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ERIC Number: ED558976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 180
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-8892-7170-5
Organizing for Student Success: The University College Model. The First Year Experience Monograph Series No. 53
Evenbeck, Scott E.; Jackson, Barbara; Smith, Maggy; Ward, Dorothy
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Organizing for Student Success draws on data from more than 50 institutions to provide insight into how university colleges are organized, the initiatives they house, and the practices in place to ensure their effectiveness. Twenty case studies from 15 different campuses offer an in-depth understanding of institutional practice. Ultimately, university colleges are not only a structure for organizing educational experiences but also a catalyst for creating institutional change. An invaluable resource for first-year experience steering committees, general education reform committees, and other groups or administrators charged with reorganizing and revitalizing the delivery of undergraduate education. Following a list of tables and figures, a preface by Jennifer R. Keup & Carter Hammett-McGarry, a foreword by Betsy O. Barefoot & John N. Gardner; and an introduction by Scott E. Evenbeck & Dorothy Ward, this book is organized into the following chapters: (1) University Colleges: Flexible Structures for Serving Undergraduate Students (Randy L. Swing & Julie S. Alexander-Hamilton); (2) Collaborations for Entering Student Success (Frank E. Ross & Maggy Smith); (3) Dynamic Engagement With the Undergraduate Curriculum (Barbara Jackson); (4) Holistic Support for Learning (Dorothy Ward); (5) Comprehensive University College Assessment: The Importance of Assessing Students' Needs, Program Processes, and Critical Outcomes (Michele J. Hansen, Scott E. Evenbeck, & Gayle Williams); (6) Resource Management in the University College (Maggy Smith & Scott E. Evenbeck); and (7) The University College: A Context for Student Success and Institutional Change (Scott E. Evenbeck, Maggy Smith, & Dorothy Ward). Chapters 2-5 contain university case studies. The following are appended: (1) Responding Institutions; (2) University College Survey; and (3) Resources for University College Work. A section about the contributors is included.
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 - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Montana; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Texas; Virginia