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ERIC Number: ED558878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 267
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-889-27169-9
Designing Successful Transitions: A Guide for Orienting Students to College. 3rd Edition. The First-Year Experience Monograph Series No. 13
Ward-Roof, Jeanine A., Ed.
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
The 2010 edition of this monograph addresses many topics (e.g., administration of orientation programs, family involvement, student characteristics and needs, assessment, and orientation for specific student populations and institutional types) that were included in previous editions but approaches them with new information, updated data, and current theory. However, this edition also takes up new topics in response to the "opportunities and concerns" facing orientation, transition, and retention professionals such as collaborations among campus units in the development and delivery of orientation, the increase in nontraditional student populations, the need for effective crisis planning and management in orientation programs, new technologies, and even the challenge of making the case for orientation in an era of diminishing resources. The authors have carefully penned chapters incorporating contemporary information, ideas, and concepts while being reflective of traditional practices. Following a preface by Margaret J. Barr and a foreword by Jennifer R. Keup and Craig E. Mack, chapters in this edition include: (1) Brief Overview of the Orientation, Transition, and Retention Field (Craig E. Mack); (2) Theoretical Perspectives on Orientation (Denise L. Rode and Tony W. Cawthon); (3) Making the Case for Orientation: Is It Worth It? (Bonita C. Jacobs); (4) Administration of a Comprehensive Orientation Program (April Mann, Charlie Andrews, and Norma Rodenburg); (5) Community College Orientation and Transition Programs (Cathy J. Cuevas and Christine Timmerman); (6) Channeling Parental Involvement to Support Student Success (Jeanine A. Ward-Roof, Laura A. Page, and Ryan Lombardi); (7) Extensions of Traditional Orientation Programs (Tracy L. Skipper, Jennifer A. Latino, Blaire Moody Rideout, and Dorothy Weigel); (8) Technology in Orientation (J.J. Brown and Cynthia L. Hernandez); (9) Incorporating Crisis Planning and Management Into Orientation Programs (Dian Squire, Victor Wilson, Joe Ritchie, and Abbey Wolfman); (10) Orientation and First-Year Programs: A Profile of Participating Students (Maureen E. Wilson and Michael Dannells); (11) Creating a Developmental Framework for New Student Orientation to Address the Needs of Diverse Populations (Archie P. Cubarrubia and Jennifer C. Schoen); (12) Designing Orientation and Transition Programs for Transfer Students (Shandol C. Hoover); (13) Nontraditional Is the New Traditional: Understanding Today's College Student (Michael J. Knox and Brittany D. Henderson); (14) Building the Case for Collaboration in Orientation Programs: Campus Culture, Politics, and Power (Beth M. Lingren Clark and Matthew J. Weigand); (15) Assessment and Evaluation in Orientation (Robert Schwartz and Dennis Wiese); and (16) Reflections on the History of Orientation, Transition, and Retention Programs (Jeanine A. Ward-Roof and Kathy L. Guthrie). (Individual chapters contain references.) [For the 2nd Edition (2003), see ED478603.]
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition