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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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Lovell, Elyse D'nn; Palmer, Betsy – About Campus, 2013
Undergraduates' use of social networking sites has been well documented in both the popular press and in academic publications. Research suggests that students spend, on average, 30 minutes a day engaged in a predictable routine of social networking. Correspondingly, on the first author's previous campus, she had frequently observed many of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students, College Libraries
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Wortham, Forest B. – About Campus, 2013
Planning programs with learning outcomes that address diversity issues on campus can become fairly routine--a "plug and play" task--for a director of multicultural student affairs at a private, religious, predominantly white liberal arts university. However, connecting with African American and other minority students when they arrived on campus…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Student Diversity, Student Organizations, African American Students
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Patterson, Shawna M. – About Campus, 2013
In this article, the author provides a model that juxtaposes leadership, critical theory, and learning to address the needs of educators, the organization, and students. This model provides educators with a foundational approach to nurture students' critical consciousness through self-awareness and to actualize transformational change within their…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Subcultures, Cultural Pluralism, Change Strategies
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Miretzky, Debra; Stevens, Sharon – About Campus, 2013
There are significant concerns about campus relationships, primarily between white students and students of color, but also related to students of different religious backgrounds (e.g., Christian and Muslim). Despite the growing diversity in faculty and student bodies on campus, students could still navigate through college without having to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness
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Jaeger, Audrey J.; Dunstan, Stephany; Thornton, Courtney; Rockenbach, Alyssa B.; Gayles, Joy G.; Haley, Karen J. – About Campus, 2013
When making decisions that impact student learning, college educators often consider previous experiences, precedent, common sense, and advice from colleagues. But how often do they consider theory? At a recent state-level educators' meeting, the authors of this article asked 50 student affairs educators about the use of theory in their practice.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Student Personnel Services, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Personnel Workers
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Pellegrin, Jeanette – About Campus, 2013
In one important way, student-veterans are like all other students. They need supportive relationships to achieve their academic goals. Serving these students well means learning their stories and helping them succeed. In the process, some of these people may change one's life. In this article, the author shares the touching stories of some of the…
Descriptors: Veterans, College Students, Academic Advising, Student Motivation
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Lindsay, Nathan; Hourigan, Aimee; Smist, Jennifer; Wray, Larry – About Campus, 2013
A primary goal of assessment is to deliver truthful and clear information that can be used to inform and improve outcomes. Although there are multiple ways to achieve this goal, common approaches can be broken down into two major categories: (1) direct assessment; and (2) indirect assessment. Indirect assessment typically relies on general…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Education, Data Analysis, Student Leadership
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Weiland, Kathryn Lynn; Guzman, Amilcar; O'Meara, KerryAnn – About Campus, 2013
Kathryn Lynn Weiland, Amilcar Guzman, and KerryAnn O'Meara explore historical and contemporary student protest movements at three academic institutions and provide suggestions to educators on how to support students (and their learning) through their protest activities. (Contains 17 notes.)
Descriptors: Activism, Advocacy, Colleges, Educational History
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Garrett, Christopher E. – About Campus, 2013
Christopher E. Garrett describes a faculty learning community program at Oklahoma City University that focused on improving teaching and learning through integrating the arts in a variety of disciplines, some of which may surprise you. (Contains 9 notes.)
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, College Curriculum, Learner Engagement
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Pasque, Penny A.; Neubauer, Hailey – About Campus, 2013
One undergraduate's transformational story of self-discovery and personal development frames this discussion of the importance of undergraduate involvement in social justice research. In this article, the authors first share a bit about the national landscape regarding community-university engagement initiatives. They also share research findings…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Justice, Student Research, School Community Relationship
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Cardone, Taran; Turton, Elizabeth Stoll; Olson, Gerald; Magolda, Marcia Baxter – About Campus, 2013
Committed to improving how their various programs serve student learning, Taran Cardone, Elizabeth Stoll Turton, Gerald Olson, and Marcia Baxter Magolda describe how their participation in Miami University's Community of Practice on Engaged Learning (COPEL) helped them create developmentally appropriate, learning-centered approaches that support…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Participation, Program Descriptions, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Rankin, Sue; Beemyn, Genny – About Campus, 2012
The vast majority of college students, classroom faculty, student affairs educators, and administrators have a tremendous amount to learn about gender diversity. For this majority and for gender-nonconforming students and educators, opportunities are all but untapped to leverage this diversity to enhance learning, as well as to support and…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, College Students, Youth, Higher Education
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Tharp, D. Scott – About Campus, 2012
An overwhelming majority of college students feel that diversity is important. Students want to explore diversity and need to be guided in ways that help them negotiate what often feels like a social and emotional minefield. While many staff and faculty share a belief that diversity education does not require specific training beyond either a…
Descriptors: Student Development, Skill Development, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
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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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