Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle Research Propositions and Recommendations

Author: George D. Kuh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118209567
Format: PDF, ePub
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Creating the conditions that foster student success in college has never been more important. As many as four-fifths of high school graduates need some form of postsecondary education to be economically self-sufficient and manage the increasingly complex social, political, and cultural issues of the 21st century. But about 40 percent of those who start college fail to earn a degree within 6 or 8 years, an unacceptably low number. This report examines the complicated array of social, economic, cultural and educational factors related to student success in college, defined as academic achievement, engagement in educationally purposeful activities, satisfaction, acquisition of desired knowledge, skills and competencies, persistence, and attainment of educational objectives. Although the trajectory for academic success in college is established long before students matriculate, most institutions can do more than they are at present to shape how students prepared for college and they they engage in productive activities after they arrive. This is the 5th issue of the 32nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

The SAGE Handbook of Family Communication

Author: Lynn H. Turner
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324028
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A thorough exploration of the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today The Sage Handbook of Family Communication provides a comprehensive examination of family communication theory and research. Chapters by leading scholars in family communication expand the definition of family, address recent shifts in culture, and cover important new topics, including families in crisis, families and governmental policies, social media, and extended families. The combination of groundbreaking theories, research methods, and reviews of foundational and emerging research in family communication make this an invaluable resource that explores the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today.

Student Success in College

Author: George D. Kuh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118046852
Format: PDF
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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.

The Invisible Tapestry

Author: George D. Kuh
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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Identifies properties on institutional culture and the ways cultural perspectives have been used to describe college life. Examines intellectual foundations of culture, institutional subcultures and implications for practice.

Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education

Author: Ronald E. Hallett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119482437
Format: PDF, Docs
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Both colleges and policymakers recognize the importance of supporting students experiencing homelessness in higher education. The challenges involve both addressing issues of college access as well as developing strategies to support retention and degree completion once enrolled. This volume explores how homelessness intersects most social issues that marginalize individuals and negatively influence postsecondary completion, including poverty, foster care, and LGBTQ+ discrimination. As becomes evident, students experiencing homelessness should be considered in conversations about equity and access. For these students, completing some form of degree or certification beyond high school is a vital step in achieving future stability. Topics covered include: how residential experiences influence educational engagement and retention an overview of research related to housing insecurity in higher education federal and state policies related to homelessness in higher education a trauma-informed care approach to this issue an approach to understanding and studying housing insecurity among students ideas that will be necessary for policy and program development.

Involving colleges

Author: George D. Kuh
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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Involving Colleges details the extracurricular environments of fourteen diverse involving colleges and universities and shows how and where successful conditions and characteristics can be adapted to institutions to complement the institution's unique educational purpose and mission.

Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Success in STEM Education

Author: Samuel D. Museus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118065867
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The National Context: Important Trends in Racial Demographics and STEM Fields. The Urgency of Fostering Minority Students' Success in STEM. Purpose and Overview of the Volume. Key Concepts and Definitions. Limitations of the Volume. The Current Condition of Minority Students in STEM. The Impact of Race and Racism on Minority Students' Success in STEM. Factors in K-12 Education That Influence the Success of Racial and Ethnic Minority Students in the STEM Circuit. The Link Between Academic Preparedness in K-12 Education and Minority Students' Success in STEM. K-12 Contributors to the Insufficient Academic Preparation of Minority Students in STEM. K-12 Factors That Promote the Success of Minority Students in STEM. K-12 Initiatives That Contribute to Preparedness and Success Among Minority Students in STEM. Conclusion. Factors That Influence Success Among Racial and Ethnic Minority College Students in the STEM Circuit. The Role of Colorblind Meritocracy and Affirmative Action. The Impact of Economic Influences. The Impact of Minority-Serving Institutions and Selective Institutions. The Impact of Campus Environments. The Impact of Institutional Agents. The Impact of Psychological Factors. The Impact of STEM-Specific Opportunity and Support Programs. Conclusion. Implications for Future Research, Policy, and Practice in STEM Education. The Racial and Ethnic Minorities in STEM Model. Implications for Future Research. Implications for Future Policy. Implications for Future Practice. Conclusion.

High impact educational practices

Author: George D. Kuh
Publisher: Assn of Amer Colleges
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This publicationżthe latest report from AAC&Użs Liberal Education and Americażs Promise (LEAP) initiativeżdefines a set of educational practices that research has demonstrated have a significant impact on student success. Author George Kuh presents data from the National Survey of Student Engagement about these practices and explains why they benefit all students, but also seem to benefit underserved students even more than their more advantaged peers. The report also presents data that show definitively that underserved students are the least likely students, on average, to have access to these practices.

Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education

Author: George D. Kuh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118903390
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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American higher education needs a major reframing of student learning outcomes assessment Dynamic changes are underway in American higher education. New providers, emerging technologies, cost concerns, student debt, and nagging doubts about quality all call out the need for institutions to show evidence of student learning. From scholars at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), Using Assessment Evidence to Improve Higher Education presents a reframed conception and approach to student learning outcomes assessment. The authors explain why it is counterproductive to view collecting and using evidence of student accomplishment as primarily a compliance activity. Today's circumstances demand a fresh and more strategic approach to the processes by which evidence about student learning is obtained and used to inform efforts to improve teaching, learning, and decision-making. Whether you're in the classroom, an administrative office, or on an assessment committee, data about what students know and are able to do are critical for guiding changes that are needed in institutional policies and practices to improve student learning and success. Use this book to: Understand how and why student learning outcomes assessment can enhance student accomplishment and increase institutional effectiveness Shift the view of assessment from being externally driven to internally motivated Learn how assessment results can help inform decision-making Use assessment data to manage change and improve student success Gauging student learning is necessary if institutions are to prepare students to meet the 21st century needs of employers and live an economically independent, civically responsible life. For assessment professionals and educational leaders, Using Assessment Evidence to Improve Higher Education offers both a compelling rationale and practical advice for making student learning outcomes assessment more effective and efficient.