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Speer, Nicole; McFaul, Mimi; Mohatt, Dennis – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Recent research on the mental health of college students conducted by Daniel Eisenberg, principal investigator in the multiyear Healthy Minds study, indicates that as many as one in five college students may suffer from depression, generalized anxiety disorder, or a panic disorder. Although it's too early to assess the effect of the economic…
Descriptors: College Students, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Health, Identification
Thomas, Sally Spencer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
As a faculty adviser at Regis University, the author has seen countless students who feel under stress and wonder if they are up for the challenge of college life. That stress has only been compounded by the financial difficulties that many more students and their families are now facing. But the good news is that individuals who work on campuses…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Mental Health, Student Leadership, Faculty Advisers
Field, Kelly – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Congress passed legislation last week that would shield students and other consumers from sudden spikes in interest rates and fees, but that could make it harder for young people to access credit to pay for college. The legislation would extend broad new consumer protections to all credit-card holders, offering special protections to college…
Descriptors: Interest Research, Marketing, Alumni Associations, Paying for College
Deresiewicz, William – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The academic year has ended, and over the past few weeks, thousands of students have traveled abroad for the summer or the first year after college. However, students aren't heading abroad in the same direction, or the same spirit, that their parents or grandparents did. This article examines why the patterns of student travel has changed.
Descriptors: College Students, Travel, Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation
Bushong, Steven – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Jillian Carr is still an undergraduate, but in the office of institutional research at Rhodes College, she is a full-fledged colleague. A recent analysis she did of student data will probably be used in training for academic advisers this fall. Ms. Carr found that students who overestimate their verbal ability when selecting courses risk a lower…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Student Employment, College Students, Educational Finance
Kolowich, Steve – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
When Nickie Dobo wrote a column in 2003 for her college newspaper--"The Daily Collegian" at Pennsylvania State University--decrying the "hook-up culture" on the campus, she never expected it to resurface years later in an attack on her professional credibility. But that's what happened when Ms. Dobo, now a reporter for the…
Descriptors: Alumni, Internet, Historians, Newspapers
Wilson, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Sexual harassment broke into the national consciousness in 1991, when Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas--then a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court--of having made sexually inappropriate comments to her. The controversy spawned a flood of charges nationwide, including on college campuses. Since then colleges have tried to stem harassment with…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship
Mangan, Katherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
About 1,000 students from 50 states and 60 countries attended the second annual Clinton Global Initiative University. The project, an outgrowth of the Clinton Global Initiative for world leaders, challenges participants to take "good intentions and turn them into measurable changes in other people's lives" by submitting detailed…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Public Service, Activism, Social Action
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Students have cheated for centuries, but the problem is knottier than it used to be. The Internet and its infinite dishonest shortcuts have made many cases more complex, and antiplagiarism software like Turnitin flags more potential offenses than could be caught before. At the same time, professors' and college presidents' run-ins with plagiarism…
Descriptors: Cheating, Integrity, Ethics, College Presidents
Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Recent turbulence in the student-loan business has colleges scrambling to find new loan providers. Financial-aid offices at affected colleges are working hard to get the word out to students. Changes in the loan market have hit community colleges particularly hard because their students tend to have smaller loans and higher default rates than…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, College Students
Young, Jeffrey R. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Several Web sites have emerged in recent years that encourage students to upload old exams to build a bank of test questions and answers that can be consulted by other students. This article reports that some professors have raised concerns about these sites, arguing that these could be used to cheat, especially if professors reuse old tests.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Test Items, Ethics, Cheating
Wasley, Paula – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article talks about a software designed by the University of Phoenix for its business, information-technology, education, and health-care courses. Through the university's "virtual organizations"--online teaching tools designed to simulate the experience of working at a typical corporation, school, or government agency, Phoenix students can…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), World Problems, Employees, Distance Education
Rampell, Catherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on the withdrawal of some universities' support of a music industry's campaign against music piracy on their campuses. Talk to the chief information officer at just about any American university, and he will probably say that his institution has bent over backward to help the Recording Industry Association of America curb…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music, Lobbying, Industry
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
Mejia, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The need for colleges to graduate students who understand computer security is growing. The Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership of the FBI; the National White Collar Crime Center; and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, in the Department of Justice, reported more than 90,000 crimes in 2007, with reported financial losses of almost…
Descriptors: College Students, Crime Prevention, Computer Security, Internet
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