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Skipper, Tracy L., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2017
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate Students
Diramio, David, Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2017
With the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008, more than 1.4 million service members and their families became eligible for higher education benefits, and veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan enrolled in colleges and universities in record numbers. The first wave of research about these new student veterans focused primarily on…
Descriptors: Success, Academic Achievement, Veterans, Military Personnel
Schmidt, Lauren Chism, Ed.; Graziano, Janine, Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2016
Over the years, a number of interventions aimed at increasing student engagement and performance have been implemented in higher education. Some of these, labeled high-impact practices (HIPs), when done well, have led to documented evidence of student success. Two approaches that have been identified as HIPs--first-year seminars and learning…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Communities of Practice, Universities, Two Year Colleges
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Soria, Krista M. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2015
"Welcoming Blue-Collar Scholars Into the Ivory Tower" is the first volume in a new book series designed to explore how institutional policies, practices, and cultures shape learning, development, and success for students who have been historically underserved or given limited consideration in the design of higher education contexts.…
Descriptors: Blue Collar Occupations, Social Class, Working Class, Social Theories
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Bers, Trudy; Chun, Marc; Daly, William T.; Harrington, Christine; Tobolowsky, Barbara F. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2015
"Foundations for Critical Thinking" explores the landscape of critical-thinking skill development and pedagogy through foundational chapters and institutional case studies involving a range of students in diverse settings. By establishing a link between active learning and improved critical thinking, this resource encourages all higher…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Jehangir, Rashne R.; Stebleton, Michael J.; Deenanath, Veronica – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2015
In January 2014, the White House urged that college be made more accessible for low-income Americans. Yet, moving beyond access to success requires knowing more about the experiences of these students. A new research report captures the challenges low-income, first-generation students faced in their collegiate journey, examining the strategies…
Descriptors: Access to Education, First Generation College Students, Identification (Psychology), Low Income Groups
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Young, Dallin George; Schreiner, Laurie A.; McIntosh, Eric J. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2015
Less is known about the second college year compared to other transition points, and fewer high-impact initiatives and curricular programs tend to be offered to sophomores. To increase our knowledge of this important, but sometimes neglected, year on the collegiate journey, "Investigating Sophomore Student Success" presents findings from…
Descriptors: College Students, National Surveys, Student Experience, Student Characteristics
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Young, Dallin George; Hopp, Jessica M. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2014
For a quarter century, the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition has been examining the prevalence, structure, and administration of first-year seminars on American college campuses. The 2012-2013 administration of the national Survey of First-Year Seminars was expanded to explore the connection between…
Descriptors: National Surveys, First Year Seminars, Service Learning, Reading Programs
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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
Foote, Stephanie M., Ed.; Hinkle, Sara M., Ed.; Kranzow, Jeannine, Ed.; Pistilli, Matthew D., Ed.; Miles, LaTonya Rease, Ed.; Simmons, Jannell G., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2013
The transition from high school to college is an important milestone, but it is only one of many steps in the journey through higher education. This volume is an annotated bibliography of the emerging literature examining the many other transitions students make beyond the first year, including the sophomore year, the transfer experience, and the…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Students, College Bound Students, Transitional Programs
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Masiello, Lea; Skipper, Tracy L. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2013
Surveys of employers continually highlight the need for better communication skills among recent college graduates. Yet, writing instruction in higher education serves far more than a transactional purpose. Writing facilitates learning, helps students gain skills in analysis and synthesis, and supports a range of other personal and intellectual…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Communication Skills, Writing Instruction, College Seniors
Garner, Brad – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2012
"The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success," a five-volume series, is designed to assist educators who are interested in launching a first-year seminar or revamping an existing program. Each volume examines a different aspect of first-year seminar design or…
Descriptors: Seminars, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Study, Instructional Effectiveness
Groccia, James; Hunter, Mary Stuart – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2012
"The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success," a five-volume series, is designed to assist educators who are interested in launching a firstyear seminar or revamping an existing program. Each volume examines a different aspect of first-year seminar design or…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Program Design, Program Implementation, Success
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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