60-Second SoTL – Episode 13

This week’s episode features an open-access article from Studies in Higher Education and examines academic and support staff members’ experiences supporting low socio-economic status and non-traditional students:

Macqueen, Suzanne, Erica Southgate, and Jill Scevak. (2022). “Supporting students from equity groups: Experiences of staff and considerations for institutions.” Studies in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2022.2137124

View a transcript of this episode.

The episode was hosted by Jessie L. Moore, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and Professor of Professional Writing & Rhetoric. 60-Second SoTL is produced by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University.

Read More about Staff Experiences working with Diverse Students

  • Becker, Sandra, and John Palladino. 2016. “Assessing Faculty Perspectives About Teaching and Working with Students with Disabilities.” Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 29 (1): 65–82.
  • Devlin, Marcia, Liang-Cheng Zhang, Daniel Edwards, Glenn Withers, Julie McMillan, Lynette Vernon, and Sue Trinidad. 2022. “The Costs of and Economies of Scale in Supporting Students from Low Socioeconomic Status Backgrounds in Australian Higher Education.” Higher Education Research & Development. https://10.1080/07294360.2022.2057450
  • Forsyth, Rachel, Claire Hamshire, Danny Fontaine-Rainen, and Leza Soldaat. 2022. “Shape-shifting and Pushing Against the Odds: Staff Perceptions of the Experiences of First Generation Students in South Africa and the UK.” The Australian Educational Researcher 49 (2): 307–321. 
  • Lopez-Gavira, Rosario, Anabel Moriña, and Beatriz Morgado. 2021. “Challenges to Inclusive Education at the University: The Perspective of Students and Disability Support Service Staff.” Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 34 (3): 292–304.
  • Lund, Rebecca, and Janne Tienari. 2019. “Passion, Care, and Eros in the Gendered Neoliberal University.” Organization 26 (1): 98–121. 

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