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Ludvik, Marilee Bresciani – About Campus, 2020
It comes as no surprise that college students are experiencing heightened levels of stress and anxiety. Liu, Stevens, Wong, Yasui, and Chen's (2019) research "point to an urgent need for service utilization strategies, especially among racial/ethnic, sexual, or gender minorities. Campuses must consider student experiences to mitigate stress…
Descriptors: Trauma, Metacognition, College Students, Altruism
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Komives, Susan R. – About Campus, 2019
Based on Nancy Schlossberg and her colleagues' extensive interviews with 100 retired adults, Susan Komives describes six predominate pathways retirees took to make meaning of this new transition in their lives. These pathways identified people as continuers, adventurers, easy gliders, involved spectators, searchers, and retreaters. Using the…
Descriptors: Retirement, Student Adjustment, College Students, Social Adjustment
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McCauley, Dani – About Campus, 2019
Rural students are a unique population who tend to be overlooked on campuses, despite having hurdles to overcome that some argue are similar if not greater than their peers in urban areas. Rural students are more likely to graduate high school than urban and suburban students according to the NCES and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Student Needs, Rural Areas, Cultural Influences
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Taylor, Colette M.; Colvin, Kathryn L. – About Campus, 2013
Transitioning from high school to college is challenging for many students, but for none more so than students with Asperger's syndrome. Colette M. Taylor and Kathryn L. Colvin introduce the concept of universal design as an effective approach to supporting this increasing subpopulation of students.
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Asperger Syndrome, Transitional Programs, Student Adjustment
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Myers, David M.; Rosenberger, Eric – About Campus, 2012
Humans, as social creatures, look to others for affiliation, support, and guidance while also having the capacity to offer something of value to someone in need (understanding, compassion, reassurance, hope, etc.). While offering such support can be easy, almost innate, for some and less natural for others, basic helping skills can be learned and…
Descriptors: Altruism, Helping Relationship, Interviews, Role Models
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Rosenberger, Eric W. – About Campus, 2011
Traditional-age college students face a host of challenges during the transition from home to campus. Perhaps one of the most substantial challenges--one that relates directly to adjustment and quality of life--involves the formation of new relationships, and the awareness, development, and establishment of boundaries between their own emerging…
Descriptors: College Students, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Quality of Life
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Trolian, Teniell L.; Fouts, Kristin S. – About Campus, 2011
In 2002, former US President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) into law, leading to a significant change in the way elementary and secondary teachers design curricula and instruct their students, as well as the ways in which students learn and view learning in and outside of the classroom. Most domestic students entering…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Educational Legislation
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Eberhardt, David M. – About Campus, 2007
While college educators have long recognized the intensely social quality of campus life, many faculty and administrators have watched student culture become even more social in recent years as various interactive technologies, including online social networks, have emerged. Starting before students arrive on campus and continuing into their days…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites
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Bonfiglio, Robert A. – About Campus, 2006
Themes of security and opportunity are readily apparent in descriptions of programs designed to assist new students with their college transition; yet it seems that anxiety and, to some extent, fear are even more prevalent in the messages communicated to new students as they embark on their collegiate career. All college and university students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Advising, Anxiety, College Freshmen
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Williams, Lee Burdette – About Campus, 2005
In this article, the author, director of Watauga College and residential learning communities at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, shares her experience dealing with first year college students who are taking medication to manage depression, anxiety, or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. She stresses that this is a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Attention Deficit Disorders, Hyperactivity, Depression (Psychology)
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Reynolds, Stephanie C. – About Campus, 2005
As an administrator of a program intended to help retain students at Syracuse University, the author found herself in an ironic position this past August. She was presenting a workshop to parents of incoming first-year students about what they could expect from their sons and daughters during the first semester of college. It was ironic because…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Choice, College Admission, College Applicants
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Springer Pence, Mary E. – About Campus, 2004
In this article, the author describes how the orientation staff at the University of Louisville used a unique blend of play and student learning to engage more students more deeply in their orientation experience as they learn the basics for success in college. This approach to orientation is based from Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Environment, Student Adjustment, School Orientation
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Nidiffer, Jana – About Campus, 2002
When women were first admitted to colleges and universities, it was only the first step in their gaining genuine access to an education. The deans of women, hired to help with this strange new group of students, led the way in making campuses accessible to women. (Author)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Environment, College Students, Deans of Students
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Bonfiglio, Robert A. – About Campus, 2002
Incoming college students often find themselves overwhelmed by their coursework. Campus programs, such as cultural education and leadership training, are intended to aid students in their transition to the academic setting but can instead lead to further stress. Without unprogrammed time, students do not have a chance to analyze their thoughts…
Descriptors: College Programs, College Students, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness
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Lamadrid, Lucas – About Campus, 2002
Facilitation is a good thing, but too much can be a problem. What can happen when parents and educators overfacilitate? One way to avoid this common pitfall is for administrators and faculty to work in partnership with parents to maintain a healthy balance in facilitating the education of the students. (Author)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Higher Education, Intervention