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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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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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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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Engram, Frederick V. – About Campus, 2020
Higher education and its associated traditional institutions hold stock in the way that the United States develops. This is because higher education is deeply rooted in the experiences and decisions of most governmental authorities. What we are currently learning about COVID-19 is the lack of preparedness by both the United States and the system…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Higher Education, COVID-19
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Brisbon, Herbert A., III; Lovett, Heidi I.; Griggs, Eric D. – About Campus, 2020
COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has affected every student and faculty member. During COVID-19, most universities were physically closed and teaching moved to online platforms. On August 29, 2005, the citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana, experienced a natural disaster called Hurricane Katrina. During Hurricane Katrina, students and faculty were…
Descriptors: School Closing, Higher Education, Online Courses, Natural Disasters
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Diaz, Jeannette; Gaylor, Rebecca L. – About Campus, 2020
Campus surveys consistently demonstrate that roughly 40 percent of students surveyed report some food insecurity. As with the general population, poor students struggle to purchase sufficient and nutritious food. Data also show how family support, while protective against food insecurity, is no guarantee that students will eat well or eat enough.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Food, Hunger
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Smithers, Laura E. – About Campus, 2020
Policy optimization, a variant of The Input-Environment-Output's (I-E-O's) environmental optimization, has found traction on the edges of and outside of the discipline of higher education. It has spawned an entire industry of vendors (e.g., EAB, Starfish, and the myriad vendors specific to functional areas) selling student success solutions, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Environment, Student College Relationship, Outcomes of Education
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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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Neville, Kathleen M.; Brochu, Kelly – About Campus, 2019
The authors, coming from different generations, know that their colleagues have differing perspectives on how one responds to the demanding work in student affairs. Generational differences, however, create a diverse work environment that benefits students. Currently there are four generations gainfully employed in the US workforce. This includes…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Work Environment, Employees, Student Personnel Workers
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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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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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Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2018
In Executive Editor Frank Shushok's final interview, Freeman Hrabowski shares some of what he has learned in his long tenure as the President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He stresses the importance of attending to our values, and one that he considers especially significant is humility. Being humble has helped him rebound and learn…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Values, Justice
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Cardone, Taran – About Campus, 2018
Taran Cardone suggests the concept of design thinking as an approach to personal learning design and the customization of the college experience. Such customization is good for student learning, Cardone reminds us, because connecting educational experiences to previous knowledge and experiences, as well as interests and goals, encourages deep…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Thinking Skills, Program Implementation, Individual Development
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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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