Developments, Volume 11, Issue 2 (Spring 2013)

  • Living in the Margins: Examining the Experiences of Atheist Undergraduates on Campus

    Living in the Margins: Examining the Experiences of Atheist Undergraduates on Campus

    Krista M. Soria
    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Christine C. Lepkowski
    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Brad Weiner
    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    Abstract

    Utilizing results from a multi-institutional survey (n = 11,000+), this study explored differences in perceived campus climate and sense of belonging between atheist and religious college students. ...

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  • Aligning Flags, Foods, and Festivals with the Curricular Experience

    Aligning Flags, Foods, and Festivals with the Curricular Experience

  • From the Editor: Our Season of Seeking Wisdom

    From the Editor: Our Season of Seeking Wisdom

    Paul Eaton
    Editor
    Louisiana State University

    As the academic year comes to a close, and as ACPA – College Student Educators International – begins celebrating and reflecting on 90 years as an Association, one striking and resonant theme is emergent: our desire for wisdom.

    President Kerr focuses on wisdom in her Presidential Address, delivered during our Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV. She is not alone. On May 9-10, I attended a symposium at Louisiana State University focusing on the ...

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  • From One Dupont Circle: Quarterly Update

    From One Dupont Circle: Quarterly Update

    Gregory Roberts
    ACPA Executive Director

    Another academic year is about to end and I ask: are you satisfied that you have made a difference in the lives of students this year? Are you able to reflect on the value you bring to the educational experience of students, other staff, family and friends? How would things have been different around issues of equity and inclusion had you not taken the position you took this year?

    We have so much more to do. Education ...

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  • Women As Faculty: Managing Conflict with Grace and Confidence

    Women As Faculty: Managing Conflict with Grace and Confidence

    Karen D. Crozier
    Fresno Pacific University

    In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, members of the Standing Committee for Women are pleased to sponsor a Series in Developments. Our Series, “Women As,” explores how women’s intersecting identities (race, class, gender expression and performance, sexuality, religion, etc.) impact women’s experiences in different roles. Thus, authors share their ideas as women who are leaders, faculty, caregivers, and/or students. In support of a feminist approach to research and learning, articles will reflect ...

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  • Update of the ACPA Ethics Committee

    Update of the ACPA Ethics Committee

    Michael M. Kocet, Ph.D. LMHC, ACPA Ethics Committee
    Associate Professor & Student Affairs Program Director, Department of Counselor Education
    Bridgewater State University

    Ethics and ethical decision-making permeate almost every facet of student affairs practice – from issues such as confidentiality, boundaries, dual relationships, cultural competency, adherence to legal statutes, and technology. These are just some of the types of complexities that professionals face each day. In addition to the ACPA/NASPA joint document on professional competencies for student affairs professionals, the ACPA Code ...

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  • From the President: Convention Address

    From the President: Convention Address

    Kathleen Kerr
    ACPA President
    University of Delaware

    Hello ACPA-College Student Educators International and happy summer. This is my first opportunity to contribute to Developments as ACPA President so I’ve decided to share with you an edited version of my Presidential Address, delivered at the ACPA Annual Business Meeting in Las Vegas in March. It’s a speech that I spent ...

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  • More than another affirmative action case: Laws that suppress racial minority voices

    More than another affirmative action case: Laws that suppress racial minority voices

    Jeffrey C. Sun
    University of North Dakota

    Overview

    On March 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that in its new term beginning in October 2013, it would review another affirmative action case, Schuette v. Michigan Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (BAMN).1 The plaintiffs in this case are a group of faculty members, prospective students, and then current students at the University of Michigan along with a group known as the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, ...

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