NASPA journals feature peer-reviewed research in student affairs, serving higher education communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, scholarship, and the spirit of inquiry. Members receive complimentary electronic subscriptions to the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, and Journal of College and Character.
Using the framework of feminist standpoint theory, this study explored the everyday work of undergraduate STEM students to identify STEM institutional cultural norms and standards that organize and inform the organization of work for undergraduate women majoring in math and physics. Data collection and analysis focused on how the interface between undergraduate women and STEM education was organized as a matter of everyday encounters between students, faculty, and administration through their experiences inside and outside the classroom. Undergraduate participants reported challenges meeting some of the characteristics of successful math and physics students (e.g., taking risks, asking questions, putting school first) and preferred a collectivistic environment. These characteristics are evidence of a masculine STEM institution, which also creates a masculine ideal that women students are expected to meet and exacerbates their discomfort in the STEM environment.
The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which faculty culture pertaining to student-centered pedagogy, student–faculty interactions, and faculty goals of enhancing spirituality is associated with spirituality in college students. While individual interactions with faculty have been the focus of spirituality research in recent years, few have examined how exposure to institutional culture fostered by the faculty plays a role in students’ spiritual growth and development. We utilize hierarchical linear modeling to examine the role of faculty culture in spiritual development to fill this gap.
This qualitative study explored the learning outcomes of an exercise intended to introduce student affairs professionals to crisis management skills and competencies. Ten student affairs professionals, from various functional areas, were observed as they collaboratively worked through an interactive, sequential, crisis-related case study exercise. Observational data were combined with participants’ written reflections about the process. Findings suggest that such an exercise is an effective method of practicing and honing crisis management skills.
The vision of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP) is to publish the most rigorous, relevant, and well-respected research and practice making a difference in student affairs practice. JSARP especially encourages manuscripts that are unconventional in nature and that engage in methodological and epistemological extensions that transcend the boundaries of traditional research inquiries.Read More
Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education publishes scholarship that centers gender-based experiences of students, faculty, and staff while examining oppression, including but not limited to patriarchy, sexism, trans* oppression, and cisnormativity as they intersect with other systems of domination.Read More
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. Published quarterly, the journal features scholarly articles and applied research on issues related to ethics, values, and character development in a higher education setting.Read More
Technology and Higher Education: Emerging Practice examines the influence that technology has on the college and university environment for students, student affairs professionals, faculty, and the campus community at large. The compendium seeks to provide high-quality articles on research and practice in a manner that is sensitive to the ever-changing nature of technology. As such, the compendium utilizes an expedited peer review process for all submissions in order to produce the timely publication of relevant information.Read More
Community College Journal of Research and Practice is the only two-year college journal that is international in scope and purpose. The journal is a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners in higher education and the behavioral and social sciences. It promotes an increased awareness of community college issues by providing an exchange of ideas, research, and empirically tested educational innovations.Read More
Change is a magazine dealing with contemporary issues in higher education. It is intended to stimulate and inform reflective practitioners in colleges, universities, foundations, government, and elsewhere. Using a magazine format rather than that of an academic journal, Change spotlights trends; provides new insights and ideas; and analyzes the implications of educational programs, policies, and practices.Read More
The JCC will host a session on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 8.a.m. on the topic “Promoting Civic Learning and Engagement in the Journal of College and Character.” In this session, Stephanie King, NASPA's director of civic engagement and knowledge community Initiatives, will discuss political activisand by Pete Mather, senior associate editor of the JCC. Research by Nancy Thomas, who co-authored with Margaret Brower “Conceptualizing and Assessing Campus Climates for Political Learning and Engagement in Democracy” in the November 2018 issue, will be presented.
Civic learning, if done well, is inherently political. Yet, we see reticence on the part of some institutional leaders and faculty to foray into the terrain of controversial issues and topics, often for fear of being accused of being partisan or indoctrinating students. However, political and partisan should not be viewed as interchangeable. The difference is important to colleges and universities that take seriously their role of educating for the health and future of democratic systems, communities, and society.
The Veteran Transition textbook much-discussed at NASPA SMCS 2018 has arrived!
Students who are thriving in diverse citizenship view interpersonal differences as opportunities to learn from others and possess a strong personal responsibility to make a positive difference in the world.