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Newton, Anne – Jobs for the Future, 2008
This case study examines the features of Georgia College Early College, including its partnership with Georgia College & State University. The school deliberately recruits students from the community who are performing below grade level and gives them the support they need to excel academically. The college-going culture, small class sizes,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Aspiration, Student Empowerment, Partnerships in Education
Trammell, Jack; Bruce, Jennifer – Learning Assistance Review, 2008
The trend toward implementing models for Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for academic support in higher education is gaining momentum. Whether due to external influences, such as the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, which promotes inquiry about teaching and learning, or more related to internal forces such as…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Case Studies, Private Colleges, First Year Seminars
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Adnett, Nick; Tlupova, Diana – London Review of Education, 2008
The new English system of student finance seeks to resolve a higher education policy trilemma created by government's desire to switch more of the costs on to students, whilst seeking to promote both increased and widening participation. The rationale for this new funding system is based upon orthodox economic analysis which, the authors argue,…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Gilbert, Juan – Journal of College Admission, 2008
After the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the University of Michigan admission cases, which struck down racial preferences and quotas in Michigan's undergraduate and law school admission, several groups have challenged race-conscious admission, school placement policies and academic support programs. Even the federal government has challenged…
Descriptors: Race, Law Schools, Computer Software, Affirmative Action
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McAskill, William – College Quarterly, 2008
In response to the rapid advances in information technology, greater pressure has been placed on academic libraries and teaching faculty to incorporate information literacy skills into the curriculum. Although these skills have been taught for decades, the principles and concepts of information literacy have taken on new urgency as they are…
Descriptors: Information Management, Academic Libraries, Information Technology, Information Literacy
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Walker, Melanie – Teaching in Higher Education, 2008
This paper proposes a human capabilities approach for evaluating student learning and the social and pedagogical arrangements that support equality in capabilities for all students. It outlines the focus on valuable beings and doings in the capability approach developed by Amartya Sen, and Martha Nussbaum's capabilities focus on human flourishing.…
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, Learning Processes, Student Evaluation, Social Influences
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Hurlock, Debb; Barlow, Constance; Phelan, Anne; Myrick, Florence; Sawa, Russell; Rogers, Gayla – Teaching in Higher Education, 2008
This article is situated within an experience of conflict for Tina, a social work student, who is caught between her beliefs about the virtues of social work practice, and her disillusioning encounter with the school's administration. In this paper, we interpret Tina's experience of conflict by drawing on the central concepts of liminality and…
Descriptors: Conflict, Student College Relationship, Social Work, Professional Education
Lambert, Louise – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 2008
Although all modalities of therapy work equally well, some models are better suited to work with specific populations. This article outlines a rationale for a counselling model used for female college students in the United Arab Emirates where the concept of counselling is not well known, and where the social and cultural organizations demand a…
Descriptors: Arabs, Gender Differences, Females, College Students
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Tucker, Cary; Sloan, Sarah K.; Vance, Mary; Brownson, Chris – Journal of College Counseling, 2008
This case study describes 1 international student's treatment experience with an integrated health program on a college campus. This program uses a multidisciplinary, mind-body approach, which incorporates individual counseling, primary care, psychiatric consultation, a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy class, and a meditation group.
Descriptors: Individual Counseling, Health Programs, Therapy, Foreign Students
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Anyon, Yolanda; Fernandez, Maria A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2007
Universities across the nation are expected to contribute to their neighboring communities. Responses to this charge come in many forms: college students volunteering in neighborhood schools, faculty conducting research activities to support local evaluation efforts, and university centers and civic leaders launching major community-development…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Leadership, Service Learning, School Community Relationship
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Cuban, Sondra; Anderson, Jeffrey B. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2007
We attempt to answer "where" the social justice is in service-learning by probing "what" it is, "how" it looks in the process of being institutionalized at a Jesuit university, and "why" it is important. We develop themes about institutionalizing service-learning from a social justice perspective. Our themes were developed through an analysis of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Action Research, Service Learning, College Students
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Ritter, Lois A., Ed.; Sue, Valerie M., Ed. – New Directions for Evaluation, 2007
This article presents two case studies using online surveys for evaluation. The authors begin with an example of a needs assessment survey designed to measure the amount of help new students at a university require in their first year. They then discuss the follow-up survey conducted by the same university to measure the effectiveness of the…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Case Studies, Surveys
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Hyde, Wendy – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2007
This article discusses, contextualises and locates in contemporary theory, an autobiographical case study of an artist-teacher in the "learning community" of a Sixth Form College art department. It reflects on the educational potential of enabling teachers of art and their students to investigate issues of culture and identity through engaging…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Case Studies, Gender Issues
Pieterse, Alex L.; Collins, Noah M. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2007
The dynamics of resistance articulated by the Privileged Identity Exploration model highlight the need to acknowledge the role of socialization in the formation of attitudes and behaviors that can support identities of privilege. Exploring individual and group related socialization processes in the context of a difficult dialogue might facilitate…
Descriptors: Socialization, Models, Intercultural Communication, Student Diversity
Fiehn, Terry – Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007
In post-16 education and training, a variety of ways of delivering citizenship have been developed according to the needs of the learners and the settings to which they belong--school, college, work based learning or youth and community groups. Qualifications or certification often feature in these approaches because organisations want to find…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Case Studies, Social Development
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