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Schreiner, Laurie A. – About Campus, 2010
In the last issue of "About Campus," the author outlined the research studies that she presented with Eric J. McIntosh, Denise Nelson, and Shannon Pothovenin in 2009, which led to the creation of the Thriving Quotient, a reliable and valid 35-item instrument that measures the changeable psychological qualities in students that affect their ability…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Characteristics, Psychological Studies, Student Experience
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Riera, Jose-Luis – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the author shares his own learning on the challenges and the responsibilities as a student and as an instructor in the process of engaged learning. The author shares that his hope of telling his experience is to prompt educators to think about teaching and learning in ways that challenge some traditional assumptions about students…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Personal Narratives, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
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Murray, Joseph L. – About Campus, 2010
Like many of the author's colleagues in higher education, he has long maintained that their work is primarily about forging personal connections within their campus communities by engaging students in a variety of learning activities. He fervently believes that learning must be broadly conceived to include an array of cognitive, social, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Learning Processes, College Environment
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Sax, Linda J. – About Campus, 2009
In this article, the author shares her research findings on the differences between how men and women respond to college. She explores some of the cornerstones of the undergraduate experience--living away from home, interacting with faculty, being academically engaged, and learning about diversity--and how they contribute in unique ways to women's…
Descriptors: Females, Student Experience, Student Development, Males
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Cone, Richard; Cooper, David D.; Hollander, Elizabeth L. – About Campus, 2001
Proposes that by bringing our political system onto campuses and into classrooms, educators can play an important role in encouraging students to become engaged citizens. Highlights a number of different approaches to use with groups of young citizens that support participation in the political process. (GCP)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Higher Education, Political Attitudes