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Dean, Shannon R.; Dailey, Stephanie L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
The retention and graduation of college students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is critical to the continued development of the United States. Many students in the U.S. who begin college in a STEM field do not end up graduating with such a degree. There are many strategies to improve the retention and graduation…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Living Learning Centers, Student Experience, School Holding Power
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Wilke, Autumn K.; Evans, Nancy J.; Varland, Charlie E.; Brown, Kirsten R.; Broido, Ellen M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Disabled students may face ableist challenges in the campus residential environment. Although campus housing plays a critical role in retention by promoting social integration, little is known about what promotes the engagement of disabled students in campus living environments because the literature about these students focuses on legal topics or…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, College Housing, Student Experience, Social Integration
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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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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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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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Davenport, Amy M.; Pasque, Penny A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2014
Faculty-in-residence programs in residence halls are unique opportunities for student-faculty involvement, with high levels of commitment from faculty, students, staff, and institutional resources. This hermeneutic phenomenological study explores a faculty-in-residence program at a four-year public university where the FIR program has resulted in…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Dormitories, Nontenured Faculty
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Jaggers, Dametraus; Iverson, Susan V. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
In a qualitative study of Black undergraduate men at a predominantly White university in the Midwest, participants shared their experiences in residence halls, including roommate conflicts, interracial tensions, and disagreements with residence hall staff. This article focuses on Black male undergraduates' negotiation of racialized conceptions of…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, Dormitories, Masculinity, Males
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Luna, Andrew – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1998
A study examined university students' satisfaction with the on-campus living environment and perceptions of the importance of 63 environmental attributes. Subjects were 1,779 students not returning to campus housing the following fall semester. Two scales were developed to measure the relationship between perceived importance and satisfaction with…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Housing, Dormitories, Group Experience