Join CSAA-D students and faculty for presentations during the 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference in Houston, TX.  Tweet us @saUGA411 and/or use our program hashtag #saUGA411 to communicate throughout the conferences.

42nd Annual ASHE Conference
“Power to the People”
Pre-Conference: November 8-9
Generation Conference: November 9-11
Location: Marriott Marquis, Houston, TX

Wednesday, November 8th

Roundtable 1: #DiversityGottaGoParty?: Federal & State Funding Implications for Curriculum Design & Academic Freedom
1:00 to 2:15pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, Meyerland
This roundtable explores the intersections of “diversity,” curriculum design, and academic freedom with state and federal funding. We explore how institutions balance mission-driven goals of diversity with the changing U.S. political landscape. Attendees can expect to co-construct strategies and best practices for limiting assaults on social justice in higher education.
Brittany Williams, University of Georgia
Terah J Stewart, University of Georgia

Roundtable 4: Examining the Experiences of LGBTQI+ Community College Students of Color Using an Intersectional Framework
1:00 to 2:15pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, Meyerland
Community colleges enroll high percentages of students from historically marginalized groups, making intersectional approaches to supporting their students especially critical. This roundtable uses intersectionality to frame dialogue about how various forms of power—through institutional structures, interpersonal experiences, and practices—shape the experiences of LGBTQ+ community college students of color.
Melvin Whitehead, University of Georgia

Thursday, November 9th

Research Methodologies and Methods For Elucidating Power Dynamics In Higher Education
3:45 to 5:00pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, Hunter’s Creek A
In this symposium, we explore research methodologies (participatory action research, indigenous methods, geographic and spatial analysis, and critical quantitative methods) and methods that help elucidate power dynamics. The session interrogates the fulcrum of power dynamics through the use of critical and untapped methodologies.
Amalia Dache-Gerbino, University of Missouri
Amy Metcalfe, University of British Colombia
Darris Means, University of Georgia
Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, University of California, Los Angeles
Adriana Ruiz Alvarado, University of Redlands
Kaiwipuni Lipe, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Not Your T*oken: The Power of Trans(*) and Gender Non-Conforming Scholars
3:45 to 5:00pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, Briargrove A
As unexpected denizens in binarist institutions, trans(*) scholars are positioned as disrupters/tions. Resisting ciscentricity, trans(*) scholars are taking back power and agency in the telling and theorizing of our own and our kin’s narratives, perspectives, and possibilities. This interactive symposium centers trans(*) scholars’ discussion of power, research, and trans(*) subjectivities.
T.J. Jourian, Oakland University
Z Nicolazzo, Northern Illinois University
Dafina-Lazarus Stewart, Colorado State University
Erich N Pitcher, Oregon State University
finn Schneider, University of Minnesota
Melvin Antoine Whitehead, University of Georgia

Liberating Epistemologies
3:45 to 5:00pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, River Oaks B
Discussant: Chris Linder, University of Georgia

Before They Can Learn: Food Insecurity and Foster Youth on Campus
3:45 to 5:00pm, Mariott Marquis Houston, Third, Tanglewood
Discussant: Georgianna Martin, University of Georgia

Friday, November 10th

General Conference Roundtables: Moving Beyond the Money: Examining Attrition of New Student Affairs Professionals
8:00 to 8:45am, Mariott Marquis Houston, Fourth, Salon FGH
50-60% of new student affairs professionals leave the field within the first five years and attrition continues to increase. The objective of this roundtable is to foster meaningful dialogue regarding factors contributing to turnover, centering the role of higher education faculty in the socialization process of new student affairs professionals.
Jason Wallace, University of Georgia
Terrance Smith, University of Georgia 

A Power-Conscious Content Analysis of 10 Years of Scholarship on Campus Sexual Violence
10:15 to 11:30am, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, Sugarland B
Through a content analysis, we examine 10 years of research about campus sexual violence to highlight trends related to frameworks and methodologies employed, demographic information collected and analyzed, and attention to power, privilege, and oppression in discussion and analysis.
Chris Linder, University of Georgia
Brittany Williams, University of Georgia
Marvette Lacy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Brean’a Parker, University of Georgia
Niah Grimes, University of Georgia

Re-authoring Savage Inequalities: Narratives of Higher Education Achievement and Success
11:45am to 1:00pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, River Oaks B
In response to Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities’ depiction of urban cities and the neglect and absence of the voices and experiences of educators and students in these cities, this symposium offers an alternate exploration of college preparation and higher education success for those students and educators.
Brittany Williams, University of Georgia
Nina Daoud, University of Maryland Amalia
Dache-Gerbino, University of Missouri
Toby Jenkins, University of South Carolina
Chayla Haynes Davison, Texas A&M University, College Station

“The whole weight of the world on my shoulders”: Power, Identity, and Student Activism
1:15 to 2:30pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, Kingwood B
In this paper we examine student activists’ motivations for engaging in activism and resistance and problematize traditional notions of activism. We highlight the ways iminoritized students engage in activism and resistance because institutional leaders of higher education fail to create equitable spaces for learning, development, and growth.
Chris Linder, University of Georgia
Stephen John Quaye, Miami University
Terah J Stewart, University of Georgia
Wilson K Okello, Miami University

“A Student Should Have the Privilege of Just Being a Student”: Student Activism as Labor
2:45 to 4:00pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, Montrose B
On college campuses, minoritized students are engaged in activism. As students work to transform their campuses, they do so at a cost, one of which is the unpaid labor they provide their institutions. In this paper, we explore this labor among student activists, as well as other consequences of activism.
Stephen John Quaye, Miami University
Chris Linder, University of Georgia
Alex C. Lange, University of Iowa
Wilson K Okello, Miami University
Marvette Lacy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Saturday, November 11th

How Interactions with Student Affairs Professionals Shape Cognitive Outcomes in the Fourth Year of College: A Replication Study
10:30 to 11:45am, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, Montrose A
This research explores the impact of students’ interactions with student affairs professionals and growth on cognitive outcomes during college. We sought to replicate prior research on effects of student affairs professionals. Interactions with student affairs professionals were positively associated with three of the cognitive measures and negatively associated with one.
Georgianna Martin, University of Georgia
Matthew Smith, University of Georgia
Williams Takewell, Millsaps College
Allison Miller, Sam Houston State University

Exploring the Rhetoric of Social Class Among First-Generation, Low-Income College Students
12:00 to 1:15pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, Hunter’s Creek A
This study uses a qualitative, phenomenological design to explore how low-income, first-generation college students describe and understand their social class and class-based experiences. Overall, we found that while students readily described how their college experiences differed from their higher SES peers, they struggled to find language to describe social class.
Georgianna Martin, University of Georgia
Brittany Williams, University of Georgia
Melandie McGee, University of Southern Mississippi

Show Up!: Relationships between Campus Administrators and Student Activists
1:30 to 2:45pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Third, Briargrove A
The purpose of this paper is to examine relationships between student activists and administrators and educators on college campuses. Through interviews with 27 student activists and 13 campus educators/administrators, we examined the barriers student perceived from campus administrators and the support they received from educators.
Chris Linder, University of Georgia
Stephen John Quaye, Miami University
Alex C. Lange, University of Iowa

Engaging Images for Research & Pedagogy: Utilizing Visuals to Understand College Student Development
3:00 to 4:15pm, Marriott Marquis Houston, Fourth, Salon H
This symposium highlights the need and opportunities for using visual methods in higher education research and teaching. We share experiences using methods that have helped foster greater understanding of college student development through research and teaching, particularly as they have related to critical literacy and social justice in higher education.
Paul Williams Eaton, Sam Houston State University
Kathryn Jaekel, Northern Illinois University
Amanda Latz, Ball State University
Chris Linder, University of Georgia
David Nguyen, Ohio University

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