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Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter [Kindle Edition]

George D. Kuh , Jillian Kinzie , John H. Schuh , Elizabeth J. Whitt

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"Student Success in College merits serious attention by both the communities of practice and scholarship in Higher Education." ( Journal of Higher Education , Mar–April/2008)

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"Kuh and his colleagues thoroughly describe the conditions for student success in college and how institutions can create those conditions. Far more than just a rich collection of ‘what works,’ this groundbreaking book provides a set of principles to guide administrators, faculty members, and policymakers in creating a culture and conditions that promote student success on any campus." ––Ernest T. Pascarella, Mary Louise Petersen Professor of Higher Education, University of Iowa, and Patrick T. Terenzini, distinguished professor, The Pennsylvania State University "One of the most important and timely books ever written about what makes an engaged––and successful––student in today′s colleges and universities. This book will undoubtedly join the ranks of groundbreaking prior works by Tinto, Astin, and Pascarella and Terenzini as an essential guide for higher education leaders, policymakers, and practitioners." ––Jamie P. Merisotis, president, Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, D.C. "Kuh and his colleagues have turned a probing spotlight on the ‘how’ of pervasive educational change. Student Success in College should become a basic text for everyone concerned with the quality of undergraduate learning in the college years." ––Carol Geary Schneider, president, Association of American Colleges and Universities "An invaluable work for campus retreats, self studies, assessment work, and any critical examination of your institution’s approach to the undergraduate experience." ––John N. Gardner, executive director, Policy Center on the First Year of College "A model for how qualitative research ought to be done." ––Peter T. Ewell, vice president, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) "This very important work provides a roadmap for documenting effective educational practice and integrates real examples of how to foster high levels of learning, personal growth, and satisfaction for students while recognizing the importance of diversity." ––Alexander Gonzalez, president, California State University, Sacramento

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1367 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (7 Jan. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D56CTYG
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  9 reviews
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, and not just for colleges! 16 Jun. 2010
By Jennifer Wright - Published on Amazon.com
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The one thing I would ask the author is why the title says "in colleges". I can only think that it is because that is where the research was conducted. However, the principles outlined in this book apply to education anywhere! It is clearly set out with examples and case studies. There are comments from students about the learning they experienced. Although some of the language is quite academic, I recommend this book for anyone involved in education or training that wants to improve their practices - and isn't that all of us?

Jenni Wright
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read Every Word 23 Mar. 2013
By MH - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an incredible text. Although very idealistic, this text provides many ideas for Student Affairs professionals looking to make a difference on their campuses. Not only are 'big ideas' presented, but also the specifics on how to implement those ideas. This read is for optimistic professionals and 'movers and shakers'. Institutions trying to make changes on their campus should consult this text.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars creating Conditions to Pass On 28 Oct. 2013
By Brenda - Published on Amazon.com
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The information in the book is great. However, one has to be very careful when ordering to get the latest editions with all the up dates.
3.0 out of 5 stars Dig a little deeper 27 Jun. 2013
By Chico - Published on Amazon.com
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The authors make it clear in the beginning that the 20 universities cited as examples of schools doing it right are not neccesarily the most prestigious or successful schools in the nation. OK, I get it. Some were selected because their grad rates exceeded what their student characteristics might have predicted. However, shouldn't there be some minimal threshold before a university is cited for their best practices? I went to collegeresults.org and looked at some of the universities' 6 year grad rates....30% for some of the schools cited. What were they expecting ... 0%. Also, I looked at individual programs highlighted at different universities. Some of the programs serve such a low number of students it is doubtful there is enough evidence to make any prediction or correlation to student success. This makes me wonder how much they investigated the reality of each program before putting it up for display. (Fayetteville State University SSS TRIO program... Their participants photo was not much larger than a family reunion gathering.)

However, as a practioner in this area, one thing is clear to me - at least one of these authors is very knowledgeable about the issues involved in successfully educating a more diverse population. There are gems of advice sprnkled throughout the text that ring true and are authentic. There are valuable insights provided throughout many of the chapters.

I am a little concerned about only six reviews for a book with at least 4 authors. Maybe the reviews should be reviewed...or maybe I am just grumpy today.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Feb. 2013
By Christine D Wesserling - Published on Amazon.com
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Very user friendly. I am planning on using these Universities as a jumping start to where I want to start as a student affairs professional.
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