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Danielle M DeSawal
Clinical Associate Professor and Master's Program Coordinator
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W.W. Wright Education Building Room EDU4272
Phone : (812) 856-8382
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Department:  Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Affiliations:  Higher Education & Student Affairs
My website:  http://profile.educ.indiana.edu/Default.aspx?alias=profile.educ.indiana.edu/ddesawal
 
 

ABOUT ME

As the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Master's Program Coordinator, I am responsible for the overall administration of the program from admission to graduation. I teach primarily master's students and my courses typically include: U544-Introduction to Student Affairs, U548-Student Development Theory and Research, U551-Administrative Practices, and U550-Advising Student Organizations on Campus. In addition, I advise first and second year master's students and the Indiana Univeristy Student Personnel Association (IUSPA).




DEGREES

  • Ph.D. Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • M.Ed. Higher Education Administration, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • B.S. Consumer and Family Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

AWARDS

  • Recipient of the Gordon Faculty member award which is given to a single faculty member from the IU community who demonstrates a commitment to the mission of student affairs at Indiana University.
  • Recipient of the faculty award for recognition of a faculty at Indiana University. One faculty member from IU is selected annually based on their commitment and actions in regards to creating conditions for multicultural understanding on campus.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Torres, V., DeSawal, D.M., Hernandez, E. (2012). Honoring the past and acknowledging current perspectives. In K.M. Boyle, J.W. Lowery, J.A. Mueller (Eds.) Reflections on the 75th anniversary of the student personnel point of view (pp. 25-28). Washington, D.C.: ACPA- College Student Educators International.
  • Yakaboski, T., DeSawal, D.M. (Eds). (2014). The state of the (college) union: Contemporary issues and trends.New Directions for Student Services No. 145.San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Rouzer, R. M., De Sawal, D. M., Yakaboski, T. (2014). Revisiting the role of the college union. In T. Yakaboski and D. De Sawal (Eds) The State of the (College) Union: Contemporary Issues and Trends. New Directions for Student Services No. 145 (pp. 3-12). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • De Sawal, D. M., Maxwell, D. (2014). Fundraising and philanthropy in college unions. In T. Yakaboski and D. De Sawal (Eds) The State of the (College) Union: Contemporary Issues and Trends.New Directions for Student Services No. 145 (pp. 49-55).San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Ellis, T., DeSawal, D.M. (2011). Relationship Management. In T. Tracey K. M. Edwards (Eds.) Core Competencies in Association Professional Development (2nd ed.), pp. 167-186. Washington, D.C.: Association Management Press.
  • DeSawal, D. M. Jacobs, B. A. (Eds.). (2013). A 100 year perspective on the college union. Retrieved from http://education.indiana.edu/graduate/programs/hesa/iuspa/index.html
  • DeSawal, D.M. (2006). How advisors learn to advise: A study. Campus Activities Programming, 39(5), 30-36.
  • DeSawal, D., Yakaboski, T., (2013). Exploring 30 years of college union dissertations: What we do and dont know. ACUI Bulletin, 81(15), 26-31.
  • De Sawal, D. M. (2009). Student affairs research/student life studies/assessment/evaluation. In R. B. Ludeman, K. J. Osfield, E. I. Hidalgo, D. Oste, H. S. Wang (Eds.) Student affairs and services in higher education: Global foundations, issues and best practices (pp. 165-166). Paris, France: United National Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  • Baechtold, M. De Sawal, D. (2009). Meeting the needs of women veterans. In R. Ackerman D. DiRamio (eds.) Creating a veteran-friendly campus: Strategies for transition and success, New Directions for Student Services No. 126, (pp. 35-43). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Harrell, A. T., Veldkamp, S. De Sawal, D. M. (2009). Richard N. McKaig: The quintessential dean. Journal of the Indiana University Student Personnel Association, 65-72.
  • De Sawal, D. M., Yakaboski, T. (2014). Preparing college unions for the future through assessment, evaluation, and research. In T. Yakaboski and D. De Sawal (Eds) The State of the (College) Union: Contemporary Issues and Trends.New Directions for Student Services No. 145 (pp. 91-98).San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • DeSawal, D.M. (2013). Contemporary student veterans and service members. In F. A. Hamrick C. B. Rumann Called to Serve: A Handbook on Student Veterans and Higher Education (pp. 71-86). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

PRESENTATIONS

  • De Sawal, D. M. (2009). Creating an intentional learning relationship through student organization advising. Educational session presented at NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • De Sawal, D.M., Dalton, W., Martin, J., Stanton, J. (2012). Student organization advisors as educators: Defining the possibilities. Educational session presented at ACPA: College Student Educators, Louisville, KY.
  • Invited to be a judge for the case study competition at the international meeting. The case study competition is for all members of the organization including both students (masters/doctoral)and professionals.
  • Invited to present with a doctoral student from the University of Maryland on effective teaching techniques during the ASHE annual meeting. The session was part of the graduate student luncheon and was a round table discussion. In preparation for the session we provided our participants with articles and syllabus examples. All participants were current doctoral students who are interested in teaching at the collegiate level.
  • Yakaboski, T., De Sawal, D. M., Banks, Jr., W. L., Maxwell, D. M., Perozzi, B. (2014, March). The College Union: Reflecting on 100 years of Transforming Campus Community. Educational session presented at NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Invited to provide training and instruction related to student development theory and research for the undergraduate program office. The office includes the academic advisors, study abroad and career services personnel for the school.
  • DeSawal, D.M. LePeau, L. (2012). Preparing for a doctorate in higher education. Indiana Student Affairs Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Yakaboski, T., DeSawal, D.M. (2013, March) A 30 year perspective on college union dissertations: A meta-analysis. Educational session presented at Association of College Unions International, St. Louis, MO.
  • De Sawal, D. M. (2009). Advising student organizations: Establishing your own individualized approach. Educational session presented at the Association of College Unions Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.
  • De Sawal, D. M. Ross, III, F. E. (2014, April). Creating seamless learning environments for graduate students in student affairs preparation programs. Educational session presented at ACPA: College Student Educators International annual convention, Indianapolis, IN. Session recognized as a sponsored program by Commission on Professional Preparation through peer review.
  • De Sawal, D. M. Jacobs, B. (2009). Establishing your professional identity. Educational session presented at the Association of College Unions Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.
  • De Sawal, D. M. (2009). Creating powerful relationships with student organizations you advise. Educational session presented at the Annual Conference for ACPA: College Student Educators International, Washington, D.C.
  • De Sawal, D. M. (2008, October). Making Connections with Student Organization Advising. Keynote address at the annual meeting of the Indiana Student Affairs Association, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Invited by the Kelley School of Business to present on the connections of academic advising and ethics. Presented a 1/2 day training for all academic advisors related to how to integrate ethics into thier daily practice.
  • De Sawal, D. M. Ross, III, F. E. (2014, March). Creating seamless learning environments for graduate students in student affairs preparation programs. Educational session presented at NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • De Sawal, D. M. (2008, April). Using expertise to be purposeful in student organization advising. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Atlanta, GA.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Journal Board for the Indiana University Personnel Association: Advise a team of masters and doctoral students from the HESA program in the production of our annual peer reviewed journal. The journal is distributed to over 2,000 alumni annually and has moved to be part of the IU Scholarworks program through the library system, placing the journal in a web based searchable database.
  • Graduate Studies Committee/Retention And Financial Aid Committee: Selected as the chair for the facutly GSC/RAFA committee within the SOE for a sixth and final year.
  • Orientation: Coordinate the orientation program for our HESA masters students with the student coordinator. Two orientation events are held each year for the program. One at the IUB campus and one at the IUPUI campus. I provide coordination for both, leadership for faculty involvement in the program, assign faculty advisors to students, and assist in ensuring all new students are registered for class.
  • ACPA Graduate Preparation Directory: Part of a team to update and publish a national listing of graduate programs in the US. The is most frequently used source for potentional masters students looking for graduate programs in student affairs.
  • ACPA College Student Educators International: Elected to the Directorate for the Commission for Professional Preparation. The commission is comprised of faculty members from across the country in Higher Education and Student Affairs programs.
  • Policy Council: Completed by elected term with the School of Education Policy Council
  • HESA Awards Committee: Chair the HESA Awards Committee. Coordinate the announcement, review, selection, and notification of all fellowships and awards associated with the HESA program.
  • Indiana University Student Personnel Association: Advise IUSPA, the governing student organization for the HESA program. The organization includes meeting with the officer team twice a month, the President on a weekly basis, the entire organization once a month, and assisting the students with the implementation of events on campus. I spend on average 10 hours a month (100 plus hours throughout the year) in regularly scheduled meetings for the organization. In addition to these meetings I provide guidance to students in setting up professional development and social activities for the members of the community.
  • ACPA College Student Educators International: Faculty Advisory Council member to provide suggestions and discussion regarding the needs of preparation faculty in higher education and student affairs at the national level. Work directly with ACPA board members to create programs and services for faculty.
  • ACPA College Student Educators International: Chair for Local Arrangements for the 2014 National ACPA Convention.
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis: Invited to be a member of the external program review team for the Division of Student Life at IUPUI.
  • Office of Student Ethics - Review Board Hearing Officer: Faculty member for the review board hearings on campus. Part of a three member team that is responsible for hearing the appeals of cases that are going through the campus review board process. Cases include but are not limited to academic misconduct, sexual misconduct, illegal possession of a substance, etc.
  • Faculty Affairs Committee: Member of the FAC for the School of Education
  • Association of College Unions International: Member of the Resarch Task Force for ACUI. Investigated and provided a recommendations on the future direction of research associated with the college union profession.
  • Recruitement Program Coordination: Provide leadership to the student coordinators in the development of the two recruitment weekends (2 day program) that are hosted annually by the HESA program. Each weekend brings between 40-50 students to campus. I coordinate faculty involvement in the program, student involvement, as well as the interviews with graduate assistantship providers. In addition, I coordinate participation of all campus partners who employ our students as graduate assistants on campus.
  • Journal of College Student Development: Member of the Indiana University group led by Vasti Torres to review the Research in Brief Submissions for the Journal of College Student Development.
  • ACPA College Student Educators: Served as a reviewed for awards associated with the research/scholarship of the Commission for Graduate Preparation.
  • Policy Council: Elected to a term with the School of Education Policy Council
  • ACPA College Student Educators International: Appointed to the Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology in Student Affairs.
  • HESA Hooding Program: Coordinate the annual HESA Hooding program for doctoral and masters graduates of the HESA program. Provide guidance to the student coordinator in producing the event, including invitations to campus administrators, faculty, and staff throughout campus. In addition, I coordinate the faculty involvement in the program.
  • Dean Harold Goldsmith Review Committee: Invited to be a member of Dean Goldsmith's review committee.
  • University Strategic Planning Committee, Undergraduate Team: Appointed to the university strategic planning committee. Served on the undergraduate team.
  • Office of Student Ethics - Judicial Review Board: Faculty alternate for the Judicial Review Board. Part of a three member team that is responsible for hearing the final appeals of cases that are going through the campus review board process. Cases include but are not limited to academic misconduct, sexual misconduct, illegal possession of a substance, etc.
  • Dean, School of Education Search Committee/Core Campus Review Committee: Appointed to the search committee for the School of Education, which has been recharged with examining the core campus arrangement.
  • ACPA College Student Educators International: Served as Chair, Local Arrangements for the national convention of approximately 4000 attendees.
  • Campus Review Board: Serve as faculty representative for the Campus Review Board to hear academic misconduct appeals at the campus level through the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. I frequently chair the CRB meetings.
  • Dean of Students' Advisory Committee: Appointed by BFC to the Dean of Students' Advisory Committee
  • Policy Council: Elected to serve on the School of Education Policy Council
  • Masters Program Administration: As the program administrator of the masters program I serve as the direct advisor for over 30 graduate students within the program. Outside of these advisees I also provide assistance to my faculty colleagues with administration questions related to course selection, graduation, etc. Many of the students view me as a source of information if they are unable to get in contact with their academic advisor.
  • ACPA College Student Educators International: Elected to serve as Chair for the Commission for Professional Preparation.
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