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From Dining Hall to Community Center | A Presentation from the 2012 ACUHO-I Conference

From Dining Hall to Community Center | A Presentation from the 2012 ACUHO-I Conference | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Worth a look. Note that this fall's SCUP Pubs Campus-Space MOJO will visit student housing as a topic from October 27–November 7. Please join us, it's free.


"Longitudinal studies of the ACUHO-I/EBI Resident Assessment indicate that satisfaction with personal space and dining services has improved while personal interaction has declined. Since personal interaction is the top predictor of a student's perception of the effectiveness of the residence hall and an important component to student development, it is vital that programs better understand and work to improve personal interaction. We propose that getting creative in the use of the dining facility could promote student interaction.


Research [was] presented showing the trend of declining personal interactions. Linking research to practice, representatives from a large dining program will discuss how they turned their dining centers into community centers where students come together for events, movies, and special programming. They also have "random acts of food" popping up around halls and events centered on interaction. Come to this program to learn about national trends, learn from a very creative dining operation how they?re supporting student interactions, and brainstorm other ways that dining facilities can be used to help promote student interaction."

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ACUI The Commons - The Coming of the Second Campus Living Room at the University of Texas–Austin

ACUI The Commons - The Coming of the Second Campus Living Room at the University of Texas–Austin | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Brief planning story from Cecelia Lopez of UT-Austin:


"By voting in support of the referendum to build the SAC, students agreed to pay a $65 fee per semester to fund the costs of the $48 million construction project.


The University broke ground on the SAC in January 2009 and opened its doors in January 2011, providing 149,000 square feet for students to meet, study, and socialize, and creating an additional cultural, academic, and social hub for campus. The SAC stayed true to the idea of “modus operandis” behind college unions, that which suggests student self-government with staff aid. The SAC involved students from day one, engaging students in choosing wall colors, and furnishings, and participating in design meetings with architects."

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Metro State's new Student Success Building (Denver)

Metro State's new Student Success Building (Denver) | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Slide show: "The Dec. 3, 2010 groundbreaking ceremony for the $62 million, 100 percent student fee-funded Student Success Building was attended by more than 200 Metropolitan State College of Denver students, faculty, staff and the College’s Board of Trustees."


Students voted to fund this building.


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Campus Chasm Between Academic Affairs & Student Services?

Gren Dungy, executive director of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, introduces this essay with competing quotations from Academically Adrift, whose authors were plenary speakers at SCUP-46 last July.


"The VP for academic affairs comments 'Look at this. All that crap you have been talking about on student engagement? Here it says that not only does it not contribute positively to learning, it degrades learning!'


The VP for student affairs says, 'Yes, and did you notice that it’s the faculty whose low expectations and lack of rigor by not assigning enough reading and writing is the real problem? That’s why our students are not learning as much as they should!'"


What would a SCUPer say?

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The Transformation: Academical Villages • Talking Stick - November/December 2011

The title link will take you to a really nice article in Talking Stick, the magazine of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International. Note that this is an interactive, served-up PDF that some will not be able to access.


The authors, Davie Reid, Beverly Frank, and Krista Shepherd, start with Thomas Jefferson and end up reviewing and placing in context a number of relatively new initiatives to create "academic villages": The Hudson & Perrin Academic Village at Northwestern State University in Marysville; Hassayampa Academic Village (HAV at Arizone State University; and the William H. Johnson Building project at Florida State University.

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NSSE Report Builder | Do You Like to Play With Data?

NSSE Report Builder | Do You Like to Play With Data? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The latest NSSE report is out: National Survey of Student engagement. A new feature is a public NSSE Report Builder, "a public, interactive tool that instantly generates reports of your choosing. The tool draws from a secure database of responses from the two most recent years of NSSE, and can be queried using any combination of student and institutional characteristics. You can choose to generate tables of Benchmark statistics or individual item frequencies."

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7 Community Colleges Try an Online Doorway to Help Students Succeed - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

7 Community Colleges Try an Online Doorway to Help Students Succeed - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Josh Fischman presents a comprehensive view of Central Piedmont Community College's efforts on student retention, now being extended to other campuses:


"[It] has harnessed technology to start to turn these numbers around. Its Online Student Portal learning system, a Web site, assesses the learning styles of at-risk students (whether they learn best through reading, hearing, or hands-on work) and helps them understand how their personality traits might connect to study and career choices. It also provides a ready link to college counselors and instructors, allowing them to send so-called "early alerts" if a student starts having trouble in a class. And it carries a record of these interactions from term to term, so students and advisers can easily see where students have been—and where they're going."

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Predictive approach to student preparation before arriving at college. 

 

"Online Student Portal learning system, a Web site, assesses the learning styles of at-risk students (whether they learn best through reading, hearing, or hands-on work) and helps them understand how their personality traits might connect to study and career choices."

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Students Conflicted: College is 'Worth It' but Unaffordable

Students Conflicted: College is 'Worth It' but Unaffordable | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
"A national bi-partisan survey of adults ages 18-34 reveals that young adults today believe a college education is more important than it was for their parents' generation, that it has become less affordable in the last five years, and that students are leaving school with too much debt.

Young adults of all backgrounds and across the political spectrum oppose proposals to reduce federal financial aid, either by decreasing access to Pell Grants or charging interest on student loans while borrowers are still in school. Instead, they believe Congress should make college and training more affordable, and that it is a key way to strengthen the economy as well."
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Creating campus community for graduate students through programs, services, and facilities

Creating campus community for graduate students through programs, services, and facilities | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An excellent resource from Jodie Kern-Bowen and Rick Gardner via the Association of College Unions International (ACUI):


[QUOTE] Before creating any programs or facilities for graduate students, it is important to analyze the campus environment. This means surveying graduate students, seeing what other departments already offer, examining peer institutions, and understanding what funding methods are available.

“We all need to dig a little deeper to find out what already is going on for graduate students on our campus,” Corda said. “What is the graduate school already doing? What is the graduate student government doing? What funds are available for programming for graduate students? Are there already listserves that share information to and from these areas? Is there a shared calendar? Are there other departments already doing things for graduate students?”


The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students advised that planners answer these questions as part of their analysis: “Do graduate and professional students actively participate in the undergraduate government? Why or why not? How many graduate and professional students are on your campus? How many departments or programs offer graduate degrees? Are there graduate or professional student organizations in departments or colleges?” [END QUOTE]

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Projects for Student Affairs That Pay for Themselves | SCUP 2012 Southern One-Day Symposium May 16

Projects for Student Affairs That Pay for Themselves | SCUP 2012 Southern One-Day Symposium May 16 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This image of the opening session is shared by SCUP board member Ken Higa.

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Younger, wealthier students pick community college, bringing expectations | Inside Higher Ed

Paul Fain notes in Inside Higher Ed that as more "weathier" students choose to begin at community colleges, they are bringing with them expectations about student services, amenities, and eventual transfer. 

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Rachel Ann Atijera's curator insight, November 14, 2014 12:45 PM

I can relate to these students since my parents make over $100,000, but I plan to go to a community college (then transfer to a four-year university). I plan to do this because since my family won't be getting a lot of finical aid due to their high overall salary. So going to a community college would be cheaper and I would have less student debt.

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About Campus | Jossey-Bass Imprint

"About Campus is dedicated to the idea that student learning is the responsibility of everyone on campus. Six times a year, About Campus offers an exciting and eclectic mix of articles and features all designed to illuminate the critical issues faced by both student affairs and academic affairs staff as they work on the shared goal that brought them together in the first place: to help students learn.


Feature Articles Leading thinkers and researchers, practitioners on the front lines, and leaders in higher education explore far-reaching and critical topics, analyze new research, and detail implications for practice.


In Practice Practitioners at campuses across the country report on the innovative practices and programs that are making a difference in students' learning. Upcoming reports will profile the use of a multi-media CD in a first-year reading program, a successful model for a cultural center, and the use of movies to promote learning and development in the classroom."

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7 Things You Should Know About Service Design | EDUCAUSE

From EDUCAUSE. Available in .epub and PDF only, but free. 


"Service design is a process that examines the relationship between those who use a service and the service environment. By focusing on and making improvements to the points at which users interact with other people or the environment, service design enables an organization to run smoothly, provide the best service to its users, and reduce the kind of situations that that can generate complaints. It has been effective in traditional customer-centric industries like retail and hospitality and is now seeing use in areas like healthcare, public services, and educational services. Even as it leads to improvements in services and spaces, service design maximizes limited resources and increases accountability, and many of these benefits bear directly on the processes and spaces designed for learning."

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Classrooms as Communities | Vincent Tito | School of Education - Syracuse University : Faculty Web Sites

Classrooms as Communities | Vincent Tito | School of Education - Syracuse University : Faculty Web Sites | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Classrooms as Communities is the article we're pointing out here, but by clicking on the title link you go to Professor Tito's curriculum vitae, which has links to many good and relevant articles. 


Download Classrooms as Communities here - http://bit.ly/vfmB6P.

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Veterans Day 2011: Annual count of veterans on elite college campuses | Inside Higher Ed

Veterans Day 2011: Annual count of veterans on elite college campuses | Inside Higher Ed | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Why is it that even the young people who have government funding can't be better served by higher education?


"The count is in – the number of undergraduate veterans in 31 of the nation’s self-proclaimed most highly selective colleges? 232*. At Bunker Hill Community College, where I teach and work? 450. The * is because some colleges don’t know the exact number.


This column always sends me breathing into a brown paper bag to calm down. I beg the ghost of I.F. Stone to forgive me for lapses of thinking any numbers represented progress while reporting this absurd and disgraceful story. ...


The only news that might awaken these private colleges and universities is that this week's 'Doonesbury' certified this absence of veterans as a national issue. In Sunday’s strip (click here), the Vietnam veteran, Iraq amputee and college football coach BD confronts the admissions director, who has been ignoring BD’s emails."

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Creating a veteran-friendly college as part of your brand | Community College Times

This article is brief but practical, using what was learned in creating a sucessful progam at Clackamas Community College. The lead on each of the "key lessons" learned:

  • Dedicate staff members who speak the “veteran language";
  • Keep veterans services in one place;
  • Create strong partnerships;
  • Serve the entire family; and
  • Educate your staff.
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