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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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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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Quynn, Kristina – About Campus, 2020
Writing, writ large, is the very process, practice, and product by which students, researchers, faculty, and administrators on college campuses professionalize, become knowledgeable, and, in some cases, become experts. CSU Writes (Colorado State University) approaches writing as both the cornerstone practice and the primary means of professional…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Improvement, Writing Workshops, Writing Instruction
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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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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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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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Ruiz, Stevie Raymond – About Campus, 2019
At California State University Northridge (CSUN), Stevie Ruiz's students reflect the multiracial communities of Los Angeles County. The students are children of immigrants, working class, first-generation college students, and queer people of color. Students share a wealth of knowledge that is shaped by race, gender, sexual, and class inequality…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Role, Student Diversity, Social Influences
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Stewart, Terah J. – About Campus, 2018
Terah J. Stewart challenges us to think about our attitudes toward fatness and fat bodies and consider how our campuses marginalize people based on body size. He shares his students' stories of dreading to enter a classroom for fear of not finding a seat they can fit in or being publicly admonished for being unhealthy and lazy. Clearly, negative…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Body Weight, Body Height, Self Concept
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Oliver, Steven Thurston – About Campus, 2018
Many of us recognize that it is important for black male students to have safe spaces to share their experiences, such as overt racism, microaggressions, and isolation, and connect with other students sharing the same experiences. However, Steven Thurston Oliver points out that, often, when attempts to provide community are just starting to take…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Minority Group Students, College Students
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