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  • Healing Through Art


    Culture of Respect strengthens schools by providing a framework to assess and improve efforts to eliminate sexual violence from their campuses. The more than sixty schools in the Collective share best practices and innovative ideas, like the Against My Will art project and panel hosted by Culture of Respect Collective participant Alfred University to commemorate SAAM. We hope you are inspired by the account of Traci Molloy, the artist, education activist, and alumna, whose art and advocacy was embraced and celebrated by Alfred University.

    Posted on July 12, 2018 at 01:26 PM By Traci Molloy
  • Institutional Betrayal as a Motivator for Campus Sexual Assault Activism


    Institutional betrayal, feelings of treason that occur when an institution fails to prevent or respond appropriately to wrongdoings committed within the context of an institution, contributes to exacerbated trauma for survivors of sexual violence. Chris Linder and Jess S. Myers examine the experiences of 10 sexual violence activist-survivors related to institutional betrayal, and explore institutional betrayal as a motivator for campus activism and provide implications for student affairs educators.

    Posted on July 16, 2018 at 03:25 PM By Chris Linder and Jess S. Myers
  • Faith and Learning in a Post-Truth World


    American colleges and universities, along with American culture in general, have entered a new post- truth era. In responding to this new environment, colleges and universities might benefit from a more comprehensive engagement with religion and its complex understanding of truth. The model for engagement proposed here focuses on five educational functions of religion: proclamation, rationality, compassion, transformation, and wonder/mystery. Using this model can enhance learning for students across the religious spectrum, including spiritual and non-religious individuals, as well as those who are traditionally religious, while respecting the norms of academic and religious freedom.

    Posted on July 9, 2018 at 09:50 AM By Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
  • Notes & Coffee: July 2 - July 8


    Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Trump administration rescinds guidance on affirmative action; Into the hands of athletes – kind of; Looking the other way, again?; Senators to DeVos on TEACH Grant debacle; College Transparency Act builds momentum.

    Posted on July 8, 2018 at 12:38 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Engaging in the Margins: Exploring Differences in Biracial Students’ Engagement by Racial Heritage


    The research presented in this article utilizes data from four years of the National Survey of Student Engagement to shed light on the biracial student population and their engagement practices in postsecondary contexts. Specifically, this study explored the ways in which biracial students with different racial heritages engage differently from one another and from their monoracial peers on campus. Study findings complicate the ideology that biracial individuals are a monolithic group, fostering a conversation concerning multiraciality in higher education and providing critical implications for future research and practice.

    Posted on July 3, 2018 at 09:45 AM By Jessica C. Harris, Allison BrckaLorenz and Thomas F. Nelson Laird