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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Silverman, Marjorie C.; Blank, Karen; Gatch, Georgie; Harrington, Giselle N.; Quinby, Susan E.; Wilkie, Agnes – About Campus, 2001
Through a coordinated effort by several campus offices that look at all aspects of a student's situation, the Barnard College Deans Evaluation Committee addresses student problems by creating a collaborative environment that works with students in distress, an approach that considers and supports the whole student. (BF)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, College Students, Cooperation, Counseling Services