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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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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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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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Trela, Kimberly – About Campus, 2008
Educating the student body on mental health involves outreach to groups not normally exposed to this information, including athletes, ethnic groups, residence hall inhabitants, fraternities and sororities, and international students. Frontline responders can help facilitate this outreach through initiatives that involve presentations by counselors…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Ethnic Groups, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health
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Bonfiglio, Robert A. – About Campus, 2008
At what point does a paradigm become so prevalent that it loses its utility? Probably when attempts to simplify complex concepts become oversimplification. A case in point may be the use of the term "millennials". The designations "millennials" and "millennial generation" are frequently used, allegedly to paint a nuanced portrait of today's…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Models, Learning Strategies, College Students
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Henning, Gavin – About Campus, 2007
This author relates how, as a college student with an invisible disability, his experience affected his awareness of students with similar challenges and how educators can serve these students better. Henning shares his story in hopes that it will affect others' awareness of these students' challenges. To help students with hidden disabilities, he…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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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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Torres, Vasti – About Campus, 2003
In order to improve the enrollment and retention statistics of Latino students, colleges and universities need to evaluate their approach toward Latino students and use culturally sensitive methods to asses how well students' needs are being met. This research focused on the relationship between ethnic identity and acculturation, which illustrates…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education
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Magolda, Marcia B. Baxter – About Campus, 2002
By the time students graduate from college, most still have not achieved the kind of self-authorship that would allow them to think independently, make choices, and pursue their dreams. What can be done to help them develop this capacity and make the most of their college experience? One way, says the author, is to be better company. (Author)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Role, College Students, Higher Education
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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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Fries-Britt, Sharon – About Campus, 2002
This article notes that very little is known about high-achieving black students, even though these students have an important role to play in both institutional and society at large. Examines who these students are, how college is different for them, and their special struggles and needs. (GCP)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, High Achievement, Higher Education
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Light, Richard J. – About Campus, 2002
Long-term research has revealed that building bridges across the various spheres of life creates happier, more fulfilled college graduates. This was also the major conclusion of the recent book "Making the Most of College" (2001) by Richard J. Light, which reports the results of the Harvard Assessment Project. Here Light talks about what he…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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