Aims and Scope
Journal of College and Character is a professional journal that examines how colleges and universities influence the moral and civic learning and behavior of students. The journal publishes scholarly articles and applied research on issues related to ethics, values, and character development in a higher education setting.
Published quarterly, the journal encourages the submission of manuscripts from around the world and from a wide range of academic and professional fields, including higher education, student affairs, psychology, religion, sociology, business, social work, philosophy, law, and education.
The journal audience includes faculty, administrators, graduate students, and practitioners in student services and campus ministry, as well as others engaged in research and practice in moral education in colleges and universities.
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Inside This Issue. . .
Tricia Bertram Gallant, University of California San Diego
Jason M. Stephens, University of Auckland
In "Punishment Isn't 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, University of California San Diego, and Jason M. Stephens, The University of Auckland, 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
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.
Michael J. Stebleton, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Lisa Kaler, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Dramatic changes in the nature of work has occurred quickly across higher education in the last few months. Responding to these seismic movements can result in a combination of feelings: anxiety, fear, and despair; yet also resilience, faith, and hopefulness. The learning curve is steep, especially for educators who thrive on in-person student connections and happenstance interactions that typically occur on campus. Read more.
Becca Hartman-Pickerill, Interfaith Youth Core
Religious communities have long been interested in what it means to encounter one another—both within and outside of one’s defined group. One of the innovative features of American civic life and its various groups is that we build bonds with one another from different walks of life. . . . Civic organizations are among those structures that can free individuals from our information tunnels. This is where the strength of a society is built. Read more.
Alan Acosta, The Florida State University
Do higher education professionals who have achieved a considerable degree of success in our field, have an innate ability to be “the perfect leader”? Do accomplished leaders think they have enouch skills and knowledge for any new job or task they undertake? Do leaders project strength and confidence out of a personal sense of self-assuredness? Read more.