Developments, Volume 10, Issue 1 (Spring 2012)

  • From the Editor

    From The Editor

    John L. Garland
    Associate Editor-cum-Acting Editor
    Alabama State University

    This exciting issue of Developments presents readers with several opportunities for celebration as well as several opportunities for thoughtful reflection. Rarely does the Developments Associate Editor-cum-Acting Editor have the opportunity to introduce such broad offerings.

    Kicking off the celebrations (literally) is the BIG announcement that our Editor, Amanda Suniti Niskode-Dossett who, along with her husband and partner, welcomed Malati Norah into the world on January 4th.  We are all very excited, or at least I am, ...

    Continue
  • From One Dupont Circle: Quarterly Update

    From One Dupont Circle: Quarterly Update

    Gregory Roberts
    ACPA Executive Director

    Welcome to Spring 2012!  It is difficult to believe that we are already well into the year 2012.  This is a milestone year for the Association, as we will honor our profession with 88 years of service from ACPA.  What a contribution to student affairs and higher education!  If you would be interested in planning the 90th Anniversary Celebration of ACPA in Indianapolis, please share your information with me.

    Since my last column there hasn’t been much ...

    Continue
  • Going Beyond Legal Obligations: Be Guided by Fairness and Justice

    Going Beyond Legal Obligations: Be Guided by Fairness and Justice

    Robert M. Hendrickson
    Pennsylvania State University

    When Dixon v. Alabama (1961) was decided, I was a junior in high school, and at the time, I had no idea of the revolutionary nature of this case.  What I learned as I began to study legal issues in higher education was that this decision was a watershed case that brought the courts through the college gates and established a new constitutional relationship between students and colleges and universities.  This ...

    Continue
  • Managing Internationalization: Strategic Initiatives or Reactionary Programming?

    Managing Internationalization: Strategic Initiatives or Reactionary Programming?

    Jason E. Lane
    State University of New York, Albany

    The purpose of the Global Affairs column is to discuss issues pertinent to the student affairs profession that arise out of the growing interconnectedness in the world. This column will provide readers with information and insights about the changing nature of the profession and some of the factors contributing to those changes. The use of the term “globalization” is meant to describe the growing interconnection of nations, people, economies, politics, and ...

    Continue
  • Commissions Corner

    Commissions Corner

    Laura A. Bayless
    Coordinator-Elect for Commissions
    Saint Mary’s College of Maryland
    Heather Shea Gasser
    Coordinator for Commissions
    University of Idaho

    This issue of Developments highlights the work of four Commissions and one Task Force:

    • Academic Support in Higher Education
    • Commuter Students and Adult Learners
    • Recreation and Athletics
    • Student Involvement
    • The new Task Force for Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness

    Take a moment to read these brief articles. We expect you will find resources to assist in your work on your campus. Commissions and Task Forces produce a number ...

    Continue
  • A Tribute to Developments Columnist Robert M. Hendrickson

    A Tribute to Developments Columnist Robert M. Hendrickson

    Jason Lane
    State University of New York, Albany
    Jeffrey Sun
    University of North Dakota

    Robert M. Hendrickson, or “Bob” as many of us know him, started writing the Legal Issues column for ACPA Developments in the early 1990s.  For the last twenty years he has provided student affairs practitioners with insights and explanations of how the courts have defined the legal rights and responsibilities of students and offered sage advice to administrators.  He writes his last ...

    Continue
  • Creating A Culture of Inclusion: Shifting the Disability Frame

    Creating A Culture of Inclusion: Shifting the Disability Frame

    Melanie V. Thompson
    Northern Illinois University

    The use of Universal Design (UD) within higher education has primarily been directed towards students with disabilities. In recent years, research has proposed that UD is beneficial to a wide range of students, including but not limited to students with disabilities.  Students not speaking English as their first language, students who are non-traditional in age, and students with varied learning styles may all benefit from the infusion of UD within higher education.  ...

    Continue
  • The Educational Dynamics of the Transfer Dilemma

    The Educational Dynamics of the Transfer Dilemma

    Paulette Brower-Garrett
    College of Staten Island/CUNY

    Transfer students are increasingly becoming a major constituent group within higher education institutions. Institutional leaders at both two- and four-year colleges rely heavily on transfer students for revenue, additional classroom perspectives, and positive contribution they make to an institution’s profile. The high percentage of transfer students may be surprising. Ewell, Schild, and Paulson (2003, p. 2) reported, “More than half of the students who ultimately earn bachelor’s degrees enroll in two or more institutions, ...

    Continue
  • Perspectives: An Ethical Exploration: Violations of the Law and Differential Treatment Between College Students and Non-Students

    Perspectives: An Ethical Exploration: Violations of the Law and Differential Treatment Between College Students and Non-Students

    Nicholas A. Clegorne
    Louisiana State University
    Jonathon M. Hyde
    Louisiana State University
    Rony Die
    Louisiana State University

    A focus on students is the hallmark of the student affairs profession. However, an ethical dilemma emerges when one considers if our treatment of students is ...

    Continue
  • Special Features: ACPA celebrates the Student Personnel Point of View 75 Years of Excellence and Relevance

    Special Features: ACPA celebrates the Student Personnel Point of View 75 Years of Excellence and Relevance

    Heidi Levine
    ACPA President 2011-2012
    Cornell College
    Keith Humphrey
    ACPA President 2012-2013
    University of Arizona

    The ...

    Continue
  • A Transcendent Idea: The Student Personnel Point of View

    A Transcendent Idea: The Student Personnel Point of View

    Melvene Draheim Hardee
    (September,1992)
    Edited and with a Preface by
    Sally Click
    Butler University
    Michael D. Coomes
    Bowling Green State University

    Preface: Has it been Twenty Five Years?

    The year of the 50th anniversary of the 1937 Student Personnel Point of ...

    Continue
  • Canadian Association of College and University Student Services Identity Project

    Canadian Association of College and University Student Services Identity Project

    Jennifer Hamilton, Executive Director
    Canadian Association of College and University Student Services
    Gregory Roberts, Executive Director
    ACPA – College Student Educators International

    The Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) and ACPA – College Student Educators International (ACPA) forged ahead with a partnership of sharing of thought and ideas.  Thanks to Amanda Suniti Niskode-Dossett, editor of Developments, ...

    Continue