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Housee, Shirin – Trentham Books, 2018
This book yields new and valuable insights into race and racism in higher education institutions. The powerful combination of accounts by minoritized students of their experiences and views, the frame of analysis based on Critical Race Theory, and the personal affinity and empathy of the author with her students, reveal the institutionalized…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Universities, College Students, Minority Group Students
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Perry, Kimberly – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This issue of "New Directions" provides an overview of the increasing numbers of students who are experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, and food insecurity. College presidents are in a unique position to lead campus efforts to identify students in need and to develop strategies for supporting this increasing, often invisible,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Food, Hunger, College Housing
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Rubin, Beth – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Academic integrity is a critical issue in online courses, where students are removed from their instructors in time and space. This article presents a model describing the steps that academic leaders and administrators should follow to implement systems that support academic integrity in online courses. Rather than identifying vendors, which…
Descriptors: College Students, Integrity, Cheating, Online Courses
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Eaton, Carrie Diaz; Highlander, Hannah Callender – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Calculus is one of the primary avenues for initial quantitative training of students in all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, but life science students have been found to underperform in the traditional calculus setting. As a result, and because of perceived lack of its contribution to the understanding of biology, calculus…
Descriptors: Calculus, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Design
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
Polarizing political beliefs are nothing new on campus, but the tactics employed by supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement create new cause for concern, from the politicization of curricula and academic associations to efforts to silence Israeli speakers to overtly anti-Semitic behavior on campus. In a new essay, the…
Descriptors: College Students, Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, Activism
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Hughes, John; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
The high rate of students taking developmental education courses suggests that many students graduate from high school unready to meet college expectations. A college readiness screener can help colleges and school districts better identify students who are not ready for college credit courses. The primary audience for this guide is leaders and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Screening Tests, Test Construction, Predictor Variables
Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2014
To complement the 40-minute documentary, "Degrees of Hope: Redefining Access for the 21st Century Student," the "Institute for Higher Education Policy" (IHEP) has developed a viewing guide to help facilitate thought-provoking and meaningful dialogue. This guide provides a film synopsis, suggested discussion formats, profiles of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Students, Educational Policy, Guides
Costley, Kevin C. – Online Submission, 2014
Grade inflation has been a consistently ignored problem in the public schools and universities for over fifty years. Grades keep getting higher and higher for a multitude of reasons. Students expect high grades. Parents demand high grades of their children and teachers. Some administrators implicitly or explicitly require that their teachers give…
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, Educational Practices, Guidelines, Student Evaluation
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Cundall, Michael K., Jr. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2013
In the lead essay of this Forum, one of the questions Jerry Herron asks in discussing honors admissions is "What are we offering?" This question relates directly to the question often posed by well-meaning parents, well-intentioned students, and inquisitive administrators who want to know if honors is just more and/or harder work and…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Academic Persistence, College Admission, College Students
Reimherr, Patrick; Harmon, Tim; Strawn, Julie; Choitz, Vickie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2013
Over the last three decades, college costs have increased nearly four times faster than median family income. Financial aid has not filled the growing gap, and the share of college costs not covered by financial aid or what the family is expected to contribute has risen sharply. Rising costs and rising debt make college a riskier investment for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
Tinto, Vincent – University of Chicago Press, 2012
Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete their degree within six years. It is clear that much remains to be done toward improving student success. For more than twenty years, Vincent Tinto's…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Financial Support, School Holding Power
Clouder, Lynn, Ed.; Broughan, Christine, Ed.; Jewell, Steve, Ed.; Steventon, Graham, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
With a unique focus on the relationship between assessment and engagement this book explores what works in terms of keeping students on course to succeed. Against a backdrop of massification and the associated increase in student diversity there is an escalating requirement for personalized, technology driven learning in higher education. In…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Expertise, Evidence, Feedback (Response)
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Fajgenbaum, David; Chesson, Benjamin; Lanzi, Robin Gaines – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2012
About one in four college students report grieving the death of a family member or close friend within the past year. Although grief may be difficult at any time, there are several factors unique to the college age and environment that can make it particularly difficult. These factors include geographic distance from home and usual support…
Descriptors: Evidence, College Students, Campuses, Social Support Groups
Olson, Dustin – Campus Law Enforcement Journal, 2012
Recent months have provided many campus law enforcement and security administrators with an added challenge in providing for the safety and welfare of their campus communities. The "Occupy Wall Street" (OWS) movement, which began on September 17, 2011 in New York City, was numerous protests against economic inequality, record rates of…
Descriptors: Activism, Civil Disobedience, College Students, Police
Flowers, Lamont A.; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2011
This book presents the results and implications of a major new national study exploring the effects of institutional racial composition on African American students' development and their educational outcomes, taking into account individuals' background characteristics, their perceptions of the institutional environment, and their experiences in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Institutional Research, Black Colleges, Educational Objectives
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