Transgender Students’ Experiences in Postsecondary

Education: A Literature Review Alyssa Stefanese Yates Michigan State University Abstract Despite transgenderism becoming more widely discussed in popular media, transgender undergraduate students largely remain a silent and invisible minority on college campuses across the United States. This minority status contributes to transgender students’ negative experiences within the higher education system; specifically, these students regularly confront discrimination, harassment, and physical … Read More

Undocumented Students, Community Colleges, and the Urgent Call for Undocu-Competence

Nicholas Tapia-Fuselier University of North Texas Abstract Undocumented students in the United States continue to face unique barriers to success in higher education. Across the country, undocumented students have to navigate ineligibility for federal financial aid and disparate in-state resident tuition policies. Additionally, the literature on undocumented college students demonstrates that, too often, campuses are ill-equipped to equitably serve this … Read More

Build the Pyramid: A Best Practices Literature

Review for Living-Learning Communities Maxwell M. Wagner Missouri State University Abstract In the last decade, living-learning communities (LLCs) have evolved as the higher education environment has shifted and scholars have identified empirical best practices for optimum, modern living-learning programs. The Best Practices Building Blocks for Living-Learning Programs model created by Inkelas, Garvey, & Robbins (2012) is discussed in detail as … Read More

Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities: What We Know about the Transgender and Non-Binary Experience

Kate Curley Eastern Michigan University Raul A. Leon Eastern Michigan University Abstract Very few scholarly inquiries have focused on understanding the relationship between transgender and gender non-binary (trans/NB) students’ experiences and the development of their religious, secular, and spiritual (RSS) identities and communities. Despite this dearth in research, the exploration into the intersection of these identities suggests tangible ways to … Read More

FERPA Fear or FERPA Flex: Student Affairs Practitioners’ Understanding of Federal Privacy Laws on Campus

Rene Couture Arkansas Tech University Jeremy Schwehm Arkansas Tech University Valerie Couture University of Central Arkansas Abstract Colleges and universities that accept federal funds must adhere to the Family and Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Many student affairs practitioners have a tacit understanding that FERPA is consistent across U.S. institutions. Different interpretations of FERPA and the ability of institutions … Read More

Guest Author: Dr. D-L Stewart – Ideologies of Absence: Anti-Blackness and Inclusion Rhetoric in Student Affairs Practice

Ideologies of Absence: Anti-Blackness and Inclusion Rhetoric in Student Affairs Practice D-L Stewart Colorado State University Abstract Despite inclusion rhetoric in student affairs, anti-Blackness shapes the experiences of Black graduate and full-time professionals, who are both hypervisible and invisible in student affairs. Using four scenarios reflecting composite narratives, the author discusses how inclusion hides the pervasiveness of anti-Blackness in student … Read More

To Study Abroad or Not to Study Abroad: That Is the STEM Question

Matthew A. Witenstein University of Dayton Janel Henriksen Hastings Harvey Mudd College (retired) Abstract As more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students consider studying abroad, it is critical for researchers and student affairs educators to know more about how students engage with the study abroad process and make decisions about whether to participate or not. This qualitative study examined … Read More

Dimensions of Doctoral Education: A Review of the Literature

Le Shorn S. Benjamin Central Michigan University Abstract Positioning doctoral education within historical, academic, and economic contexts, this article showcases the development of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and sheds light on challenges affecting doctoral students and Ph.D. programs currently. To this end, this thematic review of the literature explores issues pertaining to doctoral student socialization, attrition, and time-to-degree; … Read More

SAHE Alum Named Community College Leader to Watch in 2018

Laura Urban, president of Alexandria Technical & Community College and 1979 graduate of the SAHE program was recognized as one of eight female community college leaders to watch in 2018. Read more...

Navigating Professional Associations & Professional Conferences

SAHE faculty Dr. Jody Donovan and Dr. Oscar Felix for a discussion about the importance of joining and participating in professional organizations.  Drs. Donovan and Felix will talk about the variety professional associations based on functional areas, as well as professional development opportunities and how to prepare for, navigate, and wrap-up from conferences.  They will also discuss navigating professional organizations ... Read More