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ERIC Number: ED496369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 640
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7879-5968-5
Challenging and Supporting the First-Year Student: A Handbook for Improving the First Year of College
Upcraft, M. Lee, Ed.; Gardner, John N., Ed.; Barefoot, Betsy O., Ed.
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
An authoritative, comprehensive guide to the first year of college, this book includes the most current information about the policies, strategies, programs, and services designed to help first-year students make a successful transition to college and fulfill their educational and personal goals. Following the introduction, "The First Year of College Revisited," written by the editors, this book divides into six parts and 29 chapters. Part One, What We Know about Today's First-Year Students and Institutional Efforts to Help Them Succeed, contains: (1) Today's First-Year Students (Jennifer L. Crissman Ishler); (2) The Keys to First-Year Student Persistence (Jennifer L. Crissman Ishler and M. Lee Upcraft); and (3) Current Institutional Practice in the First College Year (Betsy O. Barefoot). Part Two, Recruiting and Challenging First-Year Students, contains: (4) The Enrollment Management Process (Don Hossler and Douglas K. Anderson); (5) Student Engagement in the First Year of College (George D. Kuh); and (6) Expectations and Performance (Karen Maitland Schilling and Karl L. Schilling). Part Three, Creating Campus Cultures for First-Year Student Success, contains: (7) Fostering First-Year Success of Underrepresented Minorities (Freeman A. Hrabowski, III); (8) The Realities of Diversity and the Campus Climate for First-Year Students (W. Terrell Jones); (9) Building the Foundation for First-Year Student Success in Public, Urban Universities: A Case Study (Diana S. Natalicio and Maggy Smith); (10) Inviting First-Year Student Success: A President's Perspective (Betty L. Siegel); (11) Advocating for First-Year Students (Jay Chaskes and Ralph G. Anttonen); (12) Collaborative Partnerships between Academic and Student Affairs (Charles C. Schroeder); and (13) Technology and Today's First-Year Students (Reynol Junco). Part Four, Challenging And Supporting First-Year Students In The Classroom, contains: (14) Inside the First-Year Classroom: Challenges and Constraints (Bette LaSere Erickson and Diane W. Strommer); (15) Faculty Development and the First Year (Scott E. Evenbeck and Barbara Jackson); (16) First-Year Seminars (Mary Stuart Hunter and Carrie W. Linder); (17) Developmental Education (Jeanne L. Higbee); (18) Supplemental Instruction (Deanna C. Martin and Maureen Hurley); (19) Academic Advising (Margaret C. King and Thomas J. Kerr); (20) The Place of the Library versus the Library as Place (Margit Misangyi Watts); (21) Service-Learning and the First-Year Student (Edward Zlotkowski); and (22) Learning Communities (Jodi Levine Laufgraben). Part Five, Challenging and Supporting First-Year Students outside the Classroom, contains: (23) Designing Orientation Programs (Richard H. Mullendore and Leslie A. Banahan); (24) First-Year Student Living Environments (William J. Zeller); (25) Student Support Services (John H. Schuh); and (26) The First-Year Experience and Alcohol Use (Philip W. Meilman and Cheryl A. Presley). Part Six, Assessing the First College Year, contains: (27) Assessing the First Year of College (M. Lee Upcraft); (28) A Beginner's Guide for Assessing the First College Year (M. Lee Upcraft, Jennifer L. Crissman Ishler, and Randy L. Swing); and (29) Choosing and Using Assessment Instruments (Randy L. Swing and M. Lee Upcraft). The book also contains a preface; list of references; name and subject indexes; and a conclusion: "Principles of Good Practice for the First College Year and Summary of Recommendations" (John N. Gardner, M. Lee Upcraft, and Betsy O. Barefoot).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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