The theme of the 2003 Institute on College Student Values, Moral and Civic Responsibility: Can We Assess the Character Outcomes of College? focused on the examination of ways to assess the impact of college on students moral development. Institute speakers examined the topic from their personal and professional perspectives. Institute speakers represented a variety of national research programs and centers that are actively assessing the impact of character and student development inititatives in higher education. Edited versions of some of the major speakers presentations are included in these proceedings.
In addition to the presentations delivered by institute speakers, a number of concurrent session presentations were made by Institute participants and are included in these proceedings. Session topics focused on a variety of areas related to the Institute theme. Session presenters represented various backgrounds and experiences and included college administrators, faculty, researchers, students and other members of the higher education community. These concurrent sessions were selected for presentation by a screening panel and authors were invited to submit papers for this proceedings publication. We are pleased to be able to include a large number of them in our proceedings this year.
We are appreciative to the major speakers and concurrent session presenters for their important contribution to our Institute on College Student Values and this proceedings document. We firmly believe that these presentations offered at our Institute represent some of the best work in the area of assessment of character outcomes of today’s college students.
– Ashley Tull Editor, 2003 Institute Proceedings
Jane Govoni, Saint Leo University
Gina Frieden, Vanderbilt University
Hope Jordan, Ph. D., Regent University
Joseph W. Filkins, DePaul University
Liesa Stamm, Rutgers University
Louis B. Gallien, Jr., Regent University
Susie Jans-Thomas, Mount Mary College
William M. Finnin, Jr., Southern Methodist University
Larry Braskamp, Loyal University, Chicago
Edward Dadez, St. Leo University
Michael Holloway, The Ohio State University
Dr. Frederic Gratto, University of Florida
Roberta Waldbaum, University of Denver
Eileen G. Sullivan, Bowling Green State University
Dr. James O. Pawelski, Vanderbilt University
Gina Kittel, Cristy Sibila, Ashley Tull, Christian Ulvert, Florida State University