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Arria, Amelia; Wagley, Greta – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2019
As colleges and universities acknowledge the connection between behavioral health and student success, ACTA releases this powerful report calling for a new level of awareness and collaborative action by presidents and trustees to address student alcohol and drug use. The report provides examples of successful, evidence-based programs implemented…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, Drug Use, Academic Achievement
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Stephens, Jason M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Epidemic is an apt adjective for describing the problem of academic dishonesty. When asked if they have cheated in the past year, a "disproportionately large number" (i.e., the majority) of secondary and tertiary students in the United States (and in every other country in which it's been studied) report having done so. The problem of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cheating, Incidence, Moral Development
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
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