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Matsuda, Matt; Williams, David S., II – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the authors report on a successful collaboration between academic and student services that resulted in a Rutgers University Byrne Seminar on social entrepreneurship. The course, entitled "The Business of Doing Good: Combining Business Practices with Social Activism," was designed to inspire the next generation of change makers,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Seminars, Activism, Cooperation
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Harmon, Noel – About Campus, 2010
Collegiate athletics has exploded into a multimillion-dollar enterprise that has brought with it a host of issues, including the exploitation of student athletes, concerns about student athletes' academic success and low graduation rates, cheating by student athletes and staff, and misbehavior and crimes committed by student athletes, coaches, and…
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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Liddell, Debora L.; Cooper, Diane L.; Healy, Margaret A.; Stewart, Dafina Lazarus – About Campus, 2010
Dana is a graduate assistant in the second year of a master's program in student personnel. In a class discussion of assistantship issues, Dana reveals that he has decided not to enforce the university's policy of "writing up" all underage students who are in a residence hall room where alcohol is present. He says that in his opinion the punitive…
Descriptors: Role Models, Student Personnel Workers, Ethics, Moral Development
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Rosenthal, Kimmo I.; Shinebarger, Shelly H. – About Campus, 2010
Over the last four years at Union College, the authors and their colleagues have developed a successful peer-mentoring program called Peer Assistants for Learning (PALs). Students are faced with many stressors and need help in addressing issues that may be troubling them, many of which are not academic issues. Students may perceive that faculty…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Mentors, Faculty Advisers, Peer Relationship
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Williams, Lee Burdette – About Campus, 2010
On a college campus, educators and students live on the edge of tragedy. They walk that edge everyday, aware that the possibility of death is always one misstep away. One careless move by any of the hundreds or thousands of them walking that edge, and their whole community falls into a canyon of grief from which they will climb only after weeks,…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, College Faculty, Grief, Coping
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Schreiner, Laurie A. – About Campus, 2010
In the previous two issues of "About Campus," the author has described the national study of college-student thriving that she has conducted with her doctoral students at Azusa Pacific University over the past several years. Their validated and reliable 35-item Thriving Quotient has been administered to over 15,000 college students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
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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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Hallett, Ronald E. – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the author examines the challenges of highly mobile students and what educators can do to retain and support them. The findings and recommendations presented here are based on two complementary research projects conducted with homeless students transitioning from high school to college. The author focuses on the residential…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Students, Academic Advising, Student Mobility
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DuPre, Carrie – About Campus, 2010
Even as educators understand how their millennial students learn in such different ways than previous generations (watching how-to videos downloaded from YouTube or engaging in experiential learning adventures), colleges still rely heavily on in-the-classroom learning. The author can't offer an alternative to this classroom format, but she…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Student Development, Teaching Methods, Service Learning
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Hirsch, Deborah; Goldberger, Ellen – About Campus, 2010
The term "helicopter parents" typically involves parents--most often, mothers--who "hover" over their children to shelter them from stress, resolve their problems, and offer unwavering, on-the-spot support and affirmation. The recipients of this attention are the generation who have had their play dates managed and have been…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, School Responsibility
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Eckert, Erica – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the author reflects on the learning opportunities provided by the tragedy at Kent State University forty years ago for educators and learners. Four students were slain and nine students were wounded by the bullets of National Guardsmen who had been sent to quell anti-war demonstrations and vandalism. The events of May 4, 1970,…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, College Faculty, College Students, United States History
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Lindsay, Nathan; Harrell-Blair, Krista; McDaniel, Lindsey; Williams, Clifton; Reed, Diane – About Campus, 2010
Without question, sustainability efforts and initiatives are on the rise on college campuses. In a 2007 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) presentation, Debra Rowe reported that across the country there were 250 sustainability coordinators/offices/committees, 300 LEED (green) buildings, 275 campus sustainability assessments that had…
Descriptors: Activism, Sustainable Development, College Students, Conservation (Environment)
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Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2010
Everyone at some point has asked the question "Why do bad things happen to good people? Even while asking it, most know that finding an answer to this question is not likely in their future. People's best responsible action, then, is to manage their risks to prevent future bad things from occurring, to the greatest extent possible. Risk…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Higher Education, Campuses, Colleges
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Nash, Robert J. – About Campus, 2009
This article describes the author's cross-pedagogical approach to co-teaching with student affairs colleagues. The central goal of this approach is to help students create meaning for their lives. The author also gives an account of an incident that occurred in one seminar and illustrates the benefits of a crossover approach.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Multiple Intelligences, Cooperation
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Arminio, Jan; Roberts, Dennis C.; Bonfiglio, Robert – About Campus, 2009
In this article, the authors share an approach to enriching student learning through building on relationships among faculty, student affairs educators, and administrators. As their examples suggest, campuses where academic and student affairs educators work together most effectively have broad representation on campuswide committees and other…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Personnel Services, Academic Achievement, College Faculty
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