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Fink, John E.; Inkelas, Karen Kurotsuchi – New Directions for Student Services, 2015
This chapter describes the historical development of learning communities within American higher education. We examine the forces both internal and external to higher education that contributed to and stalled the emergence of learning communities in their contemporary form.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Educational History, Educational Development
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Lancaster, James M. – New Directions for Student Services, 2012
Historically, those responsible for administration of student conduct resolution in U.S. higher education have sought some manner of moral development for students, whether labeled as such or not. It is clear that contemporary conduct officers are more deeply concerned with such student development as an extension of their practice. Many such…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Moral Development, Mentors, Student Personnel Workers
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Boyd, Karen D.; Brackmann, Sarah – New Directions for Student Services, 2012
A democratic system of government needs--and the United States relies on colleges to produce--ethical and engaged citizens. A society will be able to sustain and flourish by cultivating civic engagement while equally developing a moral compass along with the ability and will to act. Historically colleges have and can continue to maximize students'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizen Participation, Ethics, Role of Education
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Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Rumann, Corey; Mondragon, Rodolfo – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Families migrate to the United States for opportunity. Whether they leave extreme poverty or violence or reunite with relatives who made the move before them, immigrants seek opportunity. Sometimes circumstances force families to make tough decisions. Sometimes circumstances and tough decisions manifest in families entering the United States…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Educational Opportunities
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Dunkle, John H. – New Directions for Student Services, 2009
Two decades have come and gone since Ursula Delworth introduced to the student affairs profession her Assessment-Intervention of Student Problems (AISP) model (Delworth, 1989). Notwithstanding all of the changes, the AISP model remains a relevant and useful framework for student affairs professionals in dealing with students of concern. The…
Descriptors: Student Problems, Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, Models
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Rumann, Corey B.; Hamrick, Florence A. – New Directions for Student Services, 2009
The purpose of this chapter is to offer frameworks and considerations for student affairs professionals seeking to serve the transition needs of the current generation of student veterans. The historical intersections of the military and higher education, particularly with respect to the effects of the draft on students and higher education,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, Military Service, Veterans
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Wong, Michael Paul A.; Buckner, Joshua – New Directions for Student Services, 2008
This article provides insight into the recent appearance of multiracial student services in U.S. higher education by presenting a review of current practice within student affairs administration. The authors begin by discussing the historical and social context for multiracial student services within prevailing approaches to multicultural identity…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, College Students, Student Personnel Services, Higher Education
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Thacker, Lloyd – New Directions for Student Services, 2007
This chapter speaks to higher education's potential responses to challenges faced in the admission process, specifically the commercialization of college admission and the impact on higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, Marketing, Leadership Responsibility