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Kranzow, Jeannine; Foote, Stephanie M.; Hinkle, Sara E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
College students transitioning to their sophomore year, those transferring to a new institution, and seniors transitioning out of higher education face various challenges and struggles. The literature on the transitions associated with these student populations indicates that they need sustained support in a few key areas that include student and…
Descriptors: College Students, College Transfer Students, College Seniors, College Housing
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Banning, James H.; Kuk, Linda – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine dissertations that were published in the U.S. during the past 5 years that related to collegiate housing. The dissertations were examined using a bounded qualitative meta-analysis approach. Each dissertation was examined using three questions: What were the methods/attributes of the research? What were the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, College Housing, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Pappas, Alceste T. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1983
Describes the role of college housing administrators in making decisions about the future of not only their own housing operations, but also the future of their institution and the students they attempt to recruit. The effects of rising costs, declining enrollment, changing student characteristics, and aging facilities are discussed. (JAC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Ancillary School Services, College Housing
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Janosik, Steven M.; Janosik, Christopher M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1983
Suggests that supervisors can improve the probability of achieving their goals by improving their communication skills. Learning how and when to provide anticipatory feedback, corrective feedback, and positive feedback will promote better performance and higher morale. (JAC)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Feedback, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Hood, Albert B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Presents issues regarding search and seizure in residence halls and suggests some policies that may be used until the law is clarified. Examples include use of a search warrant for routine safety inspection, in emergencies, when students give permission, or when evidence is in plain view. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Students, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Crime
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Ostroth, D. David – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Discusses various techniques used in selecting residence hall staff including peer ratings, role playing, and the Leaderless Group Discussion. Use of personality inventories in selecting staff is reviewed. Conclusions consider the validity of these techniques. (RC)
Descriptors: Dormitories, Group Dynamics, Literature Reviews, Measures (Individuals)
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Frederiksen, Charles F. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
Enrollment shifts, staff reduction, and financial problems require long range planning by college housing professionals. A residential college offers unique opportunities for student development, while on-campus staff development opportunities must also be provided. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Housing, Employer Employee Relationship, Futures (of Society)
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Wallace, James A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
Housing administrators must develop a living environment within which the needs of students are met, their behavior is dealt with, and learning can take place. In providing a commonly shared experience or sense of community, the educational value of the residence hall experience is unique. (Author)
Descriptors: College Housing, College Role, College Students, Dormitories
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Martin, Don; Gawinski, Barbara – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
The live-in requirement for many college housing professionals can place a strain on married couples. Couples must make a special effort to maintain privacy, personal time, and time together while meeting the needs of students. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Family Role, Higher Education
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Roe, Betty – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1979
The inherent nature of their jobs makes residence hall personnel susceptible to tort claims. While past legal rulings have been kind to staff employees, the legalistic mood of the times indicates that this situation may not continue. Significant changes legislated in recent years have increased the probability of tort actions. (Author/BEF)
Descriptors: College Housing, College Students, Dormitories, Higher Education
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Miller, C. Jay; Smith, Roderick – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1979
Discusses current role models for residence hall staffing and promotes the avuncular model rather than the in loco parentis. However, because of the students' levels of maturity, a nurturing staff model is chosen to allow students to develop individual responsibility for their behavior. (BEF)
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Dickson, Gary L.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Reports results of applied research with the Resident Assistant Stress Inventory. Concluded that sex, personality, job performance, experience, stress management training, and housing characteristics affect perceived anxiety among resident assistants. Suggests additional research is needed for planning inservice education programs. (JAC)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Anxiety, Dormitories, Higher Education
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Riker, Harold C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
University housing officers have begun concentrating on student consumerism. Energy conservation, maintenance efficiency and optional payment plans are being initiated to keep housing costs down. Active recruitment and attractive working conditions will be needed to assure enough professionals in the student-housing field. (NRB)
Descriptors: Administration, College Choice, College Housing, Consumer Protection