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Miller, Donald S.; Slocombe, Thomas E. – College Student Journal, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to explain the hypercompetitive new reality in the global marketplace, discuss cultural changes in the United States leading to declining student performance and graduates who are unprepared for a competitive work environment, and provide helpful ideas to educators functioning as coaches and mentors. We found extensive…
Descriptors: Mentors, Labor Force Development, Work Environment, College Students
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Wyss, Vanessa L.; Tai, Robert H. – College Student Journal, 2012
In section two of a 2002 amendment on the Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Improvement Act, congress stated "A workforce that is highly trained in crucial to generating the innovation that drives economic growth..." (Committee on Science, 2002). Given the growth in science,…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Engineering Education, Biology, Physical Sciences
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O'Reilly, Frances L.; Evans, Roberta D. – College Student Journal, 2007
University and college campuses in the United States utilize disciplinary/judicial processes to help address student behavioral problems. These include administrative, majority-peer, and minority-peer processes. This descriptive research was undertaken to find which of these three discipline/judicial processes were the most effective. The…
Descriptors: Campuses, Recidivism, Discipline, Higher Education
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Snell, Joel C. – College Student Journal, 2006
This article features Robert Merton, who died recently at age 92. Merton came into this world as a Jewish baby named Meyer Schkolnick. He lived in South Philly where his parents wrenched a living as blue-collar workers. Merton chose an Anglicized name to move into the Yankee dominated America of the 20's and 30's. At Harvard, he studied under…
Descriptors: Sociology, Profiles, Cultural Influences, Educational History
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Krohn, Franklin B.; Goetz, Kristin M. – College Student Journal, 2005
Tobacco smoking is responsible for approximately 434,000 deaths per year in the United States (Fact Sheet, 1993). College students represent a large portion of the smoking public. Roughly 70% of college students have tried smoking (Everett & Husten, 1999). There are various methods available to assist in smoking cessation, some being, nicotine…
Descriptors: College Students, Mentors, Smoking, Health Programs
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Van Sickle, Meta; Bogan, Margaret B.; Kamen, Michael; Baird, William; Butcher, Carolyn – College Student Journal, 2005
There is increasing pressure to evaluate and document the capabilities of students exiting teacher education programs. A professional portfolio can serve as an effective tool for documenting this process. Faculty wishing to institute portfolios in pre-service teacher assessment should be aware of the difficulties that arise during discourse and…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Bennett-Johnson, Earnestine – College Student Journal, 2004
American crime and violence have overflowed onto the college/university campus, and are now affecting senior high, junior high and elementary schools. This research presents suggested causes of school crime and also suggests possible solutions. In most urban environments, crime is a "way of life." When assessing the family incomes of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, School Safety, Violence, Crime Prevention
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Elleven, Russell K.; Greenhaw, Kimberly J.; Allen, Jeff – College Student Journal, 2004
This article examines the perception of 43 college chaplains across the United States with regard to cult training and perceptions of college and university cult activity. Campus chaplains are in a unique and challenging position on college campuses to assist students and confront cult issues. The results of the survey indicate that most campus…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Students