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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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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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Torres, Vasti – About Campus, 2003
In order to improve the enrollment and retention statistics of Latino students, colleges and universities need to evaluate their approach toward Latino students and use culturally sensitive methods to asses how well students' needs are being met. This research focused on the relationship between ethnic identity and acculturation, which illustrates…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education
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Miller, Margaret A. – About Campus, 2003
Thinkers and scholars have been pondering the meaning of the baccalaureate degree for many years. The author examines current thinking about the core skills students need to learn in college and reveals its historical precedents. (GCP)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Educational Needs, Higher Education, Skill Development
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Magolda, Marcia B. Baxter – About Campus, 2002
By the time students graduate from college, most still have not achieved the kind of self-authorship that would allow them to think independently, make choices, and pursue their dreams. What can be done to help them develop this capacity and make the most of their college experience? One way, says the author, is to be better company. (Author)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Role, College Students, Higher Education
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Bonfiglio, Robert A. – About Campus, 2002
Incoming college students often find themselves overwhelmed by their coursework. Campus programs, such as cultural education and leadership training, are intended to aid students in their transition to the academic setting but can instead lead to further stress. Without unprogrammed time, students do not have a chance to analyze their thoughts…
Descriptors: College Programs, College Students, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness
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Fries-Britt, Sharon – About Campus, 2002
This article notes that very little is known about high-achieving black students, even though these students have an important role to play in both institutional and society at large. Examines who these students are, how college is different for them, and their special struggles and needs. (GCP)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, High Achievement, Higher Education
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Light, Richard J. – About Campus, 2002
Long-term research has revealed that building bridges across the various spheres of life creates happier, more fulfilled college graduates. This was also the major conclusion of the recent book "Making the Most of College" (2001) by Richard J. Light, which reports the results of the Harvard Assessment Project. Here Light talks about what he…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Howard, Adam – About Campus, 2001
More economically disadvantaged students are attending college than ever before, yet only a small percentage of them actually graduate. As the author points out, helping students get into college is only half the battle. Along with financial support, these students need academic and social support, as well as supportive relationships. (BF)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Attendance, College Students, Economically Disadvantaged
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Vander Putten, Jim – About Campus, 2001
We need, says the author, to stop pretending that class doesn't exist and begin to critically consider it as rigorously as we do race and gender. Because social class can play a significant role in explaining the college experiences of women and students of color from working-class backgrounds, it must play a significant role in defining…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Diversity (Institutional), Diversity (Student)
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Magolda, Peter M. – About Campus, 1997
Reports on an 18-month study of a small residential college. Discusses four important aspects of contemporary college students, such as their holistic view of life, and suggests ways for educators at colleges and universities to enrich their understanding of student life. (RJM)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Higher Education, Residential Colleges
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Cross, K. Patricia – About Campus, 1996
Advocates that campus professionals, particularly student affairs professionals, refocus on student learning in all its dimensions. Discusses research and learning, students' 24-hour needs, engaging in professional inquiry, collegiality, and classroom assessment techniques. Reiterates that learning is the goal of all education and that students…
Descriptors: College Role, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Hallowell, Edward M. – About Campus, 1997
A psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School reflects on his education, revealing the importance of individual teachers in his life. Beginning with his first-grade teacher, he narrates the impact of those who encouraged him to surpass himself. Emphasizes the importance of the teacher-student connection on campus. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Braithwaite, Charles A. – About Campus, 1997
Presents ideas that will help Native Indian students succeed as they move to predominately Anglo colleges. Discusses the strengths and concerns of Navajo students from tribal colleges and lists suggestions, such as respecting cultural differences and encouraging communication, for helping students from tribal colleges. (RJM)
Descriptors: American Indians, College Students, Higher Education, Navajo (Nation)
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Levine, Arthur; Cureton, Jeanette S. – About Campus, 1998
Examines characteristics of today's undergraduates. Shows that students are involved in local political activity, that they need to learn more about multiculturalism, that they are afraid of intimate relationships, and that they worry over money. Claims that colleges should provide an education that enables students to attain their dreams and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Activism, Beliefs, College Students
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