College Student Affairs Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, Fall

Best Practices in Diversity: The Student Affairs Perspective
A number of "buzz words" have become pervasive entities in the complex world of higher education. Words such as political correctness, multiculturalism, and the broadly defined term diversity are issues which are mentioned in every classroom, boardroom,...
Campus Diversity: Presidents as Leaders
Many in higher education look to student affairs for leadership in diversity awareness and multicultural understanding, yet, successful campus initiatives cannot be sustained without commitment and participation by and from faculty, students, staff,...
Diversity in Decision Making: Minority Faculty Involvement in Governance
The concept of shared authority has been increasingly accepted in higher education, particularly due to movements toward private sector business practices such as Total Quality Management and Continuous Quality Improvement. The net result for student...
Exist-Culturalism: A Philosophical Framework
This article presents a philosophical framework that educators and student affairs professionals might use in their current practices to enhance multicultural and diversity programs and overall campus climate. This philosophical framework purports to...
Promoting Multicultural Education: A Holistic Approach
There has been a tremendous amount of information written and shared about promoting multiculturalism and understanding diversity on college campuses. Additionally, there has been a thrust by many of the major student affairs professional associations...
Recognizing and Addressing Marginalization among African American College Students
A new recognition of the college experiences of African American undergraduates is examined by environmental fit from the perspective of whether students see themselves as marginalized or "mattering." Students "matter" when they believe others in the...
The Role of the Office of Minority Affairs in Fostering Cultural Diversity
Institutions must assume responsibility for fostering cultural diversity. It is often the minority affairs professional who provides the leadership in this area, especially at predominantly white campuses. This chapter examines how minority affairs professionals...
Toward Civility: Assessment as a Means toward Improving Campus Climate
This article presents assessment as a means toward systematically gauging the climate and culture of colleges and universities across America. The paper is presented in three parts. The reader is first provided with a brief review of two key historical...
When Silence Is Not Golden: University Initiated Conversations on Racism and Race Relations
For the most part, colleges and universities have not been very energetic or imaginative about developing opportunities for students to engage in structured conversations on the sensitive topics of racism and race relations. The college students of today...
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