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Wortham, Forest B. – About Campus, 2013
Planning programs with learning outcomes that address diversity issues on campus can become fairly routine--a "plug and play" task--for a director of multicultural student affairs at a private, religious, predominantly white liberal arts university. However, connecting with African American and other minority students when they arrived on campus…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Student Diversity, Student Organizations, African American Students
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Peck, Adam – About Campus, 2011
In this article, the author describes the Involvement Center and Peer Involvement Advising Program at Stephen F. Austin State University which were developed to address the important and persistent problems in higher education. Early indications are that the program is quite effective in doing so. In its second full year of existence, the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Peer Relationship, College Freshmen
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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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Robinson, Claire; Gahagan, Jimmie – About Campus, 2010
Academic coaching can be a crucial step in helping students transition to college. Coaches work with students to be strategic in establishing and achieving their academic goals as well as becoming engaged on campus. At the University of South Carolina, academic coaching is defined as a one-on-one interaction with a student focusing on strengths,…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Educational Planning, Interests, Goal Orientation
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Brier, Ellen M.; Hirschy, Amy S.; Braxton, John M. – About Campus, 2008
The Strategic Retention Initiative is an administrative practice which involves calling all first-year students. The initiative is guided by an institutional commitment to the well-being of students and represents an institutional investment in student persistence. The development and implementation of the Strategic Retention Initiative was…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Integrity, School Holding Power, Theory Practice Relationship
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Pike, Gary R. – About Campus, 2008
Learning communities can trace their origins to the 1920s and the experimental College at the University of Wisconsin, but the widespread use of learning communities to improve undergraduate education is a relatively new phenomenon. The early learning communities of the late 1980s and early 1990s consisted of groups of new freshmen co-enrolled in…
Descriptors: Experimental Colleges, College Freshmen, Predictor Variables, Evaluation Criteria
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Campbell, Erin – About Campus, 2007
While many people may not realize that the words they speak may offend, carelessly used words can indeed lead to hurt, discrimination, and, on occasion, violence. Hate crimes occur all too frequently, even on college campuses--places which should be designed to be open and accepting. The role of educators and student leaders is to raise…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Freshmen, Teacher Role, Consciousness Raising
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Bonfiglio, Robert A. – About Campus, 2006
Themes of security and opportunity are readily apparent in descriptions of programs designed to assist new students with their college transition; yet it seems that anxiety and, to some extent, fear are even more prevalent in the messages communicated to new students as they embark on their collegiate career. All college and university students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Advising, Anxiety, College Freshmen
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Williams, Lee Burdette – About Campus, 2005
In this article, the author, director of Watauga College and residential learning communities at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, shares her experience dealing with first year college students who are taking medication to manage depression, anxiety, or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. She stresses that this is a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Attention Deficit Disorders, Hyperactivity, Depression (Psychology)
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St. Onge, Stephen R.; Ellett, Thomas – About Campus, 2005
America's current generation of adolescents promises to be not only one of the country's most complex but also one of the country's largest, rivaling the baby boomer generation in size and consumer power. Understanding the challenges and positive experiences that these students bring with them to college campuses is important for educators as they…
Descriptors: College Students, Campuses, Baby Boomers, Adolescents
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Reynolds, Stephanie C. – About Campus, 2005
As an administrator of a program intended to help retain students at Syracuse University, the author found herself in an ironic position this past August. She was presenting a workshop to parents of incoming first-year students about what they could expect from their sons and daughters during the first semester of college. It was ironic because…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Choice, College Admission, College Applicants