Welcome to the ACPA Senior and Emerging Scholar Summer Blog Series with an introduction entitled How to Start a Revolution by Sherry K. Watt, Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs Program, University of Iowa, ACPA Senior Scholar.
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?
FIRST EDITION - June 2016 Table of Contents:
I. Introduction: ACPA Senior and Emerging Scholar Summer Blog Series by Sherry K. Watt, Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs Program, University of Iowa, ACPA Senior Scholar
II. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. It Needs to Be Improvised. By Tracy Davis, Professor and College Student Personnel Program Coordinator, Western Illinois University, ACPA Senior Scholar
III. Justifying Student Affairs Programming: What’s Behind the Curtain? By Vasti Torres, Dean, College of Education, University of South Florida, Former, ACPA Senior Scholar
IV. How to Start a Revolution: Use Intersectionality as a Framework to Promote Student Success by Donald “DJ” Mitchell, Jr., Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Grand Valley State University—Grand Rapids, Michigan, ACPA Emerging Scholar
V. The Upcoming Fisher II SCOTUS Decision and Its Potential Relationship to the Campus Climate for Inclusion by Cassie L. Barnhardt, Assistant Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Iowa, ACPA Emerging Scholar