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Hodes, Jacqueline S.; McLaughlin, Jeffrey; Ocean, Mia – About Campus, 2019
Over the past 10 to 15 years, as the nation has discussed the high cost of a college education and the worth of the college degree and experience, community college has become a first-choice experience for many traditional college-aged students. Assessment and accountability occupy center stage in current discussions of higher education, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Equal Education, College Outcomes Assessment
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Martinez, Edward F.; Munsch, Patricia – About Campus, 2019
Community colleges are a 20th-century phenomenon. This sector of higher education started in 1901 and historically served any number of varying purposes, such as teacher training, homemaking, and, potentially, transfer credits for admission to a four-year college and the receipt of a baccalaureate degree. In the early 20th century, because of its…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Sense of Community, Demography
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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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Sorensen, Chelsea; Harper, Ruth; Badura, Matthew – About Campus, 2019
In this essay, the authors, (Harper, professor; Sorensen, academic advisor and former graduate student; Badura, academic advisor and literature scholar) argue that reading literary fiction can indeed contribute to the ongoing development of student affairs professionals, offering as evidence the experiences of a graduate class who read novels…
Descriptors: Novels, Professional Development, Fiction, Literature
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Witenstein, Matthew A.; Jones, Lorraine; Johnson, Heather; Cleveland-Friday, Yolanda – About Campus, 2019
Over the past couple of years, rising anti-immigrant sentiment in the nation has led to a torrent of complex fears, anxiety, and trauma for immigrants and those who support them. This current narrative exemplifies the volatile US immigration history that includes numerous historical markers that have placed restrictions on immigrants. As these new…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Immigrants, College Environment, Two Year College Students
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Trester, Eugene F. – About Campus, 2019
One cannot underestimate the social components of learning. Why are we not educating for an era in which the skills of connecting and constructing are more important than ever? Millennials are by far the most accomplished generation at productive collaboration. An active, student-centered experience will serve them well the rest of their lives.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Facilitators (Individuals), 21st Century Skills
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Kelsay, Lisa S.; Tosch, Mary – About Campus, 2019
The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISSC) is unique in that there must be participation in athletic and co-curricular competitions each year. Established in 1969 as an athletic conference, ISSC states in the bylaws (2016) that there is a commitment to fostering the development of students' specialized talents through intercollegiate…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Dawood, Clark – About Campus, 2019
People hate the feeling of uncertainty; if not managed or addressed properly, it can lead to confusion, frustration, or worse--and that is a bad thing. Equally bad, however, is running from ambiguity, leaping to solution based on assumption, and failing to take the time to explore what is unknown and learning to be comfortable in, and taking the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Transitional Programs, Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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Reneau, Clint-Michael – About Campus, 2019
At a young age, men begin examining and collecting societal messages about masculinity. As as a result of interpreting these messages, young men modify their behavior based on these societal expectations. This is what the author refers to as "regulating masculinity." The regulation of young men's masculinity takes many forms and can crop…
Descriptors: Males, College Students, Masculinity, Photography
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Harris, Jasmine – About Campus, 2019
To increase engaged participation while teaching the construction of race and impacts of racism in predominately white classrooms (PWCs), Jasmine Harris uses an ongoing assignment that asks students to repackage what they are learning, bridging racial theory introduced in assigned readings with students' synthesis of course material to create…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment
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Giroir, Christopher L. – About Campus, 2019
Informal partnerships between divisions of academic and student affairs units are common practice on many university campuses. History and traditions are rich at institutions, and individuals often assume successful programs and services between divisions of academic and student affairs will always continue; however, there is no guarantee because…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Partnerships in Education, Academic Support Services, Universities
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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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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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Hannah, John – About Campus, 2019
The following question guides this paper: What features of the postsecondary experience unnecessarily contribute to diminished student well-being? As part of this project of testing bold ideas about student well-being, two things should rightly be the focus of attention: (1) the broader context, the zeitgeist in which students find themselves…
Descriptors: College Students, Well Being, Educational Experience, College Freshmen
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Luna De La Rosa, Mari – About Campus, 2019
Teaching and promoting multicultural competence at Azusa Pacific University, diversity and social justice at a Christian university, can result in a paradoxical intersection of higher education. There is often tension associated with graduate students exploring diversity and Christian faith. Specifically the unbiblical nature of Christian…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Church Related Colleges
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