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Mentoring: A Natural Role For Learning Community Faculty, Sarah L. Hessenauer, Kristi L. Law Dec 2017

Mentoring: A Natural Role For Learning Community Faculty, Sarah L. Hessenauer, Kristi L. Law

Learning Communities Research and Practice

The purpose of this article is to highlight mentoring as an important piece of leading a learning community. The authors will share a definition of mentoring which is applicable to the learning community experience. Characteristics of mentoring will be described, including types of mentoring and mentor-mentee relationships. The authors will apply these concepts to their role as facilitators for a learning community at a teaching-centered, 4-year institution. They will reflect on mentoring in a discipline-focused learning community, share experiences, and discuss the benefits identified for both faculty and students.


The Role Of Social Work On College Campuses: A Systematic Narrative Review Of Social Work Roles And Values, Ryan Sheats Dec 2017

The Role Of Social Work On College Campuses: A Systematic Narrative Review Of Social Work Roles And Values, Ryan Sheats

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

On college campuses, both mental health and systematic issues are apparent for students. The role of social work needs to be more present on college campuses. This paper will serve to explore the role of social work on college campuses. A narrative systematic review was done in order to answer the question “What is the role of social workers on college campuses”. The databases that were used were PsycNet, SOCINDEX, Social Work abstracts, and the Journal of College Counseling. The following search terms were used: Colleges AND Social Casework, College Counseling AND Higher Education, Social Work Practice AND Universities & Colleges ...


Facilitating An Intergenerational Classroom, Lee Ferrell Sep 2017

Facilitating An Intergenerational Classroom, Lee Ferrell

Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching and Learning

At the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year, Needham Yancey Gulley published an Inside Higher Edarticle challenging educators to move away from a seemingly dated term—nontraditional—because it labeled students in a way that could harm their opportunities in the classroom. At the same time, there really are differences among and between the generations, as both the academic literature and popular culture attest. Rather than enjoying a cohesive or intergenerational approach, Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers are often pitted against one another in what The Washington Post calls “generational warfare.” This essay considers ways to facilitate an ...


How One Learning Community Approached Death, Lori Ungemah Jun 2017

How One Learning Community Approached Death, Lori Ungemah

Learning Communities Research and Practice

In this narrative piece, the author describes how a learning community was able to transfer their practices of care to support a colleague as he faced illness and death. The author chronicles how the learning community responded to support their team member, other members of the campus community, and the students. She reflects on this experience and explores how the learning community structure supported compassion during this challenging year.


Impact Of The Academic-Social Context On American Indian/Alaska Native Student’S Academic Performance, David A. Patterson Silver Wolf (Adelv Unegv Waya), Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes Mar 2017

Impact Of The Academic-Social Context On American Indian/Alaska Native Student’S Academic Performance, David A. Patterson Silver Wolf (Adelv Unegv Waya), Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes

Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America

American Indian/Alaska Native students have the highest dropout rates of any racial-ethnic group. This study posits that a poor Academic-Social Context contributes to low grade point average (GPA), which in turn negatively affects AI/AN students’ persistence to graduation. The present study compares the self-reported academic performance of AI/AN undergraduate students with that of students from other ethnic backgrounds, in order to evaluate whether variation in students’ ASC and any identified medical conditions differentially affected AI/AN students. Findings suggest that AI/AN students enter college with poorer ASC and have lower GPA scores. This study points to ...


The Role Of Social Work On College Campuses: A Systematic Narrative Review Of Social Work Roles And Values, Ryan Sheats Jan 2017

The Role Of Social Work On College Campuses: A Systematic Narrative Review Of Social Work Roles And Values, Ryan Sheats

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

On college campuses, both mental health and systematic issues are apparent for students. The role of social work needs to be more present on college campuses. This paper will serve to explore the role of social work on college campuses. A narrative systematic review was done in order to answer the question “What is the role of social workers on college campuses”. The databases that were used were PsycNet, SOCINDEX, Social Work abstracts, and the Journal of College Counseling. The following search terms were used: Colleges AND Social Casework, College Counseling AND Higher Education, Social Work Practice AND Universities & Colleges ...