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Boettcher, Michelle L.; Adelson, Laetitia; Jamison, Avery; Kniess, Dena – About Campus, 2020
This conversation started in the fall of 2019 and continued through the pandemic transitions in the spring of 2020. The conversation was between faculty and graduate students about what student affairs (SA) says it values and what practice actually looks like. The authors talk about SA aspiring to support all students personally, academically, and…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, Graduate Students, Pandemics
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Redding, Alexis Brooke – About Campus, 2017
Author Alexis Brooke Redding is an advanced doctoral student and instructor in education at Harvard University. In the spring of 2015 she spent six weeks interviewing administrators and students about the myriad pathways that bring students to Hampshire College. More than simply understanding the nature of this singular campus, her study focused…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, College Bound Students, Foreign Countries
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Handel, Stephen J. – About Campus, 2017
The University of California (UC) is a research-intensive institution that is widely considered to be the best public university system in the United States. A total of 147 years of sustained academic distinction has made admission to UC's nine undergraduate campuses among the most competitive in the nation. More students apply to UC than any…
Descriptors: College Admission, Justice, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Influences
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Schreiner, Laurie A. – About Campus, 2017
The author met Jerome when he was a senior in a psychology class taught by the author. He stood out from the rest of the class not only in his academic performance, but also in the ways he approached class--always prepared, asking good questions, going above and beyond in his assignments. He was the dream student--hard working, curious, passionate…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Advantaged, Success, College Students
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Deresiewicz, William; Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2017
In this article, William Deresiewicz discusses his Book, "Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & the Way to a Meaningful Life." He shares his perspective on some of the ways higher education is missing the mark.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Objectives, College Admission, Liberal Arts
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Reynolds, Stephanie C. – About Campus, 2005
As an administrator of a program intended to help retain students at Syracuse University, the author found herself in an ironic position this past August. She was presenting a workshop to parents of incoming first-year students about what they could expect from their sons and daughters during the first semester of college. It was ironic because…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Choice, College Admission, College Applicants
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Arnold, Karen D. – About Campus, 2002
Most students think that a college education, no matter where, is a ticket to success. But how much does this success depend on which college students attend? The author argues that institutional prestige is a more important factor in creating pathways to leadership than we think. (Contains 16 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, Higher Education, Leadership
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Geoghegan, Kristina M. – About Campus, 1999
The college selection process is a learning experience and a stressful time. One high achieving student describes being recruited by colleges with the promise of scholarships. She recounts the process of choosing the right school, realizing along the way that her college years could not only determine her occupation, but where she might live, and…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Applicants, College Attendance, College Choice
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Brown, Sarita E. – About Campus, 1996
Defends affirmative action and explains its historical principles in order to dispel myths surrounding the program. Discusses the pervasiveness of inequality in society and discusses ways that decision makers in higher education can respond to critics of affirmative action. Examines college admission needs and the current legal and political…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, College Admission, College Environment
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About Campus, 1996
Interviewed five people on campuses across the country who play different roles within higher education and who have different perspectives on affirmative action. Looks at how these persons conceptualize affirmative action, the program's economic issues, the value of diversity, the effects of affirmative action on campuses, and the questions…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, College Admission, College Environment
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Lipman, Larry – About Campus, 2000
Presents exerts from a question and answer session with Robert Berdahl, chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, presented to the National Press Club in 1999. Title of the talk was "The Public University in the Twenty-First Century." In particular, questions addressed the problem of working toward diversity following the…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Admission, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education