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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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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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Bresciani, Marilee J. – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Data-driven planning or evidence-based decision making represents nothing new in its concept. For years, business leaders have claimed they have implemented planning informed by data that have been strategically and systematically gathered. Within higher education and student affairs, there may be less evidence of the actual practice of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Change Strategies, Organizational Change, Student Personnel Services
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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