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Lynch, R. Jason – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Live-in college residential life positions often involve extensive and diverse responsibilities including the support of residential students experiencing traumatic life events. While live-in staff undergo extensive training in regard to supporting these students, they are often ill-equipped to understand and prevent potential negative…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Work, Praxis, Trauma
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Custer, Bradley D. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Colleges and universities commonly review the criminal history of students who apply to live in campus housing, but this practice may be inherently discriminatory. New guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development warns that the Fair Housing act, which applies to higher education institutions, prohibits the use of any practice…
Descriptors: Crime, Background, College Students, College Housing
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Miele, Amy N.; Hamrick, Florence A.; Kelley, Justin W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Institutions of higher education, and more specifically residence halls within colleges and universities, pride themselves in offering and embracing a diverse community of students. A growing number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending college and choosing to live on campus. While many are able to do so successfully, some…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, On Campus Students
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Davidson, Amanda N.; Preciado, Henoc M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Various state and federal policies and regulations have made higher education more accessible to undocumented students over the past few years. As undocumented students continue to enroll in colleges and universities across the country, higher education professionals must be equipped with knowledge and skills to provide them with equitable…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, College Housing, Student Experience
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Zerquera, Desiree D.; Berumen, Juan G.; Pender, Jason T. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
While sufficient methodological training and effective implementation of assessment approaches are essential for successful evaluation in student affairs, those with an interest and passion for social justice may be conflicted. Many of the assessment approaches employed today are misaligned with social justice agendas, lack theoretical grounding…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Ethics, Community Development
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Buell, Kathleen J.; Love, Vaughn L.; Yao, Christina W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Living-learning programs (LLPs), also known as learning communities, offer students a shared academic focus within a residential community; thus, LLPs are considered ideal contexts for student learning. In 1994, Zeller highlighted Washington State University as an example of how learning communities can successfully incorporate faculty, students,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Student Personnel Services, Residential Institutions, Living Learning Centers
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Kirkness, Verna J.; Barnhardt, Ray – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
American Indian/First Nations/Native People have been historically under-represented in the ranks of college and university graduates in Canada and the United States. From an institutional perspective, the problem has been typically defined in terms of low achievement, high attrition, poor retention, weak persistence, etc., thus placing the onus…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education
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Boone, Katherine B.; Davidson, Denise L.; Bauman, Mark – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
The evolution of the resident assistant position and its history are important to understanding its increasing complexities. In this article we examine how court cases and federal legislation, along with changes in popular culture, have altered and shaped the role of the resident assistant. Our premise is that this role, originally relatively…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, College Students, College Housing, Role
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Kranzow, Jeannine; Foote, Stephanie M.; Hinkle, Sara E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
College students transitioning to their sophomore year, those transferring to a new institution, and seniors transitioning out of higher education face various challenges and struggles. The literature on the transitions associated with these student populations indicates that they need sustained support in a few key areas that include student and…
Descriptors: College Students, College Transfer Students, College Seniors, College Housing
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Molina, Danielle K.; Heiselt, April; Justice, Cheryl – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Modernizing perspectives on roommate compatibility might be one way that administrators reinforce the value of the roommate experience in contemporary campus housing. Using the insights of a study published by Hallisey, Harren, and Caple in "Journal of College and University Student Housing" in 1980 as a springboard, this article will…
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Peer Relationship, College Students
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Hendrickson, Jo M.; Vander Busard, Amy; Rodgers, Derek; Scheidecker, Bethany – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
Propelled by the reauthorization of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) and evidence that postsecondary education positively impacts employment and adult outcomes of individuals with intellectual disabilities (iD), inclusive living-learning opportunities for students with ID are emerging. accompanying the recent shift in…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Federal Legislation
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Bauman, Mark; Davidson, Denise L.; Sachs, Michael C.; Kotarski, Tegan – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
Comprehension and application of law in campus housing settings can be a daunting task. Though challenging, a basic understanding of law and how it applies to residence life and housing environments within institutions of higher education is crucial. This article provides an historical evolution of three laws that have direct bearing on campus…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, College Housing
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Scott, David A.; Livingston, Wade G.; Havice, Pamela A.; Cawthon, Tony W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
Young men struggle with privilege and oppression in college and university residence halls just as they do in other educational and social contexts. While discussions and research about adolescent and adult identity development continue, little attention has focused on how a male student's identity development can impact residence life cultures on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Males, Attitudes
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Wallace, James A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
This article examines a stated philosophy of university housing and the philosophy's effect on the facilitation of the personal and intellectual growth of students residing in the residence halls and the development of a sense of community. This particular philosophy governs the housing operations at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Dormitories, State Universities
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Leean, Constance; Miller, Pamela – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Questionnaires were administered to students and faculty to evaluate a university living/learning program. Results indicated that students' experiences at the Living/Learning Center seem to help them become independent adults. Factors enhancing or impeding a student's chances for a successful experience in the center are discussed. (RC)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Environment, Environmental Influences, Higher Education