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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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Pellegrin, Jeanette – About Campus, 2013
In one important way, student-veterans are like all other students. They need supportive relationships to achieve their academic goals. Serving these students well means learning their stories and helping them succeed. In the process, some of these people may change one's life. In this article, the author shares the touching stories of some of the…
Descriptors: Veterans, College Students, Academic Advising, Student Motivation
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Lindsay, Nathan; Hourigan, Aimee; Smist, Jennifer; Wray, Larry – About Campus, 2013
A primary goal of assessment is to deliver truthful and clear information that can be used to inform and improve outcomes. Although there are multiple ways to achieve this goal, common approaches can be broken down into two major categories: (1) direct assessment; and (2) indirect assessment. Indirect assessment typically relies on general…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Education, Data Analysis, Student Leadership
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Weiland, Kathryn Lynn; Guzman, Amilcar; O'Meara, KerryAnn – About Campus, 2013
Kathryn Lynn Weiland, Amilcar Guzman, and KerryAnn O'Meara explore historical and contemporary student protest movements at three academic institutions and provide suggestions to educators on how to support students (and their learning) through their protest activities. (Contains 17 notes.)
Descriptors: Activism, Advocacy, Colleges, Educational History
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Garrett, Christopher E. – About Campus, 2013
Christopher E. Garrett describes a faculty learning community program at Oklahoma City University that focused on improving teaching and learning through integrating the arts in a variety of disciplines, some of which may surprise you. (Contains 9 notes.)
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, College Curriculum, Learner Engagement
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Pasque, Penny A.; Neubauer, Hailey – About Campus, 2013
One undergraduate's transformational story of self-discovery and personal development frames this discussion of the importance of undergraduate involvement in social justice research. In this article, the authors first share a bit about the national landscape regarding community-university engagement initiatives. They also share research findings…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Justice, Student Research, School Community Relationship
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Cardone, Taran; Turton, Elizabeth Stoll; Olson, Gerald; Magolda, Marcia Baxter – About Campus, 2013
Committed to improving how their various programs serve student learning, Taran Cardone, Elizabeth Stoll Turton, Gerald Olson, and Marcia Baxter Magolda describe how their participation in Miami University's Community of Practice on Engaged Learning (COPEL) helped them create developmentally appropriate, learning-centered approaches that support…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Participation, Program Descriptions, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Rankin, Sue; Beemyn, Genny – About Campus, 2012
The vast majority of college students, classroom faculty, student affairs educators, and administrators have a tremendous amount to learn about gender diversity. For this majority and for gender-nonconforming students and educators, opportunities are all but untapped to leverage this diversity to enhance learning, as well as to support and…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, College Students, Youth, Higher Education
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Tharp, D. Scott – About Campus, 2012
An overwhelming majority of college students feel that diversity is important. Students want to explore diversity and need to be guided in ways that help them negotiate what often feels like a social and emotional minefield. While many staff and faculty share a belief that diversity education does not require specific training beyond either a…
Descriptors: Student Development, Skill Development, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
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Wood, J. Luke – About Campus, 2012
"Open access" is a core mission component of the community college. Through this mission, public two-year colleges provide postsecondary opportunities to nearly all individuals desiring further education. However, access is not necessarily synonymous with success. Many students, including black males, have concerning levels of success, or the lack…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Males, Educational Strategies
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Galilee-Belfer, Mika – About Campus, 2012
Though many programs for undecided students focus on the "developing purpose" vector, the author argues that putting purpose before competency is putting the cart before the horse. In this article, she shares practical strategies she has used to help her students at the University of Arizona reach competence in understanding the academic world.…
Descriptors: Competence, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Theory Practice Relationship
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Delpit, Lisa – About Campus, 2012
Educators with a passion for facilitating learning among undergraduate students believe that education for the common good is central to what they do. In this excerpt from her new book ""Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children," the author suggests that this is an essential view at every educational…
Descriptors: Career Development, Textbook Content, Educational Needs, Achievement Need
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Landphair, Juliette; Preddy, Teri – About Campus, 2012
Co-rumination, a social process between two friends, is defined as the frequent and excessive discussion of personal problems. Like body image and alcohol use, it is one of those complicated issues embedded in larger cultural realities, which makes it universally recognizable. On campus, co-rumination has deleterious side effects: it challenges…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Concept, Problem Solving, Modeling (Psychology)
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Maietta, Heather N. – About Campus, 2012
Searching for employment during this recession-battered market has proven difficult for many new college graduates. As unemployment trends and hiring outlooks continue their slow resurgence, the competition for jobs remains fierce, and the students are feeling the pressure. In this article, the author describes Nichols College's new, web-based…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, College Graduates, Web Sites, Online Searching
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LaRiviere, Kristin; Snider, Jeanette; Stromberg, Alison; O'Meara, KerryAnn – About Campus, 2012
In this article, the authors consider the strengths and weaknesses of digital media in the organization of student activism, and how educators can better assist and advise student activists using digital media to create improved learning opportunities. To gain a perspective on the relative strengths and challenges of online media in regard to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Activism, Social Change, Educational Opportunities
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