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Puente, Mayra; Ramirez, Brianna R. – About Campus, 2021
They carry their communities on their shoulders. For many, it is their first time being away from home. They wave goodbye to their families with tears in their eyes. They are unfamiliar with this new landscape. Their culture and language are unexpected. These are the common experiences of incoming Latinx undergraduate students who enter the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Summer Programs, Transitional Programs, Hispanic American Students
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Kitchen, Joseph A.; Kezar, Adrianna; Hypolite, Liane I. – About Campus, 2021
In this article, the authors describe how college transition programs and campuses can go about creating and curating a major and career ecology to support at-promise students and their major and career success. They review literature about the systemic barriers and lack of institutional support for at-promise students as it relates to their major…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Career Development, Low Income Students, First Generation College Students
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Chi, Do Na – About Campus, 2021
At higher education institutions in Vietnam, Academic Writing is a required course for English-major students, which they may take in several semesters. Academic Writing becomes a core course in tertiary curriculum due to its importance and popularity. Teaching students how to write is not easy. Taking the students' challenges in producing good…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition), Academic Language, Writing Instruction
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Keller, Wendi – About Campus, 2021
The author, department chair over Communication, Humanities, and Reading at a large Northeast Ohio community college, shares her school's experience with adopting Open Education Resources (OER), which are openly licensed and free resources. This endeavor took a strong team effort and the curriculum has been reviewed to be stronger than ever. The…
Descriptors: Reflection, Open Educational Resources, Department Heads, Administrator Attitudes
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Chambers, Brittany; McNeal, Kenton; Salter, Amy; Muldrow, Lycurgus – About Campus, 2021
In an article written by Matthew Randazzo (2017) titled "Students Shouldn't Live in STEM Deserts," he revealed that a limited number of educational opportunities exist for students to gain essential STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills. This need for more STEM minds is bolstered by a widespread economic shift…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Bound Students, Student Research, Summer Programs
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Vaughn, Kehaulani; Saelua, Natasha; Taione-Filihia, 'Asena – About Campus, 2021
Pacific Islanders (PI) continue to be underrepresented in all sectors of higher education, including students, staff, and faculty. For example, data from the 2010 Census reveals that less than 20 percent, or one fifth, of Pacific Islander adults aged 25 or older hold a bachelor's degree (EPIC & AAJC, 2014). These data point to an urgent need…
Descriptors: Pacific Americans, Inclusion, Higher Education, Cultural Maintenance
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Wang, Amy C.; Mac, Jacqueline; Museus, Samuel – About Campus, 2021
Just as important as the power of student activism to catalyze change on college campuses is the potential of Ethnic Studies and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) programs to create the conditions for college students to develop their consciousness of systemic injustices and capacities to engage in…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Minority Serving Institutions, Asian American Students, Pacific Americans
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Daus-Magbual, Arlene Sudaria – About Campus, 2021
In this article, the author discusses how relationships are central in enacting an Ethnic Studies pedagogy in the role of a student affairs administrator charged with the development and implementation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA&PI) Student Services-Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE), the first…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Student Personnel Services, Program Development, Program Implementation
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Kodama, Corinne Maekawa; Park, Christen E. – About Campus, 2021
The Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), which has been a designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) since 2010, is an Asian American, identity-based peer mentor program designed to provide academic and personal support as well as a sense of…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Mentors, Asian American Students, STEM Education
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Davis, Jemilia S.; Jaeger, Audrey J.; Pharr, Marsha B. – About Campus, 2021
At North Carolina State University (NC State), first-year master's students in the Higher Education Administration program enroll in the Foundations of Higher Education & Student Affairs (EAC 540) course that provides an introduction to the field of higher education and student affairs administration, including the historical and philosophical…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Graduate Students, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Masters Programs
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Korostyshevskiy, Vladislav – About Campus, 2021
Studies have shown that parental involvement plays an important role in their children's academic success (Castro et al., 2015), but the problem is that many parents do not know how to help their children and often end up creating additional and unnecessary stress for their children as well as having their children develop negative attitudes…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Self Management, Study Skills, Study Habits
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Weber, Kirsten M.; Keim, Halle – About Campus, 2021
Because of the learning needs of Generation Z (Gen Z) college students, those born between the mid-1990s to the late-2000s, the authors explore how professor-student interactions can be used to drive student success. Face-to-face lectures have served as the backbone to university instruction for decades and in the 2000s were joined by online,…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Coiley, Erin; Henninger, Stephen – About Campus, 2021
During the 2017-2018 academic year, the authors co-supervised a building of 29 resident advisors (RAs) and approximately 1,000 undergraduate students in a large residence hall. To ensure that this community is successful each year, Housing & Residence Life (HRL) at Virginia Tech places two full-time professionals in this residence hall. This…
Descriptors: Supervision, Cooperation, Resident Advisers, College Housing
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Green, Autumn R. – About Campus, 2021
In this article, the author shares the story of Kristin, a low-income single mother raising her six-year-old son Max in Southern California. Taking 13 college credits, Kristin bartended nights and weekends, while raising Max on her own. The author met Kristin while studying the experiences of low-income mothers enrolled in college in the…
Descriptors: One Parent Family, Mothers, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Couch, Michael A., II – About Campus, 2020
A crisis can be defined as an event that significantly interferes with an individual's ability to meet needs, disrupts typical problem-solving skills, and incites a state of disorganization for the individual (James & Gilliland, 2013). During a crisis, students will have many questions. To ensure the information they receive is accurate and…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Crisis Management, Best Practices, College Students
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