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.
Journal of College and Character is a professional journal that examines how colleges and universities impact the moral and civic engagement of students. Read the current issue.
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Inside This Issue. . .
Campuses that have a commitment to diversity and openness to people who identify with different worldviews often report climates that promote learning about other cultures and worldviews. When campuses do not have such commitment both inside and outside the classroom, minority students may feel that they are not supported and perceive more insensitivity and coercion as there is a lack of understanding and willingness to learn about their identities and practices. Read More.
Pamela C. Crosby, Co-Editor, Journal of College and Character
Here are some important questions that relate to moral development that are explored in articles in the August 2021 issue (vol. 22, no. 3) of the Journal of College and Character. Read more.
Jenny L. Small
The original and still most famous critical theory, critical race theory (CRT), has been in the news during the last year. In at least 20 U.S. states, legislators have introduced bills to prohibit the teaching of CRT in primary and secondary schools, and in some cases, higher education (Pettit, 2021, par. 2). Primarily Republican lawmakers have taken against CRT, claiming that it is “divisive” and may cause students “to feel ‘guilt,’ ‘anguish,’ or other forms of distress due to that person’s race or sex” (par. 4).. Read more.
Becca Hartman-Pickerill, Interfaith Youth Core
Imagine a society in which people are treated with respect, enjoy mutual relationship, and work together for the common good. Hold that image for a moment—now what are examples, glimpses, even partially realized iterations of that ideal? Read More.
Alan Acosta, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dear Best Friend’s Baby,
Welcome to the world! Having spent the last seven months talking to your mom and dad about you, it is fantastic you are finally here. I am biased, but I can already sense you are destined for great things. My partner Danielle and I will be a huge part of your life—you are family now! So as the newest member of Familia Acosta, I want to give you some sabiduría, or words of wisdom. Read more
Michael J. Stebleton, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Instability. Uncertainty. Agility. When one scours the literature and current trade publications on the future of work, these words tend to jump out at the reader. For those of us who work in various areas of higher education and student affairs, it is likely no surprise that the world of work—and in particular—how we will work in the future has changed dramatically in recent years. Read more.