Student Success in College, (Includes New Preface and Epilogue) Creating Conditions That Matter

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-08
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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.

Author Biography

George D. Kuh is Chancellor's Professor of Higher Education and director, Center for Post-Secondary Research at Indiana University. He directs the College Student Experiences Questionnaire Research Program, the National Survey of Engagement (NSSE), and the Institute for Effective Educational Practice. Jillian Kinzie is associate director of the NSSE Institute for Effective Educational Practice and project manager of the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) Initiative. John H. Schuh is distinguished professor of educational leadership at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Elizabeth J. Whitt is professor in the College of Education, and director of Student Success Initiatives in the Office of the Provost, at the University of Iowa.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Student Engagement: A Key to Student Successp. 7
Why Effective Educational Practice Mattersp. 8
Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP)p. 10
Keep in Mindp. 18
No Single Blueprint for Student Successp. 20
Properties and Conditions Common to Educationally Effective Collegesp. 23
"Living" Mission and "Lived" Educational Philosophyp. 25
Missionp. 25
Operating Philosophyp. 27
Meet the DEEP Schoolsp. 28
Making Space for Differencep. 59
Mission Clarity: "Tell Me Again-What Are We About? "p. 59
Summaryp. 61
What's Noteworthy about a Living Mission and Lived Educational Philosophyp. 62
An Unshakeable Focus on Student Learningp. 65
Valuing Undergraduates and Their Learningp. 66
Experimenting with Engaging Pedagogiesp. 69
Demonstrating a Cool Passion for Talent Developmentp. 77
Making Time for Studentsp. 80
Feedback: Improving Performance, Connecting Students and Facultyp. 84
Summaryp. 88
What's Noteworthy about Focusing on Student Learningp. 88
Environments Adapted for Educational Enrichmentp. 91
Using the Setting for Teaching and Learningp. 93
Creating Human-Scale Learning Environmentsp. 106
What's Noteworthy about Adapting Environments for Educational Advantagep. 108
Clear Pathways to Student Successp. 109
Acculturationp. 111
What New Students Need to Knowp. 113
Affirming Diversityp. 116
Alignmentp. 123
What's Noteworthy about Creating Clear Pathways to Student Successp. 131
An Improvement-Oriented Ethosp. 133
Realizing the Vision: The University of Texas at El Pasop. 134
Making Student Success a Priority: Fayetteville State Universityp. 136
Investing in Undergraduate Education: The University of Michiganp. 138
Fostering Institutional Renewal: University of Maine at Farmingtonp. 140
Championing Learning Communities: Wofford Collegep. 142
Creating a Campuswide Intellectual Community: Ursinus Collegep. 145
Positive Restlessnessp. 146
Curriculum Developmentp. 150
Data-Informed Decision Makingp. 152
Summaryp. 155
What's Noteworthy About Innovating and Improvingp. 156
Shared Responsibility for Educational Quality and Student Successp. 157
Leadershipp. 158
Faculty and Staff Diversityp. 163
Student Affairs: A Key Partner in Promoting Student Successp. 164
Fostering Student Agencyp. 167
The Power of Onep. 170
What's Noteworthy about Sharing Responsibility for Educational Qualityp. 171
Effective Practices Used at Deep Colleges and Universitiesp. 173
Academic Challengep. 177
High Expectations for Student Performancep. 178
Extensive Writing, Reading, and Class Preparationp. 182
Rigorous Culminating Experience for Seniorsp. 188
Celebrations of Scholarshipp. 190
Summaryp. 191
Active and Collaborative Learningp. 193
Learning to Learn Activelyp. 194
Learning from Peersp. 195
Learning in Communitiesp. 198
Serving and Learning in the Local Communityp. 200
Responding to Diverse Learning Stylesp. 204
Summaryp. 206
Student-Faculty Interactionp. 207
Accessible and Responsive Facultyp. 208
Academic Advisingp. 213
Undergraduate Researchp. 214
Electronic Technologiesp. 216
Summaryp. 217
Enriching Educational Experiencesp. 219
Infusion of Diversity Experiencesp. 220
International and Study Abroadp. 226
Electronic Technologiesp. 230
Civic Engagementp. 233
Internships and Experiential Learningp. 236
Cocurricular Leadershipp. 238
Summaryp. 239
Supportive Campus Environmentp. 241
Transition Programsp. 242
Advising Networksp. 245
Peer Supportp. 248
Multiple Safety Netsp. 251
Special Support Programsp. 252
Residential Environmentsp. 257
Summaryp. 260
Summary and Recommendationsp. 263
Principles for Promoting Student Successp. 265
Tried and Truep. 266
Sleepersp. 275
Fresh Ideasp. 284
Perennial Challengesp. 287
Summaryp. 294
Recommendationsp. 295
Organizing for Student Successp. 297
Conclusionp. 316
Epiloguep. 319
Advancing the Student Success Agendap. 322
Drifting Off Coursep. 330
Sustaining Effective Educational Practicep. 334
Campus Culture and Sustaining High Performancep. 341
Final Wordp. 342
Referencesp. 345
Appendicesp. 353
Research Methodsp. 353
Project DEEP Research Teamp. 363
National Survey of Student Engagementp. 373
Indexp. 375
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