response to that call, after we asked ourselves a simple question: why can’t a campus be like a parish and temporarily host refugees, assisting them in resettlement in the local area? Parishes (small cities or towns) and university and college campuses are
A Small College’s Engagement with Refugee Resettlement
Diya Abdo and Krista Craven
A Multi-Institutional, Interlocking Approach to Political Opportunity Structure
Matthew S. Williams
Political opportunity structure (POS) refers to how the larger social context, such as repression, shapes a social movement’s chances of success. Most work on POS looks at how movements deal with the political opportunities enabling and/or constraining them. This article looks at how one group of social movement actors operating in a more open POS alters the POS for a different group of actors in a more repressive environment through a chain of indirect leverage—how United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) uses the more open POS on college campuses to create new opportunities for workers in sweatshop factories. USAS exerts direct leverage over college administrators through protests, pushing them to exert leverage over major apparel companies through the licensing agreements schools have with these companies.
Davydd J. Greenwood
Richard Arum and Josipa Roska (2011) Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 259 pp., 978-0-226-02855-2 (hbk).
Heidi Ross and Yajing Chen
Vincent Tinto's theory of academic and social integration provides a framework for investigating perceived problems associated with Chinese international students' engagement at a public research-intensive university in the U.S. Midwest ('Midwest' University). These 'problems' – classroom silence, segregation and instrumentalism – are often understood in cultural terms, and we describe sociocultural values that might influence such behaviour. We also contend that culture, on its own, cannot wholly explain the complexity of student behaviours on college campuses. In a case study of Midwest University's Business School, we show how institutional policies do much to shape Chinese students' engagement. We conclude that popular perceptions of Chinese student engagement are simplistic. Chinese students are not indifferent engagers; rather, their interaction with campus life needs to be understood as embedded within complex cultural and institutional contexts.
Notes from Counterprotests of Antigay Pickets
counterprotests took place from 2004 to 2017 at churches, temples, and synagogues; public parks; concert venues; gay rights parades and drag shows; cemeteries including military cemeteries; Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court; and college campuses
Constructing and practising student engagement in changing institutional cultures
Lisa Garforth and Anselma Gallinat
learning practices and outcomes on U.S. college campuses, engendered intense debate in education studies, the popular media and beyond. Although the study’s methodological robustness and theoretical sophistication have been much discussed (for example
Questioning our post-secondary institutions’ investment strategies
David P. Thomas
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is used to describe investment practices that involve ethical or moral considerations when selecting options for investing individual or institutional funds. A growing number of university and college campuses have
Quis custodiet ipsos consumptores?
College Campuses , Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Barnette , J. ( 2001 ) Practical Measurement Issues Associated with Data from Likert Scales , Paper presented at American Public Health Association , 23 October 23 , Atlanta . Bertram
Can commercial vendors support creative higher education?
faculty by MOOC advocates at an important industry event, see Samuels (2013) . References Arum , R. and Roksa , J. ( 2011 ) Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses , Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Bok , D
Sabina Barone, Veronika Bernard, Teresa S Büchsel, Leslie Fesenmyer, Bruce Whitehouse, Petra Molnar, Bonny Astor, and Olga R. Gulina
salient in secular spheres. Notably, younger Syrian Christians say they became Christians when they left home to attend college. Given the seeming secularity of US college campuses, it would have been interesting to learn about their conversion experiences