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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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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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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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Luna De La Rosa, Mari – About Campus, 2019
Teaching and promoting multicultural competence at Azusa Pacific University, diversity and social justice at a Christian university, can result in a paradoxical intersection of higher education. There is often tension associated with graduate students exploring diversity and Christian faith. Specifically the unbiblical nature of Christian…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Church Related Colleges
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Francis, Shelly L. – About Campus, 2018
Shelly L. Francis posits that we will need collective courage to truly embrace cultural diversity. So what is courage and can we cultivate it in ourselves and our students? First, we need more people with the skills to foster trust, especially with others who are different. Perhaps not surprisingly, these people will also need a strong sense of…
Descriptors: College Students, College Environment, Campuses, Psychological Patterns
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Mueller, Alan C. R. – About Campus, 2018
Alan Mueller explores the tension between helping students reach their career aspirations and being true to his personal and professional values of justice and equity. He identifies this as "inhabiting the gap," that is, remaining in the discomfort of the ethical or moral dilemma. One way he does this is by practicing unconditional…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Occupational Aspiration, Career Development, College Students
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Croom, Natasha N.; Kortegast, Carrie A. – About Campus, 2018
This article offers the concept of critical professional praxis as a framework for naming and addressing difference-neutral practices in education (an approach that does not consider the effects of power and privilege associated with social differences in teachers' beliefs, ideas, and actions). Critical professional praxis is using both formal and…
Descriptors: Praxis, Student Diversity, Social Justice, Educational Practices
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Inazu, John D. – About Campus, 2018
In this engaging interview, John D. Inazu identifies confident pluralism as the way for us to thrive in connection even when divided by deep differences. Since our differences are not just going to go away, we need to learn to live with others with whom we do not agree. Inazu explains that tolerance, humility, and patience are the foundational…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Social Attitudes, Social Justice
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Seethaler, Ina C. – About Campus, 2018
In 2006, Una, the feminist student organization at Saint Louis University (SLU)--a midsized, Midwestern, urban, Jesuit/Catholic university--was denied campus space to perform Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," an episodic play that portrays women's experiences with their bodies to raise awareness and funds for charitable organizations…
Descriptors: Campuses, Case Studies, Activism, Social Justice
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Patterson, Shawna M. – About Campus, 2013
In this article, the author provides a model that juxtaposes leadership, critical theory, and learning to address the needs of educators, the organization, and students. This model provides educators with a foundational approach to nurture students' critical consciousness through self-awareness and to actualize transformational change within their…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Subcultures, Cultural Pluralism, Change Strategies
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Pasque, Penny A.; Neubauer, Hailey – About Campus, 2013
One undergraduate's transformational story of self-discovery and personal development frames this discussion of the importance of undergraduate involvement in social justice research. In this article, the authors first share a bit about the national landscape regarding community-university engagement initiatives. They also share research findings…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Justice, Student Research, School Community Relationship
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Tharp, D. Scott – About Campus, 2012
An overwhelming majority of college students feel that diversity is important. Students want to explore diversity and need to be guided in ways that help them negotiate what often feels like a social and emotional minefield. While many staff and faculty share a belief that diversity education does not require specific training beyond either a…
Descriptors: Student Development, Skill Development, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
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Porter, Melody C. – About Campus, 2011
Alternative breaks (ABs) often bring a smattering of images to mind: college students in matching T-shirts, cramped vans, well-used work gloves, physical labor, and, perhaps, way too much peanut butter. All of these images are at least in part accurate for the AB program at the College of William and Mary. Add to them a strong sense that sending…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Effectiveness, College Students, Higher Education
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Nash, Robert J. – About Campus, 2010
Conflict can shut down communication, the key to social justice advocacy. In this article, the author shares his insights on how some communication strategies can help manage conflict and sustain open conversation with students about contentious issues. Recently, the author participated in an extremely heated discussion session for student affairs…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Conflict Resolution, Advocacy
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Waters, Rhian – About Campus, 2010
Understanding allyhood as a developmental process will allow educators and program directors to reach a broader number of students with more powerful outcomes in line with student learning and development goals. Designing programs that promote ally development as a component of social justice education will allow programs to tailor ally…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Models, Instructional Design, Student Development
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