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ERIC Number: ED506528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
Promoting Student Success: What the Media and the General Public Need to Know. Occasional Paper No. 2
Kuh, George D.; Kinzie, Jillian
National Survey of Student Engagement
To aid members of the news media in looking at the issues of quality in postsecondary education, the authors of the recently published "Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter" distill some useful factors for the media and the general public to use in assessing the quality of education at four-year colleges and universities. The book is based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice project. Analyzing whether an institution is effective and determining what makes for student success is not as simple as turning to lists of "top" colleges. This paper presents a list of what to look for in institutions to produce student success. This list may seem to present an overwhelming number of indicators, but as "Student Success in College" concludes, "to have a demonstrable impact on the nature and quality of student learning, it is necessary to do many different things "better" and more "frequently" so that one or more initiatives touch "substantial numbers" of students in meaningful ways, rather than invest vast amounts of resources, time, and energy in one large, complicated initiative."
National Survey of Student Engagement. Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, 1900 East 10th Street Suite 419, Bloomington, IN 47406. Tel: 812-856-5824; Fax: 812-856-5150; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, National Survey of Student Engagement