Applying Guiding Principles to Resist Erasure of Immigrant Community College Students in an Ever-Changing Climate through a Critical Theory of Love
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College
This practice brief addresses the critical need for supporting immigrant students on community college campuses. While nearly one-quarter of college students are first- and second-generation Americans, there is a major gap in both research literature and in practice on this topic. The purpose of this practice brief is to provide fluid guiding principles for administrators, faculty, and student affairs educators to best support immigrant students. The guiding principles outlined are: (a) defining/ refining spaces and services; (b) institutional agents’ roles; and (c) professional development. These guiding principles from the brief are rooted in a critical theory of love, which promotes rehumanizing factors, dignity, and justice because immigrant students often encounter challenges in these areas. Links to participatory practices are also made to undergird the principles. Finally, we offer steps moving forward in order to facilitate institutional- and individual-level agency utilizing the guiding principles.
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immigrant students, guiding principles, critical theory of love, community colleges
Witenstein, Matthew A. and Niese, Marianne, "Applying Guiding Principles to Resist Erasure of Immigrant Community College Students in an Ever-Changing Climate through a Critical Theory of Love" (2019). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 253.