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Youatt, June Pierce; McCully, Wyl; Blanshan, Sue A. – About Campus, 2014
June Pierce Youatt, Wyl McCully, and Sue A. Blanshan describe an innovative, collaborative approach to making on-campus life more accessible to students at Michigan State University.
Descriptors: Student Experience, Campuses, Program Descriptions, Innovation
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Bergom, Inger; Wright, Mary C.; Brown, Marie Kendall; Brooks, Michael – About Campus, 2011
Much has been written about the benefits of collaborative learning in terms of its impact on interpersonal skills and academic achievement. Many education studies suggest that students learn better when they work interactively with others and that retention of material is improved through collaborative learning. Others explain that the development…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Cooperative Learning, Student Development, Teaching Methods
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Inkelas, Karen Kurotsuchi; Zeller, William J.; Murphy, Rena K.; Hummel, Mary L. – About Campus, 2006
The variety of problems identified with undergraduate education at large research universities may best be summed up by a disquieting portrait provided by the Boyer Commission. In its 1998 report, called "Reinventing Undergraduate Education", the commission described thousands of undergraduates receiving instruction from novice teaching…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Students, Research Universities, Schools
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Harper, Shaun R. – About Campus, 2005
More than two-thirds of all African American males who begin college never finish. This and a legion of other discouraging facts about African American males are the usual headlines. Sharon Fries-Britt suggests that "the disproportionate focus on Black underachievement in the literature not only distorts the image of the community of Black…
Descriptors: African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Males, High Achievement
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Schoem, David – About Campus, 2005
Too often, innovation in undergraduate education unfolds something like this: the latest, best idea is implemented by itself, as an add-on to existing curricular and cocurricular practice. While most of the student experience remains the same as it was before the innovation, the new idea offers a twist: a service learning class here, a learning…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Service Learning, Student Experience, Educational Experience
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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