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
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education (NJAWHE) focuses on issues affecting all women in higher education: students, student affairs staff, faculty, and other administrative groups. The journal is intended for both practitioners and researchers and includes articles that focus on empirical research, pedagogy, and administrative practice.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
Colleges and universities are under considerable pressure to preserve a positive image and reputation of the institution. Racial conflicts on campus often bring intense negative publicity, and too often the institutional response to campus racial conflicts is to resolve the conflict as quickly and quietly as possible. This response to racial conflicts often fails to address the needs of students and others on campus to engage in difficult dialogue and reflection about the roots of racism and how ingrained racial attitudes can affect personal beliefs and behaviors.
A recent incident involving the use of racial slurs by the SAE fraternity at the University of Oklahoma raises the question of whether fraternities belong on American college campuses. Racial attitudes in fraternities are examined in a forthcoming JCC article. Drawing on their research on fraternities, the authors offer some observations on the conversation topic:
This blog post is a preview of an exciting session at the upcoming NASPA Annual Convention in New Orleans. The session, titled “Navigating Student Activism and Advocacy with Courage,” will be held on Tuesday morning, March 24 from 8:30 to 9:20am in the Hilton Grand Salon – Room 3. Three authors who have written articles for the Journal of College and Character on the related topics of student activism and advocacy will present their research.
JCC Authors who will be presenting at the NASPA conference session on advocacy will talk about their research on advocacy in student affairs.
The focus of JCC Connexions is on the people behind the research, programs, and practices. The newsletter invites readers to learn more about those individuals in our Journal of College and Character community.