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Schreiner, Laurie A. – About Campus, 2010
The qualitative difference in the "success" of college students raises question of how educators envision student success. Although in "Student Success in College," George Kuh, Jillian Kinzie, John H. Schuh, Elizabeth J. Whitt define student success broadly as "satisfaction, persistence, and high levels of learning and personal development," the…
Descriptors: Persistence, Graduation, Academic Achievement, College Students
Howell-Carter, Marya, Ed.; Gonder, Jennifer, Ed. – Online Submission, 2010
Conference proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations, sponsored by the Psychology Department of the State University of New York at Farmingdale. The conference theme for 2010 was Fostering, Assessing, and Sustaining Student Engagement. The conference featured two keynote addresses from prominent…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
Online Submission, 2006
"Student Success" is EPI's occasional e-magazine dedicated to the discussion of retaining students in higher education. Over the course of the next issues of "Student Success," the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) will explore three questions about retention on our college campuses. Part I will look at the barriers to student retention, both…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, School Holding Power
Hunter, Mary Stuart, Ed.; McCalla-Wriggins, Betsy, Ed.; White, Eric R., Ed. – National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2007
Grounded in the philosophy that academic advising is a robust form of one-on-one teaching, this monograph places advising in a new light, one that brings it to the center of the institutional mission and activity. This monograph challenges all readers to embrace the tremendous potential that academic advising has for educating today's college…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, First Generation College Students, Adult Students, Values
Kinzie, Jillian – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2010
The assessment of student learning outcomes is of keen interest to the federal government, accrediting bodies, and education associations and policymakers. Colleges and universities have been under increased pressured to demonstrate accountability for student learning and be more transparent about dimensions of educational quality. Although…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Student Evaluation, College Students, Leadership
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Kinzie, Jillian – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
The author introduces her critical and feminist perspective, elaborates on her critical approach, and discusses how this influenced the development of her research questions, methodology, data analysis, interpretation, and presentation of findings.
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Feminism, Research Methodology, Females
Kinzie, Jillian – National Survey of Student Engagement, 2005
What students do in college matters as much as anything else in terms of their educational success. Educationally effective colleges and universities - those that add value to the student experience - intentionally craft policies and practices that channel students' energy to the activities that matter to student learning. Students who…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Graduation Rate, Course Content, Student Experience
Ewell, Peter; Paulson, Karen; Kinzie, Jillian – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2011
Assessing the quality of undergraduate student learning continues to be a priority in U.S. postsecondary education. Although variations in outcome assessment practices have long been suspected, they have not been systematically documented. To follow up the 2009 National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) report on institutional…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Deans, Program Effectiveness, Institutional Evaluation
McCormick, Alexander C.; Kinzie, Jillian; Korkmaz, Ali – Online Submission, 2011
This paper uses time series data from a widely used assessment to identify colleges and universities that demonstrate positive trends on a range of educational effectiveness measures, describe observed patterns of improvement, and examine informants' accounts of factors that contributed to the improvements. This study informs broad questions about…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Evidence, Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness
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Stage, Frances K.; Kinzie, Jillian – Journal of General Education, 2009
This article reports the results of a series of site visits examining modifications to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning based on reform on three differing campuses. Innovations in stem classrooms included collaborative approaches to learning; incorporation of active learning, authentic contexts, peer…
Descriptors: College Science, Instructional Innovation, Research Reports, Engineering Education
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Kinzie, Jillian; Pennipede, Barbara S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2009
Assessment information should be actionable in that findings must be used to improve the student experience and educational effectiveness. Assessment is a worthwhile undertaking when campuses generate meaningful data, thoroughly consider and discuss evidence-based improvement initiatives, and ultimately use results to improve educational…
Descriptors: Campuses, Institutional Research, Educational Change, Student Experience
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McCormick, Alexander C.; Gonyea, Robert M.; Kinzie, Jillian – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Thirteen years ago, 276 bachelor's-granting colleges and universities inaugurated a new approach to assessing college quality by participating in the first national administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This report summarizes what was learned over the NSSE's first 13 years, why the survey is being updated, and new…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Student Surveys
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Kinzie, Jillian; Schuh, John H. – NASPA Journal, 2008
The value of establishing a strong community in institutions of higher education has been in the forefront of the thinking of educators for a number of years. As colleges and universities have grown in complexity, establishing and sustaining strong campus communities has been described as challenging and difficult. John Gardner has provided a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Group Unity, Educational Practices, Documentation
Baker, Gianina R.; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Provezis, Staci; Kinzie, Jillian – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2012
Most institutions are collecting evidence of student learning, but it is not clear how these results are being used to improve student outcomes. To learn more about what colleges and universities are doing to use assessment data productively to inform and strengthen undergraduate education, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Test Results
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Wolf-Wendel, Lisa; Ward, Kelly; Kinzie, Jillian – Journal of College Student Development, 2009
Established theories and constructs long associated with student success, including involvement, engagement, and integration, provide common language and a body of knowledge to inform understanding of the challenges currently facing higher education. This paper examines how the theories and terms have evolved, explores how the terms are currently…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Development, Researchers, Expertise
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