Welcome to Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development
Current Issue: Number 17 (2018)
We are pleased to share with you this the sixteenth edition of Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development.For over a decade and a half, Growth has endeavored to provide readers with relevant original research and professional development literature to aid them in their work in service to college students and the institutions which serve them. We trust you have found this information useful to your work and that you will find the articles and book reviews in this current issue to be helpful in informing your work as educators.
This year you will discover seven feature articles including research on program review and prioritization procedures for Student Development offices, the value of campus traditions, collaborations between student affairs and academic affairs, monastic practices and spiritual disciplines in leadership development, the vocational development of introverted college students, the issue of masculinity and depression in male college students, and the motivations of students of color for pursuing leadership positions. These articles are followed by a collection of book reviews intended to introduce us to new publications that will guide and shape our efforts as student development practitioners.
We are grateful to those who work to make Growth possible, including Dr. Jason Morris, Associate Professor of Higher Education at Abilene Christian University, who serves in the role of Book Review Editor. We are also grateful to three graduate students from Taylor University, Austin Smith who has served as the Graduate Editor in Chief and editorial associates Jessica Martin and Eli Casteel, who have supported Growth this year. They, along with our peer review team, have put forth great effort to produce a volume that represents strong and topically diverse scholarship.
We particularly want to encourage our readers to consider submitting manuscripts for possible inclusion in future issues of Growth; the next edition will be published in the spring of 2019. Publication guidelines are included on the inside back cover of this issue and are also available via the Association for Christians in Student Development web site. We are especially interested in manuscripts presenting original or basic research and encourage anyone who has recently completed a graduate thesis or dissertation to consider submitting an article for publication.
The editorial team would like to thank you for your support of Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development. We hope your read will be both engaging and challenging.
Skip Trudeau, Co-Editor
Tim Herrmann, Co-Editor
A Campus Model for Student Development: Program Review and Prioritization
C. Skip Trudeau and Britney Graber
Tradition with a Captial "T": The Value of Campus Traditions
Morgan K. Morris
The Motivation of Students of Color for Pursuing Leadership Positions at Faith-Based Universities
Grant Burns, Jenny Elsey, and David M. Johnstone
The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy
Kirsten D. Riedel and Joshua P. Riedel
The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most
David M. Johnstone
- Skip Trudeau
- Tim Herrmann
Graduate Editorial Review Board
- Austin Smith, Editor in Chief
- Jessica Martin, Editor for Growth
- Eli Casteel, Editor for Ideas
Book Review Editor
- Jason Morris
- Naomi Noyes
- Griffin Gardner
- Christina Brandsma
- Ashley Smith
- Geoff Nelson