Purpose and History
Character Clearinghouse is an online center of information about research, curricula, and practices relating to the moral development of college students and features resources such as program descriptions, interviews, and other types of articles. Initiated by Jon C. Dalton with a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, it previously shared its home website with the Journal of College and Character. This project is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at The Florida State University.
We invite college and university faculty, administrators, graduate students, practitioners in student services and campus ministry, as well as others engaged in research and practice in moral education to submit program descriptions, information, links, and various media that will help to further the discussion and research about moral and intellectual development of college students.
The Madison Collaborative
Michigan State University
The Madison Collaborative: "Ethical Reasoning in Action" is an educational initiative at James Madison University (JMU) that seeks to develop the ethical reasoning skills of the entire student body. The Madison Collaborative (MC) is specifically guided by the mission of "prepar[ing] enlightened citizens who apply ethical reasoning in their personal, professional, and civic lives."
The Red Flag Campaign
Florida State University
A metaphorical red flag serves as an early indicator of impending danger. It can also provide a message for bystanders communicating that someone needs care and support. Capitalizing on this metaphor, The Red Flag Campaign utilizes tangible red flags as a symbol to increase awareness of warning signs for dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Men of Color in Higher Education: New Models for Success
Florida International University
Men of Color in Higher Education: New Foundations for Developing Models for Success is the outcome of a collaborative effort of educators involved in a series of conversations at the College Board in 2008. Under broad concerns of the insufficiencies of educational support for African American men in higher education, the text originated as a way to demonstrate the needs of men of color in college.