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Mach, Kane P.; Gordon, Sarah R.; Tearney, Katie; McClinton, Leon, Jr. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Living-learning programs (LLPs) can have a positive influence on student success. The purpose of this study is to provide an example of an LLP that effectively involves faculty and college academic staff as well as to understand student experiences in the LLP related to personal, professional, and academic growth. The LLP at the focus of this…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, College Freshmen, Student Experience, Program Effectiveness
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Wagner, Rachel; Marine, Susan; Nicolazzo, Z. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Though lauded as a best practice, gender-inclusive housing has engendered little empirical attention. This study explored the experience of genderinclusive housing from the perspective of trans* students. While they were overwhelmingly positive in their appreciation for the existence of this housing option, issues of access, training, and the…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Inclusion, Sexual Identity
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Kortegast, Carrie A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) student perceptions of their residence hall environments are influenced by interactions with peers, resident assistants, residential life administrators, and campus policies. Using the tradition of storytelling and drawing upon the experience of 11 LGBTQ participants, this article provides a…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, College Students
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Sriram, Rishi; Scales, Laine; Shushok, Frank, Jr. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
The importance of living on campus is well established, but extant research that examines administrator perceptions of what comprises the best educational experience for students living on campus is generally unavailable. This study reports the development of a psychometric instrument designed to uncover underlying paradigms and attitudes of…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Psychometrics, Administrator Attitudes, College Housing
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McClure, Kevin R.; Ryder, Andrew J.; DeVita, James M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Despite the increasing popularity of public-private partnerships, empirical research about the origins, models, and long-term outcomes of this approach to financing, constructing, and managing college student housing is scant. In this study, we sought to investigate the origins, models, and outcomes of public-private partnerships in college…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, College Housing, Case Studies
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Davidson, Amanda N.; Preciado, Henoc M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Various state and federal policies and regulations have made higher education more accessible to undocumented students over the past few years. As undocumented students continue to enroll in colleges and universities across the country, higher education professionals must be equipped with knowledge and skills to provide them with equitable…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, College Housing, Student Experience
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Zeller, William J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Recent trends in higher education have called for renewed vitality in the connections between the in-class and out-of-class experiences. This movement has sparked increased interest in the interactions students have with each other, with instructional faculty, and with Student Affairs professionals. This article describes how residential learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Personnel Workers, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty
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Pidgeon, Michelle; Rogerson, Chris – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Student housing plays a critical role in student development and retention by providing diverse experiences, resources, and opportunities that support students' academic pursuits. In Canada, Aboriginal students' retention rates are significantly lower than those of their non- Aboriginal counterparts, so it is the purpose of this article to explore…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, College Housing, Student Experience, Success
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Schudde, Lauren – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Students from low-income families consistently trail behind their peers in retention and degree attainment. Research on college student experiences suggests that low-income students experience "cultural mismatch" at college--they feel that their backgrounds are at odds with the middle-class values dominant on campus (Armstrong &…
Descriptors: Family Income, School Holding Power, On Campus Students, College Housing
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Yao, Christina W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Chinese students are currently the largest international student population in the United States (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2014). However, little research exists on these particular students' lived experiences with language and interactions with domestic students and how these experiences affect their sense of belonging in residence halls.…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Sense of Community, Foreign Students, Influences
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Brandt Brecheisen, Shannon M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
The sophomore resident assistant (RA) experience exists at the point where the sophomore experience and the RA position intersect. Sophomore students contend with specific transition struggles and challenges unique to their class standing as they make decisions about their sense of purpose and future career, and those who choose to become RAs face…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Student Experience
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Kniess, Dena R.; Havice, Pamela A.; Cawthon, Tony W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
The experience of second-year students has been the focus of many studies that have identified the broad concerns of the second-year experience, but limited attention has been given to how the experience differs for African American students. This study attempts to fill that gap. The research described here was part of a larger study examining the…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Whites, Racial Composition
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Nicolazzo, Z.; Marine, Susan B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Trans* individuals have recently received greater attention in mainstream media. Trans* students and their concerns are also becoming more visible, as evidenced by the recent increase in the number of colleges and universities that are offering trans*-inclusive housing options. However, such increased visibility does not readily equate to…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, College Housing, Consciousness Raising, Social Attitudes
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Kranzow, Jeannine; Hinkle, Sara E.; Muthiah, Richard; Davis, Colin – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Exploring the culture of a living-learning center, this study examines the educational practices that aim to link in- and out-of-class experiences. Through a cultural lens, the authors offer a glimpse into a living-learning center located within a state institution in the Midwest that models a way of effectively connecting the curricular and…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, Educational Practices, State Colleges, Student Experience
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Long, Larry D.; Kujawa, Kyle – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Tripling, the assignment of a third resident to a room designed for two, is a common practice at many colleges and universities across the United States. Most of the research on tripling was conducted three or four decades ago, and research exploring how living in a triple affects the educational gains and satisfaction of college students is…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Space Utilization, Student Attitudes
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