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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
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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)
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
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Hadley, Wanda M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
High school students with disabilities are attending colleges and universities in growing numbers, with their rate of college participation doubling in the past twenty years. Students with disabilities in the secondary educational system are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004, which requires…
Descriptors: College Students, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement
Walter, Gerard, Comp. – PEPNet-Northeast, 2010
This version of "Retention. PEPNet Tipsheet," written in Spanish, focuses on understanding the factors that research indicates are important for persistence to graduation and suggests some approaches to reducing attrition among students who are deaf/hard of hearing attending postsecondary institutions. Students who are deaf or hard of hearing and…
Descriptors: Deafness, School Holding Power, Spanish, Academic Persistence
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Cohen, Perrin – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2010
Intrinsic to experiential learning is the challenge of empowering students to both reflectively engage with and inquire into ethical issues, while facing time, task, social, and other daily pressures. As designated "learners" in a professional setting, experiential education students typically see themselves as having little authority…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Ethics, Reflection, Inquiry
Jenkins, Rob – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Students with complaints about faculty members--baseless or otherwise--take up a great deal of a typical department head's day. This author, a department chairman for seven years, supervised close to 200 full-time and part-time faculty members, and received complaints about every single one. At least 70 percent of those complaints were of the "my…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Interpersonal Competence, Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty
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