College Sense

College Sense Author Tawan Perry
ISBN-10 9780595475094
Release 2008-03
Pages 152
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Making sense of higher education can confound the most stellar of students. Your college education isn't just about gaining knowledge but is an experience unlike any other you'll have in life. Navigating the college environment is about learning the language-if you know how the system works, you can understand and prepare for the complexities that college presents.College Sense gives you just that: an insider's view of our educational culture, what to expect, and ways to react to various situations. This guide is packed with more than a hundred tips and secrets to help you make smarter decisions before, during, and after college. It's an easy-to-read, intelligent, and practical guide. Read it cover to cover, browse from topic to topic, or flip directly to answers you need most.It explores a myriad of essential topics such as how to reduce and eliminate debt, the questions that you should ask during your campus visit, and how to get the most of your college experience. It's the only book you'll ever need to help you prepare for all those things that your advisors didn't tell you about college. Page for page, College Sense gives you overdue advice for your college experience.

College Students Sense of Belonging

College Students  Sense of Belonging Author Terrell L. Strayhorn
ISBN-10 9780415895033
Release 2012
Pages 141
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Belonging – with peers, in the classroom, or on campus – is a crucial part of the college experience. It can affect a student’s degree of academic achievement, or even whether they stay in school. Although much is known about the causes and impact of sense of belonging in students, little is known about how belonging differs based on students’ social identities, such as race, gender, or sexual orientation, or the conditions they encounter on campus. College Students’ Sense of Belonging addresses these student sub-populations and campus environments. It offers readers practical guidelines, underpinned by theory and research, for helping students belong and thrive. Sense of belonging can come from peers, teachers or faculty, family members, social and academic groups, and living and learning environments. The book offers: a review and critique of current literature on sense of belonging in light of new and emerging theory a new conceptual model of belonging which helps the reader expand an understanding of sense of belonging new and recent research findings from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies conducted by the author practical recommendations for improving educational environments, practices, policies, and programs to facilitate students’ sense of belonging on campus.

Helping the Bereaved College Student

Helping the Bereaved College Student Author David E. Balk, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826108791
Release 2011-05-26
Pages 380
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"David Balk, who has devoted most of his professional life to teaching and especially with college students and their life journeys, offers Helping the Bereaved College Student as a major contribution to the field...The author meets an important need by addressing the presence of grief among college students that is often unnoticed and unaddressed."--Illness, Crisis and Loss Approximately one-fourth of all college students suffer the loss of a family member or friend during their college career, yet the prevalence of bereavement on the college campus is largely unrecognizedósometimes by even the bereaved students themselves. This is the only volume to comprehensively address the ways in which bereavement may affect the college student, and guide mental health professionals in effectively treating this underserved population. Authored by an internationally known expert on bereavement, the book culls the wisdom gained from 25 years of research. It considers the major models of bereavement, grief, and mourning as they apply to the particular life stage and environment of the college student, and includes student narratives, treatment exercises and activities, and issues regarding self-disclosure. This volume will be a vital tool in helping college students to grieve in a constructive manner while avoiding potential obstacles to a successful college career. Key Features: Provides helpful exercises and interventions to guide academic advisors, college counselors, and campus ministries in helping bereaved students Applies major models of bereavement, grief, and mourning specifically to the experience of the college student Includes vivid case studies of students in mourning Incorporates current research about grieving patterns

College Students Sense of Belonging

College Students  Sense of Belonging Author Dabney Chatwin Ingram
ISBN-10 OCLC:795462297
Release 2012
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Colleges and universities often have significantly different graduation rates based on students' ethnicity. Systematic variation in students' sense of belonging at college may be a factor. Existing literature suggests that a better understanding of student belonging at the college level can help to improve college outcomes, particularly for racial/ethnic minorities who are often underrepresented on college campuses and may benefit from well-designed systems of support to bolster their sense of belonging. This study was designed to improve our understanding of student belonging, its components, and its correlates for a diverse group of college students. Self-reported survey data were collected from 159 college sophomores (about a quarter of the class) from one small private and predominantly white college with graduation rates that varied by student ethnicity. Factor analysis produced three reliable and independent measures of belonging: social belonging, academic belonging, and perceived institutional support. Further investigation of this sample indicated that the general measures of college students' 'sense of belonging' found in the literature are mainly social in nature and therefore mask more nuanced associations with important variables that are revealed with separate measurement of academic belonging and perceived institutional support. Results from a set of multivariate stepwise regression analyses suggested that student demographics (ethnicity, parent education, and gender) jointly did not explain a significant amount of variance in any measure of student belonging. Rather, institutional and interpersonal variables (e.g., students' perception of the college's commitment to diversity, students' perception of the personal relevance of the curriculum) jointly explained a significant amount of variance in all three measures of belonging, suggesting that the strongest predictors of student belonging were not fixed student attributes but other variables that can be influenced to various extents by college policies and practices. Additional results indicated that social belonging and academic belonging were significantly and differentially associated with students' self-reported GPA, level of satisfaction with the institution, level of class participation, and frequency of meetings with professors outside of class time. The findings suggest that while social belonging has important associations with measures of academic performance and outcomes, academic belonging is also important and distinct. Differentiating the measurement of 'sense of belonging' into three components may be useful both for research and for guiding institutional policies and practices. It allows us to identify more precisely what facet of belonging is being measured, and how each is differentially associated with 'college experience' variables and educational outputs of interest.

Assessing Student Learning in the Community and Two Year College

Assessing Student Learning in the Community and Two Year College Author Marilee J. Bresciani Ludvik
ISBN-10 9781579229146
Release 2013-12-12
Pages 216
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This is a practical resource for community and two year college professionals engaged at all levels of learning outcomes assessment, in both academic and co-curricular environments. It is designed as a guide both to inform the creation of new assessment efforts and to enhance and strengthen assessment programs already established, or in development. Each chapter addresses a key component of the assessment process, beginning with the creation of a learning-centered culture and the development and articulation of shared outcomes goals and priorities. Subsequent chapters lead the reader through the development of a plan, the selection of assessment methods, and the analysis of results. The book concludes by discussing the communication of results and their use in decision making; integrating the conclusions in program review as well as to inform budgeting; and, finally, evaluating the process for continuous improvement, as well as engaging in reflection. The book is illustrated by examples developed by faculty and student affairs/services professionals at community and two year colleges from across the country. Furthermore, to ensure its relevance and applicability for its targeted readership, each chapter has at least one author who is a community college or two-year college professional. Contributors are drawn from the following colleges: Borough of Manhattan Community College David Phillips Buffalo State College Joy Battison Kimberly Kline Booker Piper Butler County Community College Sunday Faseyitan California State University, Fullerton John Hoffman Genesee Community College Thomas Priester Virginia Taylor Heald College Megan Lawrence Stephanie Romano (now with Education Affiliates) Hobart and William Smith Colleges Stacey Pierce Miami Dade College John Frederick Barbara Rodriguez Northern Illinois University Victoria Livingston Paradise Valley Community College Paul Dale San Diego Mesa College Jill Baker Julianna Barnes San Diego State University Marilee Bresciani San Juan College David Eppich Stark State College Barbara Milliken University of Akron Sandra Coyner Megan Moore Gardner

The college on the hill

The college on the hill Author Amy Dunkle
ISBN-10 PSU:000068603458
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 493
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"People, places, lives, and lessons from the history of South Dakota State University."

The Nature of College

The Nature of College Author James J. Farrell
ISBN-10 1571318194
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 336
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Stately oaks, ivy-covered walls, the opposite sex — these are the things that likely come to mind for most Americans when they think about the "nature" of college. But the real nature of college is hidden in plain sight: it’s flowing out of the keg, it’s woven into the mascots on our T-shirts. Engaging in a deep and richly entertaining study of "campus ecology," The Nature of College explores one day in the life of the average student, questioning what "natural" is and what "common sense" is really good for and weighing the collective impacts of the everyday. In the end, this fascinating, highly original book rediscovers and repurposes the great and timeless opportunity presented by college: to study the American way of life, and to develop a more sustainable, better way to live.

Perceptions of Sense of Community of a Rural Community College

Perceptions of Sense of Community of a Rural Community College Author Patricia Giero
ISBN-10 0692772863
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 250
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This book is designed to provide knowledge of sense of community among traditional and nontraditional age students enrolled in online and traditional land-based learning environments. There is a gap in the literature regarding sense of community for students in different learning environments of rural community colleges. The author established the process of examining a sense of community for students of rural colleges. After reading the book, you will be able to take away information to be used to encourage course developers and online instructors to create and promote course activities that foster sense of community among students in online courses. Key Book Words: academic institutions, active learning, adjunct faculty, adult learners, alienation, amotivation, anonymity, ANOVA, attitudes, attrition, belonging, blended course, blended learning, brick-and-mortar, campus experience, causal relationship, cause-and-effect relationship, civic activities, classroom community, collaborative activities, collaborative learning, college, community college, students, community members, connectedness, construct validities, constructivist learning, conversations, correlational design, culturally diverse, demographics, dependent variables, distance education, distance learning, economics, educational institutions, educators, emotional connection, employment, enrollment, environment, ethnic backgrounds, family, feedback, finance, focus groups, global society, health behaviors, health risks, high achievement, higher education, homogeneity, human growth, income differential, independent variable, instructor, interaction, interpersonal relationships, intrinsic motivation, isolation, job constraints, lack of community, lack of interaction, learner-instructor, learner-learner, learner-system, learners, loneliness, low-income, management, marital resources, members of society, minority students, motivation, non-traditional students, occupations, on-campus, online classes, online educators, online environment, online experience, online instructors, online learners, online students, online learning environment, peers, perceived learning, perceptions, personal perspective, physical-social interaction, poverty, psychological development, psychological sense of community, quality learning, real experiences, recommendations, reflective journals, reputation, research instrument, retention, rural communities, school learning, self-directedness, sense of belonging, sense of community, sense of feeling alienated, social activities, social change, social community, social context, social creatures, social desirability, social interaction, social isolation, social networks, social norms, socialization, student learning, student motivation, student perception, student status, teacher, teacher presence, teaching experience, teaching philosophy, teaching style, technological challenges, traditional classroom, traditional courses, traditional students, traditional students, unemployed, video streaming, virtual classroom, virtual environment, volunteers, web-based courses, web-based students, sense of community, online instruction, learning community, traditional students, non-traditional students, Asynchronous learning, blended learning environment, community, hybrid model of instruction, learning community, nontraditional students, online instruction, sense of community, traditional students, and traditional face-to-face instruction

Explorer s Guide

Explorer s Guide Author Bill Millard
ISBN-10 075759767X
Release 2012-01-30
Pages 486
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Explorer s Guide has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Explorer s Guide also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Explorer s Guide book for free.

Study Sense

Study Sense Author Kristina T. Klassen
ISBN-10 0970019416
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 122
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A quick, easy guide to college-level memory with practical applications. Improve grades, lower test anxiety, decrease overall study time, explore the step-by-step study process and why it works. Particularly helpful for new and returning college students, working students and athletes. Includes the "Big 3" themes of memory research, with 16 applied principles, the 3 levels of depth in test-taking, 4 reasons why procrastination kills memory, 12 requirements for "college-quality" work, and a systematic process for building conceptual understanding.

College Ministry from Scratch

College Ministry from Scratch Author Chuck Bomar
ISBN-10 9780310577423
Release 2010-09-07
Pages 192
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Out from Under: equipping kids for life out of the shelter of youth group This book dives into our youth ministries, helping youth workers think intentionally about developing a ministry that is geared toward helping prepare kids for what’s to come. This begins by helping them intentionally think through what it is kids will be facing and then helping them think through preparation for those times. This book dives into ministry philosophies that help or hinder this preparation.

Understanding Asian American Female College Students and Their Sense of Belonging

Understanding Asian American Female College Students and Their Sense of Belonging Author Delia Cheung Hom
ISBN-10 OCLC:926970759
Release 2015
Pages 116
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Asian American students represent one of the fastest growing populations of students on college campuses in the U.S. (National Commission Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education, 2011). Despite this fact, there is a lack of research addressing the experiences of Asian American students (Buenavista, Jayakumar & Misa-Escalante, 2009, Museus & Chang, 2009). Understanding the experiences of this population of students is an important component to providing appropriate levels of support for Asian American students to insure their success as students. In particular, Asian American female college students have a unique experience based on the intersections of their racial and gender identities. The current study seeks to contribute to an understanding of the ways that Asian American female students experience the concept of sense of belonging on a college campus. The primary research question for this study asks: How do Asian American female students experience the concept of sense of belonging? This study uses an interpretative phenomenological approach to give voice to the experiences of Asian American female students. In particular, this study explores sense of belonging in the context of students' involvement on campus. Exploring these experiences can help create a deeper understanding of the experiences of Asian American female students.

Financial Aid Sense

Financial Aid Sense Author Jan Marie Combs
ISBN-10 9781469931593
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 150
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Figuring out the financial aid process and deciphering the financing aspects of a college education is overwhelming and stressful. Financing decisions that you make today can impact your life well into the future-thus it is vital that you are informed about the many college financing options available. Financial Aid Sense will guide you through the process so that you don't miss out on financial aid opportunities and will help make the financial aid process much easier to understand for you! Financial Aid $ense was created with the clear purpose of providing a resource for the entire college financing process, beginning with the financial aid application process, award letter comparison, determination of bottom line costs, and strategy for paying the bill and related costs. By bringing many resources together in an easy-to-follow format, this guide breaks down a complex process, provides valuable resources, shares money-saving tips as well as strategies for navigating through the college financial aid process. The college admission process is typically at the forefront of people's minds as they think ahead to college, however of equal importance is the financing aspect of a college education. This should be done with as much thought and planning as the admission process a family must begin thinking about the financing aspects of college early on......long before the college acceptance letters are received. The college planning process is a journey! Take Financial Aid $ense along for a better informed journey and have the necessary tools at your fingertips to use along the way! Don't miss out on financial aid opportunities! Financial Aid $ense will guide you through the process and give you valuable information along the way! Fifty percent (50%) of net revenues from this book go directly to support the National GRACE Foundation's mission of providing free college admission and financial aid counseling services to pediatric cancer patients and their families. Financial Aid Sense is also available as an E-Book for Kindle.

Transactions of the Annual Meetings of the Western Literary Institute and College of Professional Teachers

Transactions of the Annual Meetings of the Western Literary Institute and College of Professional Teachers Author Western Literary Institute and College of Professional Teachers
ISBN-10 UCAL:B2985486
Release 1835
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Making Sense of College Grades

Making Sense of College Grades Author Ohmer Milton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015011802595
Release 1986
Pages 287
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Sense of Entitlement and Dating Abusive Behavior in College Dating Relationships

Sense of Entitlement and Dating Abusive Behavior in College Dating Relationships Author Corinne Dubroca Warrener
ISBN-10 OCLC:847123966
Release 2013
Pages 140
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The current study sought to explore the relationships between sense of entitlement, gender, and abusive behaviors among dating relationships in the emerging adulthood phase. The existing literature around abusive behaviors suggests differences in patterns, motivations, and use of abusive behaviors by gender (Konrath, Bushman, & Campbell, 2006; Luthra & Gidycz, 2006; Stark, 2009; Straus, 2004). Self-Salience Theory provides a foundation for understanding the interaction of gender and abusive behaviors, while also suggesting that sense of entitlement (or the act of privileging oneself over a partner) is a key component in motivation for abusive behaviors (Rosenfield, Vertefeuille, & McAlpine, 2000). The current study examined gender differences in entitlement and abuse and investigated whether sense of entitlement is a good explanatory variable for abusive behavior. Data were collected from the study body of a private university in New Jersey and the subsample of 18-25 year olds in dating relationships was used for the analysis. The survey was conducted during the 2011-2012 school year and collected responses anonymously online. Bivariate and multivariate analyses did not find significant differences in rates of abuse by gender, but did find that sense of entitlement is a better predictor of men's behavior than women's behavior. Sense of entitlement explains a small amount of the variance for abusive behavior in the sample that included men and women; it explained little to no variance in the women's subsample while explaining a much greater amount of the variance in the men's subsample. Hierarchical regression determined that the interaction between gender and sense of entitlement is an important factor in explaining abusive behavior. The following dissertation reviews the relevant literature, including a background on dating violence, abusive behaviors, entitlement, theory, and current debates over gender in the dating violence literature. The dissertation will provide an in-depth review of data collection methods and the statistical analyses used to explore the relationships between gender, sense of entitlement, and abuse. The final chapter reviews the results, implications, limitations, and conclusions of the study.

A Discourse on Religious Education

A Discourse on Religious Education Author Andrews Norton
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044005030218
Release 1818
Pages 27
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