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Seemiller, Corey; Grace, Meghan – About Campus, 2017
In 1995, the Internet was born. So, too, was Generation Z. The oldest of this post-Millennial generation arrived to college in 2013, and more than four years later, Generation Z students fill the nation's classrooms, campus programs, and residence halls. In order to recruit, educate, and graduate this new generational cohort effectively, educators…
Descriptors: Age Groups, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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Tucker, Julie – About Campus, 2017
The media keeps equating college degrees with salary levels, and parents want evidence that the investment they make over four years will pay off down the road. In this article, the author argues for the inclusion of "soul metrics" in alumni surveys in order to tell a well-rounded story of higher education.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, College Students, Institutional Mission, Higher Education
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Andrews, Benjamin D. – About Campus, 2017
By taking the step to talk openly about his failure, the author stumbled upon one of several important lessons that he learned from this experience. The author recognized that he did not have to pretend anymore. In this article, the author shares his story of developing a "growth mindset" to overcome his own failure and support his…
Descriptors: Success, Failure, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Shushok, Frank; Sinek, Simon – About Campus, 2017
Simon Sinek, founder of Start With Why, is an unshakable optimist. He is a trained ethnographer and author of three books. Fascinated by the leaders who make the greatest impact in their organizations and in the world, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act, and communicate, as well as about the environments these…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Student Experience, Student School Relationship, Campuses
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Bonfiglio, Robert A. – About Campus, 2017
The literature on human motivation and persistence posits that to be stewards of environments that both challenge and support students requires more than cultivating grit. In this article, the author explores why a truly developmental educational experience must transcend the fostering of individuals' grit and resilience. At its best, it must lead…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Motivation, Resilience (Psychology), Persistence
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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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Acosta, Danielle Morgan – About Campus, 2014
Twitter is a highly accessible communication venue that is embraced by great numbers of traditionally aged and ethnically diverse college students. Danielle Morgan Acosta challenges us to turn our research and teaching attention to the potential of Twitter to support student learning.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Mass Media Effects, Social Capital
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Osterholt, Dorothy A.; Dennis, Sophie Lampard – About Campus, 2014
The increasingly diverse set of learners in colleges and universities poses considerable challenges for educators. Dorothy A. Osterholt and Sophie Lampard Dennis explain the four domains of learning they have identified and suggest ways to apply them to help students overcome a variety of obstacles to learning.
Descriptors: Barriers, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Student Diversity
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Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2014
Though educators are a diverse, most collectively believe that they are forward-thinking, creative, and even innovative. This entrepreneurial mind-set can be observed by the uniform response to marketplace inventions such as the iPhone, Redbox, and TED talks. In this article Frank Shushok Jr. challenges educators to "think free."
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creative Thinking, Innovation, Critical Thinking
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Lopez, Shane J. – About Campus, 2014
Why don't more students use the career center? Shane J. Lopez argues that the traditional career center has not kept up with students' needs. He suggests that they reimagine themselves as places where students identify and nurture their strengths in order to find fulfilling work and create fulfilling lives.
Descriptors: Career Centers, Student Needs, Job Search Methods, Change Strategies
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Nicolazzo, Z.; Harris, Crystal – About Campus, 2014
By sharing an honest, thoughtful dialogue about how their different identities affect their experience of feminism and feminist spaces, Z Nicolazzo and Crystal Harris model duoethnographic dialogue--a type of dialogue across difference that has the potential to be a catalyst for transformative student learning.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Ethnography, Feminism
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King, Patricia M. – About Campus, 2014
Founding "About Campus" Executive Editor Patricia M. King discusses her concerns about what she sees as the unnecessary split between the institutional and the individual approach to supporting student learning and provides a forward-looking model to merge the two.
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Student Experience, Student Development, Organizational Development
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Hulme, Eileen; Thomas, Ben; DeLaRosby, Hal – About Campus, 2014
Eileen Hulme, Ben Thomas, and Hal DeLaRosby argue for the importance of creativity as a learning outcome and challenge higher education to produce students capable of becoming the innovative leaders the twenty-first-century economy requires.
Descriptors: College Students, Creativity, Innovation, Student Development
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Dolby, Nadine – About Campus, 2014
In this article, the author describes a powerful counter to the content-delivery approach to higher education.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Delivery Systems, Student Development
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Zevallos, Ana L.; Washburn, Mara – About Campus, 2014
Over the past decades, Vincent Tinto, Edmund Thile, Francis Ianni, and others all link mentoring to better academic performance, improved social adjustment, enhanced academic experiences, and greater rates of degree completion. Even more specifically, Jean E. Rhodes, Renée Spencer, Thomas E. Keller, Belle Liang, and Gil Noam describe three…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Counseling, College Students, Program Descriptions
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