Incorporating Microaffirmations in Student Affairs Practice, By Dallas Doane

I recently read a great piece on Inside Higher Ed shared by a friend on Twitter entitled, “3 Approaches for Confronting Microaggressions” by Tyrone Fleurizard. The piece focuses specifically on classroom occurrences of microaggressions but I think you will find the advice has broad applications for your professional practice and in your personal journey. In... Continue Reading →

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White Women and Affirmative Action, By: Nicole Cozzi

There once was a tale where if one worked really hard, college and a well-paying job would be in the future.  Like many fairy tales the American Dream has been debunked. The ugly truth is the fight to have access and to graduate from a higher education institution has always been fought on an uneven... Continue Reading →

A Best Practice Wellness Intervention for All—Yes! For All, By: Angelica “Angie” Harris

Coaching has become incredibly trendy over the last few years. Most anyone we look up to either has worked with a coach in the past, or is doing so presently. Whether it is career coaching, academic coaching, or athletic coaching, students on campuses across the nation have experienced the benefits of coaching at some point... Continue Reading →

Collaging for Social Justice by Marcellus C. Taylor

The work of social justice requires a proclivity to situations of vulnerability and introspection. Often the discussion of social justice-related topics end in fatigue and further disagreements (Furman, 2012; Shields, 2010). Colleges and universities must develop engaging pathways that allow for an introductory conversation to the beauty and complexity of social justice. The methods of... Continue Reading →

Masculinity’s Effects on Gay Men in College, By: Daniel J. Foster and Stephen T. Britt

Author’s note: It is important to acknowledge the cisnormative nature of this essay and to draw attention to the issues of trans men and gender nonconforming people in the context of masculine identity development. Also, we cannot ignore that this essay doesn't explicitly focus on bi, pan, or queer identified men, though some of the research... Continue Reading →

Finding my humanity in teaching higher education, By: Dr. Stephanie Bondi

I was beginning to think I’d lost my humanity.  I push the dog.  Scream at the kids.  I roll my eyes at people I overhear talking about things I disagree with.  I feel overwhelmed, incompetent, exhausted, and afraid a lot of the time. Maybe you can relate to some of this. I’m glad to report... Continue Reading →

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