Perspectives on College Student Identity and Development
with Dr. Elton Crim
About this Course: The aim of Perspectives on College Student Identity and Development is to provide an introduction to identity that can either be applied to higher education administration practice or to research in higher education. While much of the material is theoretical in this course, we will be regularly applying this material to work with college students. Our goal is to become familiar with:
- The concept of identity as it applies to college students
- The background and implications of three disciplinary frameworks for the study of identity:
- Psychological frameworks including the foundational student development theories and more recent advances;
- Sociological frameworks; and
- Political theory frameworks.
- Applications of theories of identity for work in advising, teaching, mentoring, researching, and understanding college students.
Who should take ELPA 883? This course is for graduate students or professionals. It is also listed as a section in ELPA 502. This number is open to undergraduates!
May 30 –
“I love that [Perspectives on College Student Identity and Development] is designed for current and future practitioners. Hearing the experiences and advice of the instructor were incredibly useful. I really appreciated his honesty and authenticity.”Former ELPA 826/502 Student
“Wide variety of theory, very interactive and group based discussions. [We] drew from personal and professional experiences. Class was intended to have real world application.”Former ELPA 826 Student