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DiRamio, David; Jarvis, Kathryn – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2011
This volume is intended to provide useful information about students with military experience who are attending college by blending the theoretical, practical, and empirical. The chapters contain theories, frameworks, facts, and ideas for consideration when approaching the subject of the newest generation of college students who have experienced…
Descriptors: Veterans, Military Service, Higher Education, College Students
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Cory, Rebecca C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are often the starting places for conversations about students with disabilities in higher education. Section 504 and the ADA provide mandates for protection from discrimination and provision of reasonable disability accommodations (e.g., sign language…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Personnel Services, Student Needs, Federal Legislation
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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
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Khazanov, Leonid – Mathematics and Computer Education, 2011
A peer mentoring program has been implemented to support a group of at-risk students enrolled in two sections of an elementary algebra course at an urban community college. Peer mentors were recruited from advanced mathematics classes and trained to provide individualized tutoring and mentoring support to at-risk students. The results show that…
Descriptors: Mentors, At Risk Students, Algebra, Remedial Mathematics
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
Walter, Gerard, Comp. – PEPNet-Northeast, 2010
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing and beginning their college years sometimes encounter challenges that, lacking special support, may result in their dropping out of school without any form of certification. Estimates for these students show that between two-thirds and three-quarters of those who begin their studies never graduate. From the…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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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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Joffe, Paul – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2008
In the fall of 1984, the University of Illinois instituted a formal program to reduce the rate of suicide among its enrolled students. At the core of the program is a policy that requires any student who threatens or attempts suicide to attend four sessions of professional assessment. The consequences for failing to comply with the program include…
Descriptors: College Students, Prevention, Suicide, Intervention
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Eddy, Pamela L.; Murray, John P. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
This chapter reviews the strategies described in this volume that rural college leaders can use to address the issues and challenges their institutions face. (Contains a list of 12 resources and 4 online resources.)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Rural Urban Differences
Gallicchio, Vincent S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
The world continues to change rapidly and globalization is fostering common social, economic, and political agreements among countries. Agreements by governments have created opportunities to enhance educational and research endeavors that, by design, will remove barriers that previously have limited the flow of students, educators, researchers,…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Program Administration, Global Approach
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Manley, Theodoric, Jr.; Buffa, Avery S.; Dube, Caleb; Reed, Lauren – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Results of the Black Metropolis Model (BMM) of service learning are analyzed and illustrated in this article to explain how to "put the learning in service learning." There are many soup kitchens or nontransforming models of service learning where students are asked to serve needy populations but internalize and learn little about the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, High School Students, College Students
Beckham, Joseph, Ed.; Dagley, David, Ed. – Education Law Association, 2005
Colleges and universities remain vulnerable to lawsuits and face an increasingly litigious environment. This book is intended to provide board members, administrators, faculty, and students of higher education with a basis for informed decision-making that will reduce the risk of liability through a preventive-law approach. Readers will find this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Law, Court Litigation, Public Colleges
Cramer, Sharon F. – American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2005
What will expedite the implementation of a student information system? This document contains constructive examples and practical suggestions, giving readers a step-by-step approach to improving campus buy-in, communication, collaboration and funding; as well as leading project team members and campus administrators through the critically…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Administration, Information Systems, Cooperative Planning
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Ketelle, Diane – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2005
Although self-efficacy is an area of self-cognition that has been well explored in psychology, teacher education and business management, it has not been investigated or related to school leadership. In this article the author presents an example of how her administrative credential students developed greater efficacy perceptions through a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Self Efficacy, Leadership Training, College Students
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