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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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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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Harris, Jacqueline; Ho, Taiping; Markle, Larry; Wessel, Roger – About Campus, 2011
Concern over the transition to postsecondary education for students with disabilities led Ball State University personnel to create the Faculty Mentorship Program (FMP ) in the summer of 2006. The program is a model for collaboration between the disability services office, the faculty members of Ball State, and the Learning Center. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Mentors, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Alexander, Julie S.; Gardner, John N. – About Campus, 2009
Though many institutions provide an a la carte approach to the first year, Julie Alexander and John Gardner argue that meeting the needs of first-year students requires a cohesive strategic action plan. Here is their practical framework for mapping and developing such a plan.
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Strategic Planning, College Freshmen, Student Needs
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Garcia, Lisa D.; Paz, Chiara C. – About Campus, 2009
Many colleges and universities in the United States offer summer programs for their incoming students. While programs are structured and administered in a variety of ways and target various student populations, the most common type of summer bridge program aims to serve historically underrepresented students and students of low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Summer Programs, Colleges, Course Content