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Taylor, Kari; Haynes, Carolyn – About Campus, 2008
Recognizing the mismatch between a philosophy of holistic development and evaluation focused on external, quantitative criteria led Miami University's Honors and Scholars Program to revise its curriculum in accordance with student development theory. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Student Development, Learning Strategies, Curriculum Development, Honors Curriculum
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Koth, Kent – About Campus, 2003
Spirituality has long been associated with public service, but is it a key ingredient? The author argues that it is and that higher education is missing a critical opportunity by not helping students understand the spiritual aspects of serving others. (Contains 12 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Public Service, Service Learning
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Zuniga, Ximena – About Campus, 2003
As campuses become increasingly diverse, it is more important than ever to promote understanding across differences. The author describes an approach for helping student from different backgrounds talk and learn from each other. (Contains 14 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Discussion, Diversity (Student)
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Astin, Alexander W. – About Campus, 2003
A fair amount of what we know about college students and how they are affected by their college experience has been learned from the data gathered in the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP). In this article, CIRP's founder surveys the past, present, and future of the thirty-seven-year-old program. (Contains 12 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Bruffee, Kenneth A. – About Campus, 2003
Many colleges understand the importance of teaching students how to work well with others and make an effort to introduce this during orientation week. But do students retain this skill throughout their college years and well after college? Argues that in order for these efforts to be effective, this practice needs to be made an integral part of…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum
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Arnold, Karen D. – About Campus, 2002
Most students think that a college education, no matter where, is a ticket to success. But how much does this success depend on which college students attend? The author argues that institutional prestige is a more important factor in creating pathways to leadership than we think. (Contains 16 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, Higher Education, Leadership
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Guarasci, Richard – About Campus, 2001
In a society that doesn't always live up to its ideals, how can we encourage college students to live publicly involved, culturally aware lives? This article proposes offering students an extensive education in the "democratic arts" through learning communities; community-based learning; diversity education; interdisciplinary studies and general…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, College Students, Democracy, Educational Responsibility
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Seyforth, Scott C.; Golde, Chris M. – About Campus, 2001
Professors continue to use movies to encourage students to critically reflect upon why they are in college, to discuss the challenges they face, and to think about how they act out what they learn. Classic films about awakening experiences in young adults are described and considered for their potential as learning tools. (JDM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Students, Critical Thinking
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Forbes, Karen J. – About Campus, 2001
Parental role in society is changing, which in turn changes parents' relationships with their children. This article considers how this impacts a student's experience and needs in college. Suggestions are presented on new ways to think about the role of campus staff in the parent student relationship. (JDM)
Descriptors: College Role, College Students, Educational Experience, Higher Education
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Pritchard, Ivor A. – About Campus, 2001
Increasingly students are coming to campus with a range of experience in community services and are often ready for an expanded role. Some may consider ways to improve or reform the institutions where they serve. This article discusses the role of the campus in building on a student's experience in order to provide more ambitious programs. (JDM)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Services, Educational Experience, Higher Education
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Magolda, Peter M. – About Campus, 2001
Is the campus tour merely a public relations tool or is it an opportunity to show prospective students the complex nature of university campus communities? All campus rituals convey important messages; are those messages in line with reality? This article takes an in-depth look at Miami University's campus tour to examine these questions.…
Descriptors: Community, Higher Education, School Culture
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Freed, Jann E. – About Campus, 2001
Discusses the ways in which corporations serve as learning organizations and how that compares to higher education institutions. Also describes how Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee has worked to institutionalize learning. Issues addressed at Belmont University include: leadership; training and development; data-driven decision making;…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Corporations, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning
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Salter, Daniel W. – About Campus, 2001
Historically disadvantaged students are being further separated from their peers by "the digital divide." This article examines how college and university educators can address the gap between students with a lot of experience with technology and those with little or none. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Age Differences, Disabilities, Higher Education