May 2020, Vol. 6, No. 2
Critical Conversations #20: What Are the Characteristics of a Developmental Approach to Student Cheating?
By Tricia Bertram Gallant, University of California San Diego, and Jason M. Stephens, The University of Auckland
In "Punishment Is Not Enough: The Moral Imperative of Responding to Cheating With a Developmental Approach" (Journal College & Character, vol. 21, no. 2, May 2020), this quarter's JCC Focus Authors Tricia Bertram Gallant and Jason M. Stephens put forward a call-to-action for all colleges and universities to make the commitment to move away from the punitive and toward the developmental approach when responding to cheating.Read more.
New Spaces & Roles for Student Affairs Educators
Re-Envisioning Work in Uncertain Times
By Michael J. Stebleton & Lisa Kaler, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
In this blog post, we discuss several realistic strategies for educators to maintain productivity and positivity during these difficult times. To continue supporting students in this dynamic environment, educators must intentionally focus on their own work habits and wellbeing. Read more.
Inside, Outside, and In Between
Faced With Face Masks: A Brief Discussion of Current Challenges
By Hsin-Yu Chen, The Pennsylvania State University
Experts continue to debate the effectiveness of face masks in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only do policies, laws, and practical considerations (such as the national supply of masks and how to prioritize them) vary from region to region, people’s attitudes toward face masks may also reflect their cultural values and history. Read more.
Fostering Moral Development
We Are Not Imposters: Finding the Truth About Being Enough
By Alan Acosta, Florida State University
Like others, I worry that I am not good enough for my job. I get nervous that I am not good enough as a partner or family member. I agonize and overanalyze the decisions I make, wondering if what I believe, how I think, and how I interact with others is good enough to be accepted for who I am. I at times wonder when my family, friends, and co-workers will finally realize that I am fraudulently perpetrating the lie of being a good, effective, competent leader.. Read more.
Engaging Civic Religious Pluralism
Mutually Inspiring Relationships on Campus
By Becca Hartman-Pickerill, Interfaith Youth Core