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Triana, Claudia; Gloria, Alberta M.; Castellanos, Jeanett – About Campus, 2020
As complex phenomena, spirituality and religion defy any single definition and are delineated differently yet often conflated. Despite the confluence of the terms, religion and spirituality are not interchangeable or equivalent. Spirituality aids the process of developing the whole student and affects learning while shaping perspectives and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Religious Factors, Student Development, Higher Education
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Preuss, Lydia; Vaughan, Terry, III – About Campus, 2019
The Arnold Mitchem Fellows Program (AMF) is a co-curricular, undergraduate research program where first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students learn about basic research skills in preparation for future undergraduate research opportunities and graduate school outside of their traditional for credit classes. This academic year-long…
Descriptors: Fellowships, First Generation College Students, Undergraduate Students, Low Income Students
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Bettencourt, Genia M. – About Campus, 2019
Genia M. Bettencourt's research focuses largely on working-class students rather than first-generation or low-income designations. Having come from a working class background herself, Bettencourt believes that single variables do not capture the full picture of social class. As a child, her social class did not derive merely from the fact that her…
Descriptors: Working Class, Educational Research, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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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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Okello, Wilson Kwamogi; Pérez, David, II – About Campus, 2018
Wilson Kwamogi Okello and David Pérez II highlight Christian's story from their study of 100 Latino undergraduate men at 20 selective universities. Christian's experiences as an apparently successful student exemplify the double-edged nature of Latino men's challenges in higher education. Okello and Pérez apply the concept of public and hidden…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Males, Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students
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Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2017
Peter Felten is executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University, where he also serves as a professor of history. Charles C. Schroeder is the past president of ACPA--College Student Educators International and founding coexecutive editor of "About Campus." Felten and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Academic Support Services, Interpersonal Relationship
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Choate, Laura A. – About Campus, 2017
Laura H. Choate demonstrates a disconnect between what female undergraduates are achieving and how they actually feel about themselves and their accomplishments; she suggests a variety of interventions to counterbalance the cultural pressures that undermine college women's overall self-esteem and mental health.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Womens Education, Educational Experience, Recognition (Achievement)
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Ryan, Mollison – About Campus, 2017
Mollison Ryan served as the undergraduate intern for "About Campus" during the 2016-2017 academic year. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2017 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in Creative Writing and Professional and Technical Writing. She also holds a 2016 United States Equestrian Federation Horse of the Year title…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Horses, Recreational Activities, Creative Writing
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Ralston, Nicole Caridad; Nicolazzo, Z.; Harris, Jessica C. – About Campus, 2017
Author Anne Lamott wrote "This is a difficult country to look different in...and if you are too skinny or too tall or dark or weird or short or frizzy or homely or poor or nearsighted, you get crucified." Lamott's comment speaks to what happens when people do not fit into neat social categories. Such experiences of not fitting, of being…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sexual Identity, College Faculty, Campuses
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Youatt, June Pierce; McCully, Wyl; Blanshan, Sue A. – About Campus, 2014
June Pierce Youatt, Wyl McCully, and Sue A. Blanshan describe an innovative, collaborative approach to making on-campus life more accessible to students at Michigan State University.
Descriptors: Student Experience, Campuses, Program Descriptions, Innovation
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Lovell, Elyse D'nn; Palmer, Betsy – About Campus, 2013
Undergraduates' use of social networking sites has been well documented in both the popular press and in academic publications. Research suggests that students spend, on average, 30 minutes a day engaged in a predictable routine of social networking. Correspondingly, on the first author's previous campus, she had frequently observed many of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students, College Libraries
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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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Sriram, Rishi; Scales, T. Laine; Oster, Meghan – About Campus, 2011
Perhaps a decade ago, accreditation agencies might have been satisfied with a list of student learning outcomes and some evidence that students achieved them. More and more, accreditors request evidence of "improvement". It is not enough to merely demonstrate that what one is doing works reasonably well; one must also show that he or she…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Curriculum Development, Program Improvement, Program Effectiveness
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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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Matsuda, Matt; Williams, David S., II – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the authors report on a successful collaboration between academic and student services that resulted in a Rutgers University Byrne Seminar on social entrepreneurship. The course, entitled "The Business of Doing Good: Combining Business Practices with Social Activism," was designed to inspire the next generation of change makers,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Seminars, Activism, Cooperation
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