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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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Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2017
Peter Felten is executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University, where he also serves as a professor of history. Charles C. Schroeder is the past president of ACPA--College Student Educators International and founding coexecutive editor of "About Campus." Felten and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Academic Support Services, Interpersonal Relationship
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Kerr, Kathleen G.; Tweedy, James; Edwards, Keith E.; Kimmel, Dillon – About Campus, 2017
This article describes how the authors, determined to actualize their dedication to student learning, looked to American College Personnel Association (ACPA)'s seminal work from 1994, "The Student Learning Imperative," which redirected those who work in student affairs, where student services and development had traditionally been the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Student Personnel Services, Models
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Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2017
In this wide-ranging interview, Krista Tippett, a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and the New York Times bestselling author of "Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living" (Penguin Press, 2016) shares her perspective on wisdom, the reemergence of hope, and the need to talk about values.
Descriptors: Expectation, Values, Friendship, Student Development
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Shushok, Frank; Sinek, Simon – About Campus, 2017
Simon Sinek, founder of Start With Why, is an unshakable optimist. He is a trained ethnographer and author of three books. Fascinated by the leaders who make the greatest impact in their organizations and in the world, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act, and communicate, as well as about the environments these…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Student Experience, Student School Relationship, Campuses
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Acosta, Danielle Morgan – About Campus, 2014
Twitter is a highly accessible communication venue that is embraced by great numbers of traditionally aged and ethnically diverse college students. Danielle Morgan Acosta challenges us to turn our research and teaching attention to the potential of Twitter to support student learning.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Mass Media Effects, Social Capital
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Osterholt, Dorothy A.; Dennis, Sophie Lampard – About Campus, 2014
The increasingly diverse set of learners in colleges and universities poses considerable challenges for educators. Dorothy A. Osterholt and Sophie Lampard Dennis explain the four domains of learning they have identified and suggest ways to apply them to help students overcome a variety of obstacles to learning.
Descriptors: Barriers, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Student Diversity
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King, Patricia M. – About Campus, 2014
Founding "About Campus" Executive Editor Patricia M. King discusses her concerns about what she sees as the unnecessary split between the institutional and the individual approach to supporting student learning and provides a forward-looking model to merge the two.
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Student Experience, Student Development, Organizational Development
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Hulme, Eileen; Thomas, Ben; DeLaRosby, Hal – About Campus, 2014
Eileen Hulme, Ben Thomas, and Hal DeLaRosby argue for the importance of creativity as a learning outcome and challenge higher education to produce students capable of becoming the innovative leaders the twenty-first-century economy requires.
Descriptors: College Students, Creativity, Innovation, Student Development
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Bondi, Stephanie – About Campus, 2013
Traditional ideas about teaching and learning can run deep. Stephanie Bondi shares her experience of sharing power, voice, and responsibility with her students on a radical scale.
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Learning Strategies, Teaching Experience
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Abe, Paige; Jordan, Nickolas A. – About Campus, 2013
Over the past decade, social media and technology have become prevalent in the day-to-day life of many college and university students. From Skype to Twitter to Facebook, these modes of social media are often used as tools to keep in touch with friends and family, socialize, and share personal opinions. Considering that such a high percentage of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Technology, Classroom Techniques, Integrated Curriculum
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Wood, J. Luke – About Campus, 2012
"Open access" is a core mission component of the community college. Through this mission, public two-year colleges provide postsecondary opportunities to nearly all individuals desiring further education. However, access is not necessarily synonymous with success. Many students, including black males, have concerning levels of success, or the lack…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Males, Educational Strategies
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Nichols-Casebolt, Ann – About Campus, 2012
With the advent of the new post-9/11 GI Bill, many colleges and universities have seen significant growth in the numbers of veterans and other military students on their campuses. Along with this increased population has come a growing recognition that while these students share many of the same struggles as other students, their service in the…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Injuries, Veterans, Needs Assessment
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Nash, Robert J.; Bradley, DeMethra LaSha – About Campus, 2012
For years, the authors have heard the pleas of students, administrators, staff, and faculty to be able to write more personally--for publication, course assignments, theses, and dissertations. They have heard educators throughout the United States talk about the value of personal narrative writing as a way to take a different in-depth look at an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Personal Narratives, Research Methodology, Educational Practices
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Boggs, George R. – About Campus, 2011
The focus on educational attainment has taken on a renewed sense of national urgency. It is now commonly accepted that educational achievement is correlated with higher individual lifetime earnings and a better quality of life. Increasing the general level of education is also seen as important for the well-being of society and the economic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Institutional Characteristics, College Role
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