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Dawood, Clark – About Campus, 2019
People hate the feeling of uncertainty; if not managed or addressed properly, it can lead to confusion, frustration, or worse--and that is a bad thing. Equally bad, however, is running from ambiguity, leaping to solution based on assumption, and failing to take the time to explore what is unknown and learning to be comfortable in, and taking the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Transitional Programs, Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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Sorensen, Chelsea; Harper, Ruth; Badura, Matthew – About Campus, 2019
In this essay, the authors, (Harper, professor; Sorensen, academic advisor and former graduate student; Badura, academic advisor and literature scholar) argue that reading literary fiction can indeed contribute to the ongoing development of student affairs professionals, offering as evidence the experiences of a graduate class who read novels…
Descriptors: Novels, Professional Development, Fiction, Literature
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Witenstein, Matthew A.; Jones, Lorraine; Johnson, Heather; Cleveland-Friday, Yolanda – About Campus, 2019
Over the past couple of years, rising anti-immigrant sentiment in the nation has led to a torrent of complex fears, anxiety, and trauma for immigrants and those who support them. This current narrative exemplifies the volatile US immigration history that includes numerous historical markers that have placed restrictions on immigrants. As these new…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Immigrants, College Environment, Two Year College Students
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Hannah, John – About Campus, 2019
The following question guides this paper: What features of the postsecondary experience unnecessarily contribute to diminished student well-being? As part of this project of testing bold ideas about student well-being, two things should rightly be the focus of attention: (1) the broader context, the zeitgeist in which students find themselves…
Descriptors: College Students, Well Being, Educational Experience, College Freshmen
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Strickland, Kristine H. – About Campus, 2018
Kristine H. Strickland reviews the variety of barriers on community college students' path to transfer and completion. Though community college transfer students can be as successful as transfer students from four-year institutions, Strickland argues that both two-year and four-year institutions need to do more to prepare students for transfer and…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Transfer Rates (College)
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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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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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Hudson, Tara D. – About Campus, 2018
Tara D. Hudson questions the potential of Duke's new policy of random roommate assignment to be successful in supporting learning about diversity. Hudson notes that with random roommate assignments, the conditions for attitude change are not necessarily met. There can be status differential and/or competition between the roommates as well as a…
Descriptors: College Housing, Friendship, Student Attitudes, Peer Relationship
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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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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
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Sriram, Rishi – About Campus, 2018
Society can be obsessed with the concept of intelligence, according to the author. Parents want to know if their children are smart. Schools try to detect the intelligence of children so that they can separate them into "gifted and talented" programs on one end of the spectrum and remedial programs on the other. Employers want to know if…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Brain, Memory, Expertise
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Redding, Alexis Brooke – About Campus, 2017
Author Alexis Brooke Redding is an advanced doctoral student and instructor in education at Harvard University. In the spring of 2015 she spent six weeks interviewing administrators and students about the myriad pathways that bring students to Hampshire College. More than simply understanding the nature of this singular campus, her study focused…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, College Bound Students, Foreign Countries
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Kilmartin, Christopher – About Campus, 2017
This article was written by Christopher Kilmartin to share some of what he has learned in his career as Emeritus college professor, author, actor, playwright, consultant, and professional psychologist about the needs of campus males and what is believed to work when addressing and intervening to keep men from hurting themselves and others.…
Descriptors: Males, Mental Health, Campuses, Masculinity
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