20th Anniversary Collection

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In celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the Journal of College and Character, the editors have assembled this special collection of articles focusing on topics pertaining to the moral and civic education of college students. These articles—authored by a diversity of scholars and practitioners—were chosen from issues published over the past 20 years. The articles provide historical perspectives on character development issues in higher education over the past two decades as well as a sample of some of the best and most popular JCC articles on the topic of character development. This special collection is a supplement to the 20-year anniversary issue, which will be published in February 2020.

We hope that this collection will be a valuable resource for NASPA members and colleagues who are engaged in efforts to promote the character development of today’s college students.

Jon C. Dalton, Co-Editor
Pamela C. Crosby, Co-Editor

These articles will be available to read with free access via this page only until 31 March 2020.

Article TitleAuthor(s)VolumeIssueYear
Religion and Its Intersections: Spirituality, Secularism and Religion Among Black Diaspora Communities in Higher EducationKeon McGuire2022019
“I Had Let Everyone, Including Myself, Down”: Illuminating the Self-Forgiveness Process Among Female College StudentsFiorella L. Carlos Chavez, Sarah N. Wolford, Jonathan G. Kimmes, Ross W. May & Frank D. Fincham2022019
Encouraging the Spirit: The Role of Student-Faculty Interactions in College Students’ Meaning-Making and Spiritual QuestTiffani Riggers-Piehl & Linda J. Sax1922018
The New Student Activism: Supporting Students as Agents of Social ChangeBarbara Jacoby1812017
Take a Selfie of Life: A Qualitative Exploration of College Students: Self-reflection on Free Time Use and Personal ValueHsin-Yu Chen, Careen Yarnal, John T. P. Hustad & Damon Sims1722016
Situating Race in College Students: Search for Purpose and Meaning. Who am I?Sherry K. Watt1652015
Achieving Equity in Higher Education: The Unfinished AgendaAlexander W. Astin & Helen S. Astin1622015
Part of the “Establishment”? Fostering Positive Campus Climates for Student ActivistsChristopher Broadhurst & Georgianna L. Martin1522014
The Role of Student Affairs in Promoting Religious and Secular Pluralism and Interfaith CooperationMichael M. Kocet & Dafina Lazarus Stewart1212011
The Principles of Strengths-Based EducationShane J. Lopez & Michelle C. Louis1042009
Facing One Another in This Place: Using Moral Conversation to Talk About Controversial Topics in College SettingsRobert J. Nash942008
Engaging Religious Diversity on Campus: The Role of Interfaith LeadershipEboo Patel & Cassie Meyer1072009
Doorways to Spirituality for Students: A Chaplain’s ViewScotty McLennan682005
Spirituality and the Vitality of Academic LifeJohn Bennet492003
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