Student Development Disciplines

FORM: A Vision for Transformative Leadership

By Timothy Ferret

As a supervisor of para-professional staff, I have often encountered difficulty in vision-casting for my Resident Assistants at the beginning of the year. It ...

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Professional Development

Learning in War-Time: The Importance of Professional Development during the Semester

By Ted Cockle

My desk is currently covered with stacks of paper. Event requests and charter applications for approval, notes from and for student meetings, reference ...

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Best Practices

Part II: A Useful Model to Impact Off-campus Community

By Bradley Milks, Eric Fehr, Katie Caltagarone

Ecological Theory Over the past year, we have worked hard to build a community environment using Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Model of Human ...

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Spiritual Formation

Caring For Words in a Culture of [Political] Lies

By Drew Moser

In mere weeks the citizens of the United States will head to the polls and cast their votes for our next president (and a whole host of other state and local ...

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Best Practices

Part I: Commuter Students: Why a Community Development Model is Needed

By Bradley Milks, Eric Fehr, Katie Caltagarone

Every person was designed by God with the purpose and intention of being in community.  Ecclesiastes points out that, “Two are better than one, ...

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Best Practices

A Focus on Focus Week

By Daniel Clapp, Lyndsay Grimm, Jane Wilson

To strengthen both academic and co-curricular efforts, our Student Life Division at Westmont College selects an educational emphasis each year that ...

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