Belongingness Research Group

Members:

Judy Haas haasjm@appstate.edu

Tracey Tardiff tardiffta@appstate.edu

Jim Street streetjl@appstate.edu

Denise Lovin lovindm@appstate.edu

Jennifer Shaffer shafferjl@appstate.edu

Alisa Frizzelle  frizzelleta@appstate.edu

Jennifer Prince princejl@appstate.edu

Jayne Dowdy dowdyjl@appstate.edu – note taker

Pam Mitchem pricemtchemp@appstate.edu - chair

Final Report:

Belongingness Research Group Final Report


Goals/Objectives;

  1. Identify relevant literature related to issues of belongingness, mattering and marginality for college students.
  2. Collect local data regarding feelings of belongingness among students at Appalachian.
  3. Identify best-practice strategies to address findings from local data (i.e., benchmark against peer and UNC institutions).
  4. Develop a research paper to review literature and best practice related to belongingness.
  5. Develop recommendations for programming or practice based upon literature, local data, and best practices.

For more information about this subcommittee, or to provide suggestions, contact Chair, Pam Mitchem