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Peck, Adam – About Campus, 2011
In this article, the author describes the Involvement Center and Peer Involvement Advising Program at Stephen F. Austin State University which were developed to address the important and persistent problems in higher education. Early indications are that the program is quite effective in doing so. In its second full year of existence, the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Peer Relationship, College Freshmen
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Porter, Melody C. – About Campus, 2011
Alternative breaks (ABs) often bring a smattering of images to mind: college students in matching T-shirts, cramped vans, well-used work gloves, physical labor, and, perhaps, way too much peanut butter. All of these images are at least in part accurate for the AB program at the College of William and Mary. Add to them a strong sense that sending…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Effectiveness, College Students, Higher Education
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Jacoby, Barbara; Dean, Laura A. – About Campus, 2010
Across the broad spectrum of disciplines and departments within higher education, it sometimes feels like there is little that unites them. They talk about silos, they bemoan divergent and fragmented efforts, and they refer frequently to "them" and "they," regardless of where they are on the organizational chart. However, there is one topic that…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Higher Education, Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness
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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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Bonfiglio, Robert A. – About Campus, 2002
Incoming college students often find themselves overwhelmed by their coursework. Campus programs, such as cultural education and leadership training, are intended to aid students in their transition to the academic setting but can instead lead to further stress. Without unprogrammed time, students do not have a chance to analyze their thoughts…
Descriptors: College Programs, College Students, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness
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Kezar, Adrianna – About Campus, 2002
Discusses the specific and complex outcomes of community service participation in higher education. Argues that support for community service learning is likely to wane if long-standing narrow beliefs about cognition are not challenged; educators need to think more holistically about what constitutes an educated person. (Contains 22 references.)…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Services, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness
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Bell-Elkins, Julie – About Campus, 2002
Framingham State College's response to alcohol-related incidents emphasizes one-on-one interaction with students and campus-community collaboration. The policy, which was introduced in 1985 and continues to evolve, has vastly reduced the number of repeat alcohol-related offenses. (BF)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholic Beverages, College Environment, College Students