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Welton, Carrie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2019
Postsecondary education is often out of reach for students with low incomes, many of whom receive little or no financial support from their family for school and who have significant unmet need, even after financial aid. Students of color (approximately 40 percent of all college students) face additional systemic barriers that hinder access and…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Food, Nutrition, Federal Programs
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Hoyert, Mark Sudlow; Ballard, Kevin; O'Dell, Cynthia D. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
We extended a series of interventions developed in modern cognitive psychology to a group of students who had been academically dismissed and were at high risk to not complete college. Students learned how to respond adaptively to academic failure, how to embrace challenge, how to set realistic goals, and how to persist until their goals are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Intervention, At Risk Students, College Students
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Oberhelman, Steven M.; Dunn, Christina A. – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
In 2017, the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University created an initiative modeled on the State University of New York's Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) program. COIL is an approach to fostering global competence through the development of a multicultural learning environment that links university classes in two…
Descriptors: Global Education, Study Abroad, Academic Achievement, College Students
Campos, Emmet E.; Van Ryn, Rebekah; Davidson, Ty J. – Voices in Urban Education, 2018
Austin Independent School District (AISD) and the University of Texas's Project MALES began a partnership to design a mentoring system for young men of color in hopes of improving the the matriculation and sustainability of this group in college by addressing the social, economic, and cultural obstacles impacting these young men. This strong…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Mentors, College Students, Hispanic American Students
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Ciotoli, Carlo; Smith, Allison J.; Keeling, Richard P. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
It is time for action by leaders across higher education to strengthen quality improvement (QI) in college health, in pursuit of better care, better health, and increased value -- goals closely linked to students' learning and success. The size and importance of the college student population; the connections between wellbeing, and therefore QI,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, College Students, Well Being, Campuses
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Terrazas-Marín, Roy Alonso – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
This paper focuses on a current practice piece on professional development for university lecturers, transformative learning, dialogism and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. Its main goals are to identify the key characteristics that allow STEM educators to experiment with the usage of non-formal education…
Descriptors: College Science, Science Instruction, STEM Education, Nonformal Education
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Wiebel, Jon C.; Silva, Vesta T. – College Teaching, 2018
Students in colleges and universities need to be able to learn how to communicate effectively both within the specialized arenas of their chosen disciplines and, increasingly, with a wide variety of public and professional audiences. One way to accomplish this goal is to integrate the development of effective writing and speaking skills into both…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), Rhetoric, Speech
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Newton, Therese L.; Ohrt, Jonathan H. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2018
Approximately 39-49% of college students have experienced grief due to death in the past 24 months. Students' grief is often complicated due to the nature of their developmental characteristics (e.g., searching for autonomy, identity development, career direction, academic pressure, and formation of intimate relationships). Group mindfulness-based…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grief, College Students, Group Therapy
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Page, Robert B.; Espinosa, James; Mares, Chris A.; Del Pilar, Joselyn; Shelton, G. Robert – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Education is frequently cited as the path to an informed citizenry with an optimistic economic outlook. Consequently, it is not surprising that there is an initiative to extend postsecondary educational opportunities to underserved and at-risk demographics. A challenge facing educators that serve at-risk populations is the tension between…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Statistical Distributions
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Narayanan; Sturtz – College Quarterly, 2018
The importance of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professions to America's ability to advance its quality of life have long been a matter of discussion on a national level. The rewards of study in these areas are as evident to those who teach it, as they are, often, difficult for students to appreciate. This article…
Descriptors: Success, Academic Achievement, Evidence Based Practice, STEM Education
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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
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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
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Fataar, Aslam – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
Misrecognition of South African university students is at the heart of this article. "Misrecognition" refers in this article to the exclusionary institutional discourses and practices of this country's universities, which continue to prevent the majority of their (Black) students' from achieving a successful education. It is a conceptual…
Descriptors: Social Change, Racial Segregation, College Students, Universities
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Brown, Stephanie T.; McGreevy, Jeanette; Berigan, Nick – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2018
This chapter describes how any campus can use collaborative professional integration and three "data buckets" (pre-college, during-college, and post-college buckets) to disaggregate assessment evidence, interpret findings contextually, and focus attention on realistic actions to improve student performance in the areas of leverage over…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Data, Student Evaluation
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Leblay, Joffrey; Rabah, Mourad; Champagnat, Ronan; Nowakowski, Samuel – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
How can we learn to use properly business software, digital environments, games or intelligent tutoring systems (ITS)? Mainly, we assume that the new user will learn by doing. But what about the efficiency of such a method? Our approach proposes an answer by introducing on-line coaching. In learning process, learners may need guidance to help them…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Coaching (Performance), Efficiency, Learning Processes
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