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Peacock, Susi; Cowan, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper opens by summarising the case for student-directed learning in online higher education as a means of bringing about the development and use of higher-level cognitive and interpersonal abilities such as critical and creative thinking. The writers refine their conceptualisations of student-direction, different to, but flowing from…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Anzelone, Caitlin; Yu, Justine; Subedi, Prabin – Administration for Children & Families, 2018
This case study is designed to be a teaching guide for graduate and undergraduate students in behavioral science courses, as well as a resource for practitioners curious about this field. It is intended to help readers practice applying a behavioral diagnosis and design methodology to a real-world challenge: increasing attendance at an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Services, Attendance, Tax Credits
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Jameson, Helen Park; Goshit, Sunday – New Directions for Student Services, 2017
This chapter provides readers with a practical, how-to approach and framework for developing inclusive, intercultural training programs for student affairs professionals on college campuses in the United States.
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Inclusion, Intercultural Programs
Peden, Wilson; Reed, Sally; Wolfe, Kathy – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2017
"Rising to the LEAP Challenge" provides a series of case studies that reflect the "real-world" application of students' cumulative learning through signature work projects, as put forth in AAC&U's [Association of American Colleges and Universities'] The LEAP Challenge. Such projects focus on complex questions that are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Colleges, Student Projects
Education Trust-West, 2017
Educational opportunities and outcomes for California's Latino students have improved over the last half century. Even so, Latino students continue to face barriers in opportunity that make it harder for them to achieve college, career, and future success. The goal of this report is to describe what Latino students currently experience in…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
Wolf, Leni – Education Trust-West, 2017
Almost one out of every three K-12 public school students in California is a Latino, Black, Native American, or Pacific Islander male--making it clear that the economic future of the state will hinge on the ability to help the millions of boys and young men in education institutions succeed in high school, college, and beyond. But in order to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Students, Males, Success
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Padden, Lisa; Ellis, Carol – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
It is vital that all university staff have awareness of the difficulties that may be experienced by students with disabilities. Staff must be given the knowledge and resources to support these students effectively. University College Dublin (UCD) Access & Lifelong Learning has developed a communication and training strategy to improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Disabilities
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Tobolowsky, Barbara F., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2014
Higher education institutions are more diverse than ever before, as are the students they serve. Because of this great diversity, there is no silver bullet--one approach--that will work for teaching all students in all circumstances. This book offers a succinct description of several pedagogical paths available to faculty that can actively engage…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods, College Students
Valliant, Richard; Dever, Jill A.; Kreuter, Frauke – Springer, 2013
Survey sampling is fundamentally an applied field. The goal in this book is to put an array of tools at the fingertips of practitioners by explaining approaches long used by survey statisticians, illustrating how existing software can be used to solve survey problems, and developing some specialized software where needed. This book serves at least…
Descriptors: Sampling, Surveys, Computer Software, College Students
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Caro, Cary A.; Lirette, Kolby; Yest, Myke – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
As business organizations face more and more scrutiny for poor leadership practices, American business schools have come under more pressure to prepare students to enter organizations with an understanding of and an appreciation for quality leadership. This manuscript focuses on the introduction of a service-learning project to a Senior Leadership…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Leadership Training, Service Learning, Active Learning
Christensen, Tim – Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California, 2009
Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), originally chartered under the federal Assets for Independence (AFI) Act in 1998, may provide an opportunity for increasing access to postsecondary education for low-income youth and adults by providing funds through a mix of their own savings and federal and private funds. However, many IDA savers and IDA…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Income, Paying for College, Low Income Groups
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Ali, Saba Rasheed; Bagheri, Elham – New Directions for Student Services, 2009
Given the internal and external challenges Muslim students face, it is important that student affairs practitioners find ways to assist Muslim students in their adherence to their religion as they pursue their degree. In this chapter, the authors present a brief introduction to Islamic tenets, discuss challenges facing Muslim college students, and…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islamic Culture, Islam, Student Needs
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Goodman, Kathleen M.; Mueller, John A. – New Directions for Student Services, 2009
In this chapter, the authors introduce the topic of atheist students to the field of student affairs. The authors provide definitions of relevant terms related to the perspectives and principles of atheists. Then, they briefly address the demographics of atheism and focus on atheist student experiences on college campuses. The authors conclude…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, College Students, Beliefs, Religion
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Baechtold, Margaret; De Sawal, Danielle M. – New Directions for Student Services, 2009
The number of women veterans attending college is increasing. This suggests that campus professionals need to become aware of how issues associated with mental health, sexual assault, and gender identity may influence how women veterans make the transition into the higher education environment. This chapter addresses the special needs of women…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, War, Violence
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Baxter Magolda, Marcia B. – Journal of College Student Development, 2008
This article describes three distinct yet interrelated elements of self-authorship: trusting the internal voice, building an internal foundation, and securing internal commitments. These elements, which emerged from longitudinal interviews with adults in their 30s, offer insights into the complexity and cyclical nature of self-authorship as well…
Descriptors: Guidance, College Students, Interviews, Adults
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