Student life

Teaching Professors to Be More Effective Teachers

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Ball State U. evaluates a faculty initiative aimed at improving teaching strategies in first-year courses and bringing retention up.

Reaching Students With Chronic Illness

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DePaul program focuses on a growing population that needs help (sometimes) and flexibility (all the time).

Involved Parents, Satisfied Students

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Data from engagement survey find students with "helicopter parents" to be more content with their college experience than others -- but with lower grades.

Striking Students

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Columbia undergraduates are protesting, among other issues, administration's response to recent campus hate incidents; UMass Amherst group is upset at college costs and more.

When 'Not Gay' is 'Not OK'

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We come from old Virginia,
Where all is bright and gay.
NOT GAY!

Asking for Input -- Deliberately

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Carnegie Mellon's "Campus Conversations" are premised on the idea of polling, not by phone, but after informed discussion and debate. The "deliberative polling" model is spreading.

Extending the Arm of Campus Law

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Several colleges are considering proposals to apply their on-campus rules to off-campus incidents.

Unprecedented Detail on Asian Applicants

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In move that could have national implications, U. of California is changing undergraduate applications so that students will have 23 subgroups to identify themselves.

How, Then, Shall We Learn?

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Holy Cross expands first-year living-learning program built around small seminars to the entire freshman class.

Scrutiny for Student Fees

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In challenge to support for NYPIRG, appeals court rejects SUNY-Albany's use of "advisory" votes on whether certain groups should get college funds.

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