Student Success in College Creating Conditions That Matter

ISBN-10: 047059909X

ISBN-13: 9780470599099

Edition: 2005

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.14" wide x 8.94" long x 1.13" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Student Engagement: A Key to Student Success
Why Effective Educational Practice Matters
Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP)
Keep in Mind
No Single Blueprint for Student Success
Properties and Conditions Common to Educationally Effective Colleges
"Living" Mission and "Lived" Educational Philosophy
Mission
Operating Philosophy
Meet the DEEP Schools
Making Space for Difference
Mission Clarity: "Tell Me Again-What Are We About? "
Summary
What's Noteworthy about a Living Mission and Lived Educational Philosophy
An Unshakeable Focus on Student Learning
Valuing Undergraduates and Their Learning
Experimenting with Engaging Pedagogies
Demonstrating a Cool Passion for Talent Development
Making Time for Students
Feedback: Improving Performance, Connecting Students and Faculty
Summary
What's Noteworthy about Focusing on Student Learning
Environments Adapted for Educational Enrichment
Using the Setting for Teaching and Learning
Creating Human-Scale Learning Environments
What's Noteworthy about Adapting Environments for Educational Advantage
Clear Pathways to Student Success
Acculturation
What New Students Need to Know
Affirming Diversity
Alignment
What's Noteworthy about Creating Clear Pathways to Student Success
An Improvement-Oriented Ethos
Realizing the Vision: The University of Texas at El Paso
Making Student Success a Priority: Fayetteville State University
Investing in Undergraduate Education: The University of Michigan
Fostering Institutional Renewal: University of Maine at Farmington
Championing Learning Communities: Wofford College
Creating a Campuswide Intellectual Community: Ursinus College
Positive Restlessness
Curriculum Development
Data-Informed Decision Making
Summary
What's Noteworthy About Innovating and Improving
Shared Responsibility for Educational Quality and Student Success
Leadership
Faculty and Staff Diversity
Student Affairs: A Key Partner in Promoting Student Success
Fostering Student Agency
The Power of One
What's Noteworthy about Sharing Responsibility for Educational Quality
Effective Practices Used at Deep Colleges and Universities
Academic Challenge
High Expectations for Student Performance
Extensive Writing, Reading, and Class Preparation
Rigorous Culminating Experience for Seniors
Celebrations of Scholarship
Summary
Active and Collaborative Learning
Learning to Learn Actively
Learning from Peers
Learning in Communities
Serving and Learning in the Local Community
Responding to Diverse Learning Styles
Summary
Student-Faculty Interaction
Accessible and Responsive Faculty
Academic Advising
Undergraduate Research
Electronic Technologies
Summary
Enriching Educational Experiences
Infusion of Diversity Experiences
International and Study Abroad
Electronic Technologies
Civic Engagement
Internships and Experiential Learning
Cocurricular Leadership
Summary
Supportive Campus Environment
Transition Programs
Advising Networks
Peer Support
Multiple Safety Nets
Special Support Programs
Residential Environments
Summary
Summary and Recommendations
Principles for Promoting Student Success
Tried and True
Sleepers
Fresh Ideas
Perennial Challenges
Summary
Recommendations
Organizing for Student Success
Conclusion
Epilogue
Advancing the Student Success Agenda
Drifting Off Course
Sustaining Effective Educational Practice
Campus Culture and Sustaining High Performance
Final Word
References
Appendices
Research Methods
Project DEEP Research Team
National Survey of Student Engagement
Index
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