Saturday, November 20, 2010
College Student Development Theory On The Job - Krystin Deschamps
1. Advise students who are departing USU, perhaps for a Leave of Absence, perhaps to transfer
Advise students who are departing USU, perhaps for a Leave of Absence, perhaps to transfer
o Family responsibilities
· Margaret Schlossberg
o Transition Theory: Situation, Self, Support, Strategies
§ I find that I use this often with students who are adult learners. It represents a significant transition for many who return (or begin) college after a long absence. I like to encourage confidence in the students by building off what they bring with them: experiential knowledge.
o Marginality and mattering
§ A theory I use the most often. Many of my students have been marginalized, and as such, they may struggle in confidence, and may feel as though they do not belong in college. I strive to make them feel as though they matter, because they emphatically do. I work to connect my students to college in meaningful ways, and with luck, this helps to retain our students.
· Baxter Magolda’s and Self Authorship
o Give students confidence. How we know things, become masters of knowledge.
· Gilligan—Different doesn’t mean deficient.
o I use this theory with students who may be marginalized. I also use this theory when students with students who do not appreciate diversity.
· MBTI by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katherine C. Briggs
o I use this theory a lot. While I have not been trained formally, I have studied MBTI enough to understand the different types, and it helps me to relate to students better. So, for example, if I perceive that a student is an introvert, I might not encourage her to go to group tutoring. Instead, I might find individual tutoring.
Note: Krystin is a graduate from the Educational Leadership & Policy Program at the University of Utah.