Student Success in College, (Includes New Preface and Epilogue): Creating Conditions That Matter

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Student Success in College describes policies, programs, and practices that a diverse set of institutions have used to enhance student achievement. This book clearly shows the benefits of student learning and educational effectiveness that can be realized when these conditions are present. Based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, this book provides concrete examples from twenty institutions that other colleges and universities can learn from and adapt to help create a success-oriented campus culture and learning environment.

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In today's complex and challenging higher education environment—a burgeoning college-bound population, escalating costs, lagging state support, intense scrutiny from state and federal agencies—colleges and universities must be able to put policies and practices in place that promote student success.

Student Success in College describes policies, programs, and practices that a diverse set of institutions have used to enhance student achievement. This book clearly shows the benefits to student learning and educational effectiveness that can be realized when these conditions are present. Based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, this book provides concrete examples from twenty institutions that other colleges and universities can learn from and adapt to help create a success-oriented campus culture and learning environment.

A comprehensive resource, Student Success in College

  • Identifies what strong-performing colleges and universities do to promote student success
  • Describes the relationships between student engagement, persistence, satisfaction, learning, and personal development
  • Outlines six overarching features common to all twenty DEEP institutions
  • Contains myriad ideas for improving educational practice
  • Synthesizes the principles that guide the work of faculty and staff of these effective institutions
  • Recommends practices for enhancing student success

Student Success in College shows what an educationally effective college or university looks like at the turn of the twenty-first century and offers practical strategies for improving the quality of undergraduate education across a wide range of postsecondary settings.

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Revised and updated, Student Success in College describesthe policies, programs, and practices that twenty diverseinstitutions have used to enhance student attainment. Based on theDocumenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from theCenter for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, this bookis filled with concrete examples that can serve as an inspirationfor colleges and universities who want to create their ownsuccess-oriented learning environments.

This new edition contains a new Preface and Epilogue, withupdates on the impact the recommended policies and practices havehad over five years on the twenty colleges originallyresearched.

Student Success in College

  • Identifies what strong-performing colleges and universities doto promote student success, including recent updates from thefield

  • Describes the relationships among student engagement,persistence, satisfaction, learning, and personal development

  • Outlines six features common to all twenty DEEP institutions

  • Synthesizes the principles that guide the work of faculty andstaff of these effective institutions

  • Contains myriad ideas for improving educational practice

  • Recommends strategies for enhancing student success

Student Success in College offers a clear view of what aneducationally effective college or university looks like in acomplex and challenging higher education environment and includespractical strategies for improving the quality of undergraduateeducation across a wide range of postsecondary settings.

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