Multiframe Thinking & Lasting Change

By James Beattie, PhD Associate Director, ASUN Center for Student Engagement Higher education stakeholders are increasingly demanding efficiency gains in the form of measurable outcomes from Colleges and Universities.  In fact, Robst (2001) indicated, “Government officials suggest that using performance measures and limiting state appropriations for higher education will control higher education costs and force …

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Where are all of the women?

By Amy Koeckes Associate Director, Student Engagement Outreach The Associated Students at the University of Nevada (ASUN) student government was founded in 1898 at the University of Nevada, Reno and currently has 24 elected student government positions per academic year. Research conducted through University archives shows, in ASUN’s 100+ year history, the students have elected …

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Gender Role Stress – How GRS might help explain sexual assault on college campuses

By Lisa Maletsky, MPH Coordinator, Student Persistence Research The Office of Student Persistence Research assessed sexual assault in two campus-wide surveys conducted in 2014 and 2016. Results from the most recent 2016 survey are consistent with the sexual assault literature (NETMAT presentation of survey highlights is available on the “Presentations” page of this blog). For …

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The Role of Student Affairs on the Post-election Campus

Joy, dismay, fear, elation, security, vulnerability, anger, betrayal, despair, hope. The results of the 2016 presidential election elicited a wide spectrum of reactions from both colleagues and students. The breadth and strength of the reactions prompted us to write to you, our colleagues, who, like our country, reflect diversity in all its forms including ideologies, …

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Why I Write!

By Kimberly Cooper Thomas, J.D. Assistant Dean of Student Conduct Author, Sister in the Shadow (2015)     www.sisterintheshadow.com About two years ago, I sat down with a friend to discuss the idea of me as a blogger.  This friend’s idea for me was more of a directive than a cool idea worth sharing.  She said, “You …

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Institutional Socialization and Difference

By Sandra Rodríguez Director of the ASUN Center for Student Engagement Whether or not Higher Education as an institution can evolve into an entity with greater depth and meaning is challenged if it is rooted in cultural hegemony, that is, the cultural dominance of one social group – the white, educated, upper class in the …

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