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In the Loop

Higher Education Programs at NYU Steinhardt 
Creating a Season of Change

A Breadth of Experience at a Different Kind of School

(Left to Right: Rebecca Burwell, Joshua Hagen, Sam Harvey, Cam Clifton, and Anna D'Alfonso)

Pratt Institute Art & Design school in Brooklyn has been working with NYU Masters Students for 20 years. Interns work within the offices of of Student Involvement, Residential Life, and Career Services gaining new insights and overcoming new challenges. To supplement their internship experiences, interns meet a few times a month for professional development with their supervisors. These meetings give everybody the chance to learn new skills, share their experiences, and gain new insights. Working with students studying specialized majors such as graphic design, architecture, and jewelry design poses a new set of challenges, but the passion of the students at Pratt keeps everybody excited to find new ways to engage and support their creative endeavors.

“Pratt is very happy to include NYU interns among the staff of the Student Affairs Division. We appreciate their fresh perspectives and direct engagement with applying theory to practice. Pratt professional staff enjoy mentoring and working with NYU interns.” — Dr. Helen Matusow-Ayres, Vice President for Student Affairs

Alumni Spotlight  — Leah Lattimore

Congratulations to our Master’s program alumna, Leah Lattimore, as she takes on the new position of Director for the Center of Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) at NYU. Coming from the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development as the Senior Director for Employer Relations, Lattimore has served on numerous diversity committees aiding in the creation of NYU MLK Week, she also worked on the establishment of the NYU Shanghai Career Development Center. In this big move, Lattimore is excited to take on a new challenge where she can give back to NYU and combine her interests, skills, and passion in this new step in her career.

“Building on the Center’s incredible work and delivering on its mission to enhance the NYU experience by fostering a more inclusive, aware and socially just community is my top priority and one that I enthusiastically embrace.”

Research with Impact

In 2013, Professor Greg Wolniak joined NYU Steinhardt as the director of the Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes in its mission to create a unique research center focused on work around student outcomes that would not only advance research, but would have practical applications as well. Today, along with co-authoring How College Affects Students Volume 3, Professor Wolniak is the principal researcher of the 2016 State of Our Nation’s Youth survey. The survey will offer insight into the attitudes and beliefs of both high school and recent high school graduates nationwide. The data will help to better understand the thoughts and realities of the generation of students just beginning college.

Tiffani Williams is a doctoral Research Assistant in the center focused on the Horatio Alger Association Portraits of Contrast report that will compare how the Association’s 2016 class of National Scholars compare to the general U.S. population of high school students. Long time work in student affairs left Tiffani with a drive to understand student outcomes. In the upcoming Association of the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) annual conference, in addition to presenting with Professor Wolniak, Tiffani will present research of her own regarding the consideration of gender in the study of economic and career outcomes in higher education.

Post  — Fisher Affirmative Action Panel

The Supreme Court decision of June 23, 2016 upheld the "race conscious" admissions processes of the University of Texas. The decision was a surprise, and to most in the world of higher education, a welcome surprise. At our forum on September 30th, Greg Garre, lead attorney for the University of Texas and a former Solicitor General of the United States, discussed the University's legal strategies, analyzed the Supreme Court's opinion, and previewed possible paths forward. Professors Marta Tienda, Sigal Alon and Stella Flores whose work helped shape the arguments in this case also gave their views of the key research elements that will be crucial as institutions and state governments assess future challenges and opportunities. 


(Left to Right: Ann Marcus, Marta Tienda, Greg Garre, Sigal Alon, and Stella Flores. © NYU Photo Bureau: Gallo)
“I am particularly interested in a higher education policy career. The panel did not disappoint! I asked them how I would approach high-level administrators to have the conversation about implementing recruitment strategy changes, and they certainly provided invaluable insight.” — Maria Ramirez, Part-Time Student in the NYU Steinhardt Higher Education Student Affairs Program
Faculty Abroad
This summer, Stella Flores was awarded the Transforming Human Societies Visiting Research Fellowship Program from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. The Global College Equity program (co-led with Dr. Andrew Harvey of La Trobe) is working to enhance college access and success globally.  Professor Flores provided a keynote lecture, traveled to different campuses to meet researchers and practitioners examining equity, and met with Aboriginal scholars and school leaders to better understand and form partnerships with Australia’s underserved populations.
Teboho Moja played a major role in the first Global Conference hosted by the International Education Association of South Africa in Kruger National Park in August. Political interests and planning for higher education have led to uniting to push towards internationalization and quality improvement that would put Africa in line with more competitive knowledge economies.

“We need to look at making our initiatives as sustainable as possible. [W]e are already doing it, -- we just need to strengthen the capacity to really internationalise our work within the continent and outside.”
Site Supervisor Breakfast

The program will be hosting the annual breakfast for internship site supervisors on Friday, December 2 at 9am in the Kimball Lounge at 246 Greene Street

Editor, Sam Harvey —
Advisor, Professor Ann Marcus —
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