How College Affects Students: A Third Decade of Research, Volume 2

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Wiley, Feb 7, 2005 - Education - 848 pages
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How College Affects Students

This is the long-awaited second volume of Pascarella and Terenzini's 1991 award-winning review of the research on the impacts of college on students. The authors review their earlier findings and then synthesize what has been learned since 1990 about college's influences on students. The book also discusses the implications of the findings for research, practice, and public policy. This authoritative and comprehensive analysis of the literature on college impact is required reading for anyone interested in higher education practice, policy, and promise--faculty, administrators, researchers, policy analysts, and decision makers at every level.

"How College Affects Students is the essential reference for anyone trying to answer the question 'What works?' In this new volume, the authors synthesize the most recent body of research that refines this question for the diverse range of students and institutions." --Jacqueline E. King, director, Center for Policy Analysis, American Council on Education

"Pascarella and Terenzini have produced another encyclopedic masterpiece--thorough, penetrating, insightful, and rich with implications. It is the essential resource for anyone with a serious interest in college student development." --George D. Kuh, chancellor's professor and director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University

"In extending their landmark synthesis, Pascarella and Terenzini have reassuringly confirmed their original conclusions about college impact. But they also reveal how much broader and richer this literature has become through the addition of topics that range from diversity, through community colleges, to new theories of human development. Their work remains definitive." --Peter Ewell, senior associate, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)

"Essential reading for both scholars and campus leaders." --John C. Smart, professor of higher education, University of Memphis and editor, Research in Higher Education

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User Review  - Jonna Higgins-Freese - Goodreads

Obviously this is a solidly-researched classic. However, I agree with a critique I saw from the community college space: while this research explicitly includes only residential four year college ... Read full review

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Grad school text book. A great one for every higher ed professional to keep around the office. Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Ernest T. Pascarella is the Mary Louise Petersen Professor of Higher Education at the University of Iowa. He has received numerous awards for his research from national professional and scholarly associations. In 2003 he received the Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Patrick T. Terenzini is distinguished professor and senior scientist in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He has received research awards from the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Association for Institutional Research, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American College Personnel Association, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

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