Lauren Long

Lauren (Long) Gaecke

Title: Graduate Student 2007-2009

Education:

  • Master of Education (MEd) College Student Affairs Leadership - Grand Valley State University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Legal Assistant Studies- Lake Superior State University

Publications & Presentations:

Thesis:

Canadian Students: A Qualitative Assessment of Cultural and Academic Needs Through the Entry and Adjustment Processes to United States Higher Education

Canadian students have proven to be a unique population on United States college and university campuses. These students have educational and cultural adjustment needs as well as needs when going through the entry process to the United States. However, Canadian student needs are not being met on many campuses. This thesis focuses on those needs in a qualitative assessment. Interviews were conducted on the campus of a public Midwestern university with Canadian students and an admissions professional with extensive experience working with Canadian students. Through the qualitative research, needs were verified an additional needs were identified that had not been discovered through the literature. From this research, recommendations are made for further research and future endeavors to aid Canadian students through the entry and adjustment process to United States higher education. 

Awards:

Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA) - Outstanding Advisor-Graduate Student - 2009

Where is she now:

  • Academic Advisor - University of Wisconsin Osh Kosh - 2009-2011
  • Coordinator of Academic Support Services - Northern Michigan University - 2011-2013
  • Assistant Registrar - St. Norbert College - 2013 to Present