Volume 19, Issue1

Identifying and Addressing Secondary Trauma in New Professionals in Student Affairs | Lynch

Abstract It is estimated that over half of college student affairs practitioners support students through traumatic life events on at ...
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A Heavy Lift: The Impact of the Resident Assistant Position | Díaz III, Amos, Samano, Livingston, Vasquez

Abstract  The Resident Assistant (RA) position is often noted as a premier leadership opportunity on many college campuses.  The RA ...
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Racial and Political Tensions at an Open Enrollment Institution | Sokolich

Abstract This scenario presents a complex problem facing student affairs practitioners related to funding, enrollment, politics, and identity. The students ...
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One of These is Not Always Like the Other: Social Class & First-Generation College Student Status | Ardoin, Nguyen

Abstract This case addresses intersections of two salient identities—social class and first generation college student (FGCS) status—which are often challenging ...
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“My Body, My Choice”: The Campus Abortion Debate in Post-Roe America | Williams, Herrera, Anderson

Abstract In this case study, we explore the tensions of campus programming, supervision, and student activism through an issue of ...
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“It’ll be like Biden and Harris”: A Black Woman’s Conundrum in Collegiate Student Government | Brown, Goodman

Abstract In this case study, Sasha grapples with issues of systemic racism she faces while serving as student government (SG) ...
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You Don’t Know Me | Boettcher, Dillard

Abstract This scenario focuses on the experience of Barbara – a white woman who is a first-generation (FGCS) and low ...
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The Needed “New Normal”: Understanding the Experiences Of Graduate Students Needs During the Coronavirus Pandemic | Camarillo, Dissassa, Martinez-Benyarko, Hixson

Abstract With campus leaders requesting college campuses return “back to normal” after nearly three years of overwhelming trauma during the ...
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The Intersections of Identity and Sense of Belonging: First-Generation Graduate Student Belonging During a Pandemic | Olson, Sterk

Abstract Research has demonstrated that first-generation graduate students may experience similar challenges as they did while completing their undergraduate careers ...
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Graduate Student Staff as Campus Activists | Kniess, Cawthon, McCluskey-Titus

Abstract This case will allow for conversations related to multiple identities and how our identities impact issues such as advocacy, ...
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Keeping up Appearances: The Role of the Graduate Assistant | Kern

Abstract The University of Elm Harbor is bustling with university life and strives to provide meaningful experiences for all students ...
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Do I Belong Here? | Smith, Trammell

Abstract The purpose of this case study is to explore the experiences of a Black man student transitioning from a ...
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“Can’t You Just Do It All?” Shifting Demographics and Expectations in Student Affairs | Williams, Cuna, Kane

Abstract  Ideal worker norms are perpetuated and passed down in student affairs through graduate assistantships, supervision, and the hidden curriculum ...
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“Why do some think my people don’t belong?”: Being Black and Undocumented in College | Bromfield, Santa-Ramirez

Abstract Alicia is a Black, undocumented student encountering microaggressions with a team member in the peer mentor program she works ...
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Examining Within-Group Identities and Professionalism with Student Affairs Staff* | Montelongo, Montelongo

Abstract Student affairs professionals often need to resolve student conflicts arising from cultural insensitivity and broad stereotypes. We work with ...
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Digital Racism Among Queer Student Staff: Crisis at the RA Meeting | Stroup, Walls

Abstract At Compass University, a mid-sized, public, predominantly white university in the Midwest, an RA staff faces turmoil when two ...
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Inclusivity Wish List: Barriers to Updating Student Informational Systems in Higher Education | Silva-Muhammad

Abstract Equitable access in higher education encompasses adopting non-discriminatory policies and practices toward creating an inclusive environment for all students, ...
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Black Man Living on Campus: Multiple Identities and Complex Individuality | McGowan, Walker, Estep

Abstract Black college men encounter several challenges navigating historically White campus environments. Within these spaces, Black college men are often ...
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Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution: A Case Study | Gorshenin, Torres, Lee

Abstract The lack of reporting on how funds from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) grants are being allocated has led institutions ...
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At the Intersection of Accessibility, Race, and Gender | Leath, Hardy

Abstract This scenario focuses on the experience of Alice, a woman of color, as she navigates the personal and political ...
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Tension on the Team | Brown, Smith

Abstract This scenario focuses on the experience of Tia, a Black woman recruited from California to play softball in Texas ...
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First in the Family | Xi, Cawthon, Barrientos

Abstract This scenario explores the intersections of Asian Identity Development, Social Class Identity, and issues surrounding First Generation Student Identity ...
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Autism and Socioeconomic Status:  The Case of Tyler | Lalor, Lalor, Lombardi

Abstract This is the case of Tyler (he, him, his), an autistic first-year student at Apple State College from a ...
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When Will Enough Be Enough? | Fielder

Abstract This case study will examine ethical dilemmas that student affairs professionals face. It will address the importance of politics ...
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Balancing Positionality and Belonging: Advocating for Students with Marginalized Identities | Ford

Abstract This case study highlights the experiences of a new higher education professional who is facing the difficult challenge of ...
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The Advocate’s Quagmire: Serving Students with (Dis)abilities in Postsecondary Education | French, Kniess

Abstract This scenario invites readers to follow Shannon, a Director of Disability Support Services, as she wrestles with how to ...
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To Be (Online) or Not to Be (Online)? That is the Question | Adams

Abstract The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic intensified the existing enrollment crisis at our nation’s community colleges. After two and a half years ...
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Successful Student Success Center Advising | Haines

Abstract Higher education positions related to advising first-year students are becoming more popular at colleges and universities to help increase ...
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Semi-Stellar Student | Rubin

Abstract The case of the semi-stellar student focuses on the challenge faced by first-time instructor and recent student affairs masters ...
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(Improper?) Sharing of Syllabi

Abstract: Student conduct processes continually move in a direction of enacting learning outcomes rather than punishment. Yet, faculty and staff ...
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I Just Want to Be a Nurse

Abstract: An academic advisor at a large, public research institution encounters a nursing major who is resistant to a course on ...
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Case Studies: Overview

In an effort to make this issue easier to navigate, the cases are divided into categories. This is meant to ...
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Message from the Editors | December 2022

Hello, all. As we conclude one term and get ready for the next it is a great time for both ...
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ACPA Books: Wrapping Things Up (Like a Holiday Gift)

As the year wraps up, we also are wrapping up our term as ACPA Books Co-Editors. We are pleased to ...
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Message from the ACPA President, December 2022

Since joining the division of student life at my current institution, I coordinated 7 searches to fill open entry-level positions ...
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Message from the Executive Director, December 2022/January 2023

December 2022/January 2023 ACPA Developments Message from the Executive Director I am beyond excited that this issue of ACPA’s Developments ...
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Message from the Editors

Hello, ACPA Members. Here we are in August and it is time to start a new academic year. Whether programs, ...
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Message from the Executive Director

Dear ACPA Members, I am writing this article from the 2022 NINLHE (National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education) ...
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Coming Soon from ACPA Books!

written by: Mimi Benjamin and Jody Jessup-Anger, ACPA Books Co-Editors As co-editors of ACPA Books, we are thrilled to announce ...
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Studying the Retention of First-Generation College Students in a Public University Honors Program | Abukar

written by: Zayd Abukar, Ed.D. Introduction to the Study Collegiate honors programs provide high-ability students rigorous academic experiences and increased ...
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Recommendation of Two Resources to Build Inclusive Supervision Practices | Cilluffo

written by: Gene Cilluffo A common gap in many student affairs graduate preparation programs is supervision training. Graduate students may ...
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The Evolution of an Established Academic Support Unit | Knight

written by: Graham R. Knight, Ph.D Introduction Programmatic change on a college campus is often hard to come by. Using ...
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A Word About Our Times: Uncovering, Holding Tight, and Pulling Back the Veil | Laker

written by: Jason Laker, Ph.D. To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing. - Raymond ...
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Reading Guide for A Practitioner’s Guide to Supporting Graduate and Professional Students (Routledge, 2022) | Perry & Shepard

written by: Dr. April L. Perry & Dr. Valerie A. Shepard Graduate and professional (G&P) education in its current (and ...
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Graduate Student Advising | Roth-Saks

Introduction As higher education professionals and professors, we often supervise graduate students and new professionals and teach in student affairs ...
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Incorporating Diversity Topics in the Higher Education/Student Affairs (HESA) Classroom | Shelton & French

written by: Leslie Jo (LJ) Shelton, Ph.D. & Amy French, Ph.D. Recently, LJ’s teaching and faculty support center asked her ...
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Message from the Editors – Summer 2022

Happy Graduation Season, Developments Readers. We hope that this issue of the publication finds you each doing well with many ...
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Executive Director Message – Summer 2022

The Both/And of Our Political Landscape: The Global and the Local Most people are familiar with the phrase “think globally, ...
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ACPA Marylu K. McEwen 2022 Dissertation of the Year Recipient and Finalists

written by: Tricia Shalka & Orkideh Mohajeri The ACPA Marylu K. McEwen Dissertation of the Year Award program received many ...
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Leveraging Funding and Support to Foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Graduate Education, Johnson, Bohan, Clement, Williams

written by: Alex Johnson, Dr. Chara Haeussler Bohan, Dr. Kristina Mickel Clement, Benjamin M. Williams Graduate students represent the future ...
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“Never Did I Ever!”: A Creative Reflection on Accompanying Each Other through Pandemics and Upheaval, Hodes et al.

written by: Jacqueline Hodes, Orkideh Mohajeri, Jai-La Aponte, Summie Bledsoe, Katherine Canazzi, Katherine Clay, Cara Fordenbacher, Jayla Godfrey, Gianna Machado, ...
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The Changing Workplace: A Case Study, Nicklas

written by: Drew Nicklas As we conclude another pandemic year, it is a good time to reflect on what we ...
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“You could be great you know, it’s all here”: Harry Potter and the Student Affairs Competencies, Boettcher, Wein, Zin

written by: Michelle L. Boettcher, Sydney Wein, and Nikalette Zina Introduction As higher education and student affairs practitioners, we develop ...
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Great Blog Series for Book Publishing, Mimi Benjamin & Jody Jessup-Anger

written by: Mimi Benjamin & Jody Jessup-Anger – ACPA Books Co-editors If you’re thinking about a book project, a great ...
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Building Your Assessment Skills: Even When You Aren’t Giddy About Assessment, Barefoot

written by: Danielle Barefoot The importance of assessment in Student Affairs has been an ongoing topic of discussion for articles, ...
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A Message from the President

One of the top questions I got the last few months, and throughout the ACPA 2022 Convention is: am I ...
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A Message from the Executive Director

I am writing this reflection on my first day back to work following the ACPA22 Convention in St. Louis. Like ...
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A Note from the Editors

Hello, all. We hope that many of you are returning after a wonderful chance to reconnect IN PERSON with colleagues ...
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All I Know So Far | Vernon A. Wall

My ACPA Presidency officially began after the Business Meeting at the ACPA Convention in Nashville in March of 2020.  I ...
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Remembering the Scars They Caused | Boatwright

written by: Dax Boatwright I write these words thinking of my oldest known ancestor whose identity was erased through rape ...
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The Compassion Toolkit: One University’s Efforts to Actualize an Institutional Value | Demetriou, Jones, Lewis, Maré

written by: Cynthia Demetriou, Candace Jones, Deanna L. Lewis, Jeannette Maré In our university’s strategic plan, compassion is a core ...
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Contributing Factors to Academic Success Among Student Veterans | Findley & Metz

written by: Sam P. Findley, M.A. and J. Metz, Ph.D. Introduction The number of student veterans enrolled in higher education ...
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Sexuality, Gender, and the Student Government Presidency | Michael A. Goodman

written by: Dr. Michael A. Goodman According to Victory Institute (2021), a nonprofit focused on increasing the number of lesbian, ...
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You Can Go Your Own Way: Student Leader Development Pathways | Notari, Toich, Sessa, Bragger

written by: Catrina Notari, Margaret Toich, Valerie Sessa, Jennifer Bragger Developing student leaders is a major objective at many universities ...
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Part II: Reimagining Leadership Education in Student Affairs Through a Critical Lens | Teig & Dilworth

written by: Trisha Teig & DaShawn Dilworth Abstract Leadership education in student affairs must address inherent oppressive practices that exclude ...
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Beyond Collegiality: Community Care in Academia | Rachel Wagner

written by: Rachel Wagner Will this person be a good colleague?  That’s a question that surfaced in multiple ways for ...
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Surface Pressure | Xianwen “Wen” Xi

Do you remember coming home from school when you were younger and on the table would be a letter addressed ...
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Contributing Factors to Academic Success Among Student Veterans | Findley & Metz

written by: Sam P. Findley, M.A. & J. Metz, Ph.D. Introduction The number of student veterans enrolled in higher education ...
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Letter from the Executive Director

“The Great Resignation:” Higher Education and Student Affairs Edition When I transitioned from working on a college campus four years ...
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From the Editors

Hello, all. As we approach the end of 2021, it is a time of reflection, celebration, and – hopefully – ...
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So, Your Book is Coming Out, Now What?  Marketing Your Book Effectively

written by: Jody Jessup-Anger & Mimi Benjamin, Co-Editors, ACPA Books You successfully completed the writing, editing, and revision process, reviewed ...
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Based on a True Story: Using Theory to Analyze Disney’s Film “Safety”

As higher education professionals, we are constantly trying to apply theory to practice. However, it can be challenging to make ...
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Drink It All In!

written by: Taylor Jones, Chandler Stafford, & Mimi Benjamin Elizabeth Whitt’s “’Don’t Drink the Water?’: A Guide to Encountering a ...
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How One Campus’s Decentralized Academic Support Units Built Community to Serve Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Pandemic Little did we know, March 13th, 2020, a typical Friday before spring break, would be the last day ...
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Dismantling the Cool Kids’ Table:  Growing an Inclusive Leadership Educator Community in Student Affairs. Part I: Our Current Status 

written by: Trisha Teig & DaShawn Dilworth Abstract Leadership education in student affairs must address inherent oppressive practices that exclude ...
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Enhancing Student Health and Well-Being: Health Promotion Standards for Student Affairs Practice

written by: Sarah E. I. Menefee, Padma R. Entsuah, Alicia K. Czachowski, and Joleen M. Nevers Student Affairs professionals are ...
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Avoiding the Threat of Neoliberalism in Outcome-Based Assessment

written by: Kelly Lee Tatone My Introduction to Neoliberalism I attended high school and college during the reign of Reaganomics ...
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Reconstructing Professionalism Post-COVID: New Professional’s Hope for the Future of Student Affairs

written by: Hermen Díaz III, Amy B. Wilson, Ph.D., Laura A. Brown The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily altered the professional ...
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Letter from the Executive Director

A Letter to College and University Presidents/Chancellors, As a former campus-based student affairs professional now working in the association field ...
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A Letter from the Editors

Dear ACPA Membership, So, we woke up the other day and realized it is August. A new academic year is ...
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We’ve Seen This Movie Before: The Disingenuity of Routine Institutional Responses to Address Anti-Black Racism | Parker III, Tevis, Beatty, Blockett

written by: Eugene T. Parker III University of Kansas Tenisha L. Tevis Oregon State University Cameron C. Beatty Florida State ...
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Making the Transition: Undergraduate and Doctoral Programs | Solomon

written by: Dr. Beth D. Solomon Auburn University Introduction By the time the first day [of school] arrived, Wemberly had ...
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A Brave New World: First Year College Students & Post-Pandemic Resilience | Potts

written by: Charlie Potts Gustavus Adolphus College The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the student experience. While the transition to college ...
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Returning to the Classroom: Being a Graduate Student After Years in the Workforce (2/2) | McGrath, Leppert, Jacobs, Rodriguez, Mallory Jr., Nicklas

written by: Ali McGrath Clemson University Abigail Leppert Clemson University Ashley Jacobs Clemson University Brandon E. Rodriguez Clemson University Jamel ...
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Book Review: The Post-Pandemic Liberal Arts College: A Manifesto for Revolution | Hays

written by: Dylan Paul Hays Clemson University The Post-Pandemic Liberal Arts College: A Manifesto for Revolution is a light at ...
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Reflections on Career Change – An Autobiographical Case Study | Grites

written by: Tom Grites Dr. Quincy Martin’s article in the last issue of Developments (March 2021) resonated so clearly with ...
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Examination of Admissions Criteria in Higher Education Graduate Preparatory Programs| Tolman, O’Halloran, Meert

written by: Steven Tolman Georgia Southern University Kimberly O’Halloran Widener University Abby Meert Grinnell College Introduction The field of student ...
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Should I pursue the doctorate? | Bailey, Musoba

written by: Krista J. Bailey Texas A&M University Glenda Musoba Texas A&M University Should I Pursue the Doctorate? When considering ...
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Based on a True Story: Analyzing Disney’s Film Safety & Application to Higher Education | Hines-Farmer, Forslund

written by: Shauna Hines-Farmer Clemson University Erika Lynne Forslund Clemson University Film and media portray higher education in a variety ...
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Expression and Application of Gratitude in College Students | Biber

written by: Duke Biber University of West Georgia Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine daily reflections of ...
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A Letter from the Editors

Hello, Colleagues. As we welcome spring and work toward the end of the academic year, we hope each of you ...
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Staying in Community, a letter from the Executive Director

Staying in Community Chris Moody, ACPA Executive Director As we close another annual convention, we experienced another “first” as a ...
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A Final Letter from ACPA President, Vernon A. Wall.

Dear ACPA Family: It has been a pleasure to serve as your president this past year. Near the end of ...
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From your Books Editors, Mimi Benjamin & Jody Jessup-Anger

From your Books Editors – Mimi Benjamin & Jody Jessup-Anger Haiku for Publishing Have a book in mind? Check out ...
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Demystifying the IRB: Supporting student success | Dona Molyneaux and Tiffany J. Cresswell-Yeager

Demystifying the IRB: Supporting student success By Dona Molyneaux and Tiffany J. Cresswell-Yeager Introduction To conduct research involving human participants, ...
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Developing a Virtual Peer Mentor Program | Eli Williams & Jenna Heath

written by: Eli Williams & Jenna Heath Step 1: Innovative Ideas Step 2: Program Planning, Discussion with Peers/Colleagues, Professional Development ...
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Health Professions Student Awareness and Use of Mental Health Resources and Barriers to Seeking Care | Sara N. Johnson, Katie Vukelich, Tamnnet Kidanu, Lauren Eldridge, Keith A. Mays, and Michael H. Kim 

Sara N. Johnson1, Katie Vukelich2, Tamnnet Kidanu3, Lauren Eldridge4, Keith A. Mays1, and Michael H. Kim5 1School of Dentistry, University ...
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Re-Traumatization of Black Students: The Over Utilization of Racial Trauma as an Educational Tool | Deshayla M. Mitchem

Deshayla M. Mitchem B.A. Xavier University, M.Ed. Candidate University of Louisville Abstract This reflective development explores the topic of the ...
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A Better Future is Possible: On Policy Advocacy for Student Affairs Professionals | Rebecca S. Natow

A Better Future is Possible: On Policy Advocacy for Student Affairs Professionals By: Rebecca S. Natow In November 2020, I ...
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Motivations and Factors of Student Affairs Professionals Who Transition into Academic Affairs | Quincy Martin III, Ed.D.

written by: Quincy Martin III, Ed.D. Introduction Approximately 50-60% of student affairs professionals exit the field within the first five ...
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Good-Bye 2020 and Thanks for the Memories: Lessons Learned by Two HESA Faculty Program Coordinators–Christina W. Yao and Leslie Jo (LJ) Shelton

Christina W. Yao, Ph.D. University of South Carolina Leslie Jo (LJ) Shelton, Ph.D. University of Arkansas The year 2020 started ...
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Helping Students Ask for Help: A Review of Academic Help-Seeking and Recommendations for Student Affairs Professionals–Jacqueline von Spiegel

Jacqueline von Spiegel Program Manager for the Dennis Learning Center, Ohio State University To be successful in college, students often ...
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Holistically Identifying and Supporting College Student Grief and Trauma During a Global Pandemic and Beyond–Mary Alice Varga

Mary Alice Varga University of West Georgia Everyone Grieves Differently: A Holistic Perspective to Identifying and Supporting College Student Grief ...
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Hindsight is 2020: Reflections and Lessons Learned on our Work–Fred M. Tugas and Joslyn DiRamio Bedell

Fred M. Tugas Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Engagement Virginia Commonwealth University Joslyn DiRamio Bedell Special Assistant to the Senior ...
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My Chair Sits Empty: Lost Relationships During a Global Pandemic–Margaret Reitz, PhD

Margaret Reitz, PhD Associate Director in Residence Life, SUNY Geneseo We all know that connecting in a coronavirus world is ...
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2020: The Year of Rewirement–QuiAnne’ S. Holmes

QuiAnne’ S. Holmes Student Affairs and higher education pride themselves on being the integral pillars of students’ overall development.  Institutions ...
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Implementing a Third Party Online Tutoring Component On Campus–Dr. Mike Hoffshire

Dr. Mike Hoffshire Director, Student Engagement & Academic Success | Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, California Introduction Given the ...
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Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Educators: Reflections During a Pandemic–Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Terah J. Stewart, Rachel A. Smith, Michael G. Brown, and Robert D. Reason

Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Terah J. Stewart, Rachel A. Smith, Michael G. Brown, and Robert D. Reason Iowa State University Author ...
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You Submitted a Book Proposal, Now What?– Mimi Benjamin & Jody Jessup-Anger

You Submitted a Book Proposal, Now What? In our last Developments article, we discussed considerations you should think about before ...
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A Letter from the President–Vernon A. Wall

Greetings from Washington, DC! Since I began my presidency in March of 2020, I have developed a daily morning ritual.  ...
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A Letter from the Executive Director–Chris Moody

Until the last several months, I never remembered my dreams or nightmares after I woke. I was always jealous of ...
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A Letter from the Editors–Michelle Boettcher & Reyes Luna

Hello ACPA, We begin 2021 with hopes of healing and communal dedication to building something better. We acknowledge that we ...
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Health Coaching for Graduate Students: Promoting Academic Success and Well-Being– Duke D. Biber & Dena Kniess

Duke D. Biber & Dena Kniess College of Education University of West Georgia A Model for Wellness Over the past ...
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What They Don’t Tell You About Year Two – Xianwen “Wen” Xi

Xianwen “Wen” Xi Residence Director Pace University “Why should we hire you out of all the candidates we brought to ...
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Building a Case for Cross Racial Intergroup Dialogues for Multiracial Students in American Higher Education Institutions–Victoria K. Malaney Brown

Victoria K. Malaney Brown Director of Academic Integrity Columbia College, Columbia Engineering In its most formal definition “intergroup dialogue (IGD) ...
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Practicing the Art of Moneyball in Student Affairs – Brian W. Janssen

Brian W. Janssen Director of Student Organization Advising and Leadership Development Portland State University Have you ever watched a movie ...
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Using Games to Create Shared Experiences – Alison Fecher

Alison Fecher Cooperative Education Advisor Clemson University With distance learning becoming more and more popular and now with social distancing ...
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Doing Student Affairs Work in a Facilities Department during COVID-19 and BLM: A Noticeable Disconnect – Cyndel Brunell

Cyndel Brunell Program Coordinator, Sustainable Campus Florida State University When I graduated with my M.Ed. two years ago, I landed ...
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Researching Outside Our Identities – Sarah Jones & Shanna Smith

Sarah Jones Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia Shanna Smith Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia Abstract Assessment, evaluation, and ...
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So You Want to Write/Edit a Book? – Mimi Benjamin & Jody Jessup-Anger

Many professionals and faculty members have important ideas to share with our higher ed colleagues, and ACPA Books is one ...
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Letter from the Editors –Michelle Boettcher & Reyes Luna

Autumn is a season of change. Of endings in preparation for rest and then the renewal of spring. This autumn ...
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Executive Director Remarks – Chris Moody

You Ask, And We Continue to Do Our Best to Respond! Dear ACPA Member, Since the start of the COVID-19 ...
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A Letter from the President, Vernon A. Wall

I love Fall.  I have to say that it’s my favorite season.  My siblings and I joke that we each ...
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Letter from the Editors, June 2020

Hello, everyone. This issue of Developments focuses on how people are affected by, engaging with, and negotiating issues related to ...
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Letter from the President, June 2020

A week or so before our annual convention this year, I was chatting with ACPA’s Executive Director – Chris Moody.  ...
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Letter from the Executive Director, May 2020

After all that college students, their families, institutional leaders, faculty, and particularly staff and student affairs professionals have been through ...
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Living in the Times of COVID-19: Through the Eyes of a Liberian Girl

Angel Wazin Morgan State University They say a story told is a life lived. Lately, we find ourselves reading or ...
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ACPA Books Call for Publications

Do you have a great idea for a book that could benefit the field of student affairs and higher education ...
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Sincerely Yours, The Quarantine Club

Jordan Viars Duke University Emily Zarych Bryant University Hannah Aksamit California Polytechnic State University Molly Jean Callahan College of Charleston ...
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Building the Plane

Kipp Van Dyke Iowa State University It is often joked about that “universities move slowly” in terms of even simple ...
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COVID-19, Loss, and Reflections

Matthew R. Shupp Shippensburg University Casey Norton Shippensburg University Robyn Swayne Shippensburg University Gabrielle A. Reed Shippensburg University Taylor Donahue ...
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Calling out the Heroes Who Make Things Happen: COVID-19 ACPA/IASAS/ACUI Webinar Reflections

Robert Shea Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada On March 31, 2020.  ACPA - College Student Educators International the Association of College ...
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More Than Snow Storms and Hurricanes: The True Meaning of Essential Personnel in Student Affairs

Kevin P. Schafer Montclair State University I drove onto campus and there was plenty of parking, when just a week ...
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How I Spent My (Endless) Spring Break: What We Can Learn from our COVID-19 Experiences, from the Graduate Student Perspective

Margaret Potter Clemson University As someone who tends to be a fatalist, I realized on March 11th, 2020 that we ...
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Professional organizations and support for professionals experiencing unemployment

Conor P. McLaughlin Bowling Green State University In February 2020 3.5% of the United State population was experiencing unemployment (Statista, ...
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Recognizing COVID-19 as Trauma: Considerations for Student Affairs Educators and Faculty Developers

William L. Harder Goucher College Brian L. McGowan American University COVID-19 has disrupted the academic lives and professional trajectories of ...
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Teaching Student Affairs Administration Online via a Simulated Institution and a Pandemic

Becki Elkins University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Garrett Denning University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Beck Hawkins University of Wisconsin-La Crosse I (Becki) ...
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Note from the Editorial Team

As we prepare for the 2020 ACPA National Convention in Nashville, we are excited to share this issue of Developments ...
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From the President – February 2020

Written by Craig Elliott, ACPA President This is a time of celebration. As I reflect on the past year, I ...
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From the Executive Director – February 2020

Greetings ACPA Members! Living and working in Washington, D.C. for the last 15 years, I have adjusted to the fact ...
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Crisis Communication: Keeping Parents and Family Members of Students in the Loop // written by Anne Newman & Kathy Adams Riester

Anne Newman Rutgers University-New Brunswick Kathy Adams Riester University of Arizona Student Affairs professionals are called upon to address a ...
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Managing Risk in Our Work with Student Organizations // written by: John Summerlot & Ben Williams

John Summerlot Indiana University Bloomington Ben Williams University of Colorado Boulder Emergencies have timelines: there are the events that precede ...
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Working through Campus Tragedy Alongside the Families of Deceased Community Members // written by: Mahauganee D. Shaw & Amanda Alberti

Mahauganee D. Shaw Miami University Amanda Alberti Miami University An unfortunate and challenging reality for today’s student affairs practitioners is ...
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Examining the relationship between community engagement and graduate student preparation // written by: April Perry, Christopher Ray and Lane Perry

April Perry Western Carolina University Christopher Ray Western Carolina University Lane Perry Western Carolina University ABSTRACT This article investigates the ...
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Latinx Network Writers Group: Demystifying the writing process for scholar-practitioners // written by: Ricardo Montelongo, Stephen Santa-Ramirez, Karla Cruze-Silva & Gary Santos Mendoza

Ricardo Montelongo Sam Houston State University Stephen Santa-Ramirez University at Buffalo Karla Cruze-Silva University of Arizona Gary Santos Mendoza Florida ...
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 Invigorating a Scholarship of Practice for the Profession of Student Affairs // written by: Patrick G. Love and John M. Braxton

Patrick G. Love Springfield College John M. Braxton Peabody College of Vanderbilt University Ever since the emergence of the concept ...
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Married to My Career // written by Chelsea M. Jordan

Chelsea M. Jordan Tufts University A variety of studies have examined the experiences of dual-career couples in academe (Greer & ...
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Less is More: A Journey to Simplify and Focus Through Transforming Pedagogy // written by Paige Haber-Curran, Ph.D.

Paige Haber-Curran, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Texas State University I grew up in the mountains, and on hikes, my brother and ...
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