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Galilee-Belfer, Mika – About Campus, 2012
Though many programs for undecided students focus on the "developing purpose" vector, the author argues that putting purpose before competency is putting the cart before the horse. In this article, she shares practical strategies she has used to help her students at the University of Arizona reach competence in understanding the academic world.…
Descriptors: Competence, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Theory Practice Relationship
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Delpit, Lisa – About Campus, 2012
Educators with a passion for facilitating learning among undergraduate students believe that education for the common good is central to what they do. In this excerpt from her new book ""Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children," the author suggests that this is an essential view at every educational…
Descriptors: Career Development, Textbook Content, Educational Needs, Achievement Need
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Landphair, Juliette; Preddy, Teri – About Campus, 2012
Co-rumination, a social process between two friends, is defined as the frequent and excessive discussion of personal problems. Like body image and alcohol use, it is one of those complicated issues embedded in larger cultural realities, which makes it universally recognizable. On campus, co-rumination has deleterious side effects: it challenges…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Concept, Problem Solving, Modeling (Psychology)
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Maietta, Heather N. – About Campus, 2012
Searching for employment during this recession-battered market has proven difficult for many new college graduates. As unemployment trends and hiring outlooks continue their slow resurgence, the competition for jobs remains fierce, and the students are feeling the pressure. In this article, the author describes Nichols College's new, web-based…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, College Graduates, Web Sites, Online Searching
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LaRiviere, Kristin; Snider, Jeanette; Stromberg, Alison; O'Meara, KerryAnn – About Campus, 2012
In this article, the authors consider the strengths and weaknesses of digital media in the organization of student activism, and how educators can better assist and advise student activists using digital media to create improved learning opportunities. To gain a perspective on the relative strengths and challenges of online media in regard to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Activism, Social Change, Educational Opportunities
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Bresciani, Marilee J. – About Campus, 2012
While there are hypotheses and theories about which portions of the brain appear to regulate which types of thinking and emotion, people aren't sure how to "change" those parts of the brain to improve critical thinking. Furthermore, while recent studies point to something called neuroplasticity, which hypothesizes that what one does, what one…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurosciences, Higher Education, Critical Thinking
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Myers, David M.; Rosenberger, Eric – About Campus, 2012
Humans, as social creatures, look to others for affiliation, support, and guidance while also having the capacity to offer something of value to someone in need (understanding, compassion, reassurance, hope, etc.). While offering such support can be easy, almost innate, for some and less natural for others, basic helping skills can be learned and…
Descriptors: Altruism, Helping Relationship, Interviews, Role Models
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McCusker, Kristine M.; Witherow, Laurie B. – About Campus, 2012
On a Thursday night in December 2010, a Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) first-year student stepped in front of a train and killed himself. Because it took some time for the news to reach campus and be confirmed, the student was "funeralized," as they say in the South, and buried before his professors or peers could be informed. That left…
Descriptors: Expertise, Information Sources, Grief, Depression (Psychology)
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Mixson-Brookshire, Deborah – About Campus, 2012
College instructors are more than teachers; they are also observers, and the observations they make can teach them much about their students--both who they are and what motivates them. As a college instructor and a certified ropes course facilitator, the author has had the opportunity to observe her classes and those of her colleagues at the ropes…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Transformative Learning, Observation, Learning Experience
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Shaffer, Leigh S. – About Campus, 2012
Recent changes in basic economic conditions make it harder for college students to find their way in the new economy. However, in addition to these structural changes that drive up the costs of living in society, many students are also suffering from the effects of developing an unsustainable, affluent lifestyle both before and during the pursuit…
Descriptors: Life Style, Quality of Life, Financial Services, Money Management
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Wise, Vicki L.; Barham, Mary Ann – About Campus, 2012
The August 16, 2011, "Chronicle of Higher Education" article "Want Data? Ask Students. Again and Again" by Sara Lipka posits that in higher education there is a culture of oversurveying students and too often relying on surveys as the main, or only, way of assessing the impact of programs and services on student satisfaction and learning. Because…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Research Methodology, Test Validity, Response Style (Tests)
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Borthwick-Wong, Emilly; Jones, Janna – About Campus, 2012
In this article, the authors argue that successful learning communities are built on the stakeholders' clear understanding of how a learning community model is fundamentally different from traditional curricular approaches and cannot simply be overlaid onto traditional pedagogy. Especially in difficult economic times, well-functioning learning…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Communities of Practice, Stakeholders, Models
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Jehangir, Rashne R. – About Campus, 2012
The author challenges her students and herself to engage with tough issues like class, race, gender, disability, and homophobia. In this article, she discusses how she helps them learn from, and even embrace, the conflict that inevitably arises. Constructive management of classroom conflict begins with creating a cooperative learning environment…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Differences, Gender Discrimination, Racial Discrimination
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Lawry, John D. – About Campus, 2012
Part I, "Searching for the Right Way to Begin Class," described the various iterations of beginning class rituals the author used over the years. Those rituals began with a prayer to the Holy Spirit as was required at the Catholic women's college Marymount in Tarrytown, New York, where he first taught out of graduate school in 1965. That…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Oldfield, Kenneth – About Campus, 2012
In 2007, "About Campus" published the author's article "Humble and Hopeful: Welcoming First-Generation Poor and Working-Class Students to College." It has been used as a handout in various student orientations, included as a chapter in Teresa Heinz Housel and Vickie Harvey's "The Invisibility Factor: Administrators and…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Working Class, Socioeconomic Background
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