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Robinson, Claire; Gahagan, Jimmie – About Campus, 2010
Academic coaching can be a crucial step in helping students transition to college. Coaches work with students to be strategic in establishing and achieving their academic goals as well as becoming engaged on campus. At the University of South Carolina, academic coaching is defined as a one-on-one interaction with a student focusing on strengths,…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Educational Planning, Interests, Goal Orientation
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DuPre, Carrie – About Campus, 2010
Even as educators understand how their millennial students learn in such different ways than previous generations (watching how-to videos downloaded from YouTube or engaging in experiential learning adventures), colleges still rely heavily on in-the-classroom learning. The author can't offer an alternative to this classroom format, but she…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Student Development, Teaching Methods, Service Learning
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Allen, Christopher T.; Wheeler, Joshua A. – About Campus, 2009
Violence prevention groups on college campuses, in schools, and in communities are increasingly aware that violence against women cannot end unless men take an active role in stopping it, and the failure of many men to take the issue of violence against women seriously cannot be overlooked. At the University of South Carolina (USC), collaboration…
Descriptors: Campuses, Violence, Females, Prevention
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Gahagan, Jimmie; Hunter, Mary Stuart – About Campus, 2006
Three decades of research and practice have demonstrated the power and importance of the experience of students who are making the transition from high school to college. Student persistence to the sophomore year and, ultimately, persistence to graduation are at stake. This recognition of the critical nature of the first year has motivated…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, College Students, Student Attrition
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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