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Tobolowsky, Barbara F., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2014
Higher education institutions are more diverse than ever before, as are the students they serve. Because of this great diversity, there is no silver bullet--one approach--that will work for teaching all students in all circumstances. This book offers a succinct description of several pedagogical paths available to faculty that can actively engage…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods, College Students
Hunter, Mary Stuart, Ed.; Keup, Jennifer R., Ed.; Kinzie, Jillian, Ed.; Maietta, Heather, Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2012
Increasing pressures on colleges and universities to ensure degree completion and job placement as measures of success make it imperative that the path to graduation is clear and that seniors receive the support needed to earn a degree and make a successful transition to life beyond college. This new edited collection describes today's college…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Student Experience, Transitional Programs, Academic Support Services
Schreiner, Laurie A., Ed.; Louis, Michelle C., Ed.; Nelson, Denise D., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2012
"Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to College Student Success" represents a paradigm shift in the student success literature. Grounded in positive psychology, the thriving concept reframes the student success conversation by focusing on the characteristics amenable to change and that promote high levels of academic,…
Descriptors: College Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors, Academic Achievement
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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
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Kinzie, Jillian – New Directions for Student Services, 2015
Undergraduate students have changed over the past 20 years. This chapter traces the evolution of students, reviews effective student affairs responses, and considers practice moving forward.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Personnel Services, Educational Practices
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
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Kinzie, Jillian – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2013
The essay examines the variety of research methods and measures used in the first-year experience and students-in-transition field over the past 25 years. Interrogating the extant research, Kinzie explores whether the methods and analytic processes most commonly employed are adequate to advance our understanding of complex issues in the field. The…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Scholarship, Educational Research, Mixed Methods Research
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Jankowski, Natasha A.; Kinzie, Jillian – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter discusses the role of institutional research in DQP and Tuning work. Examples from the field of the myriad ways in which IR has been involved, as well as an exploration of ways in which IR has yet to be involved, are discussed.
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Improvement, Qualifications, Higher Education
Gonyea, Robert M.; Kinzie, Jillian – Council of Independent Colleges, 2015
Critics of traditional, residential, liberal arts colleges and universities contend that this form of higher education is outmoded, too costly, and no longer educationally relevant for 21st century students. Economies of scale, large classes taught by contingent faculty members and graduate students, and increasing reliance on technology and…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Learner Engagement, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys
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
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
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
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