Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter

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Wiley, Feb 4, 2010 - Education - 416 pages
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Revised and updated, "Student Success in College" describes the policies, programs, and practices that twenty diverse institutions have used to enhance student attainment. Based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, this book is filled with concrete examples that can serve as an inspiration for colleges and universities who want to create their own success-oriented learning environments.

This new edition contains a new Preface and Epilogue, with updates on the impact the recommended policies and practices have had over five years on the twenty colleges originally researched.

Student Success in College

Identifies what strong-performing colleges and universities do to promote student success, including recent updates from the field

Describes the relationships among student engagement, persistence, satisfaction, learning, and personal development

Outlines six features common to all twenty DEEP institutions

Synthesizes the principles that guide the work of faculty and staff of these effective institutions

Contains myriad ideas for improving educational practice

Recommends strategies for enhancing student success

"Student Success in College" offers a clear view of what an educationally effective college or university looks like in a complex and challenging higher education environment and includes practical strategies for improving the quality of undergraduate education across a wide range of postsecondary settings.

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An excellent book. Had to read it for a workshop.
I could very clearly relate things stated to our
department. Many different types of schools
have been analyzed in this book. Their strengths
have been identified. This is a good reference book
for those that intend to change the culture in a dept
or a college.

About the author (2010)

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 Student Engagement (NSSE), and the NSSE 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.

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