Kathleen Manning

Kathleen Manning
University of Vermont | UVM · Higher Education and Student Affairs

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Kathleen Manning, Professor Emerita, retired in 2014 from her role as a faculty member in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Graduate Program at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA. Dr. Manning conducts research and scholarship in Higher Education Organizational Theory, International Higher Education, Social Justice in Student Affairs, and Educational Leadership. Her current project is 'Resilience in Higher Education'.
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August 1989 - June 2014
University of Vermont
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Publications (37)
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In the day-to-day work of higher education administration, student affairs professionals know that different institutional types-whether a small liberal arts college, a doctoral intensive institution, or a large private university-require different practical approaches. Despite this, most student affairs literature emphasizes a “one size fits all”...
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Higher education administration is a relatively new field in the constellation of academic disciplines. It cannot compare with astronomy, which dates back to the earliest civilizations, or to music, which cannot be defined by an exact date. Because higher education administration and organizational theory is a new field of study, high-quality highe...
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This Editor’s Note contains Michael Segawa’s opening session speech from the 2010 NASPA National Conference. Mr. Segawa outlined the importance of legacies within the student affairs field and traced his personal history as a way to discuss this important aspect of the student affairs field.
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Kathleen Manning identifies seven philosophical positions in relation to the broad issue of difference. Recognizing and understanding where they stand in this matrix allows educators to work more effectively with students, faculty, and staff about the complex and sometimes contested issue of difference.
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Over the past 5 years, ACPA and NASPA have promoted conversations about an exploration of scholarship in the field through dedicated special issues of their journals (2001 and 2002 respectively) to the topic. The leadership of NASPA called a “summit” in 2006 for scholars and practitioners to gather and discuss the state of scholarship in the field...
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In her innovative volume, Joan Hirt undertook a Herculean task. Student affairs is relatively new field with a scant 70 years of theory and practice upon which to place our current understanding of the field. In addition to its lack of historical depth (and only a few hundred years of the same for higher education, its parent profession), theorists...
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The Review of Higher Education 27.4 (2004) 583-584 In his oft-quoted examination of higher education, Ernest Boyer (1990) advocated a wider conception of scholarship. He reframed this aspect of faculty work into a three-part conception of the scholarships of discovery, integration, and application. In relation to the latter, Boyer characterized the...
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Research cannot be conducted without the conscious or unconscious use of underlying theoretical perspectives. These perspectives inform methodology, guiding theory, questions pursued, and conclusions drawn. The relationship between the philosophy, theory, and methods of different research paradigms is explored in this article. Specific theoretical...
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Concepts of the soul and spirit are used to expand models of organizational design and staff development.
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Meaningful change through the self-study process requires both agreement about the mission of the institution and an understanding of faculty and administrative culture.
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This book presents six qualitative research studies written by graduate students in the Higher Education and Student Affairs masters program at the University of Vermont. The papers provide case studies concerning suicide, acquaintance rape, alcohol-related student death, classism, adult children of alcoholics, and multiracial identity. Following a...
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A diverse cultural presence on campus, political rankling among liberals and conservative, and media reprots of campus activism prevent higher education administrators from ignoring the current national debate concerning multiculturalism. College and university administrators, particularly in the area of student affairs, have taken the lead to brin...
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Principles concerning authenticity in constructivist inquiry are described in the context of the emergent paradigm. Suggestions are offered from which the researcher can choose to work toward, though never prescriptively guarantee, high-quality research findings.
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The author explores the myths fashioned during the growth of student affiars and discusses their implications for student affairs administrators. Among the myths she contests are that the field lacks a professional philosophy, that it was founded "by default", and that it must have an educational mission equal to that of the faculty.
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Examines a pedagogical language and theoretical framework for graduate-level teaching in student affairs preparation programs. Conversation, dialog, textual analysis, and ethical practice are discussed as components of a pedagogy underscored with passion. Advocates ethical behavior in graduate seminars by prodding students to encourage goodness in...
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The author presents a brief review of three theories about multiculturalism, discussing them within the context of student ajjfairs services, environments, and programming.
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Conducted naturalistic inquiry study of rituals at a women's college well known for its traditions (commencement, baccalaureate, junior show, community day, second semester convocation, and charter day). Findings showed how these events build community, establish consensus and meaning, expound value of achievement and leadership, and build expectat...
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A study examined the administratively sponsored rituals of academic and student life at a long-established, women's liberal arts college as metaphors for the ways students make meaning from the college experience. It is concluded that rituals can embody institutional mission, explain important educational processes, and shape views of the community...
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Draws connections between student affairs practice and educational philosophy as expressed by Paulo Freire. Presents argument that Freire's work provides beneficial framework as student affairs administrators define themselves as educators who encourage students to reach their full potential. Discusses Freirian concepts of praxis, individual critic...
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The author discusses theoretical and philosophical foundations that can be used to structure an Introduction to Student Affairs course within a higher education graduate program.
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This article outlines the use of qualitative research in student affairs. A rationale for the appropriateness of these methods as a means of knowledge generation is suggested. Student affairs educators possess a legacy as experts on students (Brown, 1972). This role requires that a segment of student affairs management and operation is the collecti...
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This article presents the Cultural Environment Transitions Model elucidating a monoculturalism to multiculturalism continuum. The model assists one to understand institutional progress toward a multicultural environment. Diversity, a buzz word for the 1980s, promises to be a goal as well as a rallying cry for student affairs educators into the next...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--Indiana University, 1989. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 264-271).

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As part of a Fulbright Award at University College Cork in Ireland, I'm researching Resilience in Higher Education. I'm interviewing faculty, students, and staff from Irish institutions with the plans to publish the results in a book. The Fulbright continues through the fall semester 2017.