- Are We Creating Cultures of Advocacy or Avoidance?Continue
FROM ONE DUPONT CIRCLE
Are We Creating Cultures of Advocacy or Avoidance?
In February, 2016 I attended the 37th Annual National Conference on Law in Higher Education in Orlando, Florida. The theme was Compliance, Consumers and the Constitution: Managing the Law and Policy Expectations of Conflicting Constituencies in Higher Education’s Second Civil Rights Revolution.
Each year, Peter Lake, Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law, gathers general counsels of colleges and universities with student affairs professionals working in conduct, Title IX, compliance, as well as campus police.
I was ...
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UPDATES, NEWS, & ANNOUNCEMENTS: FROM THE PRESIDENT
Gavin W. Henning
On March 6, 2016, ACPA – College Student Educators International will make history. For the first time ever, the association will hold its convention outside of the United States. The 2016 ACPA Annual Convention will be significant and exemplify the mission and values of the association.
ACPA16 is a truly an international event. First, because of our host city. Montréal, originally called Ville-Marie (City of Mary) is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the center of the city. Montréal, which is actually on an island, is the largest city in ...
- Positioning Privileged White Men in Social Justice: Exploring Barriers and Strategies for Privileged White Men and Those who Work with ThemContinue
SERIES: COLLEGIATE MEN & INTERSECTIONALITY (PART IV)
Positioning Privileged White Men in Social Justice: Exploring Barriers and Strategies for Privileged White Men and Those who Work with Them
Kyle C. Ashlee
Aeriel A. Ashlee
Miami University of Ohio
In recognition of the recent 30th anniversary of the Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities (SCMM), the SCMM has launched a series exploring the concept of intersectionality as it relates to collegiate men. Contributing authors will explore how dimensions of race, religion, gender, and other social identities converge and shape the experiences of college men and how higher education professionals can best assist these students.
Introduction and ...
- The Role of Open Access on the Function of Community CollegesContinue
SERIES: OPEN ACCESS INSTITUTIONS (PART II)
The Role of Open Access on the Function of Community Colleges
Community College of Baltimore County
The Commission on Student Development in the 2 Year College is sponsoring this series to expose readers to the past, present, and future of open access institutions. Open access institutions are colleges that are nonselective in their admission standards. Primarily two-year or community colleges provide open access to students. For many at-risk students with low academic performance, open access institutions are the only gateway for pursuing higher education. With the pressure to meet new standards for graduation rates set ...
- Perspectives on Environmental JusticeContinue
Perspectives on Environmental Justice
Andrew M. Wells
University of Georgia
Jessica Belue Buckley
University of Louisville
University of Delaware
Student affairs administrators consider both sustainability and social justice to be important considerations in our work (ACPA & NASPA, 2010; ACPA, 2008). While these priorities are clear and often inform student affairs practice, the language used to advance these issues separates them. Social justice is understood as a process of addressing systems of power and privilege; social justice advocates work to dismantle oppressive institutions while advancing equity for historically marginalized communities (Bell, 2010). Conversely, sustainability is focused on environmental issues and often falls ...
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Innovation in Action: The Ability Exhibit
Karen A. Myers
Maureen A. Wikete Lee
Saint Louis University
I learn from allies every day.
Allies teach me.
These allies are my students.
As the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 approached (July 26, 2015), I reflected on the 25 years I have been a disability educator and ability ally. Casey-Powell and Souma (2009) describe an ally within the student affairs community as “someone who acts to change policies, procedures, and attitudes on campus and to educate other dominant group members, in this case people ...
- Guidelines for Positive Experiential Learning Experiences for Students and SupervisorsContinue
GRADUATE STUDENTS & NEW PROFESSIONALS
Guidelines for Positive Experiential Learning Experiences for Students and Supervisors
University of South Carolina
Overview – Assessment Practicums and Internships
Many higher education and student affairs (HESA) graduate programs promote engagement in first-hand experiential learning experiences for students to learn about the varied types of positions and professional duties existing in the field. Often referred to as practicums, internships, or experiential learning opportunities, HESA programs may require this field experience in a half-semester, full semester, or summer term, and they may or may not be credit-bearing. For the field-based supervisors, the additional “hands-on support” in the ...
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The Open Door to All: Can Community College’s Student Cohorts Truly Co-Exist?
Cuyahoga Community College
Open Access: A Melting Pot of Age, Experience, and Personal History
Within the state of Ohio, community colleges are busy welcoming an increased number of high school dual-enrolled students to our campuses. While community colleges have often served as the institutions of choice for high school partnership programs, recent changes to the former Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program have nudged many community colleges to revamp these relationships in order to adhere to new statewide standards.
The Ohio Department of Education has made strides in standardizing the state’s ...
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Global Citizenship and Higher Education’s Responsibility
Anne M. Hornak
Central Michigan University
International travel can be a powerful transformative experience. Colleges and universities all over the United States and internationally are seeking out opportunities to sponsor study abroad programs, partner with institutions across the globe, and expose students to other parts of the world through an educational experience. Student affairs professionals work closely with faculty, students, administrators, and many other college and university personnel to make sure these experiences are educationally valuable. Putting the experience into context in professional settings, classrooms, and everyday life is one of the most critical pieces to ...