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McClenney, Kay M.; Greene, Thomas – About Campus, 2005
In this article, the authors present two stories that depict the best and worst of times experienced by today's community college students. Within these narratives are both vestiges of the past--pieces that some colleges have yet to fully discard--and exemplars of a potentially brighter, more engaging future. While they are fictitious, these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Focus Groups, Open Enrollment, Academic Achievement
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Schaller, Molly A. – About Campus, 2005
Institutions across the U.S. have designed and implemented first-year experience programs that have gone a long way toward affecting student success. Retention rates have increased at some institutions as a result of these interventions, and first-year students often get the support they need to negotiate the transition into college. Now many…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Cooperative Learning, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Taylor, Kari B. – About Campus, 2005
As the 21st century turns five and a half and looks forward to summer vacation, the higher education community seems poised to undertake an endeavor of epic proportions: the remodeling of the American approach to college student learning. To begin building structures and designing strategies for 21st century education, the "Greater…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Practices
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Hoffman, David; Perillo, Patty; Calizo, Lee S. Hawthorne; Hadfield, Jordan; Lee, Diane M. – About Campus, 2005
Engagement has become a buzzword in higher education. Research by Alexander Astin, George Kuh, and others has demonstrated that engagement in campus life contributes to students' learning, increases their satisfaction with their college experiences, and reduces the likelihood that they will drop out. The kind of engagement that transforms a person…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Time on Task, Student Participation
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Koester, Jolene; Hellenbrand, Harry; Piper, Terry D. – About Campus, 2005
In some organizations, coming to a consensus about what members' work is collectively about might be fairly straightforward. At a comprehensive public university serving more than thirty thousand students, reaching such a consensus is, more often than not, a real challenge. A tradition of faculty and staff autonomy, full schedules, competition for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Objectives
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Laufraben, Jodi Levine – About Campus, 2004
Assessment in higher education is no longer the purview of a few campus research professionals, nor is it just what happens at the end of a course or program. Institutions are in fact now looking to assess many of their processes and procedures at nearly every step, and for that purpose some are turning to an approach known as "benchmarking." A…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Benchmarking, Surveys
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Tagg, John – About Campus, 2004
What are colleges for? What are they supposed to do? Are educators teaching their students how to grub for grades or how to learn in deep lasting ways? These are just some of the questions that the author attempts to explore in this article. An unbiased observer, looking at any organization, would look to its core processes, what its members do,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Learning Strategies, Colleges, Multiple Choice Tests
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Maki, Peggy L. – About Campus, 2004
Colleges and universities typically record student achievement through a system of number and grades. This system of documenting student learning is based on the assumption that students progressively carry with them and build on their learning as they advance through courses. However, learning is more than an aggregation of courses and credits.…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Credits, Academic Achievement, Alternative Assessment
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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
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Rodriguez, Sandria – About Campus, 2003
A fair amount is known about what first-generation students need to succeed, but some mysteries remain. The author's research provides some insight on why certain students make it and others do not. (GCP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, First Generation College Students, Goal Orientation, Student Needs
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