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. . .
Karen A. Longman,
We know that the leadership aspirations and advancement of women are hindered due to more than two dozen kinds of barriers, operating at three different levels (macro, meso, and micro). We’re only beginning to learn the importance of looking at leadership development through multiple sets of lenses regarding motivators and expectations, including generational differences and the impact of intersectionality. Applying this new learning is key if we want to strategically target leadership development programming in ways that resonate with the lived realities of a wider array of prospective leaders. Read More.
Pamela C. Crosby, Co-Editor, Journal of College and Character
Here are some important questions that relate to moral development that are New Year, New Relationships: Establishing Meaningful Partnerships Between Student Affairs Educators and Faculty Membersexplored in articles in the May 2021 issue (vol. 22, no. 2) of the Journal of College and Character. Read more.
Michael J. Stebleton, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Hannah Oliha-Donaldson, University of Kansas
Recently I had the opportunity to interview my colleague and friend, Dr. Hannah Oliha-Donaldson. Dr. Oliha-Donaldson is a faculty member of communication studies at the University of Kansas. Her scholarly work focuses on organizational communication, intercultural communication, and diversity and equity issues in higher education. We met over 16 years ago when we were both employed at Inver Hills Community College, located in the Twin Cities area. It was at that time that we started our ongoing conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion around strategies to support students.. Read more.
Sachi Edwards, Soka University
While our critical scholarly discourse is becoming more visible, its visibility has not yet led to meaningful change in research, policy, and practice norms. In this column, I will address one small (but important!) example of the kind of change I hope to see in higher education religious, secular, and/or spiritual identity (RSSI) research: asking about religio-cultural background and socialization when collecting data on RSSIs. Read more.
Becca Hartman-Pickerill, Interfaith Youth Core
I am eager to share a highlights reel from Interfaith Youth Core’s (IFYC) monthly "Public Conversation Series: Centering Racial Equity in Building Interfaith America." The goal of this series has been to elevate the voices of practitioners, scholars, activists, artists, and civic leaders at the intersection of racial equity and interfaith cooperation. Each month is focused on a different topic, from the future of chaplaincy and equity in governance to anti-racism work within immigrant religious communities. Read more.
Alan Acosta, Clark University
Recently, the institution at which I work announced plans to resume campus operations for the Fall 2021 semester in a manner that resembles fall semesters prior to COVID-19. While there are lots of details still to be worked out, the announcement was met with cautious optimism, as many in the campus community are ready to put COVID-19 behind them and conceptualize what a life post-COVID-19 might look like. Read more.
We want to congratulate our esteemed associate editor, Janett Cordovés for winning the 2021 NASPA SRHE_KC Outstanding Professional Award.