Academic Journals

 

Education for Citizenship in an Era of Global Connection

Abstract: Higher education makes an important contribution to citizenship. In the United States, the required portion of the “liberal arts education” in colleges and universities can be reformed so as to equip students for the challenges of global citizenship. The...

Revisiting Validation Theory: Theoretical Foundations, Applications, and Extensions

Abstract: Laura I. Rendón (1994) introduced validation theory with particular applicability to lowincome, first-generation students enrolled in higher education. Validation theory was offered as a new way to theorize how these students might find success in college,...

Dancing Backwards in High Heels: Female Professors Experience More Work Demands and Special Favor Requests, Particularly from Academically Entitled Students

Abstract: Although the number of U.S. female professors has risen steadily in recent years, female professors are still subject to different student expectations and treatment. Students continue to perceive and expect female professors to be more nurturing than male...

Effects of College Transition and Perceptions of the Campus Racial Climate on Latino College Students’ Sense of Belonging

Abstract: To clarify the conceptual underpinnings of Tinto's theoretical model of students' departure, the study presented here tested a conceptual model of the antecedents of sense of belonging to examine the extent to which Latino students' background...

Reliance on individuating information and stereotypes in implicit and explicit person perception

Abstract: This research investigated whether stereotypes or individuating information take primacy in implicit and explicit person perception. Study 1 investigated whether variation in the diagnosticity of individuating information moderated stereotype bias in...

Female Role Models: Protecting Women’s Math Test Performance

Abstract: Recent theory and research suggest that certain situational factors can harm women’s math test performance. The three studies presented here indicate that female role models can buffer women’s math test performance from the debilitating effects of these...

The promises and challenges of teaching from an intersectional perspective: Core components and applied strategies

Abstract: In this chapter, the authors present key assumptions and tenets of the framework of intersectionality and their relevance and application to college teaching. In addition to discussing several benefits of incorporating intersectionality into teaching,...

Are teachers’ expectations different for racial minority than for European American students? A meta-analysis.

Abstract: Four quantitative meta-analyses examined whether teachers' expectations, referrals, positive and neutral speech, and negative speech differed toward ethnic minority students (i.e., African American, Asian American, and Latino/a) as compared with European...

Syllabus under Construction: Involving Students in the Creation of Class Assignments

Abstract: Collaborative teaching techniques are designed to alter the relationship between the professor and the students in order to share the process of learning class materials. In a collaborative classroom, students are encouraged to participate in the design and...

Making Biology Learning Relevant to Students: Integrating People, History, and Context into College Biology Teaching

Biology is front page news, so it is important that we teach students to make connections between what they learn in the classroom and what they see in everyday life. As biology researchers, we recognize the negative implications of doing science in a vacuum as we are...