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Nash, Robert J.; Bradley, DeMethra LaSha – About Campus, 2012
For years, the authors have heard the pleas of students, administrators, staff, and faculty to be able to write more personally--for publication, course assignments, theses, and dissertations. They have heard educators throughout the United States talk about the value of personal narrative writing as a way to take a different in-depth look at an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Personal Narratives, Research Methodology, Educational Practices
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Trolian, Teniell L.; Fouts, Kristin S. – About Campus, 2011
In 2002, former US President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) into law, leading to a significant change in the way elementary and secondary teachers design curricula and instruct their students, as well as the ways in which students learn and view learning in and outside of the classroom. Most domestic students entering…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Educational Legislation
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Hiraldo, Carlos – About Campus, 2011
As the increasing racial diversity of the United States continues to be reflected in colleges and universities across the country, academics who think and write about their teaching philosophy remain more comfortable arguing for a curriculum that deals with race and gender than for one that centers on class and social mobility. Some academics feel…
Descriptors: Race, Social Mobility, Ethnic Diversity, Student Diversity
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Hovland, Kevin; Schneider, Carol Geary – About Campus, 2011
The world is changing in dramatic and complex ways. There can be little doubt that if the twentieth century was "The American Century," the twenty-first century has already become a Global Century, framed by new power dynamics, new economic realities, and new quests for self-determination and freedom across all parts of the globe. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, General Education, Citizenship Education, Global Approach
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Schreiner, Laurie A. – About Campus, 2010
In the previous two issues of "About Campus," the author has described the national study of college-student thriving that she has conducted with her doctoral students at Azusa Pacific University over the past several years. Their validated and reliable 35-item Thriving Quotient has been administered to over 15,000 college students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
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Henscheid, Jean M. – About Campus, 2008
Many institutions are currently using the senior year to explicitly reinforce abilities that students will need beyond graduation, in their first paid position, and throughout their lifetime. On campuses that organize the curriculum and cocurriculum of the senior year around learning outcomes important to those within and outside the academy,…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Lifelong Learning, Education Work Relationship, Outcomes of Education
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Duffy, Jennifer O. – About Campus, 2007
Women's studies programs, multicultural centers, and organizations to support gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students are campus fixtures. Few now question diversity's contribution to the education of all students. Jennifer Duffy suggests that it's time to acknowledge, support, and celebrate one more form of diversity that is mostly…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Influences, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Influences
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Parker, Priya Narayan – About Campus, 2006
Across American campuses, racial tension and other issues of diversity remain a major challenge. The majority of this country's institutions demonstrate that they value and promote diversity through efforts in affirmative action, minority student and faculty recruitment, minority retention, administration of special scholarships, diversity Web…
Descriptors: Campuses, Student Diversity, Racial Attitudes, Conflict