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Fitzpatrick, Kevin – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
Whether contemplating a swim in a river or a dive into the expanse of the Atlantic ocean, I am definitely more comfortable when I can see or touch the bottom. The farther out I swim, the more anxious I get, mostly because of the unknown. This analogy seems to capture the tentativeness that faculty members sometimes feel, specifically at large…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Place of Residence, Residential Programs
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Stamatakos, Louis C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1984
Challenges the effectiveness of housing professionals in programming and student development. Identifies four problem areas that call for educational leadership responses: (1) volatility of student living conditions; (2) program inadequacy and contradiction; (3) institutional narcissism; and (4) absence of faculty role models. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Housing, College Role, College Students, Educational Environment
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Clodfelter, Irene; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1984
Presents two studies which surveyed college students (N=304 and 448) to examine the impact of living environment on academic performance. Contrary to previous research, students living off-campus reported higher grade point averages than on-campus students. Advantages and disadvantages of specific living arrangements are discussed. (JAC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Housing, College Students, Commuting Students
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Herndon, Steve – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1984
Examined the relative importance of college housing to retention of students (N=226) receiving financial aid. Results indicated that persisters were more likely to have had good high school and aptitude test grades, reside in college residence halls, and receive college work study as a type of financial aid. (JAC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Students, Dormitories
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Rickgarn, Ralph L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1984
Discusses the importance of developing a support system for gay and lesbian housing staff members. To engage in this effort, interpersonal relationshiop skills must be acquired, enhanced and utilized. Inclusive staff development and support systems can enable all staff members to contribute even more to the profession. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Housing, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Interpersonal Competence
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Morgan, John D.; Hyner, Gerald C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1984
Presents a conceptual model which focuses on goals of student government in residence halls. The model has two fundamental processes. One focuses on short term goals and activities catering to creation of environment. The second has long term effects referred to as lifelong personal development. (JAC)
Descriptors: Dormitories, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Models
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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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Moore, Leila V.; Burns, Martha A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1983
Presents results of a career path study of graduates (N=111) of two student personnel preparation programs. Changes in reasons for leaving a position were noted with the greatest shift beginning as individuals left their third position. Findings are discussed in terms of recruiting middle-management student affairs professionals. (JAC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Ladders, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education
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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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McKinnon, William H. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1982
Surveyed college food service operations to determine how managers plan to meet the challenge of the 80s. Topics included meal plans, customer relations, menus, facilities, conservation, financial analysis, and computer usage. Suggests food service managers must be innovative and competitive in the face of declining enrollments. (JAC)
Descriptors: Administrators, Ancillary School Services, Computer Oriented Programs, Dining Facilities
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Miller, Scott G. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1982
Compared the personal development of college sophomores who stayed in the dormitory with those who moved off campus. Results indicated that students who stayed in the residence halls were less well-developed in emotional autonomy, independence, educational goals, and vocational awareness. Suggests a need for developmental programming. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Housing, College Students, Dormitories
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Bowles, James K. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1982
Presents a theoretical model dealing with the nature of residence hall vandalism and the vandals themselves. Intervention strategies include primary, technical, deterrent, and publicity. Suggests by analyzing vandalism, university officials can allocate monetary and human resources to control it more effectively. (JAC)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Students, Delinquent Behavior, Dormitories
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Anchors, Scott; Schroeder, Charles – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1982
Outlines an effort to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency of a small college housing department. Attempts to integrate management and education through a reorganization of custodial and maintenance procedures which allow staff members more time for student development programs. (JAC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Change Strategies, College Housing
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Conover, Peter Dodds – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1982
Examines the effectiveness of a cable television system established in a university residence hall designed to address the specific needs of the student residents, the university, and the community. Describes student participation in programing and opportunities for educational experience. Suggests clearly defined objectives and examination of…
Descriptors: Cable Television, College Housing, Dormitories, Financial Support
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Welty, John D. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1982
Surveyed 208 institutions to determine the number of minority employees in college housing programs and their job classifications. Found an increasing number of minority employees, but a higher percentage of minority employees holding nonprofessional positions. Suggests additional efforts to increase minority employees at the central housing…
Descriptors: College Housing, Comparative Analysis, Employment Level, Employment Patterns
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