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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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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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Black, Ray – About Campus, 2018
Ray Black shares the story of creating the Black Male Think Tank, an informal community for black men at his historically white institution. He tells how black male students turned to him in confusion after charges of sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby and various police killings of young black men. The students needed a safe place in which to…
Descriptors: Reflection, Males, Racial Relations, Racial Attitudes
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McLaughlin, Conor P.; Newman, Christopher B. – About Campus, 2018
As higher education professionals, we all wield power to shape the educational environment for our students. Conor P. McLaughlin and Christopher B. Newman use the metaphor of the superhero, whose power has the potential to be both democratic or fascist, to consider how we use our power as higher education professionals. More specifically, they…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Environment, World Views
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Sriram, Rishi – About Campus, 2018
Society can be obsessed with the concept of intelligence, according to the author. Parents want to know if their children are smart. Schools try to detect the intelligence of children so that they can separate them into "gifted and talented" programs on one end of the spectrum and remedial programs on the other. Employers want to know if…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Brain, Memory, Expertise
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Francis, Shelly L. – About Campus, 2018
Shelly L. Francis posits that we will need collective courage to truly embrace cultural diversity. So what is courage and can we cultivate it in ourselves and our students? First, we need more people with the skills to foster trust, especially with others who are different. Perhaps not surprisingly, these people will also need a strong sense of…
Descriptors: College Students, College Environment, Campuses, Psychological Patterns
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Edens, Joe – About Campus, 2018
Joe Edens discusses the challenges of free speech when such speech includes content that undermines the ideologies of higher education, such as diversity, tolerance, or intellectual rigor. Even in cases of controversial or provocative speech, he believes that the process of free speech should not be hindered and employs John D. Inazu's concept of…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Ideology, Higher Education, Cultural Pluralism