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Butters, Albion M. – Texas Education Review, 2021
This article examines the significance of fear of concealed handguns in the classroom at a public university in Texas, analyzing perceived changes in shared social space and the collective learning environment in terms of affect. This multimethod study provides a framework for understanding the factors behind the fear, which may be seen as…
Descriptors: Fear, Weapons, College Students, School Safety
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Taylor, Z. W. – Texas Education Review, 2019
Cross-cultural mentoring can be loosely defined as a reciprocal mentoring relationship where the mentor and mentee do not share any one of many personal identities. In this study, personal narratives convey what a White scholar learned about cross-cultural mentoring from a Black academic, focusing on two events. Critical findings and reflections…
Descriptors: Mentors, Cultural Differences, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers
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Fry, Jessica J.; Schell, Julie – Texas Education Review, 2019
In this article, a student (Jessica) and professor (Julie) with cross-cultural characteristics--such as race, various identities, power dynamics, and backgrounds--offer a thesis that pedagogies of belonging, or educational strategies meant to foster a sense of belonging, that start in the classroom can create cross-cultural bridges that endure…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Reddick, Richard J.; Pritchett, Katie Ortego – Texas Education Review, 2019
Scholars have encouraged universities to more effectively engage with surrounding communities. One example of community engagement is the service-learning partnership between the Plan II Honors Program and the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) public charter school in Austin, through which college students enroll in a class to mentor local middle…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Alumni, Service Learning, Mentors
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Fenves, Greg – Texas Education Review, 2018
Learning through experience is a powerful and important opportunity for undergraduate students. In this editorial, The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) President Greg Fenves details the short- and long-term significance of experience-based learning for students' development. Throughout Fenves' career, experiential learning has played a…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Experiential Learning, Student Development, Career Development