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1 College Student Development A Perspective for Parents John Purdie, Ph.D. University Residences

2 Overview  Student Development 101  Common Transition Issues  Partnering for Student Success  Resources  Questions

3 Where to find this Presentation

4 Student Development

5 Understanding the College Brain

6 vl&list=PL47BB141B009FA1D8 Understanding the College Brain

7 Seven Vectors of Identity Development Arthur Chickering & Linda Reisser IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT Developing Competence Managing Emotions Moving Through Autonomy Toward Interdependence Developing Mature Interpersonal Relationships Establishing Identity Developing Purpose Developing Integrity

8 DualismMultiplicityRelativism Intellectual & Ethical Development William Perry Intellectual & Ethical Development William Perry

9 The Journey to Adulthood You could reach round and steer when they were little, but now… your student is doing all the driving. As your student continues to grow from a child into a responsible adult, it can feel like you are on a tandem bike with them.

10 Nevitt Sanford, 1968 The Journey to Adulthood

11 Cartoon by Nicolas Kline Common Transition Issues

12 Learning their Choices have Consequences Adjusting to College Life Adjusting to College-Level Classes Setting Limits/Managing Freedom Common Transition Issues

13 Cartoon by Nicolas Kline Common Transition Issues

14 Strategies for Surviving the “Dump” Call Realize There’s No Magic Technique That Will Necessarily Calm Down an Overwhelmed Freshman Keep Your Perspective on Why Your Child is Calling You Keep in Mind That You’re Probably Only Seeing Part of the Picture Recognize When Your Child Needs Additional Support Common Transition Issues

15 Beyond The Freshman Year The Thrill Is Gone… Changing Interests & Goals Balancing Priorities Anxiety About the Unknown Common Transition Issues

16 OUR GOAL IS THE SAME: STUDENT SUCCESS Empower your student to be a strong self-advocate and solve problems on their own – Encourage them to learn to identify and use available resources (e.g., faculty, campus offices) – Ask them questions (e.g., who could you talk with?), as opposed to providing answers We’re here as a resource for you – if you’re not sure how to help or are really concerned, call or us Partnering for Student Success

17 New Student Services/Family Outreach Phone: (360) Dean of Students & Office of Student Life Phone: (360) If you have Questions

18 College Parent Central What FERPA means for you and your student for-you-and-your-college-student/ Parenting a College Student https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLxV9U5z_28 The Transition Year Project Resources - Links

19 Jeffrey J. Arnett (2004). Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties. Oxford University Press. Karen Coburn & Madge Trager (2009). Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years, 5 th Edition. Harper Paperbacks. Resources - Books

20 Helen Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller (2000). Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years. St Martin’s Griffin Publishers. Barbara Hofer & Abby Sullivan Moore (2010). The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up. Free Press. Resources - Books

21 Marshall Duke – Parenting a College Student

22 Their journey to a bright future continues


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