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Youatt, June Pierce; McCully, Wyl; Blanshan, Sue A. – About Campus, 2014
June Pierce Youatt, Wyl McCully, and Sue A. Blanshan describe an innovative, collaborative approach to making on-campus life more accessible to students at Michigan State University.
Descriptors: Student Experience, Campuses, Program Descriptions, Innovation
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Barnhardt, Cassie; Ramos, Marisol; Reyes, Kimberly – About Campus, 2013
Cassie Barnhardt, Marisol Ramos, and Kimberly Reyes share a case study of an undocumented student's academic success to demonstrate the importance of administrative commitment, clarity, and consistency in supporting such students in the unique challenges they face. (Contains 13 notes.)
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Case Studies, Administrators
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Bondi, Stephanie – About Campus, 2013
Traditional ideas about teaching and learning can run deep. Stephanie Bondi shares her experience of sharing power, voice, and responsibility with her students on a radical scale.
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Learning Strategies, Teaching Experience
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Taylor, Colette M.; Colvin, Kathryn L. – About Campus, 2013
Transitioning from high school to college is challenging for many students, but for none more so than students with Asperger's syndrome. Colette M. Taylor and Kathryn L. Colvin introduce the concept of universal design as an effective approach to supporting this increasing subpopulation of students.
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Asperger Syndrome, Transitional Programs, Student Adjustment
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McCallum, Carmen M. – About Campus, 2013
Carmen M. McCallum shares her story of how deeply an arbitrary boundary line affected her life in order to challenge us to recognize, change, and cross the lines that disrupt our students' success.
Descriptors: Success, Teaching Experience, Teacher Behavior, Phenomenology
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Museus, Samuel D.; Truong, Kimberly A. – About Campus, 2013
Samuel D. Museus and Kimberly A. Truong report on the negative consequences of the ubiquitous racialized and sexualized stereotypes of Asian American college students that appear online.
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Students, Gender Bias, Racial Bias
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Nash, Robert J.; Jang, Jennifer J. J. – About Campus, 2013
Robert J. Nash and Jennifer J. J. Jang argue that students have a great need to find a "meaning to live for," à la Victor Frankl, and make a case for creating a space for students and educators to contextualize learning experiences dealing with the universal, existential questions of life.
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Living Learning Centers, Context Effect, College Students
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Blimling, Gregory S. – About Campus, 2013
Why do so many traditionally aged college students engage in inappropriate behaviors, even when they are smart enough to know better? To answer this question, Gregory S. Blimling looks at some of the latest neuroscience research and, in doing so, introduces a new dimension to understanding psychosocial development in college…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Development, Student Behavior, Capacity Building
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Macias, Louis V. – About Campus, 2013
Louis V. Macias reminds us that educators' attitudes toward first-generation students have a great impact on their eventual success … or failure. Are you serving the best interests of your students with an inspirational, success-oriented mind-set that considers all of their capabilities?
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Success, Student Empowerment, Teacher Attitudes
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Fried, Jane – About Campus, 2013
People remember information that is important to them--because it is fundamental to their well-being, or because it matters to them in some other significant way. This is all one really needs to know about unlocking student learning. People learn and remember information that matters to them. So what matters to students? That is a complicated…
Descriptors: Well Being, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Epistemology
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Abe, Paige; Jordan, Nickolas A. – About Campus, 2013
Over the past decade, social media and technology have become prevalent in the day-to-day life of many college and university students. From Skype to Twitter to Facebook, these modes of social media are often used as tools to keep in touch with friends and family, socialize, and share personal opinions. Considering that such a high percentage of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Technology, Classroom Techniques, Integrated Curriculum
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Lovell, Elyse D'nn; Palmer, Betsy – About Campus, 2013
Undergraduates' use of social networking sites has been well documented in both the popular press and in academic publications. Research suggests that students spend, on average, 30 minutes a day engaged in a predictable routine of social networking. Correspondingly, on the first author's previous campus, she had frequently observed many of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students, College Libraries
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Wortham, Forest B. – About Campus, 2013
Planning programs with learning outcomes that address diversity issues on campus can become fairly routine--a "plug and play" task--for a director of multicultural student affairs at a private, religious, predominantly white liberal arts university. However, connecting with African American and other minority students when they arrived on campus…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Student Diversity, Student Organizations, African American Students
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Patterson, Shawna M. – About Campus, 2013
In this article, the author provides a model that juxtaposes leadership, critical theory, and learning to address the needs of educators, the organization, and students. This model provides educators with a foundational approach to nurture students' critical consciousness through self-awareness and to actualize transformational change within their…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Subcultures, Cultural Pluralism, Change Strategies
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Miretzky, Debra; Stevens, Sharon – About Campus, 2013
There are significant concerns about campus relationships, primarily between white students and students of color, but also related to students of different religious backgrounds (e.g., Christian and Muslim). Despite the growing diversity in faculty and student bodies on campus, students could still navigate through college without having to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness
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