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Ruiz, Stevie Raymond – About Campus, 2019
At California State University Northridge (CSUN), Stevie Ruiz's students reflect the multiracial communities of Los Angeles County. The students are children of immigrants, working class, first-generation college students, and queer people of color. Students share a wealth of knowledge that is shaped by race, gender, sexual, and class inequality…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Role, Student Diversity, Social Influences
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Squire, Dian D.; Nicolazzo, Z. – About Campus, 2019
Faculty members in graduate preparation programs and former practitioners in the field often come together to think about issues and trends in the field. A pressing trend noticed lately is the proliferation of self-care. Self-care is often thought of as relaxation tactics one must complete in light of the ongoing stressors, anxieties, and duress…
Descriptors: Self Management, Stress Management, Work Environment, College Faculty
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Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2018
In Executive Editor Frank Shushok's final interview, Freeman Hrabowski shares some of what he has learned in his long tenure as the President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He stresses the importance of attending to our values, and one that he considers especially significant is humility. Being humble has helped him rebound and learn…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Values, Justice
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Oliver, Steven Thurston – About Campus, 2018
Many of us recognize that it is important for black male students to have safe spaces to share their experiences, such as overt racism, microaggressions, and isolation, and connect with other students sharing the same experiences. However, Steven Thurston Oliver points out that, often, when attempts to provide community are just starting to take…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Minority Group Students, College Students
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McLaughlin, Conor P.; Newman, Christopher B. – About Campus, 2018
As higher education professionals, we all wield power to shape the educational environment for our students. Conor P. McLaughlin and Christopher B. Newman use the metaphor of the superhero, whose power has the potential to be both democratic or fascist, to consider how we use our power as higher education professionals. More specifically, they…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Environment, World Views
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Shushok, Frank, Jr.; Tatum, Beverly Daniel – About Campus, 2018
In this interview, Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, shares her views of higher education. She notes the historical importance of historically black colleges and universities to our current leadership in all areas of society, their importance in rural areas or other places with limited educational options, and their need…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Black Colleges, African American Students, College Students
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Okello, Wilson Kwamogi; Pérez, David, II – About Campus, 2018
Wilson Kwamogi Okello and David Pérez II highlight Christian's story from their study of 100 Latino undergraduate men at 20 selective universities. Christian's experiences as an apparently successful student exemplify the double-edged nature of Latino men's challenges in higher education. Okello and Pérez apply the concept of public and hidden…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Males, Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students
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Croom, Natasha N.; Kortegast, Carrie A. – About Campus, 2018
This article offers the concept of critical professional praxis as a framework for naming and addressing difference-neutral practices in education (an approach that does not consider the effects of power and privilege associated with social differences in teachers' beliefs, ideas, and actions). Critical professional praxis is using both formal and…
Descriptors: Praxis, Student Diversity, Social Justice, Educational Practices
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Kersh, Rogan – About Campus, 2018
In this interview, Rogan Kersh describes his evolution from a lecturer behind a podium to a facilitator of hands-on exercises and role-playing. Instead of resisting generational change, Kersh has embraced the charge to evolve to meet current students' needs by asking his students how they experience his classes, and really listening to their…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, College Administration, Administrators, Administrator Role
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Inazu, John D. – About Campus, 2018
In this engaging interview, John D. Inazu identifies confident pluralism as the way for us to thrive in connection even when divided by deep differences. Since our differences are not just going to go away, we need to learn to live with others with whom we do not agree. Inazu explains that tolerance, humility, and patience are the foundational…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Social Attitudes, Social Justice
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Edens, Joe – About Campus, 2018
Joe Edens discusses the challenges of free speech when such speech includes content that undermines the ideologies of higher education, such as diversity, tolerance, or intellectual rigor. Even in cases of controversial or provocative speech, he believes that the process of free speech should not be hindered and employs John D. Inazu's concept of…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Ideology, Higher Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Hannah, John; Ellis, Tesni – About Campus, 2018
In a response to an article in the March 2017 issue of "About Campus" (see EJ1166502, "Shifting to Curricular Approaches to Learning beyond the Classroom"), John Hannah and Tesni Ellis challenge a rigid curricular approach to student affairs. They recognize the appeal and benefits of such an approach but are wary that any…
Descriptors: College Students, Artists, Academic Achievement, Student Personnel Services