Many are pushing back against our systems of traditional dominant-culture values, White supremacy, gender binary, heterosexism and patriarchy. Movements such as Black Lives Matter and advocacy for LGBT rights are all calls for complete change. What can the higher education and student affairs professionals do to support students and advocate for inclusion on an institutional-level? How do we answer the calls for transformations of structural oppression? How can we advocate more effectively for students?

How to Start a Revolution: Use Intersectionality as a Framework to Promote Student Success

ACPA Senior Scholars Blog

How to Start a Revolution: Use Intersectionality as a Framework to Promote Student Success Donald “DJ” Mitchell, Jr. Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan ACPA Emerging Scholar Do you want students to reach their educational goals? My guess is you answered in the affirmative. Nevertheless, we know there are several students who begin their...

The upcoming Fisher II SCOTUS decision and its potential relationship to the campus climate for inclusion

ACPA Senior Scholars Blog

The upcoming Fisher II SCOTUS decision and its potential relationship to the campus climate for inclusion Cassie L. Barnhardt, Assistant Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs University of Iowa ACPA Emerging Scholar Very soon, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is expected to decide the case of Fisher II (http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/fisher-v-university-of-...

Speaking from A Place of Privilege: Why Barack Obama Can't Win for Losing on Race?

ACPA Senior Scholars Blog

Dr. Sherry K. Watt is the Associate Professor of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at the University of Iowa and Senior Scholar in ACPA—College Student Educators International. She is an author and the editor of the forthcoming book, Designing Transformative Multicultural Initiatives: Theoretical Foundations, Practical Applications, and Facilitator Considerations . Her research on...