Resiliency and the successful first-generation community college student: Identifying effective student support services.

Resiliency and the successful first-generation community college student: Identifying effective student support services.

Date: May 2007
Creator: Parrent, Condoa M.
Description: This study examined what differences in resiliency traits, if any, exist between successful and non-successful first and continuing-generation college students through the use of a survey. For the purposes of this study, first-generation students were those students whose parents have never attended college and continuing-generation college students were those students whose parents have attended some college. For the purposes of this study, the term successful was defined as those students who after being enrolled during fall 2005 re-enrolled for the spring 2006 semester and the term non-successful is defined as those students who after being enrolled fall 2005 semester failed to re-enrolled for the spring 2006 semester. A sample of 164 students was surveyed by collecting demographic data, resiliency traits, attitudinal characteristics, level of familial support, and reasons for dropping out of college. A sub-sample of 40 students participated in a face-to-face, in-depth interview. This study found that successful first-generation community college students possessed certain common qualities or resilient characteristics that include: 1) social competence, 2) problem-solving skills, 3) critical consciousness, 4) autonomy, and 5) sense of purpose. Through the face-to-face interviews common themes emerged. Many of the students used similar words to describe their feelings and experiences about beginning, ...
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Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government

Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government

Date: January 29, 2007
Creator: Manning, Jennifer E.
Description: This report describes Internet resources on internships, fellowships, and work experience programs within the federal government. It is intended as a selective guide for students of all levels: high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate. This report will be updated annually.
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Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government

Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government

Date: July 27, 2010
Creator: Manning, Jennifer E. & Ludwigson, Elli K.
Description: This report describes Internet resources on major internship, fellowship, and work experience programs within the federal government. It is intended as a selective guide for students of all levels: high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate. This report will be updated annually.
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Student Drug Testing: Constitutional Issues

Student Drug Testing: Constitutional Issues

Date: July 15, 2002
Creator: Dale, Charles V
Description: None
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Social Security Student Benefits

Social Security Student Benefits

Date: October 18, 1983
Creator: Koitz, David Stuart
Description: None
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Student Bullying: Overview of Research, Federal Initiatives, and Legal Issues

Student Bullying: Overview of Research, Federal Initiatives, and Legal Issues

Date: October 18, 2013
Creator: McCallion, Gail & Feder, Jody
Description: This report begins with working definitions of bullying and cyber-bullying that were developed by a federal interagency working group. It provides a brief overview of research on the prevalence and impact of bullying, and it reviews research on what can be done to reduce student bullying. It discusses the responsibility of schools regarding bullying behavior; and it reviews the status of state laws that have been adopted to address student bullying. In addition, it discusses federal interagency initiatives intended to prevent bullying, and includes an appendix that summarizes many additional federal initiatives that permit some funding to be used for antibullying efforts. Finally, it discusses the legal issues and recent case law that define the parameters schools must consider in developing anti-bullying policies.
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An Examination of Student Loan Interest Rate Proposals in the 113th Congress

An Examination of Student Loan Interest Rate Proposals in the 113th Congress

Date: July 26, 2013
Creator: Smole, David P.
Description: Report that describes and analyzes student loan interest rate proposals that have been made in the 113th Congress to establish new policies for setting the interest rates that borrowers will pay on loans made through the Direct Loan program.
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[Dixie Motor Coach]

[Dixie Motor Coach]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of students in and around a Dixie Motor Coach parked on the North Texas campus in Denton. Students appear to converse with each other through the open windows of the bus, and the parking lot is littered with small bits of paper.
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[Football Team]

[Football Team]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the North Texas football team. The players are assembled into four rows in front of a group of trees. The number '13714' has been written on the top of the image.
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[Football Team]

[Football Team]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the North Texas football team. The players are assembled into four rows in front of a group of trees. The number '13713' has been written on the top of the image.
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