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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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Ludvik, Marilee Bresciani – About Campus, 2020
It comes as no surprise that college students are experiencing heightened levels of stress and anxiety. Liu, Stevens, Wong, Yasui, and Chen's (2019) research "point to an urgent need for service utilization strategies, especially among racial/ethnic, sexual, or gender minorities. Campuses must consider student experiences to mitigate stress…
Descriptors: Trauma, Metacognition, College Students, Altruism
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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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Kaler, Lisa S.; Stebleton, Michael J.; Potts, Charlie – About Campus, 2020
This essay highlights the interconnected nature of social media use and mental health challenges for women college students and provides recommendations to practitioners for supporting healthy social media use through efforts to disrupt perceptions of social media norms. Vignettes of three students who participated in a qualitative study the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Females, Mental Health, College Students
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Byrne, Andrew M. – About Campus, 2020
Esports are a quickly spreading co-curricular setting for student involvement on college campuses. Many of the students who come to higher education institutions are already in these online virtual communities situated around competitive video games, which they can access from their dorm rooms and apartments. They communicate on headsets, and they…
Descriptors: Video Games, Athletics, Leadership, Cooperative Learning
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Bettez, Silvia Cristina – About Campus, 2020
Instructors and professors know from their experiences as learners that engaged, interactive, dialogical learning can enhance understanding and increase joy in the learning process. Yet many were primarily taught through traditional lecture-style techniques and continue that pattern in their own teaching. As a professor who believes learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Justice, Community, Group Dynamics
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Savitz-Romer, Mandy; Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T. – About Campus, 2020
In this article, the authors consider whether the noncognitive skills typically associated with college and career success are equally valued by university officials and employers. Using a taxonomy that represents the range of noncognitive skills that appear in both higher education and employment scholarship, they present research funded by the…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, 21st Century Skills, Employer Attitudes, Job Skills
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Paige, Frederick; Oliveros, Claire; Reneau, Clint-Michael – About Campus, 2020
Educators carve out space for students in and out of the classroom to develop a sense of identity and belonging through opportunities for learning. However, they are slow to do this for themselves. Scholars face a daily battle to become better writers, better mentors, and better people. The "About Campus" Writers Retreat, a boot camp for…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Workshops, Social Support Groups, Diversity (Institutional)
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Martinez, Nancy – About Campus, 2019
The alarming low completion rates in postsecondary education for Latinx students should be a national concern. Teachers can have a strong and direct impact on the academic success of students. College students spend a large portion of their time interacting with faculty in class or during office hours. To assist Latinx students in getting to the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Academic Persistence, Sense of Community, College Faculty
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Schwitzer, Alan M.; Huber, Pat – About Campus, 2019
For several years now, the Old Dominion University community college leadership research team has been examining academic affairs and student affairs outcomes on community college student success. College student professionals on two-year campuses most typically provide a wide variety of supports and interventions across campus, in settings that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services
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Lindsey, Janell – About Campus, 2019
American higher education has often been more exclusive than inclusive in its higher education admission practices. Community colleges have greatly assisted in closing the gap of accessing higher education as they have become the chosen college entry point for students of color. Community colleges often remain the first choice for African American…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Community Colleges, Equal Education
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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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