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What We Are Reading

The following articles, Web resources, and books have provided a wealth of information that have supported and continue to support the development of the Messina. Hard copies of most of these resources are located in the Messina office, located in Maryland Hall 145.

Assessment of Integrated Learning Initiatives

American Association of Colleges & Universities (2009). VALUE: Valid assessment of learning in undergraduate education. AAC&U.

Best Practices and Research on Living Learning Initiatives

Chickering, A. W. & Gamson, Z. F. (1987) Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. American Association of Higher Education Bulletin, 1987, 39 (7), 3-7.

Inkelas, K.K. (2010). Lessons learned about one high-impact practice. Plenary address to the 29th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, 15 May 2010, Denver, CO. 

Inkelas, K.K. & Longerbeam, S. (2008). Working towards a comprehensive typology of L/L programs. In G. Luna & J. Gahagan (Eds.), Learning initiatives in the residential setting (Monograph No. 48, pp. 29-41.) Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the Study of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Inkelas, K.K. & Wiseman, J.L. (2003). Different by design: An examination of student  outcomes among participants in three types of living-learning programs. Journal of College  Student Development, 44(3), 335-368.

Kuh, G. (2008). High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter. Association of American Colleges & Universities.
Shapiro, N.S. & Levine, J.H. (1999). Creating learning communities: A practical guide to winning support, organizing for change, and implementing programs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Smith, B.L. and L.B. Williams, with others. 2007. Learning Communities and Student Affairs: Partnerships for Powerful Learning. Learning Communities & Educational Reform, Fall.  Olympia, WA: The Evergreen State College, Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education.

Faculty and Student Affairs Collaboration

Braskamp, L., Trauvetter, L.C. & Ward, K. (2006), Putting students first: How colleges develop Students purposefully. Boston: Ankar Publishing.

Fitzpatrick, K. (2011). Swimming in unchartered waters: Understanding and developing the faculty role in residential education. The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 38 (1), 70-78.

Hora, M.T. & Millar, S.B. (2011). A guide to building education partnerships: Navigating diverse cultural contexts to turn challenge into promise. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing. Jesuit Mission and Identity 

Jesuit Pedagogy and Mission Integration

Byron, W.J. (2000). Jesuit saturdays: Sharing the Ignatian spirit with lay colleagues and friends. Chicago: Loyola Press. 

Byron, W.J. (2010). Next generation leadership: A toolkit for those in their teens, twenties and thirties, who want to be successful leaders. Scranton: University of Scranton Press.

Lowney, C. (2003). Heroic leadership: Best practices from a 450-year-old company that changed the world.  Chicago: Loyola Press

O’Malley, J. (2010). Mastering the Art of Jesuit Higher Education. Lecture presented at  Loyola University Maryland, 17 March 2010. 

Traub, G.W. (Ed.) (2008). A Jesuit education reader. Chicago: Loyola Press. Research on Loyola Students

Tinney, S. (2009). The relationship between engaging in a first-year program and students’ educational experiences at Loyola College. Loyola Office of Institutional  Research.

Tinney, S. & Van Kempen, E. (2008). First-year academic report: Class of 2011. Loyola office of institutional research.