Student Success in College describes policies, programs, and practices that a diverse set of institutions have used to enhance student achievement. This book clearly shows the benefits of student learning and educational effectiveness that can be realized when these conditions are present. Based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, this book provides concrete examples from twenty institutions that other colleges and universities can learn from and adapt to help create a success-oriented campus culture and learning environment.
Genre: Education, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 416 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781118046852

Genre: , Editor: , Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1951693167

Raise the academic bar for your students and watch their confidence and success skills increase. STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, SECOND EDITION provides an accessible and relevant way for students to move beyond opinions and advice about how to succeed in college by offering an integrated approach of research-backed student success practices paired with student success research studies. Students learn how to put skills for success into practice as they strive to accomplish their academic goals. With an overall theme of reading, critical thinking, and information literacy skills, the text helps students feel comfortable with the structure of research study articles, making it more likely that they will successfully use these higher level sources earlier in their academic careers. By increasing academic rigor, STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, SECOND EDITION builds research-based knowledge about what study skills work; teaches students how to engage with scholarly sources; provides opportunities for students to actively read, critically think, and enhance information literacy skills; and supports students to increase their self-efficacy and motivation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 320 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781305537361

This incisive and luminescent story, scrupulously grounded in sixteenth-century sources, illuminates the power that "naming" has to create a world - in this case a world still haunted by being the accidental Indies. It is a book about how we perceive and represent the world around us, about the creative and destructive power of language. Through its elaboration of the rich and lively ironies of the Columbus story, The Accidental Indies looks at the nature of storytelling itself.
Genre: History, Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Pages: 297 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780773582330

The latest book in the Key Issues on Diverse College Students series explores the state of Black women students in higher education. Delineating key issues, proposing an original student success model, and describing what institutions can do to better support this group, this important book provides a succinct but comprehensive exploration of this underrepresented and often neglected population on college campuses. Full of practical recommendations for working across academic and student affairs, this is a useful guide for administrators, faculty, and practitioners interested in creating pathways for Black female college student success. Whether this book is read cover to cover or used as a resource manual, the pages contain critical insights that should be taken into serious consideration wherever Black women college students are concerned.
Genre: Education, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 148 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781317216384

This book draws together international research to assess the quality of successful efforts to retain students. The editors and contributors unite diverse global research from countries who have led student retention and success projects at national, institutional, faculty or program level with positive outcomes. The book is underpinned by the philosophy that a more diverse student population requires higher education institutions to fundamentally change, in order to facilitate the success of all students. All of humanity, its economies and societies, are being pummelled by waves of pandemic-induced crises in tandem with globalisation and demographic shifts. Ultimately, this book acts as a clarion to higher education institutions to better support and retain their students, in order to create a more stable learning environment.
Genre: Education, Editor: Springer Nature, Pages: 351 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783030800451

Each year, many students with affordable college options and the academic skills needed to succeed do not enroll at all, enroll at institutions where they are not well-positioned for success, or drop out of college before earning a credential. Efforts to address these challenges have included changes in financial aid policy, increased availability of information, and enhanced academic support. This volume argues that the efficacy of these strategies can be improved by taking account of contemporary research on how students make choices. In Decision Making for Student Success, scholars from the fields of behavioral economics, education, and public policy explore contemporary research on decision-making and highlight behavioral insights that can improve postsecondary access and success. This exciting volume will provide scholars, researchers, and higher education administrators with valuable perspectives and low-cost strategies that they can employ to improve outcomes for underserved populations.
Genre: Education, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 192 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781317664925

Genre: , Editor: Montezuma Publishing, Pages: 96 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0744285720

Retention lingers as a major problem in higher education despite greater accessibility. The second edition of Seidman’s groundbreaking book includes three new chapters to fill information gaps on critical topics: assessment in community colleges, retention theory, and online programs. This book will be of interest to practitioners and classroom professionals alike.
Genre: Education, Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Pages: 312 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781442212534

This book is about student success and how to support and improve it. It takes as its point of departure that we--as faculty, assessment directors, student affairs professionals, and staff--reflect together in a purposeful and informed way about how our teaching, curricula, the co-curriculum, and assessment work in concert to support and improve student learning and success. It also requires that we do so in collaboration with our colleagues and our students for the rich insights that we gain from them. Conversational in style, this book offers a wide variety of illustrations of how your peers are putting assessment into practice in ways that are meaningful to them and their institutions, and that lead to improved student learning. The authors provide rich guidance for activities ranging from everyday classroom teaching and assessment to using assessment to improve programs and entire institutions. The authors envisage individual faculty at four-year institutions and community colleges as their main audience, whether those faculty are focused on their own classes or support their colleagues through leadership roles in assessment. If you plan to remain focused on your own courses and students, you will find that those sections of this book will help you better understand why and how assessment leaders do what they do, which in turn will make your participation in assessment more engaging and increase your expertise in facilitating student learning. Because the authors also aim to strengthen connections between the curriculum and co-curriculum and include examples of co-curricular assessment, student affairs professionals and staff interested in doing the same will also find ideas in this book relevant to their work. Opening with a chapter on equity in assessment practice, so critical to learning from and benefitting our diverse students, the authors guide you through the development and use of learning outcomes, the design of assignments with attention to clear prompts and rubrics, and the achievement of alignment and coherence in pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment to better support student engagement, achievement and success. The chapter on using student evidence for improvement offers support, resources, and recommendations for doing so, and demonstrates exciting uses of student wisdom. The book concludes by emphasizing the importance of reflection in assessment practices--offering powerful examples and strategies for professional development--and by describing appropriate, creative, and effective approaches for communicating assessment information with attention to purpose and audience.
Genre: Education, Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC, Pages: 252 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781620368732