Understanding the Work of Student Affairs Professionals at Minority Serving Institutions
Effective Practice, Policy, and Training
This volume explores the unique experiences of student affairs professionals at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in the US. In doing so, it highlights broader challenges faced by MSIs and highlights ways in which these have been countered by effective student affairs practice.
Recognizing that the role of student affairs practitioners at MSIs often differs from that of their contemporaries in other types of institution, this volume offers important insight into the context of student affairs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Predominantly Black Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander- Serving Institutions. Drawing on rich qualitative data, chapters identify examples of best practices to foster student growth, ensure culturally relevant approaches, and enhance collaboration between academic and administrative departments. The volume thereby showcases the important contribution that these institutions, and the professionals within them, make to the US Higher Education landscape and the success of minority students.
This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in student affairs practice, higher education management, and inclusive education. Those interested in the sociology of education as well as race and ethnicity studies will also benefit from the volume.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Introduction - Understanding the Work of Student Affairs Professionals at Minority Serving Institutions: Exploring the Unknown
Robert T. Palmer, Dina C. Maramba, Andrew, T. Arroyo, and Taryn Ozuna Allen
PART 1: Narratives from Student Affairs Professionals at Minority-Serving Institutions
1. The Role of an Executive Leader in Student Affairs at an Historically Black University: Opportunities for Promoting Student Growth and a Pathway to the Presidency
Robert T. Palmer, William Broussard, Gerald K. Johnson II, Ernest C. Evans, and LaToya B. Parker
2. Examining Institutional Capacity to Serve Black Students at Predominantly Black Institutions: The Experiences of Program Managers
3. How Latinx/a/o Mid-Level Student Affairs Administrators Foster Latinx/A/O Student Success at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Michelle M. Espino and Nancy Camarillo
4. Supporting Southeast Asian American College Students: Emergent Practices and Findings from an AANAPISI in Minnesota
Ariana Yang, Thong Vang, Diana Chandara, Kong Her, and Peter Limthongviratn
PART 2: Refining Culturally Relevant and Responsive Practices in the Work of Student Affairs Professionals
5. Creating a Sense of Belonging in an Aanapisi Program through an Integration of Student Affairs Practice, Asian American Studies, and Peer Mentoring
Corinne Maekawa Kodama, Christen E. Park, and Jeffrey Alton
6. Community College Leaders’ Role in Nourishing Student Success at HSIs
Mayra Olivares-Urueta and Taryn Ozuna Allen
7. Leveraging HBCU Students’ Familial Capital to Create Positive Environments
Kristen S. Ericksen, Andrew S. Franklin, Angel Eason, Alisha Bazemore, and Andrew T Arroyo
PART 3: Using Data and Resources in Innovative Ways to Support Students
8. The Digital Representation of Student Affairs At Four-Year HBCUs
Sosanya M. Jones
9. Black Womyn Leaders at HBCUs: The Race-Gendered Experiences of Former Student Government Association Presidents
Ayana Tyler Hardaway, Travis C. Smith, and Jamila Lee-Johnson
Conclusion - Toward a Greater Understanding of the Work of Student Affairs Practitioners at Minority-Serving Institutions
Dina C. Maramba, Andrew T. Arroyo, Taryn Ozuna Allen, Robert T. Palmer, Erica Alcantara Aros, and Marlena Wolfgramm
Robert T. Palmer is Chair and Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the School of Education at Howard University, USA. He is also a faculty affiliate for the Center of Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) at Rutgers University, USA.
Dina C. Maramba is Professor of Higher Education in the School of Educational Studies at the Claremont Graduate University, USA. She is also a faculty affiliate for the Center of Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) at Rutgers University, USA.
Taryn Ozuna Allen is Associate Professor in Higher Education Leadership in the College of Education, Texas Christian University, USA. She is also a faculty affiliate for the Center of Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) at Rutgers University, USA.
Andrew T. Arroyo is Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. He is also a faculty affiliate for the Center of Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) at Rutgers University, USA.