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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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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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Couch, Michael A., II – About Campus, 2020
A crisis can be defined as an event that significantly interferes with an individual's ability to meet needs, disrupts typical problem-solving skills, and incites a state of disorganization for the individual (James & Gilliland, 2013). During a crisis, students will have many questions. To ensure the information they receive is accurate and…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Crisis Management, Best Practices, College Students
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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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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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Aguilar-Smith, Stephanie; Flores, Amanda – About Campus, 2020
Limitations come in many forms for educators of color: access, opportunities, networks, but perhaps most crucially, through forms of invalidation. Toward healing, some educators of color have written about the isolation and trauma they have experienced on college campuses. Other have written in the spirit of resistance, boasting about the skills,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Coping
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Hemans, Patricia Benitez; Lewis, Persephone; Osoria, Ruby – About Campus, 2020
Deciding to pursue a doctorate degree is a life-changing decision for all applicants. However, for mother-scholars of color (MSOC), entering these programs includes a host of additional fears, many of which are centered on feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. The push to be a good mother and a good student leaves some MSOC feeling that they have…
Descriptors: Mothers, Minority Group Students, Doctoral Students, Disproportionate Representation
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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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Brisbon, Herbert A., III; Lovett, Heidi I.; Griggs, Eric D. – About Campus, 2020
COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has affected every student and faculty member. During COVID-19, most universities were physically closed and teaching moved to online platforms. On August 29, 2005, the citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana, experienced a natural disaster called Hurricane Katrina. During Hurricane Katrina, students and faculty were…
Descriptors: School Closing, Higher Education, Online Courses, Natural Disasters
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Simpkins, Will – About Campus, 2020
In times of crisis, individuals instinctively seek out the presence of others. Seeing our emotions reflected on another person's face is reassuring; it lets us know that we are not alone in the experience. Will Simpkins believes this is why we see the best of humanity in times of crisis. As vice president for student affairs at Metropolitan State…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Leadership, College Administration, School Community Relationship
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Willoughby, Case – About Campus, 2020
Case Willoughby begins by recalling his experience as a Class Dean at Columbia University in New York City about eight miles north of the burning twin towers on September 11, 2001. He reflects that everyone in New York City had this horrible shared experience that made the city of wildly different people into one whole. The entire country was…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Public Health, Coping, College Students
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Evans, Nancy J. – About Campus, 2020
In this article Nancy Evans, a former faculty member, recalls her experiences during two major crises, a campus shooting and the 9/11 attacks. Through these difficult situations, she learned some strategies for supporting students during crisis. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, she shares some of these strategies. Additionally, guidance…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Student Needs, Crisis Management, Violence
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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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Schwitzer, Alan M.; Huber, Pat – About Campus, 2019
For several years now, the Old Dominion University community college leadership research team has been examining academic affairs and student affairs outcomes on community college student success. College student professionals on two-year campuses most typically provide a wide variety of supports and interventions across campus, in settings that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services
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Lindsey, Janell – About Campus, 2019
American higher education has often been more exclusive than inclusive in its higher education admission practices. Community colleges have greatly assisted in closing the gap of accessing higher education as they have become the chosen college entry point for students of color. Community colleges often remain the first choice for African American…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Community Colleges, Equal Education
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