Advocating for first-year students: A study of the micropolitics of leadership and organizational change
Author(s): Anttonen, R. G., & Chaskes, J.
Citation: Anttonen, R. G., & Chaskes, J. (2002). Advocating for first-year students: A study of the micropolitics of leadership and organizational change. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 14(1), 81-98.
This paper reports the results of a research study of recipients of the "Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate" award given annually by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and Houghton Mifflin Company. A survey revealed the First-Year Student Advocates to be senior members in terms of length of service at their institutions. They tackled tough problems, were creative and persistent, took risks, and empowered others.