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Reference Material in the form of subject dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks typically provide background essays, definitions, broad overviews of various topics, or other pertinent facts. A good collection of searchable eReference titles can be accessed via Sage eReference.

Handbook of Student Affairs Administration

Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession

Assessment in Student Affairs

Research Proposal – formulate a proposal for a research study pertaining to a current issue of interest. A research study can be a lengthy and challenging experience; therefore, the proposal is an essential aspect of implementing an effective, rigorous study. Our goal is to divide the proposal into manageable portions that will result in a viable proposal by the end of the semester.
Statement of the Problem – identify an issue or concern in higher education and write a statement of the problem in three-paragraphs (at least one page double spaced), in APA format, that includes an introductory paragraph, and two paragraphs about the significance of a problem. You will need to include citations and a reference page.
Research Question(s) – as part of methodology, prepare a draft of your potential research question(s). Create 1-3 research questions (about the same topic area). Questions should be specific, but not too specific. For your reference, please check out the following websites for further explanation and examples of research questions: LMU Library GuideDuke: Research Question  
Literature Review – submit a 4-5 page literature review related to your research topic. Your literature review should utilize at least 10 sources and a synthesis of these articles. You should use a chronological, thematic, critical, or methodological analysis for your literature review. At least 4 of your sources need to be from research published in the last 5 years. Make sure you are using headings and appropriate APA grammar and citations.


Students ability to finance college
How college student leadership roles impact retention

Latinx faculty pipeline to professorship – and lack thereof

The impact of the new DEI legislation on students, faculty, and staff

How do students with anxiety and depression use support systems to be successful in college?
How are student employees are impacted by professional development mentorship?
How do students with eating disorders navigate college experience/academics?

How do undergraduate students who are parents experience college?
Why students of color do not use their accommodations in the classroom?
How do extended orientation programs influence or inform Hispanic, first-generation students’ sense of belonging during their first year in college?

What is the role of mentorship in women who are Intercollegiate Athletic administrators (or coaches)?

How do First Gen Hispanic college students experience and manage stress?

How does a student’s emotional intelligence influence their academic anxiety?

How do women student affairs professionals perceive perceptions of their professionalism?

What are the experiences of siblings who attend the same college together?

What are the experiences of National Pan-Hellenic Council members at primarily/predominantly white institutions?

How do Black women find their sense of belonging in their roles as Student Affairs Administrators?

Is there a difference in academic performance/GPA of students living on-campus or off-campus?
(also maybe on AND off campus)
How do students from early college high school programs transition to university?

What is  the Impact of Post-COVID Student Services on Mid-Level International Student Service Professionals’ job satisfaction?

How do students with substance abuse problems navigate their academic experience?

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