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How to encourage students not to cheat

Macaela Mackenzie & Katie Kretschmer It’s important for issues of academic integrity to be properly dealt with on every college campus. But how and why students cheat is rarely a black and white matter. As increasing academic pressures and technology in the classroom...

How to help students understand consent

Leila Yoder The idea of getting consent before doing something with someone else’s body or property is a basic one that most of us learned at an early age: Seek permission first, and only proceed if you get a ‘yes.’ That’s true of sexual consent too. Sometimes sexual...

How to help students manage their friendships

Macaela Mackenzie & Anna-Marie Jaeschke College friendships aren’t confined to students’ lives on the weekends—they’re a key part of ensuring student health and success on campus. “Healthy friendships are important at every age,” says Dr. Marjorie Hogan, a...

How to set your students up for studying success

Anna-Marie Jaeschke & Macaela Mackenzie The majority of students retain information most effectively when blending a few different study methods. But setting students up for studying success begins before they get to the library. Be up front “Complete transparency...

How to encourage students to get the sleep they need

Julia Haskins The value of sufficient sleep can’t be overestimated, especially for busy college students. Researchers consistently find that not getting enough sleep can significantly affect how students function. Lack of sleep has a negative effect on the regulation...

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