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Research and Publications


Campbell, S.M. and Nutt, C.L. 2008. Academic advising in the new global century: Supporting student engagement and learning outcomes achievement. AAC&U Peer Review: 4-7.

Dueweke, A., Sotherland, P. and McDonald, M. 2010. Improving student retention and connection through innovative advising practices. A proposal by Kalamazoo College to the Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Grant PB116B100047 funded 2011-2014.

Habley, W.R. & Morales, R.H. 1998. Current Practices in Academic Advising: Final Report on ACT’s Fifth National Survey of Academic Advising. Monograph Series. Manhattan, KS: National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Hall, L.R. 2008. Appreciative Advising: How the Academic Centers for Excellence at the University of South Carolina are Using this Breakthrough Concept. The Mentor. Retrieved from

Hemwall, M.K. and Trachte, K.C. 2005. Academic advising as learning: 10 organizing principles. NACADA Journal 25(2): 74-83.

Appreciative Inquiry

Bloom, J.L. & Martin, N.A. 2002. Incorporating Appreciative Inquiry into Academic Advising. The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal, 4(3).

Giles, D. & Alderson, S. 2008. An Appreciative Inquiry into the Transformative Learning Experiences of Students in a Family Literacy Project.

Giles, D. & Kung, S. 2010. Using Appreciative Inquiry to Explore the Professional Practice of a Lecturer in Higher Education: Moving Towards Life-centric Practice.  Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 50(2).

Emerging Adulthood & Millenials

Arnett, J.J. 2004. Emerging adulthood: The winding road from late teens through the twenties. Oxford University Press.

Pizzolato, J.E. & Hicklen, S. 2011. Parent involvement: Investigating the parent-child relationship in millenial college students. Journal of College Student Development, 52(6).

High Impact Practices

American Association of Colleges and Universities. 2008. High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter. Washington, DC.

ACT. 2004. The Role of Academic and Non-Academic Factors in Improving College Retention. Available on ACT’s website (

Student Engagement

Kuh, G.D. 2009. What student affairs professionals need to know about student engagement. Journal of College Student Development, 50(6): pp.683-706.

Umbach, P.D. & Wawrzynski M.R. 2005. Faculty do matter: The role of college faculty in student learning and engagement. Research in Higher Education, 46(2): 153-184

Wolf-Wendel, L., Ward, K. & Kinzie, J. 2009. A tangled web of terms: The overlap and unique contribution of involvement, engagement, and integration to understanding college student success. Journal of College Student Development, 50(4): pp.407-428.

Epistemological & Intellectual Development

Clinchy, B. 1994. On Critical Thinking & Connected Knowing. In Re-Thinking Reason: New Perspectives in Critical Thinking, pp. 33-42, Kerry S. Walters, ed. SUNY Press.

First-Year Students

Bowman, N.A. 2009. Can 1st-year college students accurately report their learning and development. American Education Reseaerch Journal, 47: 466-496.

Learning Communities

Tinto, V. 1998. Colleges as Communities: Taking Research on Student Persistence Seriously. The Review of Higher Education. 21.2: 167-177.


Anderson, C.S. & Cunningham, K. 2009. Culture, Religion, and Nationality: Developing Ethnographic Skills and Reflective Practices Connected to Study Abroad. In Integrating Study Abroad Into the Curriculum: Theory and Practice Across the Disciplines, pp. 63-84, Elizabeth Brewer & Kiran Cunningham, eds. Stylus Publishing.


Baxter Magolda, M.B. 1999. Creating Contexts for Learning and Self-Authorship. United States: Vanderbilt University Press.

Baxter Magolda, M. B. 2001. Making their own way: Narratives for transforming higher education to promote self-development. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Baxter Magolda, M.B. & King, P.M. 2007. Interview Strategies for Assessing Self-Authorship: Constructing Conversations to Assess Meaning Making. Journal of College Student Development.

Baxter Magolda, M.B. and King, P.M. 2008. Toward reflective conversations: An advising approach that promotes self-authorship. Peer Review, 10(1) 8-11

Pizzolato, J.E. 2010. What is Self-Authorship? A Theoretical Exploration of the Construct. In Development and Assessment of Self-Authorship: Exploring the Concept Across Cultures, pp. 187-206, Marcia B. Baxter Magolda, Elizabeth G. Creamer & Peggy S. Meszaros, eds. Stylus Publishing

Transformative Learning

American Association of Colleges and Universities. 2008. High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter. Washington, DC. George D. Kuh.

Cunningham, K. “When, How, and Why Does Service-Learning Lead to Transformational Learning?” Paper presented at the International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, New Orleans, October 25-28, 2008.

Cunningham, K. & Grossman, R. “Transformative Learning: An Epistemological Study of Kalamazoo College Student Learning Outcomes.” Paper prepared for the 3rd National Conference on Innovations in the Scholarship, of Teaching and Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, March 6-8, 2009.

Erickson, D. 2007. A Developmental Re-Forming of the Phases of Meaning in Transformational Learning. Adult Education Quarterly.

Fetherston, B. & R. Kelly. 2007. Conflict Resolution and Transformative Pedagogy: A Grounded Theory Research Project on Learning in Higher Education. Journal of Transformative Education, 5 (3), p. 262-285.

Mezirow, J. 2000. Learning as Transformation: Critical Perspectives on a Theory in Progress. Jossy-Bass; San Francisco, CA.

Miscellaneous Topics

American Association of Colleges and Universities. LEAP Web page. Retrieved from, July 12, 2010.

Bok, D. 2006. Our Underachieving Colleges. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Humphreys, D. & Davenport, A. 2005. What really matters in college: How students view and value liberal education. Liberal Education 91 (3): 36-43