Engaging Male College Students: Advancing Learning, Social Development & Success
The proportion of male students enrolling in and graduating from college has been declining for years, particularly among low-income, Latino, and African-American men. Male students are underrepresented in high-impact learning experiences, and over-represented in incidents of alcohol abuse, violence, and other disruptive circumstances. The media often frames these matters in combative and stigmatizing terms, pitting men and women against each other or otherwise sidetracking important questions about social identity and experiences. Also, despite Student Affairs claiming its territory and expertise around student development, masculine gender identity is rarely covered in graduate preparation programs.
This webinar will orient participants to male gender identity issues and discuss capacity building pedagogical and support strategies for successful outcomes for all students. While we will primarily focus on Cisgendered male students, this information can illuminate opportunities to understand and support all students across gender and sexual diversities.
- Learn about gendered lenses for student development work
- Discuss the relationship between dominant masculine norms and campus climate issues
- Understand the developmental processes and needs of male students
- Identify and challenge their underlying assumptions in practice with male students
- Critique views of men and masculinity
- Identify several strategies for developing programs, services and individual work with male students and groups
- Enrollment Management
- Student Services/Affairs
- Retention Specialist
- Diversity Specialist
- Any educator interested in supporting minority male student success
“When we talk about male students, we tend to speak of them as a monolithic group, and often in negative reference to their capabilities or behavior. Our graduate and professional training programs rarely cover concepts about male identity development or how this relates to other aspects of identity such as race or social class. How can we design effective programs and services to support male students if we don’t explore their development in specific ways, and inform our work with this knowledge?”
Dr. Jason Laker is a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership (and former Vice President for Student Affairs) at San Jose State University in California, USA. His current research, with Co-Investigator Dr. Erica Boas, focuses on how college students develop and understand their sexuality, and their lived experiences of consent communication and negotiation in intimate settings. Erica and Jason are also Affiliated Research Faculty at the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University. Jason previously served as Associate VP & Dean of Student Affairs, Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Democracy, and on the Gender Studies Faculty at Queen’s University in Canada. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Arizona’s Center for the Study of Higher Education, where he also served as Director of Business Programs and Workforce Development. Dr. Laker also holds a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling. His international activities include engagements as board member, visiting faculty, consultant or speaker, particularly in Europe, and he has served on the ETF International Expertise Editorial Advisory Board since 2009. His scholarly work includes four edited texts, one each in the U.S. and Canada, regarding gender and men’s development; and two with Palgrave Macmillan UK in 2014: Citizenship, Democracy and Higher Education in Europe, Canada, and the U.S., and Civic Pedagogies in Higher Education: Teaching for Democracy in Europe, Canada, and the U.S.
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How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?
1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.
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What are the benefits of online training?
Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.
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How can we use these trainings?
- Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
- Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
- On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.
In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.
Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.
Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.
Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.
New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.
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