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Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A spirited campaign to promote "hand hygiene" is under way at the University of Central Florida Orlando campus, and the urinal toter, known as UCF 5th Guy, is its front line. Like their counterparts at many other institutions, health officials at Central Florida want students to think about the germs that lurk on their hands. And then…
Descriptors: Colleges, Hygiene, Health Promotion, Prevention
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
An excerpt from a round-table discussion with students of several colleges in Florida on whether to support electronic media integration to their learning and campus experiences is presented. Mirella Avesani, one of the four student participants claims that it is important to have open access to computers and related software to complement class…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, College Students, Higher Education, Educational Technology
Evans, Gaynelle – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
The situation in Florida's higher education community following the influx of Cuban refugees is discussed, including cultural and behavioral differences, financial needs, lack of English language skills, academic standards, and special refugee needs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adjustment (to Environment), College Planning, College Students
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
The scheduled raising of the passing grade on Florida's College Level Academic Skills Test is discussed. The critics say the higher passing standard would have a severe impact on otherwise-qualified minority students and on those for whom English is not the native tongue. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Students, Community Colleges, Competence
Evangelauf, Jean – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
The new requirement that Florida state college sophomores pass a four-part academic skills test before qualifying for an associate's degree or continuing as juniors is outlined, the recent history of the new regulation is discussed, and the skills tested in the program are listed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Students, Competency Based Education