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Nicolazzo, Z.; Harris, Crystal – About Campus, 2014
By sharing an honest, thoughtful dialogue about how their different identities affect their experience of feminism and feminist spaces, Z Nicolazzo and Crystal Harris model duoethnographic dialogue--a type of dialogue across difference that has the potential to be a catalyst for transformative student learning.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Ethnography, Feminism
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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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Dolby, Nadine – About Campus, 2014
In this article, the author describes a powerful counter to the content-delivery approach to higher education.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Delivery Systems, Student Development
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Zevallos, Ana L.; Washburn, Mara – About Campus, 2014
Over the past decades, Vincent Tinto, Edmund Thile, Francis Ianni, and others all link mentoring to better academic performance, improved social adjustment, enhanced academic experiences, and greater rates of degree completion. Even more specifically, Jean E. Rhodes, Renée Spencer, Thomas E. Keller, Belle Liang, and Gil Noam describe three…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Counseling, College Students, Program Descriptions
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Youatt, June Pierce; McCully, Wyl; Blanshan, Sue A. – About Campus, 2014
June Pierce Youatt, Wyl McCully, and Sue A. Blanshan describe an innovative, collaborative approach to making on-campus life more accessible to students at Michigan State University.
Descriptors: Student Experience, Campuses, Program Descriptions, Innovation
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Barnhardt, Cassie; Ramos, Marisol; Reyes, Kimberly – About Campus, 2013
Cassie Barnhardt, Marisol Ramos, and Kimberly Reyes share a case study of an undocumented student's academic success to demonstrate the importance of administrative commitment, clarity, and consistency in supporting such students in the unique challenges they face. (Contains 13 notes.)
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Case Studies, Administrators
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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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Taylor, Colette M.; Colvin, Kathryn L. – About Campus, 2013
Transitioning from high school to college is challenging for many students, but for none more so than students with Asperger's syndrome. Colette M. Taylor and Kathryn L. Colvin introduce the concept of universal design as an effective approach to supporting this increasing subpopulation of students.
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Asperger Syndrome, Transitional Programs, Student Adjustment
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McCallum, Carmen M. – About Campus, 2013
Carmen M. McCallum shares her story of how deeply an arbitrary boundary line affected her life in order to challenge us to recognize, change, and cross the lines that disrupt our students' success.
Descriptors: Success, Teaching Experience, Teacher Behavior, Phenomenology
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Museus, Samuel D.; Truong, Kimberly A. – About Campus, 2013
Samuel D. Museus and Kimberly A. Truong report on the negative consequences of the ubiquitous racialized and sexualized stereotypes of Asian American college students that appear online.
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Students, Gender Bias, Racial Bias
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Nash, Robert J.; Jang, Jennifer J. J. – About Campus, 2013
Robert J. Nash and Jennifer J. J. Jang argue that students have a great need to find a "meaning to live for," à la Victor Frankl, and make a case for creating a space for students and educators to contextualize learning experiences dealing with the universal, existential questions of life.
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Living Learning Centers, Context Effect, College Students
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Blimling, Gregory S. – About Campus, 2013
Why do so many traditionally aged college students engage in inappropriate behaviors, even when they are smart enough to know better? To answer this question, Gregory S. Blimling looks at some of the latest neuroscience research and, in doing so, introduces a new dimension to understanding psychosocial development in college…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Development, Student Behavior, Capacity Building
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Macias, Louis V. – About Campus, 2013
Louis V. Macias reminds us that educators' attitudes toward first-generation students have a great impact on their eventual success … or failure. Are you serving the best interests of your students with an inspirational, success-oriented mind-set that considers all of their capabilities?
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Success, Student Empowerment, Teacher Attitudes
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Fried, Jane – About Campus, 2013
People remember information that is important to them--because it is fundamental to their well-being, or because it matters to them in some other significant way. This is all one really needs to know about unlocking student learning. People learn and remember information that matters to them. So what matters to students? That is a complicated…
Descriptors: Well Being, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Epistemology
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