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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 Cent ...more
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Published January 7th 2011 by Jossey-Bass (first published March 15th 2005)
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Marks54
This is a summary report on a study of innovations to promote student success and retention in a diverse sample of US undergraduate institutions. There was a considerable mix between large and small schools, public and private schools, religious and non-religious. There were even a smattering of same sex institutions. The range of institutions is laudable, except that it rendered parts of the report less relevant to a reader, depending on their institutional setting. The report is fairly thoroug ...more
Jeremy
A good description of some of the best practices in higher education to promote student success. The material is useful primarily in that it will provide food for thought for those of use working to improve undergraduate education programs. It doesn't provide a whole lot of information or clues about how to get there, apart from what shows up in the particular anecdotes. I was also struck by the "steep road" to achieve at the level some of these schools seem to achieve, given the important role ...more
Carly
May 19, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Thought this book would be more student services oriented. But it is more a matter of academic services and programs to support students.

L
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter was and will continue to be a wonderful resource in assisting my college to enhance the success of students achieving their dreams. The book was based upon the results of the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEE) where twenty academic institutions were surveyed for their best practices to achieve success-oriented campuses. Five main themes emerged from the research as ways to achieve student success: Academic Challenge, Activ ...more
Jocelyn
Sep 01, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What do twenty institutions of higher education do to keep their students engaged? It's interesting to take a peek behind the scenes of schools like Wabash College and the University of Kansas, but unfortunately you have to wade through this really dry book in order to do it. This is to be expected, as the book basically summarizes the results of a survey (the book was published in 2005). There's a lot of good information here, and it's nicely synthesized. The bottom line: student engagement doe ...more
Kate
Mar 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was really repetitive. interesting, yes, but the text kept circling around the same ideas over and over, even using the same examples as support throughout. will be interested to participate in the faculty book study this week.
Jessica
Each chapter briefly discusses the main points, offers research, then uses examples from the 20 DEEP colleges (Documenting Effective Educational Practice)to demonstrate concepts in action.
Monique
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this book for a graduate class and it was great. The books details what colleges should incorporate for students to be successful. The key is student engagement.
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