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Martinez, Nancy – About Campus, 2019
The alarming low completion rates in postsecondary education for Latinx students should be a national concern. Teachers can have a strong and direct impact on the academic success of students. College students spend a large portion of their time interacting with faculty in class or during office hours. To assist Latinx students in getting to the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Academic Persistence, Sense of Community, College Faculty
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Martinez, Edward F.; Munsch, Patricia – About Campus, 2019
Community colleges are a 20th-century phenomenon. This sector of higher education started in 1901 and historically served any number of varying purposes, such as teacher training, homemaking, and, potentially, transfer credits for admission to a four-year college and the receipt of a baccalaureate degree. In the early 20th century, because of its…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Sense of Community, Demography
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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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Shaheen, Musbah – About Campus, 2019
This article describes one Syrian student's experience coming to the United States to study at a private research university. Based on his time in the US, Musbah Shaheen asserts that the current practices of working with international students on college campuses contribute to the erosion of international students' cultural belonging. The ability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Cultural Relevance, Student School Relationship
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Yoder, Heidi E. – About Campus, 2019
Abusive leadership has multiple interchangeable terms, such as destructive leadership, dark side leadership, petty tyranny, toxic leadership, tyrannical leadership, and harassment, to explain roughly the same thing. Whichever term utilized, none of them are healthy for a work environment in Student Affairs, whose purpose is to provide guidance,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Work Environment, Student Personnel Workers, Administrator Behavior
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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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Willoughby, Case – About Campus, 2018
When Case Willoughby took his first community college job, he started by applying student development and student engagement theory to advising. He refocused advising to support students in exploring academic and career goals and teach them the intellectual and practical skills they need to learn. This experience led Willoughby to notice that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Students, Educational Research
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Ralston, Nicole Caridad; Nicolazzo, Z.; Harris, Jessica C. – About Campus, 2017
Author Anne Lamott wrote "This is a difficult country to look different in...and if you are too skinny or too tall or dark or weird or short or frizzy or homely or poor or nearsighted, you get crucified." Lamott's comment speaks to what happens when people do not fit into neat social categories. Such experiences of not fitting, of being…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sexual Identity, College Faculty, Campuses
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Jaeger, Audrey J.; Dunstan, Stephany; Thornton, Courtney; Rockenbach, Alyssa B.; Gayles, Joy G.; Haley, Karen J. – About Campus, 2013
When making decisions that impact student learning, college educators often consider previous experiences, precedent, common sense, and advice from colleagues. But how often do they consider theory? At a recent state-level educators' meeting, the authors of this article asked 50 student affairs educators about the use of theory in their practice.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Student Personnel Services, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Personnel Workers
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Harmon, Noel – About Campus, 2010
Collegiate athletics has exploded into a multimillion-dollar enterprise that has brought with it a host of issues, including the exploitation of student athletes, concerns about student athletes' academic success and low graduation rates, cheating by student athletes and staff, and misbehavior and crimes committed by student athletes, coaches, and…
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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Liddell, Debora L.; Cooper, Diane L.; Healy, Margaret A.; Stewart, Dafina Lazarus – About Campus, 2010
Dana is a graduate assistant in the second year of a master's program in student personnel. In a class discussion of assistantship issues, Dana reveals that he has decided not to enforce the university's policy of "writing up" all underage students who are in a residence hall room where alcohol is present. He says that in his opinion the punitive…
Descriptors: Role Models, Student Personnel Workers, Ethics, Moral Development
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Nash, Robert J. – About Campus, 2009
This article describes the author's cross-pedagogical approach to co-teaching with student affairs colleagues. The central goal of this approach is to help students create meaning for their lives. The author also gives an account of an incident that occurred in one seminar and illustrates the benefits of a crossover approach.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Multiple Intelligences, Cooperation
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Arminio, Jan; Roberts, Dennis C.; Bonfiglio, Robert – About Campus, 2009
In this article, the authors share an approach to enriching student learning through building on relationships among faculty, student affairs educators, and administrators. As their examples suggest, campuses where academic and student affairs educators work together most effectively have broad representation on campuswide committees and other…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Personnel Services, Academic Achievement, College Faculty
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Manning, Kathleen – About Campus, 2009
Kathleen Manning identifies seven philosophical positions in relation to the broad issue of difference. Recognizing and understanding where they stand in this matrix allows educators to work more effectively with students, faculty, and staff about the complex and sometimes contested issue of difference.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Ethnic Diversity, Philosophy
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Shushok, Frank, Jr.; Henry, Douglas V.; Blalock, Glenn; Sriram, Rishi R. – About Campus, 2009
Most individuals who work in higher education seek the same outcome: student learning. Knowing that partnerships between faculty and student affairs educators offer the best hope for students' experiencing the kind of learning that higher education promises, individuals at Baylor University are taking small steps toward building and sustaining…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, Academic Achievement
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