Developments, Volume 15, Combined Issues 1 & 2 (Spring/Summer 2017)

  • From the PresidentFrom the President

    From the President

    Stephen John Quaye
    ACPA President

    As President of ACPA I have the opportunity to preside over #ACPA18 in Houston, Texas, the bellwether state for anti-LGBTQ legislation in the United States. In the process, I also get to facilitate dialogue about the Governing Board’s decision to remain in Houston.  

    Holding the #ACPA18 Convention in Houston means we get to ask ourselves the questions that are confronting so many members on their campuses.  

    What does it really mean to be a ...

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  • Taking Charge of Your Own CompetencyTaking Charge of Your Own Competency

    Taking Charge of Your Own Competency

    From One Dupont Circle
    Cindi Love

    Executive Director

    “Your driver is on the steer (at the wheel) driving you and you can feel free to doze in the car; this is trust built on competence. Competence is to ensure that your actions put people’s hearts at ease when things are in your hands.”
    Israelmore Ayivor

    I want to act in such a way that people’s hearts are put at ease.  So, how do I increase my competence?  This is the essential question ...

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  • Mattering, Healing, and Sharing in the Process: Working through the Trauma of Losing Black Lives (Part I)Mattering, Healing, and Sharing in the Process: Working through the Trauma of Losing Black Lives (Part I)

    Mattering, Healing, and Sharing in the Process: Working through the Trauma of Losing Black Lives (Part I)

    Mahauganee D. Shaw
    Shamika N. Karikari
    Miami University of Ohio

    Mahauganee,

    Hi…so I’m reaching out because I’m exhausted and hopeless and so many other emotions. The death of Sam Dubose in Cincinnati has shook me in ways I didn’t anticipate. He got killed 10 minutes from my house. I remember the riots of 2001. When it happens in your home it becomes SO REAL. Like this isn’t just on the news, this ...

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  • Student Affairs Practices in the Arabian Gulf: the Good, the Bad and the ForeignStudent Affairs Practices in the Arabian Gulf: the Good, the Bad and the Foreign

    Student Affairs Practices in the Arabian Gulf: the Good, the Bad and the Foreign

    Tadd Kruse
    Abdulwahab Al-Khaldi
    American University of Kuwait

    Evan Witt
    University of Auckland – City Campus

    Introduction

    American higher education has quickly become one of our country’s greatest imports/exports with the Institute for International Education (IIE) estimating that international students in the United States generate over $20 billion annually (Chow & Bhandari, 2011). While this is a staggering number, this does not take into consideration colleges and universities around the world that use the American model of education ...

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  • Ethics and the University: Connecting the Dots

    Ethics and the University: Connecting the Dots

    Anne M. Hornak
    Central Michigan University

    For this column I had the great pleasure of interviewing Father James Keenan (Jim). Father Jim is an ordained Jesuit Priest and Canisius Professor Director of The Jesuit Institute at Boston College. Additionally, he holds faculty status in the Theology Department at Boston College. I was first introduced to Father Jim when I read his book, University Ethics: How Colleges can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics (Keenan, 2015). The book offers discussion about the role ...

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