Developments, Volume 13, Issue 1 (Spring 2015)

  • From the Editor – Spring 2015

    From the Editor

    Welcome to the Spring Issue of Developments! We hope that the many exciting articles appearing in this pre-convention edition will prepare you for the excitement of convening next week in Tampa, Florida for our Annual Convention.

    There are many opportunities to connect with members of our team at this year’s Annual Convention.  Here are a few:

    Lifting the Cloud on the Publication Process

    March 6, 2015

    1:00 – 2:00 PM

    Marriott Tampa Waterside – Meeting Room 1

     

    ACPA’s Developments: Preparing your Manuscript for Publication

    March 6, 2015

    4:00 – 5:00 PM

    Marriott Tampa Waterside – Meeting Room 1

    Thank ...

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  • From the President – Spring 2015

    Kent PorterfieldFrom the President

    Kent Porterfield, President
    Saint Louis University

    In my presidential address in Indianapolis on April 1, 2014, I spoke about the importance of a strategic plan for ACPA – College Student Educators International rooted in the Association’s core values.  I stated that this plan should enable flexibility, innovation and responsiveness to the changes that are happening in higher education and our field today. Through a rigorous process led by our new Executive Director Cindi Love, the ...

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  • From One Dupont Circle: Amplify

    Cindi LoveFrom One Dupont Circle: Amplify

    In the last edition of Developments, I talked about a new way to thinking about ACPA – College Student Educators International in the world—L.A.M.P. or Lead. Amplify. Mobilize. Partner.

    I shared my thoughts about ACPA’s leadership and particularly about our capacity and strength as an organization for thought leadership in higher education–most visibly when issues ...

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  • ACPA & NASPA Annual Conferences: A 30-Year Retrospective on LGBTQ Presentations

    ACPA’s Standing Committee for LGBT Awareness began from a collaborative idea at the 1983 convention. More than 30 years ...

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  • What the Articles About Administrative Bloat did not Mention

    It made for great copy between the stories about the record snowfalls and the bitter cold of the winter of 2014. Articles written for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and USA Today included headlines such as “Administrator Hiring Drove 28% Boom in Higher-Ed Work Force” (Carlson, 2014); “College Work Forces ...

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  • Establishing an Inclusive Environment for Students with Autism

    Introduction

    Students entering college today have diverse abilities and learning styles.  Through implementing universal design within higher education settings, professionals can enhance educational opportunities for all students.  In this paper, we show how to implement Higbee’s (2008) universal design ...

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  • Moral Reasoning: Exploring the Complexities of Crisis

    Anne M. Hornak

    Moral Reasoning: Exploring the Complexities of Crisis

    As ethical student affairs practitioners, we face competing interests as we navigate the complex terrain of our college campuses each day.   We are surrounded by ethical and moral dilemmas on a daily basis. As institutional leaders and educators we have a moral imperative to discuss and explore these issues as they arise around us. In this article I will examine the complex ...

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  • Risk and Reward: How Financial Decisions Impact Community College Populations

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    Risk and Reward: How Financial Decisions Impact Community College Populations

    Marisa Vernon, Lauren Merante, Stephanie Pfeifer, Beth Stanley
    Columbus State Community College

    Introduction

    The landscape of financial management within the context of higher education is continually evolving as a result of tuition increases and changing federal regulations.  As an example, according to the College Board, the tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year institutions increased by 2.9% for the 2013-14 school year, ...

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  • Fostering Student Speech and Expression While Maintaining Campus Civility, Safety, and Functioning

    Fostering Student Speech and Expression While Maintaining Campus Civility, Safety, and Functioning

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    Neal H. Hutchens
    Pennsylvania State University

     

    Kaitlin Quigley

    Kaitlin Quigley
    Pennsylvania State University

    Periodically, students’ speech and expressive activities result in legal conflict in regard to institutional regulations designed ...

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