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Young, Nicholas D.; Michael, Christine N.; Smolinski, Jennifer A. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
Captivating Classrooms explores the specific role that student engagement plays in education, it argues that there are myriad factors that undergird meaningful student learning and participation--such as motivation, exciting teaching strategies, reinventing literacy instruction, and authentic assessment. This book is an extremely valuable handbook…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Learning Motivation
Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
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Baird, Leonard – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
"Integrity" is a term that is intuitively appealing, but hard to define and implement. This chapter discusses those conceptual complexities as well as an ideal portrait of organizations with integrity, a description of the challenges to the integrity of organizations, a discussion of the enhancement of integrity through compliance programs and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Higher Education, Student Welfare, Integrity
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Prevatt, Frances; Li, Huijun; Welles, Theresa; Festa-Dreher, Desaree; Yelland, Sherry; Lee, Jiyoon – Journal of College Admission, 2011
The Academic Success Inventory for College Students (ASICS) is a newly-developed, self-report instrument designed to evaluate academic success in college students. The 50-item instrument has 10 factors that measure general academic skills, career decidedness, internal and external motivation, anxiety, concentration, socializing, personal…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Surveys
Universities UK, 2011
This is a joint publication by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England), Universities UK (UUK) and GuildHE, setting out how it is intended to improve the accessibility and usefulness of information about higher education (HE). It includes requirements for the information that universities and colleges should publish about their HE…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Research and Development
Heath, Nick – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2011
Each year, the public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia admit large numbers of new students to their various programs. Each institution has autonomy in making choices in the selection of its students and, as a result, a variety of methods and processes are used. A survey conducted by the British Columbia Council on Admissions and…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Transfer Policy
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Hernandez, Susana; Hernandez, Ignacio, Jr.; Gadson, Rebecca; Huftalin, Deneece; Ortiz, Anna M.; White, Mistalene Calleroz; Yocum-Gaffney, DeAnn – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
The previous chapters have highlighted the financial, academic, emotional, and career challenges undocumented students face in pursuit of their higher education goals. However, an analysis of these issues cannot begin to convey the tremendous stress and anxiety these students endure every day as a result of their illegal status. This chapter…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Undocumented Immigrants, Anxiety, Fear
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Atkins, Kemal – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Higher education, like the private sector, is searching for innovative ways to respond to demographic shifts, globalization, greater accountability, and new technologies. New organizational models are needed to meet these challenges. In a rapidly changing world, the development of such models can occur through effective strategic analysis and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Global Approach, Student Personnel Services, Change Strategies
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Harmon, Noel – About Campus, 2010
Collegiate athletics has exploded into a multimillion-dollar enterprise that has brought with it a host of issues, including the exploitation of student athletes, concerns about student athletes' academic success and low graduation rates, cheating by student athletes and staff, and misbehavior and crimes committed by student athletes, coaches, and…
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, Academic Achievement, Higher 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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Taylor, Simone Himbeault – Planning for Higher Education, 2008
The purpose of this article is to frame--and reframe--the work of student affairs. Evolving paradigms have defined and advanced this work, which is dedicated to total student development and the betterment of society. The article promotes integrative learning as a new framework for student affairs. This paradigm, grounded in theory, research, and…
Descriptors: Student Development, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Models
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Ahren, Chad – New Directions for Higher Education, 2008
Changing enrollment profiles have introduced differences in demographics, ability, and interest among the learners in higher education classrooms. As a result, faculty must now accomplish their jobs in a fluid environment with new teaching strategies. Their partners in this work are student affairs staff, who usually educate students in a far less…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Student Personnel Workers, Higher Education
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Hawkins, Brian L. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2007
In the spring of 2005, the author, the retiring president of EDUCAUSE, was asked to be the keynote speaker at the EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference. The conference theme was "Winds of Change: Charting the Course for Technology in Challenging Times." What that brought to his mind was the era of the great sailing ships of the eighteenth and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Educational Trends, Educational Technology
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Adler, M. Peter – EDUCAUSE Review, 2006
The increased number of government-mandated and private contractual information security requirements in recent years has caused higher education security professionals to view information security as another aspect of regulatory or contractual compliance. The existence of fines, penalties, or loss (including bad publicity) has also increased the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Publicity, Computer Security, Colleges
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Green, Kenneth C. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2006
In this article, the author discusses the final report from the Education Secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education--officially released on September 19 under the title "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education." The report has its fair share of advocates and antagonists. But as with the NCLB…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Assessment, Accountability
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