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65. Introduction to Using Developmental Theory in Student Affairs Practice
Date/Time: Available as a Webinar Replay
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Tracy Davis
Professionals develop beliefs about how students grow, learn, and develop. Our beliefs influence how we go about challenging, supporting, or otherwise helping students learn. We either "fly by navigation" or "by the seat of our pants", as one student wisely suggested. This webinar will offer an overview of theories commonly used in professional preparation programs, with a particular focus on navigating practice.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Participants will gain an introductory understanding of central student development theories.
- Participants will also explore the role of theory in student affairs practice and be able to describe limitations and common problems of using developmental theories.
- Participants will begin to develop an understanding of the relationship between theory and practice and how to formulate practice guided by theory.
- Student affairs staff without a developmental theory background
- Student life staff
- Residence life staff
- Student services administrators
- Student affairs staff desiring a refresher course on theory
- Anyone wanting to deepen professional student affairs practice based on theory
is a Professor in the Department of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Illinois University where he also coordinates the College Student Personnel Program. In 2011 he began serving as Director of the newly established Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men's Development. He has published widely regarding menís development, sexual assault prevention and social justice. Tracy co-edited, for example, Masculinities in Higher
Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations with Dr. Jason Laker in 2011, co-edited the 2013 Critical Perspectives on Gender in Higher Education: An ASHE Reader, and co-authored the New Directions monograph Developing Social Justice Allies .
His sexual assault prevention research has won numerous awards including both the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators outstanding dissertation award. Tracy was also selected to the inaugural class of ACPA Emerging Scholars in 1999 and has received the ACPA SCM Outstanding Research Award, the Commission on Student Development Assessmentís Outstanding Assessment Article, and NASPA 2012 Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community Newly Published Research award. He was also selected to receive the 2013 ACPA Senior Scholar Award, the ACPA Annuit Coeptis award for Senior Scholars and the SCM Harry Canon Outstanding Professional in 2006. He is a frequent presenter, speaker and consultant on college campuses. Most importantly, he remains wildly unfinished.
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