Title

Applying Guiding Principles to Resist Erasure of Immigrant Community College Students in an Ever-Changing Climate through a Critical Theory of Love

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2019

Publication Source

Journal of Applied Research in the Community College

Abstract

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.

ISBN/ISSN

1068-610X

Comments

The document available for download is the authors' accepted manuscript, provided with the permission of the authors and the publisher. Permission documentation is on file.

View the version of record on the journal website.

Publisher

Montezuma Publishing

Volume

26

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

immigrant students, guiding principles, critical theory of love, community colleges


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