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Reneau, Clint-Michael – About Campus, 2019
At a young age, men begin examining and collecting societal messages about masculinity. As as a result of interpreting these messages, young men modify their behavior based on these societal expectations. This is what the author refers to as "regulating masculinity." The regulation of young men's masculinity takes many forms and can crop…
Descriptors: Males, College Students, Masculinity, Photography
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Trester, Eugene F. – About Campus, 2019
One cannot underestimate the social components of learning. Why are we not educating for an era in which the skills of connecting and constructing are more important than ever? Millennials are by far the most accomplished generation at productive collaboration. An active, student-centered experience will serve them well the rest of their lives.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Facilitators (Individuals), 21st Century Skills
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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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Ruiz, Stevie Raymond – About Campus, 2019
At California State University Northridge (CSUN), Stevie Ruiz's students reflect the multiracial communities of Los Angeles County. The students are children of immigrants, working class, first-generation college students, and queer people of color. Students share a wealth of knowledge that is shaped by race, gender, sexual, and class inequality…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Role, Student Diversity, Social Influences
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Stewart, Terah J. – About Campus, 2018
Terah J. Stewart challenges us to think about our attitudes toward fatness and fat bodies and consider how our campuses marginalize people based on body size. He shares his students' stories of dreading to enter a classroom for fear of not finding a seat they can fit in or being publicly admonished for being unhealthy and lazy. Clearly, negative…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Body Weight, Body Height, Self Concept
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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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Black, Ray – About Campus, 2018
Ray Black shares the story of creating the Black Male Think Tank, an informal community for black men at his historically white institution. He tells how black male students turned to him in confusion after charges of sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby and various police killings of young black men. The students needed a safe place in which to…
Descriptors: Reflection, Males, Racial Relations, Racial Attitudes
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Shushok, Frank, Jr.; Tatum, Beverly Daniel – About Campus, 2018
In this interview, Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, shares her views of higher education. She notes the historical importance of historically black colleges and universities to our current leadership in all areas of society, their importance in rural areas or other places with limited educational options, and their need…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Black Colleges, African American Students, College Students
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Rue, Penny – About Campus, 2018
Penny Rue summarizes the research on Gen Z, the current generation of college-age students, and shares what the trends mean to educators. Members of Gen Z tend to be pragmatic about higher education and expect meaningful learning experiences supported by technology. They are highly tuned in to social media sites and may need support in…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, College Students, Age Groups, Comparative Analysis
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Francis, Shelly L. – About Campus, 2018
Shelly L. Francis posits that we will need collective courage to truly embrace cultural diversity. So what is courage and can we cultivate it in ourselves and our students? First, we need more people with the skills to foster trust, especially with others who are different. Perhaps not surprisingly, these people will also need a strong sense of…
Descriptors: College Students, College Environment, Campuses, Psychological Patterns
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Mueller, Alan C. R. – About Campus, 2018
Alan Mueller explores the tension between helping students reach their career aspirations and being true to his personal and professional values of justice and equity. He identifies this as "inhabiting the gap," that is, remaining in the discomfort of the ethical or moral dilemma. One way he does this is by practicing unconditional…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Occupational Aspiration, Career Development, College Students
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Samura, Michelle – About Campus, 2018
Every institution is different, so educators should explore the concept of spatial cues at their institutions. Without serious consideration of space, many students' needs (and desires) will remain unknown and unaddressed. More than any time before, campuses must develop strategies to better understand students' diverse experiences and…
Descriptors: College Environment, Space Utilization, Cues, Student Needs
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Kersh, Rogan – About Campus, 2018
In this interview, Rogan Kersh describes his evolution from a lecturer behind a podium to a facilitator of hands-on exercises and role-playing. Instead of resisting generational change, Kersh has embraced the charge to evolve to meet current students' needs by asking his students how they experience his classes, and really listening to their…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, College Administration, Administrators, Administrator Role
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Willoughby, Case – About Campus, 2018
When Case Willoughby took his first community college job, he started by applying student development and student engagement theory to advising. He refocused advising to support students in exploring academic and career goals and teach them the intellectual and practical skills they need to learn. This experience led Willoughby to notice that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Students, Educational Research
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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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