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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, Coping, College Students
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Evans, Nancy J. – About Campus, 2020
In this article Nancy Evans, a former faculty member, recalls her experiences during two major crises, a campus shooting and the 9/11 attacks. Through these difficult situations, she learned some strategies for supporting students during crisis. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, she shares some of these strategies. Additionally, guidance…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Student Needs, Crisis Management, Violence
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Shaheen, Musbah – About Campus, 2019
This article describes one Syrian student's experience coming to the United States to study at a private research university. Based on his time in the US, Musbah Shaheen asserts that the current practices of working with international students on college campuses contribute to the erosion of international students' cultural belonging. The ability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Cultural Relevance, Student School Relationship
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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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Goward, Shonda L. – About Campus, 2018
Shonda L. Goward argues that conflating first-generation and low-income status elides the specific and significant barriers poor students experience. They may share the experience of not being familiar with the university system, but the challenges of food insecurity, jobs, and family responsibilities, along with a lack of a safety net, make it…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Low Income Students, Barriers, Poverty
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Shushok, Frank, Jr.; Tatum, Beverly Daniel – About Campus, 2018
In this interview, Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, shares her views of higher education. She notes the historical importance of historically black colleges and universities to our current leadership in all areas of society, their importance in rural areas or other places with limited educational options, and their need…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Black Colleges, African American Students, College Students
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Samura, Michelle – About Campus, 2018
Every institution is different, so educators should explore the concept of spatial cues at their institutions. Without serious consideration of space, many students' needs (and desires) will remain unknown and unaddressed. More than any time before, campuses must develop strategies to better understand students' diverse experiences and…
Descriptors: College Environment, Space Utilization, Cues, Student Needs
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Willoughby, Case – About Campus, 2018
When Case Willoughby took his first community college job, he started by applying student development and student engagement theory to advising. He refocused advising to support students in exploring academic and career goals and teach them the intellectual and practical skills they need to learn. This experience led Willoughby to notice that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Students, Educational Research
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Lopez, Shane J. – About Campus, 2014
Why don't more students use the career center? Shane J. Lopez argues that the traditional career center has not kept up with students' needs. He suggests that they reimagine themselves as places where students identify and nurture their strengths in order to find fulfilling work and create fulfilling lives.
Descriptors: Career Centers, Student Needs, Job Search Methods, Change Strategies
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Galilee-Belfer, Mika – About Campus, 2012
Though many programs for undecided students focus on the "developing purpose" vector, the author argues that putting purpose before competency is putting the cart before the horse. In this article, she shares practical strategies she has used to help her students at the University of Arizona reach competence in understanding the academic world.…
Descriptors: Competence, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Theory Practice Relationship
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Davis, Jeff – About Campus, 2011
College campuses look different today, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, than they did 50 years ago. The buildings and signage may look almost the same, but the students who learn in those buildings definitely do not. Increased access and the diversity movement have resulted in younger and older students sitting side by side in the…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Autism, Disabilities, Nontraditional Students
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Burleson, Douglas A. – About Campus, 2010
Research on college choice, like research on general college experiences, has focused mainly on the process for all students as well as on racial or ethnic minorities and economically disadvantaged students. Less is known about the potential concerns for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer (GLBTQ) college students. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Decision Making, College Choice, Social Bias
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Rosenthal, Kimmo I.; Shinebarger, Shelly H. – About Campus, 2010
Over the last four years at Union College, the authors and their colleagues have developed a successful peer-mentoring program called Peer Assistants for Learning (PALs). Students are faced with many stressors and need help in addressing issues that may be troubling them, many of which are not academic issues. Students may perceive that faculty…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Mentors, Faculty Advisers, Peer Relationship
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Hallett, Ronald E. – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the author examines the challenges of highly mobile students and what educators can do to retain and support them. The findings and recommendations presented here are based on two complementary research projects conducted with homeless students transitioning from high school to college. The author focuses on the residential…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Students, Academic Advising, Student Mobility
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