Developing and Sustaining Successful First-Year Programs: A Guide for Practitioners

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"An essential guide to the thorny task of not only developing successful first-year programs, the critical building blocks for student college completion, but also sustaining them over time. It should be at the top of the reading list of all faculty, staff, and administrators concerned with making substantial improvements in student 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 Programs provides a much-needed next-generation resource to advance a comprehensive, integrated, and multi-faceted first-year experience as well as practical guidance to educators who want to become more effective first-year student advocates."
Jillian Kinzie, associate director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, NSSE Institute

"The authors do an excellent job both of providing a conceptual framework for the first year and of grounding their program descriptions in the work of a diverse range of campuses, providing exemplars of good practice, centered on assessment, in enhancing student academic achievement and persistence. The book will be of use both to policy makers and administrators focused on enhancing student success and to practitioners who will make good use of excellent observations and recommendations."
Scott Evenbeck, president, The New Community College at CUNY

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Gerald M. Greenfield, a professor emeritus of history at University of Wisconsin, Parkside and long-time director of its teaching and learning center, spent seven years there as a senior administrator in academic affairs. Greenfield led the university's participation in the Foundations of Excellence in the First College Year and organized and chaired their initial First Year Committee. He is accredited as a peer evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission.

Jennifer R. Keup is the director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience® and Students in Transition and also serves as an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina.

John N. Gardner is the senior fellow of the National Resource Center, distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, and president of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Gardner is the author or coauthor of The Freshman Year Experience, Challenging and Supporting the First-Year Student, Helping Sophomores Succeed, The Senior Year Experience, and Achieving and Sustaining Institutional Excellence for the First Year of College.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jun 26, 2013
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781118234495
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Administration / Higher
Education / General
Education / Higher
Education / Student Life & Student Affairs
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Peter Felten
A clear, practical framework for getting higher education back on track

The Undergraduate Experience is a guide for significantly improving student learning and institutional performance in the rapidly changing world of higher education. Written by recognized experts in undergraduate education, this book encourages college and university leaders to rethink current practices that fragment the student experience, and to focus on creating powerful, integrated undergraduate learning for all students. Drawing from their own deep experience and the latest research, the authors reveal key principles that enable institutional change and enhance student outcomes in any higher education setting. Coverage includes high-impact practices for engagement, the importance of strategic leadership, the necessity of setting and maintaining high expectations, and insight on fostering excellence through systematic planning.

Through its core themes and action principles, this book can be a valuable resource for faculty, staff, administrators, and governing boards at all types of postsecondary institutions. The book provides a practical framework for achieving excellence in undergraduate education by focusing on: Learning Relationships Expectations Alignment Improvement Leadership

The value of an undergraduate education is under greater scrutiny than ever before, and campus leaders must be able to convey the value of their institutions to students, boards, donors, and legislators. Is a college or university degree worth the increasing cost? Are today's students academically adrift? What's the difference between a degree and an education? Responding to these questions requires focused action by individuals and institutions. The Undergraduate Experience offers practical guidance for creating and sustaining excellence in the face of disruption and change in higher education.

Betsy O. Barefoot
ثناء على تحقيق وإدامة التفوق المؤسسي للسنة الجامعية الأولى
هذا الكتاب يبعث الحياة في النظرية والأبحاث حول نجاح الطلاب. إن المؤسسات الثلاث عشرة التي تشملها هذه الدراسة حول التفوق تقدم نموذجاً إثر نموذج من هيكليات وبرامج دعم طلاب السنة الأولى. إن مؤلفي الكتاب، بدءاً من مجموعات التعلم، وإلى مساقات تجربة السنة الأولى، وإلى برامج القراءة العامة، والتوجيه، وأكثر من ذلك، صنفوا وصوفاً غنية لأفضل الممارسات في مادة قراءة لرؤساء الجامعات، وأصحاب منصب بروفوست، والإداريين الأكاديميين، والمهنيين المختصين بشؤون الطلاب، والهيئة التدريسية، والعاملين في سائر أنواع المؤسسات".
جودي ليفين لونغراين، مساعد ثابت البروفوست، جامعة تمبل
"بتسي بيرفوت وجون غاردنر يطلعوننا منذ سنوات على أعمال لمصلحة طلاب السنة الأولى، وهما مع زملائهما يقدمون النماذج المفتقدة للمدارس التي تؤدي بالفعل أمراً جيداً".
جورج د.كوه، أستاذ مستشار للتعليم العالي ومدير مركز أبحاث مابعد المرحلة الثانوية، جامعة انديانا
"في هذا الكتاب الرائع الذي صدر في الوقت المناسب، يؤدي بيرفوت وغاردنر وزملاؤهما خدمة عظيمة للتعليم العالي. إنهم يقدمون نماذج ملموسة ومستندة إلى أدلة لكيفية قيام سلسلة من الكليات والجامعات بإعادة تصميم تجارب السنة الأولى من أجل تلبية حاجات الطلاب وتحسين النجاح. إننا نتعلم مرة أخرى أن القيادة لها أهمية، وأن المعطيات يمكن أن تكون دافعة للتحسن، وأن التركيز الذي لا هوادة فيه وتشجيع التحول سيكون لهما الفوز"
كي ماكليني، مدير عملية مسح الكلية الأهلية لارتباط الطلاب، جامعة تكساس في اوستن

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Peter Felten
A clear, practical framework for getting higher education back on track

The Undergraduate Experience is a guide for significantly improving student learning and institutional performance in the rapidly changing world of higher education. Written by recognized experts in undergraduate education, this book encourages college and university leaders to rethink current practices that fragment the student experience, and to focus on creating powerful, integrated undergraduate learning for all students. Drawing from their own deep experience and the latest research, the authors reveal key principles that enable institutional change and enhance student outcomes in any higher education setting. Coverage includes high-impact practices for engagement, the importance of strategic leadership, the necessity of setting and maintaining high expectations, and insight on fostering excellence through systematic planning.

Through its core themes and action principles, this book can be a valuable resource for faculty, staff, administrators, and governing boards at all types of postsecondary institutions. The book provides a practical framework for achieving excellence in undergraduate education by focusing on: Learning Relationships Expectations Alignment Improvement Leadership

The value of an undergraduate education is under greater scrutiny than ever before, and campus leaders must be able to convey the value of their institutions to students, boards, donors, and legislators. Is a college or university degree worth the increasing cost? Are today's students academically adrift? What's the difference between a degree and an education? Responding to these questions requires focused action by individuals and institutions. The Undergraduate Experience offers practical guidance for creating and sustaining excellence in the face of disruption and change in higher education.

Peter Felten
A clear, practical framework for getting higher education back on track

The Undergraduate Experience is a guide for significantly improving student learning and institutional performance in the rapidly changing world of higher education. Written by recognized experts in undergraduate education, this book encourages college and university leaders to rethink current practices that fragment the student experience, and to focus on creating powerful, integrated undergraduate learning for all students. Drawing from their own deep experience and the latest research, the authors reveal key principles that enable institutional change and enhance student outcomes in any higher education setting. Coverage includes high-impact practices for engagement, the importance of strategic leadership, the necessity of setting and maintaining high expectations, and insight on fostering excellence through systematic planning.

Through its core themes and action principles, this book can be a valuable resource for faculty, staff, administrators, and governing boards at all types of postsecondary institutions. The book provides a practical framework for achieving excellence in undergraduate education by focusing on: Learning Relationships Expectations Alignment Improvement Leadership

The value of an undergraduate education is under greater scrutiny than ever before, and campus leaders must be able to convey the value of their institutions to students, boards, donors, and legislators. Is a college or university degree worth the increasing cost? Are today's students academically adrift? What's the difference between a degree and an education? Responding to these questions requires focused action by individuals and institutions. The Undergraduate Experience offers practical guidance for creating and sustaining excellence in the face of disruption and change in higher education.

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