"An essential guide to the thorny task of not only developingsuccessful first-year programs, the critical building blocks forstudent college completion, but also sustaining them over time. Itshould be at the top of the reading list of all faculty, staff, andadministrators concerned with making substantial improvements instudent success in the first year of college."
—Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor,Syracuse University
"Grounded in scholarly literature and higher education theory,Developing and Sustaining Successful First-Year Programsprovides a much-needed next-generation resource to advance acomprehensive, integrated, and multi-faceted first-year experienceas well as practical guidance to educators who want to become moreeffective first-year student advocates."
—Jillian Kinzie, associate director, Indiana UniversityCenter for Postsecondary Research, NSSE Institute
"The authors do an excellent job both of providing a conceptualframework for the first year and of grounding their programdescriptions in the work of a diverse range of campuses, providingexemplars of good practice, centered on assessment, in enhancingstudent academic achievement and persistence. The book will be ofuse both to policy makers and administrators focused on enhancingstudent success and to practitioners who will make good use ofexcellent observations and recommendations."
—Scott Evenbeck, president, The New Community Collegeat CUNY
This is the 157th volume of thid Jossey-Bass series.Addressed to higher education decision makers on all kinds ofcampuses, New Directions forHigher Education provides timely information andauthoritative advice about major issues and administrative problemsconfronting every institution.