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Triana, Claudia; Gloria, Alberta M.; Castellanos, Jeanett – About Campus, 2020
As complex phenomena, spirituality and religion defy any single definition and are delineated differently yet often conflated. Despite the confluence of the terms, religion and spirituality are not interchangeable or equivalent. Spirituality aids the process of developing the whole student and affects learning while shaping perspectives and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Religious Factors, Student Development, Higher Education
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Ludvik, Marilee Bresciani – About Campus, 2020
It comes as no surprise that college students are experiencing heightened levels of stress and anxiety. Liu, Stevens, Wong, Yasui, and Chen's (2019) research "point to an urgent need for service utilization strategies, especially among racial/ethnic, sexual, or gender minorities. Campuses must consider student experiences to mitigate stress…
Descriptors: Trauma, Metacognition, College Students, Altruism
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Perez-Felkner, Lara; Ford, Jesse Randall; Zhao, Teng; Anthony, Marshall, Jr.; Harrison, Jamaal Andrew; Rahming, Sophia Glenyse – About Campus, 2020
Seventy-five years after the publication of Abraham Maslow's seminal theory on the importance of basic needs (Maslow, 1943), it is now understood that food, housing, and security also matter for college students' learning and success. Sara Goldrick-Rab's (2016) "Paying the Price" cast a spotlight on basic needs insecurity in college,…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Doctoral Students, Security (Psychology), Social Justice
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Kaler, Lisa S.; Stebleton, Michael J.; Potts, Charlie – About Campus, 2020
This essay highlights the interconnected nature of social media use and mental health challenges for women college students and provides recommendations to practitioners for supporting healthy social media use through efforts to disrupt perceptions of social media norms. Vignettes of three students who participated in a qualitative study the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Females, Mental Health, College Students
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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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Brisbon, Herbert A., III; Lovett, Heidi I.; Griggs, Eric D. – About Campus, 2020
COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has affected every student and faculty member. During COVID-19, most universities were physically closed and teaching moved to online platforms. On August 29, 2005, the citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana, experienced a natural disaster called Hurricane Katrina. During Hurricane Katrina, students and faculty were…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, School Closing, Higher Education, Online Courses
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Simpkins, Will – About Campus, 2020
In times of crisis, individuals instinctively seek out the presence of others. Seeing our emotions reflected on another person's face is reassuring; it lets us know that we are not alone in the experience. Will Simpkins believes this is why we see the best of humanity in times of crisis. As vice president for student affairs at Metropolitan State…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Leadership, College Administration, Communicable Diseases
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Willoughby, Case – About Campus, 2020
Case Willoughby begins by recalling his experience as a Class Dean at Columbia University in New York City about eight miles north of the burning twin towers on September 11, 2001. He reflects that everyone in New York City had this horrible shared experience that made the city of wildly different people into one whole. The entire country was…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Public Health, Communicable Diseases, Coping
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Evans, Nancy J. – About Campus, 2020
In this article Nancy Evans, a former faculty member, recalls her experiences during two major crises, a campus shooting and the 9/11 attacks. Through these difficult situations, she learned some strategies for supporting students during crisis. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, she shares some of these strategies. Additionally, guidance…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Student Needs, Crisis Management, Violence
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Byrne, Andrew M. – About Campus, 2020
Esports are a quickly spreading co-curricular setting for student involvement on college campuses. Many of the students who come to higher education institutions are already in these online virtual communities situated around competitive video games, which they can access from their dorm rooms and apartments. They communicate on headsets, and they…
Descriptors: Video Games, Athletics, Leadership, Cooperative Learning
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Bettez, Silvia Cristina – About Campus, 2020
Instructors and professors know from their experiences as learners that engaged, interactive, dialogical learning can enhance understanding and increase joy in the learning process. Yet many were primarily taught through traditional lecture-style techniques and continue that pattern in their own teaching. As a professor who believes learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Justice, Community, Group Dynamics
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Savitz-Romer, Mandy; Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T. – About Campus, 2020
In this article, the authors consider whether the noncognitive skills typically associated with college and career success are equally valued by university officials and employers. Using a taxonomy that represents the range of noncognitive skills that appear in both higher education and employment scholarship, they present research funded by the…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, 21st Century Skills, Employer Attitudes, Job Skills
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Paige, Frederick; Oliveros, Claire; Reneau, Clint-Michael – About Campus, 2020
Educators carve out space for students in and out of the classroom to develop a sense of identity and belonging through opportunities for learning. However, they are slow to do this for themselves. Scholars face a daily battle to become better writers, better mentors, and better people. The "About Campus" Writers Retreat, a boot camp for…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Workshops, Social Support Groups, Diversity (Institutional)
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Aguilar-Smith, Stephanie; Flores, Amanda – About Campus, 2020
Limitations come in many forms for educators of color: access, opportunities, networks, but perhaps most crucially, through forms of invalidation. Toward healing, some educators of color have written about the isolation and trauma they have experienced on college campuses. Other have written in the spirit of resistance, boasting about the skills,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Coping
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Robinson, Ashley N. – About Campus, 2020
Live-in staff and students have never, even under the most stifling corporatized conditions, "stopped" developing their intimate and personal lives. The act of living, both with oneself and with others, is the primary condition for the exploration of how to live a personal life. However, this article reflects on the many ways that the…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Resident Advisers, College Housing, College Environment
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