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Making Meaning: Identity Development Of Black Undergraduate Women, Christa J. Porter, Laura A. Dean Aug 2015

Making Meaning: Identity Development Of Black Undergraduate Women, Christa J. Porter, Laura A. Dean

Dr. Christa J Porter

The purpose of this preliminary, phenomenological study was to identify factors that influence identity development and meaning-making of Black undergraduate women at a predominately White institution. The goal of this research was two-fold: to share diverse experiences of Black undergraduate women in order to understand the essence of their lived experience and to identify contemporary perspectives of the duality of being both Black and a woman at a predominately White institution. Findings were clustered into themes pertaining to support systems, maternal and familial influences, articulation of Black identity, and interactions with other Black undergraduate women.


The Northern Iteration: Challenges, Successes And Opportunities Of Catholic Universities In Canada, Michael W. Higgins Apr 2013

The Northern Iteration: Challenges, Successes And Opportunities Of Catholic Universities In Canada, Michael W. Higgins

Michael W. Higgins

This paper is a redaction of four panel presentations provided at the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities' 2007 Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. The panelist-presenters were Dr. Gerald Killan, Ph.D., Principal, King's University College at The University of Western Ontario; Dr. Myroslaw Tataryn, Ph.D., President, St. Jerome's University; Dr. Terrence Downey, Ph.D., President, St. Mary's University College; and Dr. Michael.W. Higgins, Ph.D., President, St. Thomas University. Post-secondary education in Canada is exclusively a provincial concern. As a consequence, and given Canada's diverse and complicated history, post-secondary Catholic education ...


Conceptualizations Of Spirituality, Religion, And Faith: Comparing Biblical Notions With The Perspectives Of Protestant Christian Students At A Lutheran College, Christy M. Craft, Alyssa B. Rockenbach Sep 2011

Conceptualizations Of Spirituality, Religion, And Faith: Comparing Biblical Notions With The Perspectives Of Protestant Christian Students At A Lutheran College, Christy M. Craft, Alyssa B. Rockenbach

Christy Moran Craft

As part of a larger investigation into the spiritual climate at one Lutheran college, we interviewed Protestant Christian students in order to compare their conceptualizations of spirituality, religion, and faith with biblical notions of those concepts. We found that the students' understandings of those concepts only loosely reflected general understanding within the higher education literature, and a significant disconnect existed between their conceptualizations of the relevant terms and those found in the Bible. In an effort to make meaning of our findings, we discuss existing literature about religious illiteracy as it relates to inherited faith and to the impact of ...


African American Male Collegians: Race, Class And Gender Revealed, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Dave A. Louis, Chance W. Lewis Jan 2010

African American Male Collegians: Race, Class And Gender Revealed, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Dave A. Louis, Chance W. Lewis

Fred A Bonner II

This chapter focuses on the gifted poor - particularly academically gifted African American male collegians who come from poverty. Topics of discussions will include critical issues ranging from family influence and identity development to environmental incongruence and culturally specific mentoring.


College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker Jan 2008

College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker

Jason Laker

No abstract available.


Sexual Assault Survivors’ Perceptions Of Campus Judicial Systems., John D. Foubert, Dallas Durant Dec 2006

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Perceptions Of Campus Judicial Systems., John D. Foubert, Dallas Durant

John D. Foubert

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the experiences and perceptions of college sexual assault survivors who seek formal, on-campus action against their perpetrators. The authors interviewed seven female survivors from various institutions across the country and compiled themes and suggestions relating to their experiences. Participants reported substantial dissatisfaction with both the on-campus judicial process and the outcome of that process. They also noted several key positive aspects of the on-campus judicial system. Implications for counselors and other professionals who support rape survivors are discussed.


Guiding Principles For University Crisis Management In The Age Of Elevated Terrorist Threats., John D. Foubert, Dallas N. Garner, Catherine Golden, Kara Miller Dec 2005

Guiding Principles For University Crisis Management In The Age Of Elevated Terrorist Threats., John D. Foubert, Dallas N. Garner, Catherine Golden, Kara Miller

John D. Foubert

In light of post 9/11/01 realities, we studied the need for retooling crisis management plans on college campuses. A review of the literature, expert interviews, and document analysis yielded several promising practices to be included in recommended guidelines for crisis management plans.


Shaping The Future: Strategic Planning For Small Colleges And Universities., Jamie Comstock, Rand Ziegler Jan 2005

Shaping The Future: Strategic Planning For Small Colleges And Universities., Jamie Comstock, Rand Ziegler

Jayne Marie Comstock

This paper addresses the importance of strategic planning as a precursor to assessing organizational performance and outlines a change model that has been used successfully at a small college with limited resources. Grounded in extant executive planning processes, this new model demystifies the strategic planning process and establishes procedures that address the practical and logistical issues associated with facilitating a planning process and ensuring that the plan becomes a document that espouses realistic goals, inspires and motivates members of the campus community, and actually provides direction for departments as they create their work plans and allocate resources.