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Tomlinson, Louise M. – 1989
The digest is based on a full length report (with the same title) on postsecondary developmental programs. The full report provides a definitive review of the literature and institutional practice on the topic. Postsecondary developmental programs at institutions of higher education encompass a variety of courses and services that are conducted to…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Students, Developmental Programs, Educational Development
Krehbiel, Lee E.; MacKay, Kathleen – 1988
Undergraduate volunteerism work is discussed, noting volunteer service can be a vital part of an undergraduate education. This service has taken many forms over the years, from folding bandages for soldiers at war, to providing tutorial services for elementary and secondary school children, to staffing medical programs in Appalachia. It…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, College Students, Community Services, Extracurricular Activities
Eddy, Margot Sanders – 1989
The use and abuse of alcohol on college campuses is reviewed briefly and administrative responses are described. Campus initiatives include policy formation and enforcement, treatment programs, and prevention activities. Issues related to institutional liability are outlined, and important factors that bear on policy formation are detailed, such…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, College Environment, College Programs, College Role
Whitman, Neal A.; And Others – 1985
Stress is experienced by college students at different educational levels, but colleges can help reduce its destructive forms. There are explanations of why students perform badly under stress, such as "hypervigilance" (i.e., overstudying for an exam) and "premature closure" (i.e., rushing through an exam). Situations that are…
Descriptors: College Students, Coping, Feedback, Graduate Students
Lindgren, J. Ralph; And Others – 1985
The obligations of colleges and universities under existing laws prohibiting sex discrimination against employees and students are summarized. Principal federal sources of legal obligation regarding employees are the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Faculty, College Students, Compliance (Legal)
Garland, Peter H. – 1986
The efforts of student affairs aimed at improving quality of life, integrating new student groups, and attracting and retaining students are becoming critical to colleges and universities. Student affairs organizations can respond to the changing conditions and take a leadership role in new institutional strategies; they can become…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, College Students
Hendrickson, Robert M.; Gibbs, Annette – 1987
Recent legal developments concerning college students and colleges and universities are summarized, with a focus on constitutional issues related to the rights of students to organize, the collection and allocation of mandatory student activity fees, and the protection of freedom of speech regarding commercial enterprises. The status of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, College Buildings, College Students, Compliance (Legal)
Moran, Mary – 1987
The impact of student aid policies on women is assessed. Patterns of enrollment and economic profiles differ for male and female students. Women, for example, far surpass men as adult, part-time, independent, and unclassified students, the categories most likely to present barriers to participating in most financial aid programs. Gender issues in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, College Students, Comparative Analysis
Whitman, Neal A.; And Others – 1987
Ways that college faculty can increase students' learning by reducing stress are identified. Consideration is given to: the effects of stress on learning, the value of feedback and control, the importance of the interaction between faculty and students, the value of stress awareness, and what students can do. When given properly, feedback can…
Descriptors: College Students, Feedback, Helping Relationship, Higher Education