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Learning and Work Institute, 2018
This guide is for colleges in England that want to review and improve their support for Looked After Young People (LAYP) and Care Leavers (CLs). It includes information about who LAYP/ CLs are, the kinds of challenges they face, their rights and entitlements to support, and what staff need to be aware of when working with LAYP/CLs. The guide then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Barriers, Student Needs
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2018
The "2018-19 Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid" provides useful information to help high school counselors, TRIO and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) staff, and other mentors advise students about financial aid for postsecondary education. This book focuses on the federal…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Postsecondary Education, Grants
Bailey, Thomas; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015
A growing number of community colleges and four-year universities are seeking to improve student outcomes by redesigning academic programs and student support services following the guided pathways approach. These institutions are mapping out highly structured, educationally coherent program pathways for students to follow by starting with the end…
Descriptors: Case Studies, State Colleges, Student Attrition, College Students
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 2015
As colleges strive to improve student success and completion, helping students delay pregnancy and parenting (or having additional children) means one less factor that can interfere with their college education. However, pregnancy planning and prevention is not something most colleges address, especially at the community college level. There are…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, College Students, Prevention, Access to Information
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
Billups, Felice D. – Association for Institutional Research, 2012
Institutional researchers (IRs) are often asked to conduct focus groups as an efficient way to address an institutional concern or problem. Typically, IR professionals depend on external consultants and specialists to conduct these group interviews for them; however, due to recent resource constraints (staffing, budgets), they are increasingly…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, College Students, Student Characteristics, Institutional Research
Stewart, Kathryn – Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 2011
Alcohol problems on campuses cannot be solved with simple solutions, such as an alcohol awareness campaign. Instead, dangerous college drinking can be prevented with an array of protective measures that deal with alcohol availability, enforcement of existing laws and rules, and changes in how alcohol is promoted, sold and served. Many people,…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Alcohol Education, Campuses, College Students
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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McKenzie, Russell; Lopez, Tará; Bowes, David – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
In recent years the perceived value and interest in participating in study abroad programs among college students has been increasing. Faculty who endeavor to develop study abroad programs face many challenges, particularly at smaller universities where resources may be very limited. This article offers recommendations to help faculty of regional…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Education, Business Administration Education, Educational Opportunities
Conway, Patty; Tomlinson, Pat; Beatty, Tim; Adams, Heidi – PEPNet-Northeast, 2009
To provide quality services to the hard of hearing student population, vocational rehabilitation (VR) and postsecondary staff must understand the diverse and significant needs of these consumers and assist them in making appropriate "informed choices" to become successfully employed in careers commensurate with their capabilities and interests.…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, College Students, State Programs, Educational Resources
Sivertson, Larry – PEPNet-Northeast, 2009
While many institutions provide communications access for hard-of-hearing students in the classroom, few have made a similar effort outside the classroom. Providing complete access for students with hearing loss begins with the commitment of a university's administration. Some students may require accommodations in several communications…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Communications, College Students, Assistive Technology
Burgstahler, Sheryl – DO-IT, 2009
Designing any product or environment involves the consideration of many factors, including aesthetics, engineering options, environmental issues, safety concerns, industry standards, and cost. Typically, designers focus their attention on the average user. In contrast, universal design (UD), according to the Center for Universal Design, "is…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Guidelines, Access to Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Mills, Lisa; Nguyen, Binh; Auten, Lisa – National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2007
The "NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility" provides specific criteria to be used as a guide in reviewing the initial eligibility (graduation, core curriculum, grade-point average and ACT/SAT test scores) of students who have completed any portion of their secondary education in a non-United States…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Eligibility, Graduation Requirements, Guidelines
Madensen, Tamara D.; Eck, John E. – US Department of Justice, 2006
Alcohol-related riots among university students pose a significant problem for police agencies that serve college communities. The intensity of the disturbances may vary. However, the possible outcomes include property destruction and physical violence and are a serious threat to community and officer safety. This report provides a framework for…
Descriptors: Violence, Student Attitudes, Behavior Disorders, Intervention
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