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JPP – Summer 2014

Summer 2014, Volume 2, Issue 2 Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice Volume 2, Issue 2 Guest Editors: J. Luke Wood, Frank Harris III, and Soua Xiong   PREFATORY: Advancing the Success of Men of Color in the Community College: Special Issue on the Community College Survey of Men (CCSM) The articles presented in this special issue feature data derived from the Community College Survey of Men (CCSM).  The CCSM is an institutional-level needs assessment tool employed by community colleges to identify factors that influence student success outcomes for their men. Articles featured herein explored topics and populations rarely investigated in the wider body of research on college men and community college students. As a result, this special issue represents an integral addition to the scholarly literature, helping to advance new knowledge on populations that community colleges have historically struggled to serve.  J. Luke Wood, San Diego State University Frank Harris III, San Diego State University Soua Xiong, San Diego State University & Claremont Graduate University   Black Male Students in the Community College and Faculty Student Engagement: Differential Scores Across Levels of Faculty-Derived Campus Ethos The purpose of this study sought to determine whether there were differences in students’ levels of engagement with faculty members based on different levels of faculty members’ welcomeness and imbuement of belonging.  Using CCSM data, this dataset was delimited to a sample of Black men who attended community college...

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JPP – Spring 2014

Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice Volume 2, Issue 1   Interaction Between Engagement and the Big-Five Personality Characteristics on Academic Success of College Students This study utilized hierarchical multiple regression to determine the degree to which student personality characteristics interact with engagement with the college environment to predict GPA.  Results indicated a combination of agreeableness, conscientiousness, and engagement with faculty, peers and campus significantly predicted GPA.  Institutions are encouraged to employ this methodology to pinpoint students at risk of academic failure and devise strategies to assist students in attaining academic goals based on strategic assessment of personality and environment interactions. Wendy Bracken, San Diego State University Marilee J. Bresciani Ludvik, San Diego State University   African Americans and the Doctoral Experience: A Case Comparison Through Bell’s Interest Convergence Increasing rates of doctoral degree completion for African Americans demonstrate potential for continued growth and development of a diverse pool of scholars.  However, African Americans still face tremendous racial inequities during the doctoral process.  The student-faculty relationship provides a lens for understanding these inequities particularly as they relate to the ways scholarly interests are addressed.  Derrick Bell’s concept of Interest Convergence provides conceptual guidance for understanding the ways students and faculty members consider their interests within their relationships. Qualitative data of 18 African American doctoral students and doctoral degree completers includes reflections about race, research interests, the student-faculty relationship, the process of...

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ANG – Fall 2013

ANNUALS OF THE NEXT GENERATION Volume 5, No. 1 Fall 2013 Full Issue ANG Vol. 5, No. 1 Editorial Contents Front Matter Editorial Commentary-Should HBCUs Pursue High-Capacity Fundraising Presidents? Donald Mitchell, Jr., Grand Valley State University Articles No Longer the “Other”: The Unique Experiences of Multiracial Students Tiffany Jones, Southern Education Foundation The Spot In the Mirror: The Role of Gender in Richard Wright’s Black Boy Linda Chavers, Temple University Factors Contributing to Distance Learning Faculty Changing Their Teaching Practices Shenita Ray, Virginia Union University Graduation Rate Gaps of African American College Students at Small Liberal Arts Colleges: Causes and Remedies Greg Rankin, Central Washington University Click here to have each new issue of Annuals of the Next Generation emailed directly to you....

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JPP – Fall 2013

Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice Volume 1, Issue 1 Fall 2013 Fighting F.A.I.R. (Feelings of Alienation, Isolation, and Racism): Using Critical Race Theory to Deconstruct the Experiences of African American Male Doctoral Students Ted N. Ingram Bronx Community College, CUNY …And Justice for All: The Introduction of ‘Perpetual Proportionate Affirmative Action’ Ivan B. Turnipseed Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Guia Calicdan-Apostle Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Growing the Rural Economy: Factors Limiting the Impact of Minority Farmers, Ranchers, and Landowners in Economic Development Oluwarotimi Odeh Virginia State University Fidelis Okpebholo Virginia State University The Making of the African American Professor of Adult Education Sharon G. Waldrum North Carolina A&T State University Biases, Barriers, and Other Bitter Pills: The Intersection of Mental Health, Poverty, and the African American Community Guia Calicdan-Apostle Richard Stockton College of New...

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ANG – Summer 2013

ANNUALS OF THE NEXT GENERATION   Volume 4, No. 1 Summer 2013 Full Issue ANG Vol. 4 No. 1 Editorial Contents Front Matter Editorial Introduction-“We Speak Your Names”: Annuals of the Next Generation and the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Honor the Next Generation of Scholars Donald Mitchell, Jr., Grand Valley State University American Association of Blacks in Higher Education 2013 “Outstanding Doctoral Research” Award Recipients  Abstracts The Parental Investment of First-Generation African American Rural College Graduates in Cultivating College Student Success  Crystal J. Allen, Texas A&M University, College Station Diversity Leadership in Practice: Examining STEM Graduate School Preparation Leaders in Their Institutional Contexts  Sosanya M. Jones, Teachers College, Columbia University    A Review of African American Graduate Student Choice  Edward Collins, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Click here to have each new issue of Annuals of the Next Generation emailed directly to you....

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