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Diverse Millennial Students in College Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs

by Fred A., II Bonner

Diverse Millennial Students in College Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs Synopsis

Addresses and explores the characteristics and experiences of 'Millennial' college students from an array of perspectives, taking into account not only racial and ethnic identity but also cultural background, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status differences--all factors contributing to how these students interface with academe. It is aimed at college and university administrators and faculty members who seek greater depth and understanding of the issues associated with diverse Millennial college student populations.

Diverse Millennial Students in College Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs Press Reviews

Writings on the concerns and experiences of millennial students of varied minority racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as non-majority sexual orientations. --The Chronicle of Higher Education (10/28/2011) A bountiful resource for the advisor who wants to learn more about millennials as a generational whole and gain deeper insight in to the diverse cultural groups that compromise this generation. --NACADA Journal (National Academic Advising Association) (04/01/2012) This edited bolume interrogates the sterotypes ascribed to millennial students in relation to those students' diverse characteristics, primarily their race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. In revealing how assumptions about millennials may or may not apply across different groups, contributors challenge the view of millennial students as a monolithic group while confirming aspects of millennial identity. The book makes important advances toward complicating assumptions about today's traditionally-aged college students without eschewing a level of generalization necessary to understanding particular groups and subgroups. -- (05/01/2012) As students of the so-called Millennial generation make their way into higher education, it's clear to educators that one blanket term does not fit all. In the 15 chapters of this text, 33 American academics, researchers, and administrators explore the diversity of Millennial students in terms of racial and ethnic identity, as well as cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status differences. The text opens with a discussion about testing assumptions about generational cohorts. Subsequent chapters focus on African American, Asian American, Latina/o, Native American, LGBTQ, and bi- and multiracial students; the college-to-workforce transition of students of color; and curriculum design considerations to address student diversity. The material is intended for faculty, administrators, and student affairs personnel. -- (06/01/2012) The great value of this volume is that it provides a broad overview of millennial college students from a range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. It provides useful commentary and analysis on what is a conceptually complex area - student diversity. This volume is a very welcome addition to the field. It broadens the discussion on student diversity at the college level and bridges both sides of the divide between theoretical discussion and practical direction setting. -- (07/17/2013) This book provides an excellent overview of the diversity of experiences that make up the Millennial cohort, being a valuable contribution to the research both on Millennials and diverse populations. Far from being a monolithic group, the book both challenges and complicates the way Millennials are portrayed in the media and public understanding. Since all of the subgroups covered in the book have tremendous within-group diversity, having two chapters on each sub-group allows for an additional array of perspectives and approaches to understanding Millennial students. The authors overall offer fresh and intriguing viewpoints that make a valuable contribution to our understanding of this complex cohort of students. -- (02/01/2013)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781579224462
Publication date: 15th November 2011
Author: Fred A., II Bonner
Publisher: Stylus Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Educational strategies & policy,

About Fred A., II Bonner

Fred A. Bonner II is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Dr. Bonner's research and scholarly interests are in the areas of academically gifted collegiate African-American males, minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), diversity in student affairs and the mission of the Historically Black College and University. He has authored the book Academically Gifted African American Male College Students and edited the recently released Diverse Millennial Students in College: Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs. He also was a co-author of the best selling book titled How Minority Students Experience ...

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