Volume 7: Issue 4

From the Editor: The Next Chapter of Developments

We are excited to bring you the next chapter of Developments! My name is Amanda Suniti Niskodé-Dossett and I the new editor of this publication. I am proud to welcome three members of the Editorial Board:

John Garland, Associate Editor
Heather FitzGerald, Editorial Board Member
Jim Love, Editorial Board Member

They are a fantastic addition to the Developments team. As we transition, I also want to say a special thanks to Richard Stevens and Amy Hirschy who were outstanding mentors to in my tenure as an editorial board member over the past two years. Their encouragement and professional guidance has shaped my personal and professional pathways. Thank you!

The theme for this issue is Student Learning & Development. Donna Talbot and Erika Carr share their perspectives on teaching student development as a faculty member and a practitioner, respectively. We are also excited to share a new initiative, Learning Briefs, by the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE); Josh Powers discusses this endeavor and how you can be involved. Tom Jackson also addresses this theme through his piece on learning from a multitude of perspectives.

In this edition, we continue with our five-part series, Making the Leap: Transitioning from Student Affairs Administrator to Professor, with an insightful article by Jeni Hart and Patrick Dilley on writing for publication.

We also present our two feature columns on Ethics and Legal issues. Michael Ignelzi poses very interesting questions and suggestions on how to utilize developmental theory to encourage ethical behavior for ourselves and our colleagues. Jason Lane discusses the issue of guns on campus.

Finally, Greg Roberts provides a national and international perspective on the most pressing issues facing our field.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Developments and these articles provide opportunities for discussion and learning in your office and/or classroom. We are always looking for creative article ideas! Please send todevelopments@acpa.nche.edu.

Developments is a quarterly online publication that connects ACPA members to cutting edge issues, trends, and scholarship in higher education and students affairs. It also serves as the primary source of Association news, programs, services, and resources. Through the voices of emerging, seasoned, and senior scholars and practitioners, Developments articles provide engaging perspectives that enhance the work of college and university educators.