EdD (Doctor of Education)
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Black males, Faculty-student interaction, Validation theory
African American men; Community college students; Community colleges--Faculty
Community College Leadership | Higher Education
The literature is replete with studies that establish a nexus between student success outcomes and faculty-student interaction (Braxton, Milem & Sullivan, 2008; CCSSE, 2001; Cole, 2010; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2001). Faculty-student interaction involves discussion between faculty and student regarding the student's academic and social development. In this qualitative study, faculty were trained to use strategies based on validation theory in the classroom to enhance their interaction with the Black males. Validation theory involves someone intentionally taking an active interest in the academic and personal development of a student serving as a source of encouragement and support (Rendon, 1994). The findings in this study revealed that faculty found the validating strategies useful in making a connection, establishing accountability, and giving affirmation.
Wilson, Fidel, "Taking the initiative: Exploring the usefulness of faculty-student interaction based on validation theory" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2538.