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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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Rankin, Sue; Beemyn, Genny – About Campus, 2012
The vast majority of college students, classroom faculty, student affairs educators, and administrators have a tremendous amount to learn about gender diversity. For this majority and for gender-nonconforming students and educators, opportunities are all but untapped to leverage this diversity to enhance learning, as well as to support and…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, College Students, Youth, Higher Education
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Vacchi, David T. – About Campus, 2012
The new GI Bill offers the best educational benefits for veterans in the history of the nation. While many campus officials believe a surge of student veterans is under way, 2012 is the first year of college eligibility for veterans who enlisted specifically for the Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits signed into law in the summer of 2008. Further, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Veterans, Access to Education, College Students
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Taylor, Simone Himbeault – About Campus, 2011
Like higher education itself, student affairs is a dynamic enterprise grounded in paradigms that have shifted over its history. This article frames the role of higher education at large, with a look at the role of student affairs in particular, to advance integrative learning. Portfolio pedagogy is described as one strategy for advancing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Reflective Teaching, Student Personnel Services, Integrated Activities
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Matsuda, Matt; Williams, David S., II – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the authors report on a successful collaboration between academic and student services that resulted in a Rutgers University Byrne Seminar on social entrepreneurship. The course, entitled "The Business of Doing Good: Combining Business Practices with Social Activism," was designed to inspire the next generation of change makers,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Seminars, Activism, Cooperation
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Hirsch, Deborah; Goldberger, Ellen – About Campus, 2010
The term "helicopter parents" typically involves parents--most often, mothers--who "hover" over their children to shelter them from stress, resolve their problems, and offer unwavering, on-the-spot support and affirmation. The recipients of this attention are the generation who have had their play dates managed and have been…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, School Responsibility
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Nash, Robert J. – About Campus, 2009
This article describes the author's cross-pedagogical approach to co-teaching with student affairs colleagues. The central goal of this approach is to help students create meaning for their lives. The author also gives an account of an incident that occurred in one seminar and illustrates the benefits of a crossover approach.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Multiple Intelligences, Cooperation
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Arminio, Jan; Roberts, Dennis C.; Bonfiglio, Robert – About Campus, 2009
In this article, the authors share an approach to enriching student learning through building on relationships among faculty, student affairs educators, and administrators. As their examples suggest, campuses where academic and student affairs educators work together most effectively have broad representation on campuswide committees and other…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Personnel Services, Academic Achievement, College Faculty
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Manning, Kathleen – About Campus, 2009
Kathleen Manning identifies seven philosophical positions in relation to the broad issue of difference. Recognizing and understanding where they stand in this matrix allows educators to work more effectively with students, faculty, and staff about the complex and sometimes contested issue of difference.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Ethnic Diversity, Philosophy
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Humphrey, Keith – About Campus, 2008
In this article, the author discusses how the creation of enrollment management organizations separate from traditional student affairs and academic affairs divisions have caused negative impacts on student learning. A relatively new organizational structure that first appeared in the mid-1970s, enrollment management has its roots in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Management, College Applicants, Financial Needs
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Henning, Gavin W.; Mitchell, Alice A.; Maki, Peggy L. – About Campus, 2008
This article offers a brief discussion on the Assessment Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Standards. The ASK Standards provide a consistent framework that outlines the skills and knowledge that should be advanced in educational sessions. It also recognizes the critical importance of assessment in the roles and responsibilities of student affairs…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Student Personnel Services, Academic Standards, Evaluation
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Myers, Karen A. – About Campus, 2008
"Who is responsible for developing, ensuring, and assessing learning outcomes--student affairs, academic affairs, or both?" This question yielded a spirited debate between faculty members and student affairs professionals in the author's course Disability in Higher Education and Society. The author was prompted to learn more about this…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Student Experience, Student Personnel Services, Outcomes of Education
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Mitchell, Randy L. – About Campus, 2006
Higher education is--or should be--a caring, helping profession but education practitioners and decision makers sometimes confuse caring "about" students with caring "for" students. Colleges and universities often take good care of students but consequently do not require or allow students to become competent, productive contributors to their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, College Role, Student Development
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Schroeder, Charles – About Campus, 2003
John Gardner reflects on everything from current efforts to improve the first-year experience to the assessment movement, student expectations of college, professional preparation for student affairs, and more. (Author)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Educational Assessment, Expectation, Higher Education
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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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