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Barnhardt, Cassie; Ramos, Marisol; Reyes, Kimberly – About Campus, 2013
Cassie Barnhardt, Marisol Ramos, and Kimberly Reyes share a case study of an undocumented student's academic success to demonstrate the importance of administrative commitment, clarity, and consistency in supporting such students in the unique challenges they face. (Contains 13 notes.)
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Case Studies, Administrators
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Weiland, Kathryn Lynn; Guzman, Amilcar; O'Meara, KerryAnn – About Campus, 2013
Kathryn Lynn Weiland, Amilcar Guzman, and KerryAnn O'Meara explore historical and contemporary student protest movements at three academic institutions and provide suggestions to educators on how to support students (and their learning) through their protest activities. (Contains 17 notes.)
Descriptors: Activism, Advocacy, Colleges, Educational History
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Bonfiglio, Robert A. – About Campus, 2011
Are athletics a positive or negative educational force? The viewpoint widely shared across academe is that participation in intercollegiate athletics has a positive impact on students and contributes to learning and moral development. Often, this notion is captured in the phrase "character development," a shorthand way to describe the individual…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Student Participation, Student Development, Moral Development
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Siegel, Michael J. – About Campus, 2011
Over the past several decades, college-student retention has arguably been the most intensely studied issue in academe. Though the body of retention literature grows ever larger, no one model adequately explains the process by which college students make a decision to leave an institution or to persist to graduation. And while no magic bullet…
Descriptors: Colleges, Student Attrition, School Holding Power, College Students
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Haring-Smith, Tori – About Campus, 2011
In January 2005, when this author became president of Washington & Jefferson College (W&J), one of her first initiatives was to expand the international program. A private, residential liberal arts college about 25 miles outside of Pittsburgh, W&J had undergone a period of significant growth, with enrollment increasing from 1,000 to…
Descriptors: Independent Study, International Programs, Liberal Arts, Study Abroad
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Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2010
Everyone at some point has asked the question "Why do bad things happen to good people? Even while asking it, most know that finding an answer to this question is not likely in their future. People's best responsible action, then, is to manage their risks to prevent future bad things from occurring, to the greatest extent possible. Risk…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Higher Education, Campuses, Colleges
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Garcia, Lisa D.; Paz, Chiara C. – About Campus, 2009
Many colleges and universities in the United States offer summer programs for their incoming students. While programs are structured and administered in a variety of ways and target various student populations, the most common type of summer bridge program aims to serve historically underrepresented students and students of low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Summer Programs, Colleges, Course Content
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Rose, Mike – About Campus, 2009
Remedial courses and programs are typically treated in isolation from the core mission of the college or university, an institutional quarantine. The author sees the remedial function as interconnected with foundational concerns: what does it mean to enter higher education in America? What truly is the relationship between the research and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction, Partnerships in Education
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Myers, Karen A. – About Campus, 2009
In this article, the author offers suggestions for effectively addressing disability in and outside the classroom. She believes that a new vision for disability education that moves away from a limitations model and toward humanizing disabilities is crucial for campus communities. Through an introduction to universal design of instruction,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Familiarity, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Shushok, Frank, Jr.; Henry, Douglas V.; Blalock, Glenn; Sriram, Rishi R. – About Campus, 2009
Most individuals who work in higher education seek the same outcome: student learning. Knowing that partnerships between faculty and student affairs educators offer the best hope for students' experiencing the kind of learning that higher education promises, individuals at Baylor University are taking small steps toward building and sustaining…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, Academic Achievement
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Klein, Thomas – About Campus, 2006
How do and should students develop--emotionally, socially, intellectually, morally, and spiritually--on a college campus and, more particularly, as members of a residential learning community? What advantages does a learning community offer over the more fragmented and specialized cafeteria of courses in place on most campuses? What new structures…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Faculty, Colleges, Residential Institutions
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Misencik, Karen E.; O'Connor, John S.; Young, James – About Campus, 2005
When George Mason University's Johnson Center opened a decade ago, it was on the leading edge of architectural design and innovative thinking about spaces for learning. Over time, the building has retained many of its revolutionary aspects even as it has accepted encroachments of conventionality. With its four floors and central atrium, twenty-two…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Building Design, Informal Education, Interaction
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Tagg, John – About Campus, 2004
What are colleges for? What are they supposed to do? Are educators teaching their students how to grub for grades or how to learn in deep lasting ways? These are just some of the questions that the author attempts to explore in this article. An unbiased observer, looking at any organization, would look to its core processes, what its members do,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Learning Strategies, Colleges, Multiple Choice Tests
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Bonfiglio, Robert A. – About Campus, 2004
Some construction projects that colleges and universities have recently undertaken--residence halls, dining halls, student centers, athletic and recreation centers--have attracted significant criticism. Critics have taken issue with the proliferation and design of buildings intended to structure the use of students' free time and attract…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Leisure Time, Building Design, Educational Facilities Design