Aims and Scope
Journal of College and Character is a professional journal that examines how colleges and universities influence the moral and civic learning and behavior of students. The journal publishes scholarly articles and applied research on issues related to ethics, values, and character development in a higher education setting.
Published quarterly, the journal encourages the submission of manuscripts from around the world and from a wide range of academic and professional fields, including higher education, student affairs, psychology, religion, sociology, business, social work, philosophy, law, and education.
The journal audience includes faculty, administrators, graduate students, and practitioners in student services and campus ministry, as well as others engaged in research and practice in moral education in colleges and universities.
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Inside This Issue. . .
Anne Colby, Stanford University
The research reported in our current article, “What College Students Are After and Why?,” is part of our larger study of purpose development during college. The study centers on this topic because prior research evidence is strong that purpose is highly beneficial not only for the common good but for purposeful individuals themselves. It is associated with academic and vocational success, resilience, and psychological and physical health throughout life (Bronk, 2013; Malin et al., 2017; Morton et al., 2018). For that reason, purpose has the potential to bring self-related, personal concerns and other-focused concerns together into a harmonious whole. Read More.
Pamela C. Crosby, Co-Editor, Journal of College and Character
Here are some important questions that relate to moral development that are explored in articles in the August 2022 issue (vol. 23, no. 3) of the Journal of College and Character. Read more.
Peter Mather, Ohio University
Before I set out on my year-long, solo camping adventure, many of my beloved friends and family members were concerned about me—a confirmed extrovert—spending this extended period alone. As I heard these concerns from the people who knew me well, I became circumspect about my sabbatical plan. Despite the hesitation, I decided to launch into my adventure, even though I had not camped for decades and never alone. Read more.
Julia Collett, SUNY Buffalo State College
My goals in this blog post are to highlight the ways the supposed secularity of public and private institutions of higher education are not actually neutral. I want readers to understand that higher education is rooted in Christian hegemony and to identify changes that can be made on any campus to support students of minoritized religions. Read more.
Becca Hartman-Pickerill Interfaith America
As I watch the January 6 hearings, read about the wars abroad and at home, and consider the myriad effects of our ongoing pandemics, I find myself pursuing models of being and belonging that generate health and life. I invite you to imagine with me a conversation between Kim Scott, coming from the business world, and adrienne marie brown, whose focus is on love centered liberation. In molten cultural moments like these, as people ask foundational questions of society, higher education, and work, we have opportunities to imagine something new and begin to practice it. Read more.
Alan Acosta, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Like many of you, I have kept an eye on events across the world, particularly in the U.S. Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions assaulting what I assumed were basic freedoms, continued racialized mass gun violence, concerning changes to election laws, and other actions I find disconcerting continue to happen at a rate with which it is almost difficult to keep up. Read more.