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Title The First Year of College : Research, Theory, and Practice on Improving the Student Experience and Increasing Retention / Edited by Robert S. Feldman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst ; Sponsored by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS)
Published [New York] : Cambridge University Press, [2017]
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Contents Part I: Societal and Demographic Factors Underlying First-Year Student Success -- Exploring the Role of Affordability on First-Year Student Access and Persistence / Jamey Rorison, Mamie Voight, and Alain Poutré -- Realizing the Educational Benefits of Diversity: A State of Perpetual Institutional Self-Correction / Michell J. Chang -- First-Generation College Student Success / Evan Mulfinger, Chen Zuo, Frederick L. Oswald, and Alex Casillas -- Part II: Practices That Foster Student Success -- Investigating First-Year Seminars as a High-Impact Practice / Jennifer R. Keup and Dallin George Young -- Transforming the "Real First-Year Experience": The Case for and Approaches to Improving Gateway Courses / Andrew K. Koch and John N. Gardner -- Strengthening Success for Students with Multiple Risk Factors / David A. Laude, Lindsey A. Kaschner, Cassandre Giguere Alvarado, and Carolyn K. Connerat -- Student Engagement and Retention / James Cole, Robert Gonyea, and Louis Rocconi -- Bloom's 2 Sigma Problem and Data-Driven Approaches for Improving Student Success / Alfred Essa and Stephen Laster -- Part III: Attitude and Behavior Change Promoting Student Success / Nudges, Norms, and Navigation: Behavioral Insights to Improve Student Success / Benjamin Castleman and Katharine Meyer -- Promoting Mindset Change and Student Success / Robert S. Feldman, Karan Goel, Arthur Blakemore, and Mattityahu Zimbler -- Stereotype Threat and Stereotype Inoculation: Barriers that Prevent and Interventions that Promote the Success of Underrepresented Students in the First Year of College / Tara C. Dennehy, Jacqueline S. Smith, Chelsea Moore, and Nilanjana Dasgupta
Summary "This book is premised on a very powerful social/educational concern about college retention rates: one-third of first-year students seriously consider leaving college during their first term, and only half of all students who start college ultimately graduate. This book examines the first year of college from a variety of perspectives to paint a comprehensive picture of the intersecting challenges facing today's students and higher education institutions. Technological advances, increases in college attendance costs, and increasing political pressure on colleges to prove their value have changed the landscape of the first year of college, but researchers have identified new approaches to improve student and institutional success that have shown considerable success and promise. In this comprehensive volume, top educational researchers explore topics of student success, persistence, and retention in the first year of college"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Academic achievement -- Case studies.
College dropouts -- Prevention -- Case studies.
College freshmen -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Feldman, Robert S. (Robert Stephen), 1947- editor
Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, sponsor
ISBN 131681176X
1316821145 (electronic bk.)
9781316811764
9781316821145 (electronic bk.)