Co-published with NACADA.Changes on college and university campuses have echoed changes in U.S. popular culture, politics, and religion since the 1970s through unprecedented visibility of LGBTQA persons and issues. In the face of hostile campus cultures, LGBTQA students rely on knowledgeable academic advisors for support, nurturance, and the resources needed to support their persistence. This edited collection offers theoretical understanding of the literature of the field, practical strategies that can be implemented at different institutions, and best practices that helps students, staff, and faculty members understand more deeply the challenges and rewards of working constructively with LGBTQA students. In addition, allies in the field of academic advising (both straight/cis-identified and queer) reflect on becoming an ally, describe obstacles and challenges they have experienced and offer advice to those seeking to deepen their commitment to ally-hood.
Foreword—Kristen A. Renn 1. Introduction—Craig M. McGill, Jennifer E. Joslin Part One. Theoretical Foundations 2. Gender and Sexual Identity Development—Jessica Henault, Ashley A. Thomas, Craig M. McGill, Gisela P. Vega 3. Supporting LGBTQA Students Through Coming-Out Process—Michael M. Kocet, Aurélio Manuel Valente 4. Queer Theory and Academic Advising—Christy Carlson 5. Intersectionality and Academic Advising—Wendy Kay Schindler, Sarah E. Stevens Ally Narrative—Ashley A. Thomas Ally Narrative—Heather Doyle Part Two. Campus Issues and Advising Approaches 6. LGBTQ Students and Completion and Retention Narratives—Jennifer E. Joslin 7. LGBTQA Students and Career Advising—Carolyn Meeker, Richard Sprott, Craig M. McGill Conversations. LGBTQA+ Career Advising Vignette—erin donahoe-rankin, Ashley Glenn 8. LGBTQ+ Students and Mental Health—kristen a. langellier, Jennifer M. Gess 9. Advising LGBTQ Students at Christian-Based Institutions—Natalie Oliner 10. Providing Support to LGBTQ+ Students Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence—C Ryan Fette, Pat Tetreault Ally Narrative—Janie Valdés Ally Narrative—Cody Harrison Part Three. Advising LGBTQ Student Populations 11. Advising LGBTQ Student-Athletes—Donna J. Menke, Craig M. McGill, Josh Fletcher, Meghan Pfeiffer 12. Advising LGBTQ Students in STEM Majors—Natalie Oliner, Craig M. McGill 13. Advising Trans Students. Resisting Tropes and Supporting Resilience—C.J. Venable, Kyle Inselman 14. Emerging Issues in Advising LGBTQ International Students—Leonor Wangensteen 15. Advising Queer and Trans Students of Color—Fabiola Mora, Mary Ann Lucero Voices from the Field. Approaches for Advising and Supporting Black Queer and Gender Nonconforming Students—Maximillian Matthews Ally Narrative—Wendy Kay Schindler Part Four—Creating Inclusive Spaces 16. Becoming Allies and Advocates—Craig M. McGill, Wendy Kay Schindler (With contributions from. Debra A. Dotterer, Mark Duslak, Mark S. Nelson, Dana Parcher, Andrew W. Puroway, Kyle W. Ross, Amy Sannes, and Roxane Timon. Creating an LGBTQA-Inclusive Campus—Casey Self, Natalie Oliner About the Contributors Index
“Drs. McGill and Joslin created this exciting new resource for department advisors and student affairs staff as well as higher ed faculty and graduate students. Advisors in every area of campus must be aware of issues unique to LGBTQ students and how these issues affect students’ ability to persist to graduation. This important work offers LGBTQ historical foundations and holistic ways of providing informed services for LGBTQ students. It invites not only thought and emotion but also action to create an enduring connection that furthers student development.”
Ronni Sanlo, EdD
Founder, Lavender Graduation
“This text is certain to transform the advising field by centering on the needs and experiences of LGBTQA college students. Combining a deep focus on theoretical concepts with reflection opportunities and vignettes along the way to make connections to practice, the book is a must-read for advisers as they seek to support LGBTQA students on college campuses.”
Assistant Professor, Administration of Higher Education, Auburn University