Challenging and Supporting the First-Year Student: A Handbook for Improving the First Year of College / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
An authoritative, comprehensive guide to the first year of college, Challenging and Supporting the First Year Student includes the most current information about the policies, strategies, programs, and services designed to help first-year students make a successful transition to college and fulfill their educational and personal goals.
About the Author
M. Lee Upcraft is a research associate at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, assistant vice president emeritus for student affairs, and affiliate professor emeritus of higher education at Pennsylvania State University and coeditor, with John Gardner, of The Freshman Year Experience.
John Gardner is the senior fellow of the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, (which he founded in 1986), and distinguished professor emeritus of library and information science at the University of South Carolina. Currently he is executive director of the Policy Center on the First Year of College in Brevard, North Carolina and coeditor, with M. Lee Upcraft, of The Freshman Year Experience.
Betsy Barefoot is co-director and senior scholar of the Policy Center on the First Year of College. She is also a Fellow with the National Resource Center for The First-Year of College and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments.
Authors and Contributors.
Introduction: The First Year of College Revisited (M. Lee Upcraft, John N. Gardner, Betsy O. Barefoot).
PART ONE: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT TODAY’S FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFORTS TO HELP THEM SUCCEED.
1 Today’s First-Year Students (Jennifer L. Crissman Ishler).
2 The Keys to First-Year Student Persistence (Jennifer L. Crissman Ishler, M. Lee Upcraft).
3 Current Institutional Practice in the First College Year (Betsy O. Barefoot).
PART TWO: RECRUITING AND CHALLENGING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS.
4 The Enrollment Management Process (Don Hossler, Douglas K. Anderson).
5 Student Engagement in the First Year of College (George D. Kuh).
6 Expectations and Performance (Karen Maitland Schilling, Karl L. Schilling).
PART THREE: CREATING CAMPUS CULTURES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENT SUCCESS.
7 Fostering First-Year Success of Underrepresented Minorities (Freeman A. Hrabowski III).
8 The Realities of Diversity and the Campus Climate for First-Year Students (W. Terrell Jones).
9 Building the Foundation for First-Year Student Success in Public, Urban Universities: A Case Study (Diana S. Natalicio, Maggy Smith).
10 Inviting First-Year Student Success: A President’s Perspective (Betty L. Siegel).
11 Advocating for First-Year Students (Jay Chaskes, Ralph G. Anttonen).
12 Collaborative Partnerships Between Academic and Student Affairs (Charles C. Schroeder).
13 Technology and Today’s First-Year Students (Reynol Junco).
PART FOUR: CHALLENGING AND SUPPORTING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM.
14 Inside the First-Year Classroom: Challenges and Constraints (Bette LaSere Erickson, Diane W. Strommer).
15 Faculty Development and the First Year (Scott E. Evenbeck, Barbara Jackson).
16 First-Year Seminars (Mary Stuart Hunter, Carrie W. Linder).
17 Developmental Education (Jeanne L. Higbee).
18 Supplemental Instruction (Deanna C. Martin, Maureen Hurley).
19 Academic Advising (Margaret C. King, Thomas J. Kerr).
20 The Place of the Library Versus the Library as Place (Margit Misangyi Watts).
21 Service-Learning and the First-Year Student (Edward Zlotkowski).
22 Learning Communities (Jodi Levine Laufgraben).
PART FIVE: CHALLENGING AND SUPPORTING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM.
23 Designing Orientation Programs (Richard H. Mullendore, Leslie A. Banahan).
24 First-Year Student Living Environments (William J. Zeller).
25 Student Support Services (John H. Schuh).
26 The First-Year Experience and Alcohol Use (Philip W. Meilman, Cheryl A. Presley).
PART SIX: ASSESSING THE FIRST COLLEGE YEAR.
27 Assessing the First Year of College (M. Lee Upcraft).
28 A Beginner’s Guide for Assessing the First College Year (M. Lee Upcraft, Jennifer L. Crissman Ishler, Randy L. Swing).
29 Choosing and Using Assessment Instruments (Randy L. Swing, M. Lee Upcraft).
Conclusion: Principles of Good Practice for the First College Year and Summary of Recommendations (John N. Gardner, M. Lee Upcraft, Betsy O. Barefoot).
What People are Saying About This
"The best of what we know and can do for first-year students. Fullof findings, examples, and practical steps, this is a book tobrowse and savor, then do something with."Theodore J. Marchese, past vice president, American Associationfor Higher Education and former editor, Change Magazine
"Using their framework of “challenge and support,”this new study of the first year of college offers both acomprehensive analysis and specific recommendations about how todesign and implement a model first year program."George L. Mehaffy, vice president for academic leadership andchange, American Association of State Colleges and Universities(AASCU)
"A powerful and substantive resource . . . This is a must readfor administrators and faculty who are committed to a holisticliving and learning educational environment for first yearstudents."Francine G. McNairy, president, Millersville University ofPennsylvania
"Filled with practical advice and insights from seasonedprofessionals while focusing on a wide range of institutional typesand student populations."Margaret J. Barr, professor emeritus and retired vice presidentfor student affairs, Northwestern University
"Policy-makers, academic administrators and professionals whowork directly with first-year students in all sectors will benefitfrom the collective wisdom and experience of this outstanding teamof editors and writers."Louis S. Albert, president, Pima Community College WestCampus