The	
  Deficit	
  Narrative	
  of	
  College	
  Men:	
  	
  
How	
  Would	
  Cardinal	
  Newman	
  Respond?	
  
Daniel	
  A...
Small	
  Group	
  Conversation	
  
Ê  Think	
  of	
  a	
  male	
  mentor	
  
Ê  How	
  were	
  they	
  unique?	
  
Ê  Q...
The	
  Deficit	
  Narrative:	
  
Mainstream	
  Media	
  Depiction	
  of	
  Men	
  
Ê  Where	
  have	
  all	
  the	
  good	...
What	
  do	
  you	
  see?	
  	
  
Men	
  &	
  Masculinities	
  Research	
  
Ê  Men	
  are	
  now	
  more	
  likely	
  than	
  women	
  to	
  hold	
  only	
...
Men	
  &	
  Masculinities	
  Research	
  
Ê  Men	
  are	
  more	
  likely	
  to	
  miss	
  class,	
  not	
  come	
  prepa...
Men	
  &	
  Masculinities	
  Research	
  
Ê  College	
  men	
  drink	
  and	
  party	
  more	
  often	
  (Sax,	
  2008).	...
Men	
  &	
  Masculinities	
  Research	
  
Ê  Men	
  in	
  general	
  are	
  three	
  times	
  more	
  often	
  the	
  vic...
What	
  do	
  you	
  make	
  of	
  
this	
  trend?	
  
Dr.	
  Shaun	
  Harper	
  
“Beyond	
  Bad	
  News	
  about	
  Black	
  Male	
  Students”	
  
	
  
Productive	
  Conceptions	
  of	
  Masculinities	
  
Ê  Dr.	
  Shaun	
  Harper	
  –	
  Black	
  male	
  student	
  succes...
Uniquely	
  Catholic	
  Response	
  
Ê  Men	
  of	
  faith	
  at	
  Catholic	
  colleges	
  and	
  universities	
  
Ê  Q...
Cardinal	
  Newman	
  
Ê  Analysis	
  of	
  the	
  Christian	
  
Gentleman	
  
Ê  Shorthand	
  for	
  “cultivated	
  
mi...
Newman	
  on	
  Liberal	
  Education	
  
Ê  Often	
  reduced	
  to	
  champion	
  of	
  liberal	
  arts	
  education	
  
...
Newman	
  on	
  Personal	
  Influence	
  
Ê  “It	
  has	
  been	
  upheld	
  in	
  the	
  world	
  not	
  as	
  a	
  syste...
Newman	
  on	
  Personal	
  Influence	
  
Ê  Oxford	
  tutorial	
  system	
  
Ê  In	
  the	
  face	
  of	
  changing	
  p...
What	
  is	
  your	
  experience	
  with	
  men?	
  
Ê  What	
  works	
  and	
  doesn’t	
  work	
  with	
  men	
  on	
  y...
Contact	
  Information	
  
Ê  Daniel	
  A.	
  Zepp	
  
Ê  Boston	
  College	
  
Ê  Assistant	
  Director,	
  First	
  Y...
The Deficit Narrative of College Men: How Would Cardinal John Henry Newman Respond?  ASACCU Conference, July 2012, Univers...
The Deficit Narrative of College Men: How Would Cardinal John Henry Newman Respond?  ASACCU Conference, July 2012, Univers...
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  1. 1. The  Deficit  Narrative  of  College  Men:     How  Would  Cardinal  Newman  Respond?   Daniel  A.  Zepp   Boston  College  
  2. 2. Small  Group  Conversation   Ê  Think  of  a  male  mentor   Ê  How  were  they  unique?   Ê  Qualities/traits?   Ê  Behavior/actions?   Ê  What  made  them  unique  from  other  men?   Ê  How  did  they  stand  out?   Ê  What  drew  you  to  them?   Ê  How  was  their  relationship  transformative?   Ê  How  did  you  change?   Ê  Is  there  a  lasting  impact  on  you  today?  
  3. 3. The  Deficit  Narrative:   Mainstream  Media  Depiction  of  Men   Ê  Where  have  all  the  good  men  gone?  (WSJ)   Ê  Meet  the  unemployable  man  (WSJ)   Ê  Are  men  the  new  minority?  (Newsweek)   Ê  Add  this  to  the  list:  Boys  are  failing  in  education  (K.C.  Star)   Ê  The  End  of  Men  (Atlantic)  
  4. 4. What  do  you  see?    
  5. 5. Men  &  Masculinities  Research   Ê  Men  are  now  more  likely  than  women  to  hold  only  a  high-­‐ school  diploma  (Rosin,  2010)   Ê  For  every  two  men  who  receive  a  college  degree  this  year,   three  women  will  do  the  same  (Rosin,  2010)    
  6. 6. Men  &  Masculinities  Research   Ê  Men  are  more  likely  to  miss  class,  not  come  prepared,  and   not  complete  homework  or  turn  it  in  late  (Sax  &  Arms,   2006).   Ê  College  men  study  less  (Kellom,  2004)   Ê  Participate  less  frequently  in  study  abroad  (Kellom,  2004)   Ê  Engage  in  community  service  less,  use  career  services  and   vote  less  often  (Kellom,  2004).    
  7. 7. Men  &  Masculinities  Research   Ê  College  men  drink  and  party  more  often  (Sax,  2008).   Ê  Spend  more  time  playing  sports  and  video  games  (Sax,   2008)   Ê  Overestimate  their  academic  achievement  (Sax,  2008)  
  8. 8. Men  &  Masculinities  Research   Ê  Men  in  general  are  three  times  more  often  the  victims  of   violent  crimes  other  than  sexual  assault,  and  suffer  greater   rates  of  depression  (Pollack,  1999).   Ê  Higher  suicide  rate  (Courtenay,  McCreary,  &  Merighi,   2002).   Ê  Consume  more  alcohol  and  do  so  in  more  dangerous  ways   (Capraro,  2004).   Ê  More  involved  in  campus  judicial  proceedings  (Ludeman,   2004).  
  9. 9. What  do  you  make  of   this  trend?  
  10. 10. Dr.  Shaun  Harper   “Beyond  Bad  News  about  Black  Male  Students”    
  11. 11. Productive  Conceptions  of  Masculinities   Ê  Dr.  Shaun  Harper  –  Black  male  student  success  in  higher   education   Ê  Dr.  Frank  Harris  III  –  High  achieving  male-­‐student  athletes   Ê  Dr.  Peter  Folan  –  Boys  schools   Ê  The  Good  Men  Project   Ê  MaleStudies.org   Ê  Longwood,  Schipper,  Culbertson  –  Male  Spiritual  Lives  
  12. 12. Uniquely  Catholic  Response   Ê  Men  of  faith  at  Catholic  colleges  and  universities   Ê  Qualitative  study   Ê  Why?   Ê  Religious  and  spiritual  dimensions  are  productive   conceptions  of  masculinities   Ê  Men  with  cultivated  interior  life  are  antithetical  to  traditional   hegemonic  notions  of  masculinity  
  13. 13. Cardinal  Newman   Ê  Analysis  of  the  Christian   Gentleman   Ê  Shorthand  for  “cultivated   minds”   Ê  Bifurcation  of  Men   Ê  Extended  adolescence   Ê  Men  “are  always  more  or  less   inaccurate,  and  too  many,  or   rather  the  majority,  remain   boys  all  of  their  lives”     Ê  University  as  a  place  to  rectify   intellectual  and  moral   sensibilities  
  14. 14. Newman  on  Liberal  Education   Ê  Often  reduced  to  champion  of  liberal  arts  education   Ê  Education  of  the  whole  person   Ê  Fully  alive  human  being   Ê  Enlargement  of  mind  or  “philosophical  habit  of  mind”   Ê  Habitually  reflective,  synthetic,  interdisciplinary  mind   Ê  Lifetime  learner  
  15. 15. Newman  on  Personal  Influence   Ê  “It  has  been  upheld  in  the  world  not  as  a  system,  not  by   books,  not  by  argument,  nor  by  temporal  power,  but  by   the  personal  influence  of  such  men  as  have  already  been   described,  who  are  at  once  the  teachers  and  the  patterns   of  it”     Ê  “An  academical  system  without  the  personal  influence  of   teachers  upon  pupil  is  an  arctic  winter;  it  will  create  an  ice-­‐ bound,  petrified,  cast-­‐iron  University  and  nothing  else”    
  16. 16. Newman  on  Personal  Influence   Ê  Oxford  tutorial  system   Ê  In  the  face  of  changing  pedagogy   Ê  Professionalization  of  the  academy   Ê  Pursuing  knowledge  as  it  own  end   Ê  Dialogical,  social,  relational   Ê  Friendship,  collegiality  
  17. 17. What  is  your  experience  with  men?   Ê  What  works  and  doesn’t  work  with  men  on  your  campus?   Ê  Why  does  it  work  or  not  work?   Ê  What  are  challenges  you  face  in  gender  programs  or   gender  ideas?    
  18. 18. Contact  Information   Ê  Daniel  A.  Zepp   Ê  Boston  College   Ê  Assistant  Director,  First  Year  Experience   Ê  Resident  Minister,  Campus  Ministry  &  Residential  Life   Ê  Ph.D.  Student  in  Higher  Education,  Lynch  School  of  Education   Ê  zepp@bc.edu   Ê  617-­‐552-­‐0906  

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