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2002

Educational Administration and Supervision

The Vermont Connection

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30 Years And A Daughter Later, Jerry Flanagan Jan 2002

30 Years And A Daughter Later, Jerry Flanagan

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A graduate of the HESA program reflects on what the experience meant to him when he started it thirty years ago and how it has enriched his personal and professional life since he enrolled. He will write about the trends he has witnessed in higher education and student affairs as a professional who entered the field just as “student affairs” was being recognized as a legitimate profession.


Meditations On Helping, Pamela K. Gardner Jan 2002

Meditations On Helping, Pamela K. Gardner

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While writing my dissertation there were many moments of writer’s block. During one, I wrote about the scene outside my window. It became a metaphor for my thesis: that reflecting on our actions and the stories we tell ourselves can help us be better educators, counselors, and human beings. The dissertation, titled--Living a Life Beyond Fear: A Narrative Exploration of College Career Counseling and Student Affairs Professional Preparation, is currently being reviewed by my faculty committee.


Corporations: An Untapped Resource For Higher Education Administrators Who Seek To Enhance Student Learning, Jonathon H. Jankowski Jan 2002

Corporations: An Untapped Resource For Higher Education Administrators Who Seek To Enhance Student Learning, Jonathon H. Jankowski

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Higher education currently has a strict focus on the personal, intellectual, and social development of students. However, little attention is given to student development after college, particularly, to students who enter the "real world" and choose to work for a corporation. Colleges and corporations need to work together to assist students during the transition out of college and into the corporate workplace. Internships provide one means of cooperation between the two parties. This paper will explore how colleges and corporations can enhance student development and better prepare students for a post-collegiate corporate career.


On Becoming An Ally, Patrick Brown Jan 2002

On Becoming An Ally, Patrick Brown

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Becoming an ally is a challenging process, especially if you are a middle-aged, white heterosexual male. In one sense the journey is like no other, yet in another sense it mirrors the arduous task of running a marathon. Becoming an ally and running a marathon both start with the same question - “Why do it?” This seemingly easy question is followed by a set of similarities such as the ever-present parallel realities of oppression and gravity, reading and roadwork, finding ongoing support, and acting as an ally and actually running 26 miles, 385 yards. Come join the personal journey of one ...


Reflections Of A New Professional, Jacob L. Diaz Jan 2002

Reflections Of A New Professional, Jacob L. Diaz

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In May of 2001, I humbly accepted the Kenneth P. Saurman award on behalf of each of my colleagues in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master's program at The University of Vermont. I learned much from their experiences and courage in grappling with controversial issues facing today's college students. I believe that the award captures the spirit of human forgiveness, understanding, and a willingness to work towards a just educational system for all.


Business Or Bust? The Changing Face Of Student Affairs, Molly S. Macelroy Jan 2002

Business Or Bust? The Changing Face Of Student Affairs, Molly S. Macelroy

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As colleges and universities progress further and further into the 21st century, they will continue to grow with an increase in the number of students entering higher education. his increase brings with it, not only a larger population of traditional students, but also a larger population of non-traditional students with differing needs. Therefore, in order to meet the needs of these different populations of students, it may be important to start looking at successful business strategies as a tool for reinforming student affairs divisions. In this paper, I will suggest ten rules of business success, establish by Sam Walton, founder ...


The Commodification Of Higher Education: Tools Of Management, Elisabeth Baker Jan 2002

The Commodification Of Higher Education: Tools Of Management, Elisabeth Baker

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The purpose of this article is to raise fundamental questions which describe how faculty perceive a rise in the use of rational management strategies on their campuses - strategies originally developed in the business sector - with the effect of putting pressure on more traditional academic values and ways of organizing.


Chronicles From The Diaspora: A Memoir, Wilfrido Cruz Jan 2002

Chronicles From The Diaspora: A Memoir, Wilfrido Cruz

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Chronicles from the Diaspora: A Memoir is a personal reflection on the author's seven years of college education; a journey from a "low-achieving" high school student to a promising college graduate. It highlights the continual struggle to transcend socioeconomic, political, and cultural borders, while at the same time, longing for a return to his past. This narrative captures a glimpse into the life of a Mexicano student striving to find a place in communities seemingly oblivious to his Mexicano experience. His thoughts are the product of the Diaspora, written in isolation and despair.


When Spiders Unite, They Can Tie Down A Lion: Student Affairs Practice, Joslyn Diramio Jan 2002

When Spiders Unite, They Can Tie Down A Lion: Student Affairs Practice, Joslyn Diramio

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This paper explores the current gap of research on student allies. Specifically, it looks at the definitions associated with being an ally and the difficulties in identifying such students on college campuses. It examines both ally action and developmental models. These models not only illustrate general progressions of development, but are also a springboard for examining the issues facing allies. The paper highlights the roles of student allies on campus and how student affairs professionals and faculty can support and challenge such students.


Keeping Secrets: Student Secret Societies In Historical Context, Jennifer Domagal Jan 2002

Keeping Secrets: Student Secret Societies In Historical Context, Jennifer Domagal

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Secret societies have long been part of the tapestry of American higher education. They have, however, remained largely unexamined and unspoken of, as if their existence itself is a secret. This article explores the contextual development of secret societies within the academy. The role of secrecy in the development of the first student organizations is outlined and examples of current societies are discussed. As student affairs professionals, it is imperative that we understand this historical context, namely the dangers of institutional paternalism and secrecy, in order to create a current conception of the status and influences of secret societies on ...


Searching For Synthesis: Stopping Stereotypes, Dianne Chase Catalano Jan 2002

Searching For Synthesis: Stopping Stereotypes, Dianne Chase Catalano

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While an undergraduate, I had the unique opportunity to be an out lesbian and a member of an international sorority, Delta Delta Delta. I was presented with a similar "conundrum" in graduate school as the InterFraternity Council advisor and then Panhellenic Advisor while still being open about my sexuality and gender expression. Many of my colleagues in student affairs seem to believe that my sexuality and sorority membership or two years of working with the University of Massachusetts Amherst sorority and fraternity communities are contradictory parts of my identity. While there are times I am inclined to feel frustrated by ...


Unity In Isolation: Reconciling Histories, Accentuating Difference, Wilfrido Cruz, Jacob L. Diaz, Tonantzin Oceguera Jan 2002

Unity In Isolation: Reconciling Histories, Accentuating Difference, Wilfrido Cruz, Jacob L. Diaz, Tonantzin Oceguera

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The experiences of a Chicano, Mexicana, and Mexicano interconnect in Burlington, Vermont. Who would have thought? Each of the authors’ possesses a unique life experience that is rarely mirrored in everyday life at The University of Vermont. Through their narative, each author expresses the complexity of their graduate experience from the three different perspectives: 1) a Chicano born in the United States; 2) a Mexicana who moved to the United States as a child; 3) a Mexicano who came to the United States as a teenager. Each author identifies strongly with their Mexican heritage yet arrived at it in different ...


The Final Word, Ada Ramirez Puches Jan 2002

The Final Word, Ada Ramirez Puches

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