Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Higher Education and Student Affairs

This book opens a conversation about the use of “job fit” as a tool for exclusion that needs to be critically investigated from multiple standpoints.

Author: Brian J. Reece

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620367902

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This book is co-published with the ACPA This groundbreaking book examines a concept that has gone unexamined for too long: The concept of “job fit” in the student affairs profession. Fit is a term used by nearly everyone in student affairs throughout the hiring process, from search committees and hiring managers to supervisors and HR professionals. This book opens a conversation about the use of “job fit” as a tool for exclusion that needs to be critically investigated from multiple standpoints. This edited collection brings together a number of voices to look at the issues involved through various lenses to explore the ways policies, procedures, environments, and cultural norms provide inequitable job search experiences for individuals from various marginalized groups. These include looking at the legal aspects, employer definitions, communication barriers, as well as scholarly personal narratives looking at the concept from the perspective of class, race, gender and sexual orientation. Emerging from the Commission for Social Justice of ACPA, the personal narratives and critical explorations in this book are an attempt to provide graduate students and professionals with a resource that is relevant to the job search in an increasingly competitive job market, while taking into account the complex realities of their identities. The normative assumptions of “fit” are analyzed by the authors to make visible the barriers those assumptions create for those with non-dominant identities. The student affairs profession strives for inclusion and acceptance as a core value, and an essential competency. The profession has made progress in the way it serves students, but there is a disconnect between the conversation about students and the way those same values play out in the treatment of practitioners and scholars in the field. This book aims to help job seekers looking to evaluate fit in their current and possible future positions, as well as hiring managers who face challenges in creating equitable hiring processes. Challenging the norms and rhetoric about job fit in student affairs means that scholars and practitioners alike must be able to incorporate this topic explicitly into various aspects of the profession.
Categories: Education

Critical Race Theory in the Academy

Critical Race Theory in the Academy

Camouflaging power and privilege: A critical race analysis of university ... Debunking the myth of job fit in higher education and student affairs (pp.

Author: Vernon Lee Farmer

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648021336

Category: Social Science

Page: 613

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Critical Race Theory in the Academy explores the deep implications of race and its effects on the expanse of the American social fabric and its fragile democratic process. This volume contributes to a more effective, powerful, and insightful theorization of racism across the social spectrum while furthering the movement for greater equity in higher education and beyond. The audience for this book is broad and should be of great interest and value to all Americans who fight against racism which is focused on the destruction of Black people and other people of color. Ideally, educators, scholars, and practitioners will be compelled to engage the ideas within this volume to break down the color line and challenge the problematic master narrative in education and other aspects of society. Critical Race Theory in the Academy offers current applications, debates, theories, strategies, and evolutions about critical race theory (CRT), with particular attention to CRT’s intersections with the field of higher education and beyond. As a part of the CRT corpus, this volume details some of the most relevant and current topics deployed in varied disciplines of the academy, confronting the complex interplay of race, racism, education, and social justice in the twenty-first century. Specifically, the authors explore topics from health disparities, politics, religion, literature, music, social work, psychology, sports, distance learning, media bias, affirmative action, to education policies, practices and scholarship. The chapters in this volume should help navigate the tensions in the academy and beyond to work toward alleviating institutionalized racism. Praise for Critical Race Theory in the Academy: "The field of Critical Race Theory is enriched by this important collection of new and original scholarship. Vernon Farmer has brought together a dynamic and eclectic mix of radical voices, from multiple disciplinary backgrounds, including both established and early career scholars. The result is a volume that constantly challenges and surprises the reader." David Gillborn Professor of Critical Race Studies University of Birmingham UK Founding Editor of Race Ethnicity & Education "Critical Race Theory in the Academy has excavated the terrain of critical race theory to unearth multiple perspectives that are central to defining the fundamental contours of the field. Each essay enhances the ways in which we read and understand the complexity of critical race theory. It will be an invaluable resource for building a critical academy." Aileen Moreton-Robinson Queens and University of Technology, Australia Author of The White Possessive: Property, Power and Indigenous Sovereignty "Vernon Lee Farmer has done it again and for the final time. He has pulled together a star-studded cast of academics of color to address an essential concern of the academy. Throughout his career, Farmer has demonstrated the uncanny ability to identify matters that require attention, and attacked them with vigor. In doing so, he provided us with high impact resources that are beneficial to the professional trajectory of scholars of color. This book is no different, and we all should race to the bookstore to add this instant classic to our personal library." Jerlando F. L. Jackson Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education University of Wisconsin-Madison Former Editor, ASHE Reader Series on Higher Education "Critical Race Theory in the Academy adds substantially to our understanding of the roles that race, racism, and social justice play as we tackle the myriad problems of pre-K through higher education. For those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the issues in higher education -- from curriculum to the lack of diversity in the professoriate -- this work provides helpful insights that can enrich conversations and problem-solving across sectors of society." Freeman A. Hrabowski, III President University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
Categories: Social Science

Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Student Affairs Practice

Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Student Affairs Practice

In B.J. Reece, V. T. Tran, E. N. DeVore, & G. Porcaro (Eds.), Debunking the myth of job fit in higher education and student affairs.

Author: Naijian Zhang

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398092924

Category: Education

Page: 350

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The book was written to assist those who plan to work as student affairs educators soon and those who are new student affairs educators to become competent in social justice and inclusion. It will provide trainees and new student affairs educators not only content knowledge and skills but also strategies and ways to develop competency in social justice and inclusion. Twenty-six additional individuals consist of both scholars/researchers and practitioners who have authored the book chapters. Through their writing these experts have offered their first-hand experiences and wisdom for being a competent student affairs educator in higher education. It will provide the reader with an understanding of multicultural competency and professional identity in student affairs practice, an opportunity to develop a professional identity that centers on social justice, a comprehension of historical development of multiculturalism and diversity in student affairs practice, knowledge of multicultural theory and its application, an understanding of ethical and legal issues from a multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice perspective, knowledge of culturally appropriate intervention strategies in practice, and understanding of evidence-based practice in student affairs. Moreover, this book will offer the reader knowledge and skills in utilizing theory, research, and assessment to enhance practice, forming professional identity through social justice and inclusion, and on how to create a social justice and inclusive environment for minoritized students and students with special needs. Finally, the book teaches the reader how to work with minoritized students and students with special needs.
Categories: Education

Creating Sustainable Careers in Student Affairs

Creating Sustainable Careers in Student Affairs

University Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Higher Education and Student Affairs Edited by Brian J. Reece, Vu T. Tran, Elliott N. DeVore, and Gabby Porcaro ...

Author: Margaret W. Sallee

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620369531

Category: Education

Page: 336

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This book argues that the current structure of student affairs work is not sustainable, as it depends on the notion that employees are available to work non-stop without any outside responsibilities, that is, the Ideal Worker Norm. The field places inordinate burdens on staff to respond to the needs of students, often at the expense of their own families and well-being. Student affairs professionals can meet the needs of their students without being overworked. The problem, however, is that ideal worker norms pervade higher education and student affairs work, thus providing little incentive for institutions to change. The authors in this book use ideal worker norms in conjunction with other theories to interrogate the impact on student affairs staff across functional areas, institutional types, career stage, and identity groups. The book is divided into three sections; chapters in the first section of the book examine various facets of the structure of work in student affairs, including the impact of institutional type and different functional areas on employees’ work-lives. Chapters in the second section examine the personal toll that working in student affairs can take, including emotional labor’s impact on well-being. The final section of the book narrows the focus to explore how different identity groups, including mothers, fathers, and people of color, navigate work/life issues. Challenging ideal worker norms, all chapters offer implications for practice for both individuals and institutions.
Categories: Education

Identity Conscious Supervision in Student Affairs

Identity Conscious Supervision in Student Affairs

Understanding multiculturalism and multicultural competence among college ... Debunking the myth of job fit in higher education and student affairs (pp.

Author: Robert Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429773648

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This guide offers current and future student affairs practitioners a new conceptual framework for identity-conscious and intersectional supervision. Presenting an original and transformative model to address day-to-day challenges, this book gives practitioners a strategic approach to engage in self-work, identity exploration, relationship building, consciousness raising, trust development, and organizational change, ultimately helping them become more adept at supervising people from a range of backgrounds and experiences. Chapters include theoretical underpinnings, practical tips, case studies, and discussion questions to explore strategies in real-life contexts. Identity-Conscious Supervision in Student Affairs is a key tool for student affairs practitioners to effectively change systems of dominance and inequity on their campuses.
Categories: Education

Going Alt Ac

Going Alt Ac

A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers Kevin Kelly, Kathryn E. Linder, ... Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Higher Education and Student Affairs Edited by ...

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620368336

Category: Education

Page: 204

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A growing number of people completing or holding graduate degrees now seek non-faculty positions—also called alternative academic, or “alt-ac” positions—at different stages in their careers. While an increasing number of people with doctoral degrees are hunting for a diminishing pool of tenure-track faculty jobs, most degree-granting institutions do not adequately prepare their graduate students to enter the new reality of the alt-ac job market. Yet the administrative ranks in higher education institutions are growing, as colleges and universities are creating a diverse range of positions that support teaching and learning efforts. Focusing on the range of potential alternative career choices, this highly practical book offers tools and prompts for readers who are: Considering whether to choose an alt-ac career path Seeking specific alt-ac positions Advising graduate students or mentoring recent professional graduates Encountering alt-ac career challenges The authors offer case stories—their own and those of colleagues across North America in alt-ac roles—with concrete examples designed to help readers pursue, obtain, and excel in a wide variety of alt-ac positions. The book can equally be used as a resource for graduate courses on professional development and job-market preparation.
Categories: Education

The Transfer Experience

The Transfer Experience

... Inclusive Hiring Lauren A. Vicker and Harriette J. Royer Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Higher Education and Student Affairs Edited by Brian J. Reece, ...

Author: John N. Gardner

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620369494

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Co-published with img alt="" src="https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/uploads/30375c484a455a6f1bcf87a2c803ba1523e087dc.jpg" At last there is a handbook that everyone in higher education can use to help increase transfer student success. This comprehensive resource has been brought together to meet the need for a truly holistic approach to the transfer experience. The book brings together research, theory, practical applications, programmatic illustrations, case studies, encouragement, and inspiration, and is supplemented by an online compendium for continual updates of resources, case studies, and new developments in the world of transfer. Based on a totally different way of thinking about, understanding, and acting to increase transfer student success, The Transfer Experience goes far beyond the traditional, limited view of transfer as a technical process simply about articulating credits, a stage of student development, or a novel enrollment management strategy. Rather, the book introduces a stimulating array of new perspectives, resources, options, models, and recommendations for addressing the many needs of this huge cohort – making the academic, civic, and social justice cases for improving transfer at both transfer-sending and transfer-receiving institutions.
Categories: Education

Inclusive Collegiality and Nontenure Track Faculty

Inclusive Collegiality and Nontenure Track Faculty

... Inclusive Hiring Lauren A. Vicker and Harriette J. Royer Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Higher Education and Student Affairs Edited by Brian J. Reece, ...

Author: Don Haviland

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620366479

Category: Education

Page: 125

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This book focuses on the status and work of full-time non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) whose ranks are increasing as tenure track faculty (TTF) make up a smaller percentage of the professoriate. NTTF experience highly uneven and conditional access to collegiality, are often excluded from decision-making spaces, and receive limited respect from their TTF colleagues because of outdated notions that link perceived expertise almost exclusively to scholarship. The result is often a sub-class of faculty marginalized in their departments, which reduces the inclusion of diverse voices in academic governance, professional relationships, and student learning. Given these implications, the authors ask, how can departments, institutions, and the profession do more to engage NTTF as full and active colleagues? The limited access of NTTF to the rights and responsibilities of collegiality harms institutional success in several ways. Given the full-time nature of their work and the heavy (but not exclusive) focus on instruction, NTTF are likely to be on campus as much or more than TTF, and thus be engaged with students, colleagues, and administrators in ways that more closely resemble TTF than part-time faculty. Their limited access to collegial spaces makes it harder for them to do their jobs by restricting access to information and input into decision-making. Moreover, since the greatest growth among women faculty and faculty of color is in NTTF roles, their exclusion from collegiality and decision-making negates the very diversity the profession claims to seek. Finally, colleges and universities face financial, curricular, and organizational challenges which require broad input, although the burden of governance is falling on fewer shoulders as the percentage of TTF declines and NTTF are excluded from these spaces. Ultimately, NTTF must be engaged as partners and colleagues in supporting institutional health. This book – the fruit of extensive data collection at two institutions over a five-year period – describes lessons learned from and benefits experienced by departments that have successfully supported and engaged NTTF as colleagues. Drawing on their research data and analysis of “healthy” departments that integrate NTTF, the authors identify the practices, policies, and approaches that support NTTF inclusion, shape a more positive workplace environment, improve morale, satisfaction, and commitment, and fully leverage the expertise of NTTF and the valuable human capital they represent. The authors argue that this more inclusive collegiality improves governance, supports institutional success, and serves diverse institutional missions. Though primarily addressed to institutional leaders, department chairs, tenure-line faculty, and leaders in the academic profession, it is hoped that the findings will be useful to NTTF who are engaged as advocates for and partners in the change process required to address the evolving structure of the university faculty.
Categories: Education

At the Intersection

At the Intersection

College aspirations and access in working-class, rural communities: The mixed ... G. Porcaro (Eds.), Debunking the myth of job fit in student affairs (pp.

Author: Robert Longwell-Grice

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781642670639

Category: Education

Page: 372

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The experiences of first-generation college students are not monolithic. The nexus of identities matter, and this book is intended to challenge the reader to explore what it means to be a first-generation college student in higher education. Designed for use in classrooms and for use by the higher education practitioner on a college campus today, At the Intersections will be of value to the reader throughout their professional career. The book is divided into four parts with chapters of research and theory interspersed with thought pieces to provide personal stories to integrate the research and theory into lived experience. Each thought piece ends with questions to inspire readers to engage with the topic. Part One: Who is a First-generation College Student? provides the reader an entrée into the topic, with up-to-date data on both four-year and two-year colleges. Part One ends with a thought piece that asks the reader to pull together some of the big ideas before moving on to look more closely at students’ identities. Part Two: The Intersection of Identity shares the research, experience and thoughts of authors in relation to the individual and overlapping identities of LGBT, low-income, white, African-American, Latinx, Native American, undocumented, female, and male students who are all also first-generation college students. Part Three: Programs and Practices is an introduction to practices, policies and programs across the country. This section offers promise and direction for future work as institutions try to find a successful array of approaches to make the campus an inclusive place for the diverse population of first-generation college students.
Categories: Education

Student Affairs Professionals Cultivating Campus Climates Inclusive of International Students

Student Affairs Professionals Cultivating Campus Climates Inclusive of International Students

These skills are emphasized in U.S. higher education, and it takes effort and intercultural skill for international students to develop and demonstrate them ...

Author: Jameson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119430643

Category: Education

Page: 96

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With the increase in the international student population, student affairs professionals need a deeper understanding of the challenges and benefits of globalizing a campus. This volume: Examines how student affairs professionals and their campus partners might welcome diverse populations of international students. Provides strategies for enhancing interactions between international and domestic students, as well as the greater campus community. Offers innovative, culturally competent approaches to working with international students. Shares ways to inclusively and effectively educate and support international students to succeed on campuses in the USA. Shares examples of innovative programs designed to increase cultural competence and be more inclusive of international students both inside and outside the classroom. This sourcebook explores the various ways international students in the United States strengthen our country and campus communities, further citizen diplomacy, increase intercultural competency skills, and develop more global mindsets. This is the 158th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
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Dao

Dao

Simon James has done a masterful job in dealing with some of the most difficult
issues in Zen Buddhism and its implication for environmental ethics . It has
successfully debunked the myth that Zen is non - philosophical , quietist , and
impractical . ... Moral Virtues and To Follow the Path of Inquiry and Learning :
Study on Wu Cheng's Philosophy M : Bili 1947 : 15 TFF . ... As far as such an
academic situation is concerned , it is easy for us to find the significance of Fang's
book on Wu .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132698049

Category: Philosophy, Chinese

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Categories: Philosophy, Chinese

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

around our national headquarters building . saults upon academic freedom , ( 2 ) due proc jurisprudence sanctions the invocation of the Red caps , white ...

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009911103

Category: Law

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Categories: Law

Human Ecology News

Human Ecology News

O'Donnell is a TA for Brenda Bricker's Collaborative Undergraduate Affairs in the
college , invites former students Leadership course . Bricker , who ... his day job ,
but he also uses his of global social justice issues among millionsand millions
says . ... Adelman was pleased with the event “ We saw a lot of emphasis here on
real solutions and debunking myths , " she said . “ I find it ... Ashdown used the
scanner in a study to analyze the fit of one company's trousers on 203 women .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924097786788

Category: Human ecology

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Categories: Human ecology