About Campus is a bimonthly magazine for those who want to thoughtfully examine the issues, policies, and practices that influence the learning experiences of college students. Even though About Campus is sponsored by ACPA, it addresses an audience that goes well beyond student affairs to include all those on campus (administrators, faculty, and staff) who are concerned with student learning. To speak effectively to such a broad array of people and to draw them into a discussion of the issues that affect student learning, authors are asked to use strategies such as the following:
a) frame issues quickly and effectively to attract readers’ attention;
b) develop ideas and present information clearly and dynamically; and
c) reveal implications of the work for a wide range of educational contexts.
In essence, the articles published in About Campus share important discoveries and insights into what makes campuses good places for students to learn and what can be done to make campuses more effective learning environments.
About Campus is not an academic journal. About Campus attempts to reach out to and capture the interest of a broad higher education audience. Thus, the About Campus writing style includes such elements as rich description, character and plot development, and dialogue. The content, while grounded in theory, is communicated in accessible and jargon-free language.
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