Developments, Volume 14, Issue 2 (Summer 2016)

  • Where Were You When?

    Dr. Cindi Love, Ed.D.

    From One Dupont Circle: Where Were You When? 

    Cindi Love
    ACPA Executive Director

    Where were you when you heard about the recent murders of people in Minneapolis, Istanbul, Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Nice and Munich?

    Do you know anyone in any of those places?  Friend, relative, co-worker, member of a community with which you identify?

    How did you feel when you first heard about these killings?

    What do you want to do about this situation?

    How will you do it?

    When will you start?

    These are the six questions that crisis counselors are trained to first ask ...

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  • After 35 Years of Publishing Standards, Do CAS Standards Make a Difference?

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    After 35 Years of Publishing Standards, Do CAS Standards Make a Difference?

    Wendy Neifeld Wheeler
    Kelcie Timlin
    The College of Saint Rose
    Tristan Rios, Hamilton College

    Introduction

    The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) released the 2015 edition of the blue book in August 2015 (http://www.cas.edu/blog_home).  This 9th edition of CAS includes thirteen revised functional areas and guidelines.  As higher education professionals know, calls for better quality accountability measures can be heard from stakeholders across the nation—including the federal ...

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  • No Adult Left Behind: Student Affairs Practices Offering Social Support to Adult Undergraduates

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    No Adult Left Behind: Student Affairs Practices Offering Social Support to Adult Undergraduates

    Rebecca L. Brower
    Bradley E. Cox
    Amber E. Hampton
    Florida State University

    Introduction

    For each of the last 6 years at Florida State University, students pursuing a master’s degree in student affairs have taken a class entitled “The American College Student.”  At the beginning of the first class, the students are asked to spend 10 minutes describing American college students.

    The results are pretty consistent. A self-confident student begins the discussion by describing ...

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  • Life Skills: How Can We Fill in the Gaps Before Graduation?

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    Life Skills: How Can We Fill in the Gaps Before Graduation?

    Marisa Vernon
    Tonisha Glover
    Cuyahoga Community College

    Identifying the Skill Gaps

    Engage any faculty member or administrator several weeks into the semester and you’re likely to hear about the skills students have somehow failed to pick up during their prior educational experiences. Even the most compassionate educators have vented to a colleague or two about the basic “life” skills today’s college students ...

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  • Maintaining Open Access Admissions within the Community College System

    Open Access InstitutionsMaintaining Open Access Admissions within the Community College System

    Charlene Adams-Mahaley
    Independent College Admissions Counselor

    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 ...

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  • Presidential Remarks Delivered at the 2016 Convention

    Donna LeePresidential Remarks Delivered at the 2016 Convention

    From the President

    Donna Lee, ACPA President

    Ubuntu. I am because we are. I am because we are. Ubuntu is a beautiful concept in African culture. At its most basic, Ubuntu can be translated as “human kindness” but its meaning is more vast and carries so much more depth – it embodies connection, community, and mutual caring for all. Continue