College Student Affairs Journal

College Student Affairs Journal is an academic journal focusing on College Student Affairs

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, Fall

A Best Practice Model for Building Community: The University Life Programming Committee
In recent years there has been extensive discussion and exploration on college and university campuses related to increasing student sense of belonging. At George Mason University, the University Life office charged a university-wide committee (University...
African American Freshman Students' Perceptions of Community at Four Predominantly White Public Universities in the Southern Universities Group
This relational study examined the relationship between sense of community as perceived by freshman African American students at predominantly white public institutions and the intent of these students to re-enroll. Utilizing the College and University...
Building Community out of Diversity: The FIU FYRST Program
A qualitative study was conducted at Florida International University, a highly diverse urban, public research university, to gain an understanding of what participation in a first year residential learning community means to students 2-3 years after...
Building Community: The Calling of the Student Affairs Profession
This article provides an introduction to the concept of community. The article begins with a definition of Student Affairs' Community, outcomes of community development, and provides a supporting framework upon which to establish and maintain community....
Community Development: Programs, Practice and a Glimpse into the Future
Higher education professionals continue to seek ways to improve campus community. It is imperative they professionals their responsibilities as student affairs professionals and their roles within this process. Each student, assisted by a student affairs...
Community Found: Best Practice of Community Development Models
We are pleased to introduce this special edition of the Journal of College Student Affairs on community development. As campuses maintain their commitment to establishing and maintaining community, it is our hope that this issue will provide readers...
Fostering Community through the Use of Technology in a Distributed Learning Environment
With the technology revolution (e.g., World Wide Web, e-mail, videoconferencing), the importance of creating a sense of community in the learning environment is as significant as ever. The purpose of this article is to share the lessons learned in developing...
One Institution's Quest for Community
This article describes one institution's efforts to improve the sense of campus community. Two years ago, the institution determined that this was a key to achieving the campus's goal of improving retention. The article details the planning process,...
The Impact of Facilities on Community: An Application to Greek Housing
Campus environments easily impact the ability of higher education professionals to establish campus community. Campus buildings, settings, and environments are important aspects of the development and maintenance of community. This article provides an...
Why Community Works: The Use of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology as a Foundational Theory
The authors assert that the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler should be used as a foundational theory for student affairs work. The success of community building programs, as suggested by the work of Ernest Boyer and others associated with the Carnegie...
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