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Commander, Nannette Evans; Ward, Teresa – About Campus, 2009
Many campuses are adopting freshman learning communities (FLCs) in order to boost retention. FLCs take many forms, but they typically involve enrolling small groups of students in two or more classes together during their first semester in order to create community and promote academic and social involvement. At Georgia State University, a large…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Methods Research, Research Universities, Research Methodology
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Campbell, Erin – About Campus, 2007
While many people may not realize that the words they speak may offend, carelessly used words can indeed lead to hurt, discrimination, and, on occasion, violence. Hate crimes occur all too frequently, even on college campuses--places which should be designed to be open and accepting. The role of educators and student leaders is to raise…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Freshmen, Teacher Role, Consciousness Raising
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Lindholm, Jennifer A. – About Campus, 2007
Results compiled from several studies indicate that college students place significant personal emphasis on matters related to spirituality. Compiling students' responses from the author's 2003 pilot study, subsequent focus group interviews, and the 2004 national survey, along with faculty's responses from the 2004-2005 Higher Education Research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Students, Campuses, Student Attitudes
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St. Onge, Stephen R.; Ellett, Thomas – About Campus, 2005
America's current generation of adolescents promises to be not only one of the country's most complex but also one of the country's largest, rivaling the baby boomer generation in size and consumer power. Understanding the challenges and positive experiences that these students bring with them to college campuses is important for educators as they…
Descriptors: College Students, Campuses, Baby Boomers, Adolescents