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Riera, Jose-Luis – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the author shares his own learning on the challenges and the responsibilities as a student and as an instructor in the process of engaged learning. The author shares that his hope of telling his experience is to prompt educators to think about teaching and learning in ways that challenge some traditional assumptions about students…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Personal Narratives, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
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Pistilli, Matthew D.; Arnold, Kimberly E. – About Campus, 2010
This article discusses how Purdue University is changing the academic behavior of struggling students. At Purdue, they've developed Signals as a means of helping students better understand where they stand gradewise early enough so that they can seek help and raise their grade or drop the course without the penalty of a failing grade. They knew…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Grades (Scholastic), Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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Jacoby, Barbara; Dean, Laura A. – About Campus, 2010
Across the broad spectrum of disciplines and departments within higher education, it sometimes feels like there is little that unites them. They talk about silos, they bemoan divergent and fragmented efforts, and they refer frequently to "them" and "they," regardless of where they are on the organizational chart. However, there is one topic that…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Higher Education, Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness
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Waters, Rhian – About Campus, 2010
Understanding allyhood as a developmental process will allow educators and program directors to reach a broader number of students with more powerful outcomes in line with student learning and development goals. Designing programs that promote ally development as a component of social justice education will allow programs to tailor ally…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Models, Instructional Design, Student Development
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Murray, Joseph L. – About Campus, 2010
Like many of the author's colleagues in higher education, he has long maintained that their work is primarily about forging personal connections within their campus communities by engaging students in a variety of learning activities. He fervently believes that learning must be broadly conceived to include an array of cognitive, social, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Learning Processes, College Environment
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Bresciani, Marilee J.; Duncan, Allison J.; Cao, Liu Hui – About Campus, 2010
Many people feel overwhelmed by the seemingly never-ending demands of their professional and personal lives. Thinking of one's life as an ongoing journey promotes flexibility and allows one to focus on a current task, while knowing there will be time in the future to complete other tasks or meet other goals later. Research has also shown that…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Time Management, Holistic Approach, Role
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Yousey-Elsener, Kimberly; Keith, Diana Richter; Ripkey, Staci Lynne – About Campus, 2010
Going green? For many, this phrase has a definitive ending, such as an "!" or a strong "." For the authors, the journey began with the questions: (1) What should students be "learning" about sustainability?; and (2) How do we know that they "are" learning? Their journey to understand the relationship between student learning and sustainability…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Sustainability, Knowledge Level, College Outcomes Assessment
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Lawry, John D. – About Campus, 2010
When the author accepted his first college teaching position, he never really gave much thought to how a class should begin. In this article, the author reflects on his teaching experiences and recognizes now that how his classes begin is important. The students' comments suggest that the ritual of silence and time for reflection does make a…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Teaching Experience, Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques
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Rosch, David M.; Kusel, Michelle L. – About Campus, 2010
Peter G. Northouse's "Leadership: Theory and Practice" defines leadership as an individual's influence on a group in order to reach a goal. This definition is good in that it is difficult to disagree with, but it is vague in that the creation of influence can happen in countless ways, some of which, such as the use of coercion, force, or unethical…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Definitions
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Junco, Reynol; Chickering, Arthur W. – About Campus, 2010
For centuries, issues of civil discourse only arose concerning written and oral communication. But now, new technologies for communication and social interaction, particularly social media, have dramatically expanded the potential for human interaction. They generate significant challenges for institutional policies and practices to encourage and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Opportunities, Interaction, Technological Advancement
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Hayden, Joshua M. – About Campus, 2010
An essential student competency for living and engaging with people's deepest differences is civility. Several recent articles in "About Campus" have suggested both the urgency and educational value of student dialogue and understanding--especially when it comes to religious and ideological differences on campus. More specifically, the way to…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Altruism, Ideology, Citizenship Responsibility
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Bertram, Margaret – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the author contends that to understand the concern over student mental health, one must first consider what students are reporting about themselves. Students with mental health issues are intellectually capable; rising numbers of accepted students with diagnosed psychological conditions confirm this. However, many conditions…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, Campuses, Measurement Techniques
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Baker, Vicki L.; Griffin, Kimberly A. – About Campus, 2010
The goals of this essay are to shed light on the importance of faculty-student (or staff-student) relationships to student success and to describe the various faculty or staff roles that are available to help students succeed. Students rely on the support of faculty advisors and mentors to help them navigate their undergraduate experiences. Now a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Advising, Student Development, Academic Achievement
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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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Kezar, Adrianna; Yang, Hannah – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the authors argue that campus communities must play a more active role in developing financial literacy than they currently do--and not just by providing counseling in moments of emergency. They argue that financial literacy, as a life skill, as a requisite to citizenship, and as a critical intellectual competency, is an essential…
Descriptors: Campuses, Citizenship, Money Management, Daily Living Skills
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