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Hirsch, Deborah; Goldberger, Ellen – About Campus, 2010
The term "helicopter parents" typically involves parents--most often, mothers--who "hover" over their children to shelter them from stress, resolve their problems, and offer unwavering, on-the-spot support and affirmation. The recipients of this attention are the generation who have had their play dates managed and have been…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, School Responsibility
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Commander, Nannette Evans; Ward, Teresa – About Campus, 2009
Many campuses are adopting freshman learning communities (FLCs) in order to boost retention. FLCs take many forms, but they typically involve enrolling small groups of students in two or more classes together during their first semester in order to create community and promote academic and social involvement. At Georgia State University, a large…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Methods Research, Research Universities, Research Methodology
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Henning, Gavin W.; Mitchell, Alice A.; Maki, Peggy L. – About Campus, 2008
This article offers a brief discussion on the Assessment Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Standards. The ASK Standards provide a consistent framework that outlines the skills and knowledge that should be advanced in educational sessions. It also recognizes the critical importance of assessment in the roles and responsibilities of student affairs…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Student Personnel Services, Academic Standards, Evaluation
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Ahren, Chad; Ryan, Helen Grace; Massa-McKinley, Ryan – About Campus, 2008
The authors interviewed two dozen educators at several institutions who were responsible for administration of the survey on their campus to better understand how data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) were (or were not) being used. The project managers they interviewed had successfully used strategies to make sense of NSSE…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Data Analysis, Cooperation, National Surveys
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Whitt, Elizabeth J. – About Campus, 2006
Interest in creating conditions that enhance student learning and support students in achieving their educational goals is at an all-time high. The pool of prospective undergraduates is larger and more diverse than ever, and four-fifths of high school graduates will require some form of postsecondary education to acquire the knowledge and…
Descriptors: College Students, Graduation, High School Graduates, Teachers
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Kinzie; Jillian; Kuh, George D. – About Campus, 2004
Team members of Project DEEP (Documenting Effective Educational Practice) spent almost two years immersing themselves in the daily work of twenty campuses. The common denominator of these institutions is that they all have participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and have scored better than predicted across some or all of…
Descriptors: Campuses, Educational Quality, Educational Practices, Educational Experience