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JCAPS Fall 2022

The Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) is a social science peer-reviewed journal.  It focuses on publishing rigorous, relevant, and respected scholarship related to postsecondary education co-curricular campus activities, and translating such scholarship to practice.  It especially encourages submissions from practitioners throughout higher education.

 Typical submissions to the journal cover topics such as:

  • Student and leadership development within campus activities
  • Programming within a diverse and multicultural campus
  • Advising students and their organizations
  • Campus programming, governance, and/or funding boards
  • Assessing the effects of student involvement in campus activities
  • Navigating political and legal issues in working with students
  • Professional development for staff and faculty who work with students

Submit JCAPS Manuscript

 David M. Rosch, JCAPS Editor in Chief, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jan Arminio, George Mason University (retired) & Michael Preston, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research

Jan Arminio and Michael Preston analyze the work of the late Dr. Adam Peck and describe the impact of his writing on the field of student affairs and the work of campus activities professionals.

Stephanie Russell Krebs, The University of Tampa, Lynell Hodge, University of Central Florida, Danielle DeSawal, Indiana University-Bloomington, Steven McCullar, St. Cloud State University, Kathy Cavins-Tull, Texas Christian University, & David Rosch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A team of SSAOs and the JCAPS Editorial Board focus on the physical and psychological effects of grieving during a time of personal loss of staff to tragedy, and describe how divisions of student affairs can effectively respond in ways that balance ongoing work with care and support within their team.

Brian Pearlman, UNC Charlotte, Pietro A. Sasso, Stephen F. Austin State University, Hollie Smith, Stephen F. Austin State University, & Morgan Pulliam, Stephen F. Austin State University

Brian Pearlman, Pietro Sasso, Hollie Smith, and Morgan Pulliam examine common processes for leadership development within Panhellenic sororities and provide suggestions for improvement.

O. Nere Ayu, Howard University & Linda Berg-Cross, Howard University

O. Nere Ayu and Linda Berg-Cross describe models for supporting student organizations focused on student mental health, including how to build them while managing issues of liability.

Sepideh S. Soheilian, University of Baltimore, Katharine S. Shaffer, University of Baltimore, El H. Schoepf, University of Baltimore, Kristen M. Eyssell, University of Baltimore, & Sally D. Farley, University of Baltimore

Sepideh Soheilian, Katharine Shaffer, El Schoepf, Kristen Eyssell, and Sally Farley describe using the simulation “StarPower” to effectively support students in examining their unconscious biases, privilege, and oppression relative to capitalism.

Hannah M. Sunderman, Virginia Tech University & Lindsay J. Hastings, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Hannah M. Sunderman, Virginia Tech University & Lindsay J. Hastings, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Hannah Sunderman and Lindsay Hastings examine, respectively, the Social Change Model of Leadership Development capacities of “congruence” and “commitment” within each article while describing an innovative mentoring and leadership program that is focused on each capacity. 

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