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 to understand why.

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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 important questions.

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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 imagination and effectiveness.

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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 they rarely have the training or education to back it up professionally. Here are three foundational principles to get you started.

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