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Development Of A Scale To Measure Academic Capital In High-Risk College Students, Rishi Sriram, Christa Winkler Jan 2015

Development Of A Scale To Measure Academic Capital In High-Risk College Students, Rishi Sriram, Christa Winkler

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

This study presents a psychometric instrument that measures academic capital in college students. Academic capital is a set of social processes that aid students in acquiring the knowledge and support necessary to access and navigate higher education. This study establishes the validity and reliability of the Academic Capital Scale. In addition to validating the six components of academic capital identified by St. John, Hu, and Fisher (2011), two additional components of academic capital were identified. Providing scholars and practitioners with a measure of academic capital allows institutions to critically examine and restructure their current support programs for high-risk college students.


Circular Framing: A Model For Applying Bolman And Deal's Four Frames In Student Affairs Administration, Rishi Sriram, Jesse Hines Farley Jan 2014

Circular Framing: A Model For Applying Bolman And Deal's Four Frames In Student Affairs Administration, Rishi Sriram, Jesse Hines Farley

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Administrators in student affairs navigate bureaucracies, manage staff, advocate for resources, and lead with purpose (Sermersheim & Keim, 2005). Nonetheless, scholars note research concerning student affairs management and leadership remains underemphasized in the current literature (Lovell & Kosten, 2000; Carpenter & Stimpson, 2007). Few models in student affairs exist to help translate theory to practice. Bolman and Deal’s (2013) four frames encourage leaders to view organizations through structural, human resource, political, and symbolic lenses. The four frames synthesize decades of literature on organizational theory and are frequently cited in higher education and student affairs publications. Previous scholarship, however, does not provide a model for applying the frames in student affairs administration. This paper proposes the Circular Framing Model-a model for administrative practice combining ...


The Development, Validity, And Reliability Of A Psychometric Instrument Measuring Competencies In Student Affairs, Rishi Sriram Jan 2014

The Development, Validity, And Reliability Of A Psychometric Instrument Measuring Competencies In Student Affairs, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

The study of competencies in student affairs began more than 4 decades ago, but no instrument currently exists to measure competencies broadly. This study builds upon previous research by developing an instrument to measure student affairs competencies. Results not only validate the competencies espoused by NASPA and ACPA, but also suggest adding a new competency and dividing some existing competencies into separate ones. Competency strengths, competency weaknesses, and implications for current practice and future research are discussed.


Rethinking Intelligence: The Role Of Mindset In Promoting Success For Academically High-Risk Students, Rishi Sriram Jan 2014

Rethinking Intelligence: The Role Of Mindset In Promoting Success For Academically High-Risk Students, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

This study utilized an experimental pretest-posttest control group design to determine if changing the way academically high-risk college students view intelligence affected their academic effort and achievement when compared to students in a control intervention. Results indicated that students taught to view intelligence as malleable reported significantly higher levels of the multivariate variable academic effort and the univariate variable study skills than did the students who were directly taught study skills. No significant difference in GPA was found between the two groups. Implications for future research and current practice are discussed.


Review Of No Longer Invisible: Religion In University Education, Rishi Sriram Jan 2013

Review Of No Longer Invisible: Religion In University Education, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

This book is the result of a four-year “Religion in the Academy” research project examining the role of religion in higher education. Rather than attempting to defend or cri- tique religion in university life, the authors seek to bring understanding of how religion and spirituality interact with teaching, learning, and student development. The authors provide a much-needed source for understanding how reli- gion connects with higher learning and how to capitalize on, rather than ignore, such connections. The title of the book comes from the premise that religion is part of educating students and can no longer be treated as ...


Influences Of Theory And Practice In The Development Of Servant Leadership In Students, Jennifer Massey, Tracey Sulak, Rishi Sriram Jan 2013

Influences Of Theory And Practice In The Development Of Servant Leadership In Students, Jennifer Massey, Tracey Sulak, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

This paper explores the extent to which the leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities of upper-year student leaders on one private, United States college campus developed as a consequence of their education and experience as an extended orientation leader. Findings reveal that compared to leadership education in the classroom, leadership development is limited by experiences that do not include intentional reflection. We identify key elements in pedagogical frameworks that support and impede the leadership development of students and propose strategies to enhance the learning outcomes established for leadership development.


Review Of Christian Smith’S Souls In Transition: The Religious & Spiritual Lives Of Emerging Adults, Rishi Sriram Jan 2012

Review Of Christian Smith’S Souls In Transition: The Religious & Spiritual Lives Of Emerging Adults, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Review Of Reframing Academic Leadership, Rishi Sriram Jan 2012

Review Of Reframing Academic Leadership, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Reclaiming The "Scholar" In Scholar-Practitioner, Rishi Sriram, Meghan Oster Jan 2012

Reclaiming The "Scholar" In Scholar-Practitioner, Rishi Sriram, Meghan Oster

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Scholars and practitioners continuously espouse the importance of research in student affairs work. This study empirically examined student affairs professionals’ engagement in research. Results indicated that professionals desire to engage research, but struggle to do so regularly. Gender and education are not factors in level of research engagement, but job level is. Graduate students reported significantly higher research engagement than did full-time professionals.


Engaging Research As A Student Affairs Professional, Rishi R. Sriram Oct 2011

Engaging Research As A Student Affairs Professional, Rishi R. Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Student affairs professionals are often referred to as scholar-practitioners. As demands upon professionals increase, however, it is all too easy for the “practitioner” part to completely overtake the “scholar.” If we find ourselves too busy even to read research, perhaps it is time to pause, re-establish our priorities, and reclaim the “scholar” in scholar-practitioner.


A Tale Of Three Campuses: Unearthing Theories Of Residential Life That Shape The Student Learning Experience, Frank Shushok Jr., Laine Scales, Rishi Sriram, Vera Kidd Jul 2011

A Tale Of Three Campuses: Unearthing Theories Of Residential Life That Shape The Student Learning Experience, Frank Shushok Jr., Laine Scales, Rishi Sriram, Vera Kidd

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Frank Shushok Jr., T. Laine Scales, Rishi Sriram, and Vera Kidd share some initial thoughts about responses to their Campus Residential Experience Survey. Do you recognize your institution?


Spirituality In Emerging Adults: Lessons From The National Study Of Youth And Religion, Rishi R. Sriram Jan 2011

Spirituality In Emerging Adults: Lessons From The National Study Of Youth And Religion, Rishi R. Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

“Working on Our Inner Lives: Meaning-Making in Colleges and Universities” is a four-part series intended to feature research snapshots, best practices, and personal narratives of faculty, staff, and students regarding spirituality, faith, religion, meaning, and existentialism in higher education generally and particularly affecting our work with students.


Between The Ideal And The Practical: Using Assessment To Find The Balance, Rishi Sriram, Laine Scales, Meghan Oster Jan 2011

Between The Ideal And The Practical: Using Assessment To Find The Balance, Rishi Sriram, Laine Scales, Meghan Oster

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Rishi Sriram, T. Laine Scales, and Meghan Oster share how the assessment efforts of Baylor University’s Engaged Learning Groups have led to effective advocating for program improvement as well as increased administrative support.


Reframing Student Affairs Practice, Rishi R. Sriram, Jesse Hines Jan 2010

Reframing Student Affairs Practice, Rishi R. Sriram, Jesse Hines

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

The interdisciplinary nature of student affairs requires the integration and application of theories pertaining to higher education, management, and psychology. Each discipline offers a theory that can be synthesized by utilizing Bolman and Deal’s (2008) four frames. By thinking of their work environments in circles, student affairs managers and leaders can utilize a proposed model to help them know how to begin applying each of the four frames in practice.