ERIC Number: EJ1041111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
The Actively Caring for People Movement at Virginia Tech and Beyond: Cultivating Compassion and Relationships in Residence Halls
McCarty, Shane M.; Mullins, Taris G.; Geller, E. Scott; Shushok, Frank, Jr.
Journal of College and Character, v14 n4 p373-379 Nov 2013
A professor and a group of student leaders initiated the Actively Caring for People (AC4P) Movement to establish a more civil, compassionate, and inclusive culture by inspiring intentional acts of kindness. This article explores the AC4P Movement in a first-year residence hall at Virginia Tech and a second-year residence hall at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a discussion of the findings. Using research-informed practice, the AC4P Movement on college campuses aims to foster student engagement, sense of belonging, and reinforce shared community values and beliefs.
Descriptors: Caring, College Students, College Faculty, Altruism, Social Change, College Housing, Dormitories, College Environment, Student Participation, Student School Relationship, Social Values, Interpersonal Relationship, Friendship, Empathy, Student Attitudes, Recognition (Achievement)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Virginia