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Birx, Donald L. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter discusses the overhaul of Plymouth State University using a framework of integration in all matters of decision-making. This is an example of whole system reorganization where traditional independent structures have been replaced by integrated structures representing new ways of working together and integral experiences for students.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Change, Decision Making
Troxel, Wendy G. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2018
Using the "advising is teaching" framework, this chapter addresses the bases for the study of academic advising from both an approach to the work involved ("scholarly advising") and as an area of inquiry ("scholarship of advising"). Emerging research trends and critical issues are explored, including implications for…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Achievement, Scholarship, Guidelines
Troxel, Wendy G.; Joslin, Jennifer E. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2018
The final chapter synthesizes the issues presented and addresses additional critical elements necessary for excellence in academic advising, as well as emerging trends in the relationship between academic advising and student success.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Higher Education, Excellence in Education, Educational Trends
Gahagan, Jimmie – New Directions for Higher Education, 2018
This chapter explores the way institutional policies and culture shape student success in the sophomore year.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Academic Achievement, College Students
Schreiner, Laurie A.; Schaller, Molly A.; Young, Dallin George – New Directions for Higher Education, 2018
This chapter summarizes the recommendations from this volume and provides suggestions for future research and next steps in improving the sophomore-year experience.
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Student Experience, Improvement
Schreiner, Laurie A.; Tobolowsky, Barbara F. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2018
The vital role faculty play as learning facilitators, advisors, and mentors is pivotal to sophomore success.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, College Students, Academic Achievement
Critical Leadership Pedagogy: Engaging Power, Identity, and Culture in Leadership Education for College Students of Color
Pendakur, Vijay; Furr, Sara C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2016
This chapter focuses on how the application of critical pedagogy to leadership education allows for issues of identity, power, and culture to shape the process of leadership learning. Examples from the authors' work with various populations of students of color are used to illustrate critical leadership pedagogy.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Critical Thinking, Power Structure
Leon, Marjorie Roth; Price, Todd Alan – New Directions for Higher Education, 2016
This chapter describes technological disruptions in higher education that pose challenges and offer opportunities to college and university students, faculty, and administrators. It provides examples of innovative responses being explored by 2-year and 4-year higher education institutions.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty, Administrators
Mobley, Steve D., Jr.; Johnson, Jennifer M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2015
This chapter highlights some of the extant literature on LGBT students at HBCUs and discusses some of the challenges they encounter at these institutions. Furthermore, it offers recommendations to help HBCUs be more intentional about creating a more affirming and inclusive campus environment for LGBT students.
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Students, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
Critical Mentoring Practices to Support Diverse Students in Higher Education: Chicana/Latina Faculty Perspectives
Figueroa, Julie López; Rodriguez, Gloria M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2015
This chapter outlines critical practices that emerged from utilizing social justice frameworks to mentor first-generation, underrepresented minority students at the undergraduate to doctoral levels. The mentoring strategies include helping students to reframe instances when faculty and peers unconsciously conflate academic rigor with color-blind…
Descriptors: Mentors, Student Diversity, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans
Saladino, Caitlin J.; Martinez, Magdalena – New Directions for Higher Education, 2015
This chapter synthesizes the authors' recommendations for academics and practitioners as colleges and universities prioritize institutional policies and programs to ensure Latino/a student success.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Educational Policy, School Policy
González, Kenneth P. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2015
This chapter discusses college completion for Latino/as who attend community colleges and the role of leadership in promoting completion. The chapter also provides a number of lessons for success drawn from the national initiative, Achieving the Dream.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement
Kiyama, Judy Marquez; Museus, Samuel D.; Vega, Blanca E. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2015
This chapter highlights the factors that hinder or contribute to the success of Latino and Latina students at predominantly White institutions. The Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Model is offered as a framework from which to create environments for Latino/a students to thrive in college.
Descriptors: College Students, College Environment, Success, Hispanic American Students
Barber, James P. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2014
Students integrate their learning experiences across contexts through a process of connecting, applying, and synthesizing information, knowledge, and skills.
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Processes, Integrated Activities, Learning Experience
Moore, Tami L.; Mendez, Jesse P. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2014
Students succeed in college by engaging with faculty, peers, and the community. Institutional leaders can utilize organizational learning strategies to learn what works to support civic learning outcomes and student success.
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Interpersonal Relationship, Teaching Methods