Academically Adrift: limited learning on college campuses by Richard Arum; Josipa Roksa
Call Number: LA227.4.A78 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-15
Applying the College Completion Agenda to Practice by Katherine L. Hughes (Editor)
Call Number: LC148.2.A675 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-22
The Appreciative Advising Revolution Training Workbook by Jennifer L. Bloom; Ye He; Erin Konkle; Bryant L. Hutson
Call Number: LB2343.B576 2014
Publication Date: 2014
The College Completion Agenda: practical approaches for reaching the big goal by Jordan E. Horowitz; Brad C. Phillips (Editor)
Call Number: LC148.C65 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-10
College (Un)Bound: the future of higher education and what it means for students by Jeffrey J. Selingo
Call Number: LA227.4.S45 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
Creating Successful Multicultural Initiatives in Higher Education and Student Affairs, SS 144 by Sherry Kay Watt
Call Number: LC1099.3.C74 2013
Publication Date: 2013-12-23
Data Use in the Community College by Trudy Bers (Editor); Linda Serra Hagedorn (Editor); Christopher M. Mullin (Editor)
Call Number: LB2324.N38 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Decisions, Agency, and Advising: key issues in the placement of multilingual writers into first-year composition courses by Tanita SaenkhumSaenkhum considers the role of agency in the placement of multilingual writers--including international students and U.S. residents or citizens who are non-native users of English--in U.S. college composition programs. Grounded in qualitative research and concerned equally with theory and practice
Faculty and First-Generation College Students: bridging the classroom gap together by Vickie L. Harvey (Editor); Teresa Heinz Housel (Editor)
Call Number: LB2343.32.F33 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-11
50 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me about College: straight talk for first generation students from first generation graduates by Angel Flores; Andrew Vallejos (Contribution by); Jairo Cervantez (Contribution by); Bill Lopez (Contribution by); Patty Schulz (Contribution by); R. Welch (Contribution by); Diane Flores (Contribution by); Bryan Guest (Contribution by); Monica Ramirez (Contribution by); Dion Duran (Contribution by); Christy Dodd (Contribution by); Alejandra Orozco-Gutierrez (Contribution by); Rachel Naranjo (Contribution by); Elias Quinonez (Contribution by); Kyle Castro (Contribution by); Laura Quinonez (Contribution by); Josh Trujillo (Contribution by)
The First-Generation Student Experience: implications for campus practice, and strategies for improving persistence and success by Jeff DavisMore first-generation students are attending college than ever before, and policy makers agree that increasing their participation in higher education is a matter of priority. Despite this, there is no agreed definition about the term, few institutions can quantify how many first-generation students are enrolled, or mistakenly conflate them with low-income students, and many important dimensions to the first-generation student experience remain poorly documented. Few institutions have in place a clear, well-articulated practice for assisting first-generations students to succeed. At the heart of the book are 14 first-person narratives-by first-generation students spanning freshman to graduate years-help the reader get to grips with the variety of ethnic, economic categories to which they belong. The book concludes by defining 14 key issues that institutions need to address, and offers a course of action for addressing them.
Call Number: LC148.2 .D38 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Graduation: Challenge Accepted by Alexander de Haan; Elianne de RegtHow are you going to make sure that your graduation represents you and everything that you are capable of, instead of what all students in your program can do? The only way to do this is to make your thesis entirely your project. And, the only way to do that is to continuously take initiative, stay active, and, most importantly, stay in charge of your work. This book will challenge you and your current perspective on your upcoming graduation project. In seven chapters, the book's authors offer their views, ideas, and practical tips of what it means to be in charge of one's own graduation, how to benefit from it, and what 'being the leader' of the project actually entails. The book will encourage readers to create a realistic and very workable graduation attitude by using a combination of practical tips and tricks, questions, small exercises, and examples from both students and teachers who have been through the process of graduation. Contents include: Graduation: Challenge Accepted * What Stories and Myths Exist about Graduation? * Are You in Graduation-Performing Modus? * What Does It Take to get People on Board? * Who Is in Charge of Your Graduation Project? * How to Deal with the Unavoidable Setbacks? * How Do You Envision the Final Steps? * Graduated: What Is Next?
Publication Date: 2014-11-20
The Her Campus Guide to College Life: how to manage relationships, stay safe and healthy, handle stress, and have the best years of your life! by Stephanie Kaplan Lewis; Windsor Hanger Western; Annie Chandler Wang; Her Campus Her Campus EditorsFrom dating to internships--everything you need to know about college. Get ready for the best years of your life! Written by the experts behind Her Campus, this college guide is bursting with insider tips to help you navigate classes, relationships, and all your extracurriculars--including parties and Greek life. Whether you're a seasoned upperclassman or are starting freshman year in just a few months, you'll learn how to: Bond with your roommate and set ground rules for your new space Beat the Freshman 15 without having to give up dessert Snag a date with the cutie from your Lit class Cope with stress and anxiety--even during finals week! Score jobs and internships that will help you transition into post-collegiette life You'll also get the lowdown on campus safety so you can enjoy all that college has to offer while avoiding the unfortunate scary parts that sometimes come with it. Complete with fun checklists and worksheets to help you carry out HC's essential advice, The Her Campus Guide to College Life shows you how to make the most out of your experience--in and outside the classroom"-- Provided by publisher.
"A girls' guide to college. Includes safety tips, suggestions for meeting new people, tips on how to be successful, and ways to deal with some of the challenges of being a new college student
Call Number: LB2343.32 .L49 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-04
Interpersonal Boundaries in Teaching and Learning by Harriet L. Schwartz (Editor); Teaching and Learning Staff
Call Number: LB1033.I58 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Major in Happiness : Debunking the College Major Fallacies by Michael EdmondsonThis book examines a variety of assumptions prevalent in the mental models of undergraduates, parents, educators, higher education leaders, administrators, and policymakers that cause people to fall into a series of mental traps when selecting a major. Divided into three parts, this publication presents a situational analysis on choosing a college major, dissects the mental models and traps people rely on, and offers a variety of assessments that can help increase one's self-awareness prior to declaring a major.
Publication Date: 2016-02-01
Marginalized Students by Community Colleges Staff; Elizabeth M. Cox (Editor); Jesse S. Watson (Editor)
Call Number: LB2328.M37 2011
Publication Date: 2011
The Mexican American Community College Experience: fostering resilience, achieving success by Blanca CampaThe Mexican American Community College Experience addresses the challenge of educating Mexican American students, the largest segment of the growing Latino population, in community colleges, the largest institutions in today's landscape of higher education. It describes the cultivation of resilience in these students and how engaging, dynamic faculty help them succeed in their studies. This blending of psychology and education theory, with a critical twist, shows how faculty help students develop a foundation of resilience and a larger sense of purpose based on their unique knowledge, pedagogies, and culture, an area not traditionally addressed in curriculum and instruction. Creative teaching, resilience, and energetic student stories make this a celebration of Mexican American success at a major regional community college on the U.S - Mexico border.
Call Number: LC2683.6 .C36 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-08
Minority Retention: what works? by Gerald H. Gaither (Editor)
Call Number: LC3727.M56 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-20
Nature Rx : Improving College-Student Mental Health by Donald A. Rakow; Gregory T. EellsThe Nature Rx movement is changing campus life. Offering alternative ways to deal with the stress that students are under, these programs are redefining how to provide students with the best possible environment in which to be healthy, productive members of the academic community. In Nature Rx, Donald A. Rakow and Gregory T. Eells summarize the value of nature prescription programs designed to encourage college students to spend time in nature and to develop a greater appreciation for the natural world. Because these programs are relatively new, there are many lessons for practitioners to learn; but clinical studies demonstrate that students who regularly spend time in nature have reduced stress and anxiety levels and improved mood and outlook. In addition to the latest research, the authors present a step-by-step formula for constructing, sustaining, and evaluating Nature Rx programs, and they profile four such programs at American colleges. The practical guidance in Nature Rx alongside the authors' vigorous argument for the benefits of these programs for both students and institutions places Rakow and Eells at the forefront of this burgeoning movement.
Publication Date: 2019
Promising and High-Impact Practices : student success programs in the community college context by Gloria Crisp (Editor); Deryl K. Hatch (Editor); Community Colleges Staff
Call Number: LB2328 .P76 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-19
Redesigning America's Community Colleges: a clearer path to student success by Thomas R. Bailey; Shanna Smith Jaggars; Davis Jenkins
The Role of the Classroom in College Student Persistence by TL (Teaching and Learning) Staff; John M. Braxton (Editor)
Call Number: LC148.2.R65 2008
Publication Date: 2008
The Secrets of College Success by Lynn F. Jacobs; Jeremy S. HymanAre you among the 22 million students now enrolled in college? Or a high school student thinking of joining them shortly? Or perhaps a parent of a college-bound junior or senior? Then this book is just for you. Written by college professors and successfully used by tens of thousands of students, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-use tips, techniques, and strategies with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal. The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to: pick courses and choose a major manage your time and develop college-level study skills get good grades and manage the "core" requirements get motivated and avoid stress interact effectively with the professor or TA prepare for a productive and lucrative career New to this third edition are high-value tips about: undergraduate and collaborative research summer internships staying safer on campus diversity and inclusion disabilities and accommodations ...with special tips for international students at US colleges. Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift -or a smart investment in your own college success.
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
Undocumented and Unwanted: attending college against the odds by Lisa D. Garcia
Call Number: LC3727.G37 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-15
Veterans in higher education : when Johnny and Jane came marching to campus by David C. DiRamio
Call Number: UB357.V48 2011
Publication Date: 2011
What the Best College Students Do by Ken Bain
Call Number: LA229.B35 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Wise Latinas: writers on higher education by Jennifer De Leon (Editor)
Call Number: LC2670.6.W57 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
You Can Do Anything : the surprising power of a "useless" liberal arts education by George AndersGeorge Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education, and the ways it can open the door to cutting-edge jobs. The curiosity, creativity, and empathy that are hallmarks of a liberal arts education aren't unruly traits that must be reined in. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. You can segue from anthropology into the booming new field of user research; from classics into management consulting, and from philosophy into high-stakes investing. At any stage of your career, you can bring a humanist's grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why "telling your story" is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don't exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers' eyes light up.
The Dartmouth E-Guide to Academic SuccessStudents and educators may find The Dartmouth E-Guide to Academic Success to be a helpful resource. This e-guide is a free downloadable book published by Dartmouth College's Academic Skills Center in 2017. In eight chapters and fewer than one hundred pages (double-spaced), it offers readers a thorough, concise narrative reference for how to survive and thrive in college. It begins by introducing readers to the idea of a growth mindset and explaining how to set effective goals for college, then walks readers through strategies for time management. The e-guide also includes a variety of methods for important study skills such as taking useful notes, reading efficiently, and writing college essays. Students (current and former) may also find the e-guide's tips on overcoming procrastination and enhancing productivity to be helpful. Links to cited references (both peer-reviewed and popular) and additional information are included throughout the book, and it makes good use of explanatory graphics as well. This e-guide was written by Carl Thum, Director of the Academic Skills Program, and Jonathan Lu, an undergraduate student at Dartmouth College. [JDC]
College Life: Perspectives from Students and InstructorsWhat happens when college students are allowed to be completely honest about their learning environment? When they’re empowered to speak their minds about their professors, peers, tuition bills, and prospects for landing jobs in their fields? Answer: a revealing portrait, drawn from inside the world of the 21st-century campus, that will benefit parents, high school students, guidance counselors, and young people who are just beginning the college experience. In this documentary, students talk about the ups and downs of higher education and the costs of obtaining it at community colleges, state universities, and private institutions. Topics include diversity, the proliferation of digital tools and distractions, the rise of prescription medication abuse, gaining or lacking a clear sense of purpose in college, and the likelihood—or lack thereof—of finding fulfilling work after graduation. In addition, professors and business leaders discuss what they’d like to see in today’s college students and job candidates. (52 minutes)
The College Track: America’s Sorting MachineIt’s about closing the achievement gap and implementing best practices.
It’s about raising expectations and lowering barriers.
It’s about a heart-to-heart partnership of educators and parents.
Isn’t it about time to start some honest discussions in your community?
Learn more about the unintended consequences of educational tracking in public schools. See innovative model solutions for bringing these students back onto the college track with this timely three-part series. Hosted by Emmy Award-winner Andre Braugher, The College Track takes a penetrating look at the barriers to college faced by many students and showcases public schools and communities that are succeeding in dismantling those barriers.
Additional content includes a 20-minute overview of the series and excerpts from interviews with leading scholars and administrators covering key issues of equity and access to higher education.
These stories and examples will help you establish or enhance an all-around winning relationship between your educational community and the public it serves.
Many College Students Struggle To Pass Remedial Math. Do They Need To?Colleges created remedial education classes to ensure students were sufficiently prepared for more advanced material. But increasingly, there’s a sense that remedial courses are hurting the prospects of the students they are intended to help. As a result, some California colleges and high schools are rethinking their approach to teaching math -- with encouraging results. Hari Sreenivasan reports.