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Seemiller, Corey; Grace, Meghan – About Campus, 2017
In 1995, the Internet was born. So, too, was Generation Z. The oldest of this post-Millennial generation arrived to college in 2013, and more than four years later, Generation Z students fill the nation's classrooms, campus programs, and residence halls. In order to recruit, educate, and graduate this new generational cohort effectively, educators…
Descriptors: Age Groups, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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Barnhardt, Cassie; Ramos, Marisol; Reyes, Kimberly – About Campus, 2013
Cassie Barnhardt, Marisol Ramos, and Kimberly Reyes share a case study of an undocumented student's academic success to demonstrate the importance of administrative commitment, clarity, and consistency in supporting such students in the unique challenges they face. (Contains 13 notes.)
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Case Studies, Administrators
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Pasque, Penny A.; Neubauer, Hailey – About Campus, 2013
One undergraduate's transformational story of self-discovery and personal development frames this discussion of the importance of undergraduate involvement in social justice research. In this article, the authors first share a bit about the national landscape regarding community-university engagement initiatives. They also share research findings…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Justice, Student Research, School Community Relationship
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Burleson, Douglas A. – About Campus, 2010
Research on college choice, like research on general college experiences, has focused mainly on the process for all students as well as on racial or ethnic minorities and economically disadvantaged students. Less is known about the potential concerns for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer (GLBTQ) college students. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Decision Making, College Choice, Social Bias
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Small, Jenny L. – About Campus, 2009
The author shares the results of her research with focus groups of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and atheist students who discussed their religious and spiritual beliefs with her and with each other. She offers these students' words in order to encourage other educators to consider hosting similarly structured conversations and to think about the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Jews, Focus Groups, Student Development
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Arend, Bridget D. – About Campus, 2004
In the spring of 2002, the author conducted a qualitative study that used student engagement as a lens through which to analyze the effects of technology on campus. The setting was a four-year private institution that had, three years prior, instituted a laptop computer requirement for undergraduate students. The study used focus groups of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Student Participation
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Torres, Vasti – About Campus, 2003
In order to improve the enrollment and retention statistics of Latino students, colleges and universities need to evaluate their approach toward Latino students and use culturally sensitive methods to asses how well students' needs are being met. This research focused on the relationship between ethnic identity and acculturation, which illustrates…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education
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Kezar, Adrianna – About Campus, 2000
Investigates how higher education can harness leadership potential of students from diverse backgrounds. Presents pluralistic leadership framework to engage a diverse student body, including: (1) negotiating contingent leadership model that is reevaluated by community as a whole; (2) selecting values to associate with the model; (3) negotiating…
Descriptors: College Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Diversity (Student)
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Newton, Fred B. – About Campus, 2000
Presents findings from conversations with college students regarding the trends in students' behaviors and attitudes that differentiate today's students from previous generations. Also summarizes reflections from faculty and staff collected during the project period. Issues discussed include the effects of: college transition; social connection…
Descriptors: College Students, Generation Gap, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
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Smith, Daryl G.; Schonfeld, Natalie B. – About Campus, 2000
Presents a comprehensive review of the research on diversity and its impact on students. Summarizes the findings of research in relation to four dimensions of diversity: access and success of underrepresented students; campus climate and intergroup relations; education and scholarship; and institutional viability. (Contains 20 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Diversity (Student)
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Astin, Helen S.; Antonio, Anthony Lising – About Campus, 2000
Study analyzes longitudinal data on students to identify specific college experiences that influence particular outcomes that are indicative of character. Results suggest that the campus culture of religious institutions provides a setting in which character-enhancing activities are valued, while the culture of academically selective campuses may…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Students, Educational Environment, Educational Experience
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Martinez Aleman, Ana M. – About Campus, 1998
Forty-four undergraduate women at a small liberal arts college were asked to characterize conversations with college women friends and to describe the role these women play in intellectual growth and academic performance. Results show that women are more comfortable expressing their views within female friendship than in the classroom. (MKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cognitive Processes, College Students, Females