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Weiland, Kathryn Lynn; Guzman, Amilcar; O'Meara, KerryAnn – About Campus, 2013
Kathryn Lynn Weiland, Amilcar Guzman, and KerryAnn O'Meara explore historical and contemporary student protest movements at three academic institutions and provide suggestions to educators on how to support students (and their learning) through their protest activities. (Contains 17 notes.)
Descriptors: Activism, Advocacy, Colleges, Educational History
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Brown, Gary; DesRosier, Theron; Peterson, Nils; Chida, Meriem; Lagier, Randy – About Campus, 2009
In this article, the authors describe a pilot project in which formative feedback from industry professionals creates a genuine learning experience for students. Industry is giving feedback to higher education that many graduates are not employable or that they need substantial postcollegiate on-the-job training. Higher education is struggling to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Employment Potential, Pilot Projects, Criteria
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Quaye, Stephen John – About Campus, 2007
For years, educators and politicians have sought to foster a sense of hope among students--a hope that moves them beyond cynicism about society and incite them to envision better days ahead. Yet as Princeton University professor of religion and author Cornel West discusses in his 2004 book "Democracy Matters", many students today are…
Descriptors: College Students, Civil Rights, Activism, Democracy
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MacGregor, Jean; Smith, Barbara Leigh – About Campus, 2005
A multiyear effort to understand and improve the practice of learning communities across North America has revealed encouraging trends and areas in which work should continue. The authors asked fifty-six educators involved in the work to write and talk about the state of learning communities. The authors wanted to learn how learning community…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Programs, Educational Change, Student Development
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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