Sandra Sgoutas-Emch

Sandra Sgoutas-Emch
University of San Diego | USD · Department of Psychological Sciences

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Introduction
Sandra Sgoutas-Emch currently works at the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego. Sandra does research in Health Psychology, Faculty Development, Student Learning and Civic and Community Engagement. Her current projects include Measuring Community Engagement and Implementing Community Engagement to support Integrative Learning.

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Publications (21)
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Universities seek tools that provide a clear vision and expectations for community engagement at the institutional level. This study focused on the development of the Community Engagement Institutional Assessment (CEIA) rubric to evaluate four key criteria and its application in a pilot study of course-based community engagement. The results reveal...
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Cultivating a community of faculty to support Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) work at universities can be challenging. There are many obstacles to overcome—obstacles such as how to sustain such efforts over time. The Center for Educational Excellence set out to design a strategic plan designed to address certain barriers to SoTL work an...
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Cultivating a community of faculty to support Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) work at universities can be challenging. There are many obstacles to overcome—obstacles such as how to sustain such efforts over time. The Center for Educational Excellence set out to design a strategic plan designed to address certain barriers to SoTL work an...
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Universities seek tools that provide a clear vision and expectations for community engagement at the institutional level. This study focused on the development of a rubric to evaluate four key criteria and its application in a pilot study of course-based community engagement. The results revealed a significant divergence between faculty perceptions...
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This presentation describes the creation of a rubric designed to assess community engagement at the institutional level and shares the results from a pilot study in which the rubric was implemented with a sample of course-based community engagement activities from multiple academic units.
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A mixed methods approach analysis examines the impact of incorporating diversity education focusing on sexual diversity at an independent, Roman Catholic university, a site where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) individuals face discrimination, harassment, and homophobia. The analysis demonstrates the positive impact o...
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Developing interventions to address the problem of college drinking requires the identification of contributing factors to drinking behavior. It is believed that religion and spirituality (R/S) play a role, but the mechanism is unclear. Using a multi-dimensional R/S measure, an alcohol behavior inventory, and a religious affiliation proscription qu...
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Heterosexual privilege is a challenging concept to teach in undergraduate courses. Using data from self-reflection essays on the first and last days of the semester, we present students’ learning and growth in their understanding of heterosexual privilege and their ability to distinguish it from cisgender privilege. The majority of students accurat...
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In the work for global equality and social justice, how should “change” be understood? Who determines what must change or be changed? In the efforts to carry out social change, what is the academy’s relationship with the community, society at large, and the broader world? This article parts from these and other key questions and then proposes a mod...
Conference Paper
The University of San Diego (USD)'s NSF ADVANCE grant, AFFIRM (Advancement of Female Faculty: Institutional climate, Recruitment and Mentoring), focuses on addressing issues related to race and gender for faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Although a majority of undergraduate students majoring in most STEM discipli...
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Science and Engineering have struggled to diversify the faculty and students in terms of race/ethnicity and gender. Typical approaches to addressing this problem have not been successful, suggesting more innovative approaches are needed. The University of San Diego (USD) received a National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant entitled AFFIRM (Ad...
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Approximately one-third of college students report negative academic and health consequences due to stress. To address the problem of student stress at one university, a multidisciplinary task force studied factors underlying student stress and proposed comprehensive, sustained, and culturally-competent interventions at individual, group and instit...
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The United States is a country in which religion and spirituality play a significant role in people’s lives. The relationship between religion, spirituality and health has long been investigated. However, most of these studies have focused only on patient populations and the elderly. The present study examines whether the same pattern of relations...
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The consequences of a stressful lifestyle include myriad symptoms from depression to decreased function of the immune system. In the past, researchers have focused on the efficacy of traditional psychotherapy techniques in reducing the signs of stress. However, these techniques usually require trained individuals to facilitate the programs, partici...
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Human responses to brief psychological stressors are characterized by changes and large individual differences in autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune function. The authors examined the effects of brief psychological stressors on cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and cellular immune response in 22 older women to investigate the common effects of str...
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High and low reactors were preselected on the basis of their heart rate reactivity to a speech stressor in a prescreening session. In the main study, subjects were exposed to a mental arithmetic plus noise stressor. Cardiovascular activity was recorded during baseline and stressor, and blood was drawn prior to and following the stressor for endocri...

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