Resources & People

How Should Student Development Staff Engage with Black History Month?

By Ted Cockle, Maliek Blade

Black History Month has come to mean much more than a celebration of Douglass or Lincoln and it’s important for Christian student development professionals...

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Resources & People, Best Practices

Three Important Questions to Ask Students This Semester

By Josh Roberts

Amidst the fun and festivities of the early part of this semester, I hope you will set aside some time to help your students think through these three...

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Best Practices

Towards Imagination & Effectiveness: A Letter from the Editor

By Ted Cockle

The new year has sparked some exciting developments for Ideas. Our hope is that Ideas would become—through brief and thoughtful discussions—a hub for...

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Research & Reviews

Theory as Healer

By Johann Ducharme

A look at the world of student development through various research paradigms provides new insight into the nature and purposes of our work.

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Best Practices, Current Issues

3 Foundational Principles in Student Mediation

By Brian Gertler

Entry-level Student Development employees often have the tools and some experiences to feel confident in approaching student conflict and mediation, but...

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Research & Reviews

Life After Residence Life

By Lacy Tannous

I began my time as a Resident Director with no end in sight. It was a dream come true to work in Student Life at my alma mater, and while I did not deny the...

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