundraising: Strategies To Qualify, Cultivate, Solicit, And Steward Alumnx Of Color, Brandon Majmudar

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Support from alumnx of color is increasingly important to universities due to loftier capital campaigns goal, and ever-increasing university tuition. Analyzing literature on giving patterns of multiple communities of color themes emerge on why alumnx of color do not give back to their alma maters. The issues of alumnx invisibility, trust and tangibility, and the importance of community are central among communities of color and what often inform their desire to donate. When these areas of focus are given the proper attention, universities can change how alumnx of color view the university and increase the significant gift potential of alumnx ...


Academic Dishonesty: Recommendations For The Future Of Higher Education, Kevin L. Wright, Susan Jones, Connor Adams Apr 2018

Academic Dishonesty: Recommendations For The Future Of Higher Education, Kevin L. Wright, Susan Jones, Connor Adams

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The culture of academic dishonesty has become a common practice among students across numerous college campuses. It is imperative to address the policies designed to clearly define plagiarism and academic integrity, as they are not universally understood. The authors explore how academic dishonesty and academic integrity are defined at varying institutions and compare and contrast how such policy violations are addressed by campus administrators. The authors propose recommendations for campus administrators and policymakers to redefine best practices for faculty and staff to instill a culture of academic integrity on college campuses.


A Note On Self-Authorship: Resolving Pain For A Hopeful Today, Nicole M. Potestivo Apr 2018

A Note On Self-Authorship: Resolving Pain For A Hopeful Today, Nicole M. Potestivo

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A letter to my College Application Process. I hope it is okay that I write you today. It has been a while, 16 years to be exact, but sometimes a while is just how long things take before we are ready to address them. I blamed you for making me feel less-than, like I was not worthy of being someone’s first choice for a long time. It was easy for me to draw that conclusion after years of mediocre academic performances coupled with your initial decision to waitlist me. I explored Marcia Baxter Magolda’s (1999, 2009, 2013) research ...


Welcome To The Sunken Place, Isora Lithgow, Christine Virginia Roundtree, Woodrow-Sterling H. Scypion, Marquis Williams Apr 2018

Welcome To The Sunken Place, Isora Lithgow, Christine Virginia Roundtree, Woodrow-Sterling H. Scypion, Marquis Williams

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People of Color entering into the field of Student Affairs continue to face discrimination, racism, systematic oppression and microaggressions. The authors in this article aim to 1. highlight personal experiences, 2. relay some approaches that have paved way for folks within their positions to educate others who hold the power to make conscious decisions and changes for student affairs professionals, specifically People of Color. The article also references scenes from the movie, Get Out (Blum & Peele, 2017) which portrays Chris, a Black man, who is the protagonist and relate to the exploitation and isolation of many People of Color in ...


Get Out Of That Chair: How Fat Professionals Fit In Student Affairs, J.A. Silvis, A.J. Santos Apr 2018

Get Out Of That Chair: How Fat Professionals Fit In Student Affairs, J.A. Silvis, A.J. Santos

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In the authors’ experiences as fat, queer, people of color, they exist in a student affairs bubble that reminds them that their bodies are abject. They are forced to sort out when is it their sexualities, their skin, or their size that is the reasoning for their silence in higher education. They force themselves to ask, “when is it about just being fat?” while questioning if their fatness can be separated from their brownness and queerness. “Get Out Of That Chair: How Fat Professionals Fit in Student Affairs” creates a dialogue and discussion about how bodies are policed in the ...


Lessons From Women Leaders: The Impact Of Professional Development, Jennifer Wegner Apr 2018

Lessons From Women Leaders: The Impact Of Professional Development, Jennifer Wegner

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Professional development is learner-centered, where the responsibility to engage in further educational experiences belongs to the individual and is a critical way to prepare for career advancement. In higher education, cisgender women do not hold the majority of chief student affairs officers (CSAO) positions, which is unexpected given their representation in entry and mid-level positions (Shea Gasser, 2014). This article reviews a grounded theory study conducted to better understand the phenomenon of professional development experiences of women CSAOs and how professional development impacts career ascension of women in student affairs.


Performing And Deconstructing Whiteness In Student Affairs, Christine Nguyen, Lynda Duran Apr 2018

Performing And Deconstructing Whiteness In Student Affairs, Christine Nguyen, Lynda Duran

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The student affairs profession upholds whiteness through its practices, policies, and structures. The dynamics of whiteness have a particularly harmful impact on student affairs professionals of color. The authors explore the concept of whiteness in relation to their professional identities and unpack how people of color are encouraged to embody whiteness to fit into the field of student affairs. The authors propose suggestions for naming, understanding, and re-framing how professionals of color engage with whiteness.