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College Sense

Author : Tawan Perry
ISBN : 9780595475094
Genre : Education
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Making sense of higher education can confound the most stellar of students. Your college education isn't just about gaining knowledge but is an experience unlike any other you'll have in life. Navigating the college environment is about learning the language-if you know how the system works, you can understand and prepare for the complexities that college presents.College Sense gives you just that: an insider's view of our educational culture, what to expect, and ways to react to various situations. This guide is packed with more than a hundred tips and secrets to help you make smarter decisions before, during, and after college. It's an easy-to-read, intelligent, and practical guide. Read it cover to cover, browse from topic to topic, or flip directly to answers you need most.It explores a myriad of essential topics such as how to reduce and eliminate debt, the questions that you should ask during your campus visit, and how to get the most of your college experience. It's the only book you'll ever need to help you prepare for all those things that your advisors didn't tell you about college. Page for page, College Sense gives you overdue advice for your college experience.
Category: Education

College Students Sense Of Belonging

Author : Terrell L. Strayhorn
ISBN : 9781315297279
Genre : Education
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Belonging—with peers, in the classroom, or on campus—is a critical dimension of success at college. It can affect a student’s degree of academic adjustment, achievement, aspirations, or even whether a student stays in school. This book explores how belonging differs based on students’ social identities, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, or the conditions they encounter on campus. The 2nd Edition of College Students’ Sense of Belonging explores student sub-populations and campus environments, offering readers updated information about sense of belonging, how it develops for students, and a conceptual model for helping students belong and thrive. Underpinned by theory and research and offering practical guidelines for improving educational environments and policies, this book is an important resource for higher education and student affairs professionals, scholars, and graduate students interested in students’ success. New to this second edition: A refined theory of college students’ sense of belonging and review of current literature in light of new and emerging theories; Expanded best practices related to fostering sense of belonging in classrooms, clubs, residence halls, and other contexts; Updated research and insights for new student populations such as youth formerly in foster care, formerly incarcerated adults, and homeless students; Coverage on a broad range of topics since the first edition of this book, including cultural navigation, academic spotting, and the "shared faith" element of belonging.
Category: Education

Making Sense Of The College Curriculum

Author : Robert Zemsky
ISBN : 9780813595061
Genre : Education
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Readers of Making Sense of the College Curriculum expecting a traditional academic publication full of numeric and related data will likely be disappointed with this volume, which is based on stories rather than numbers. The contributors include over 185 faculty members from eleven colleges and universities, representing all sectors of higher education, who share personal, humorous, powerful, and poignant stories about their experiences in a life that is more a calling than a profession. Collectively, these accounts help to answer the question of why developing a coherent undergraduate curriculum is so vexing to colleges and universities. Their stories also belie the public’s and policymakers’ belief that faculty members care more about their scholarship and research than their students and work far less than most people.
Category: Education

Helping The Bereaved College Student

Author : David E. Balk, PhD
ISBN : 9780826108791
Genre : Social Science
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"David Balk, who has devoted most of his professional life to teaching and especially with college students and their life journeys, offers Helping the Bereaved College Student as a major contribution to the field...The author meets an important need by addressing the presence of grief among college students that is often unnoticed and unaddressed."--Illness, Crisis and Loss Approximately one-fourth of all college students suffer the loss of a family member or friend during their college career, yet the prevalence of bereavement on the college campus is largely unrecognizedósometimes by even the bereaved students themselves. This is the only volume to comprehensively address the ways in which bereavement may affect the college student, and guide mental health professionals in effectively treating this underserved population. Authored by an internationally known expert on bereavement, the book culls the wisdom gained from 25 years of research. It considers the major models of bereavement, grief, and mourning as they apply to the particular life stage and environment of the college student, and includes student narratives, treatment exercises and activities, and issues regarding self-disclosure. This volume will be a vital tool in helping college students to grieve in a constructive manner while avoiding potential obstacles to a successful college career. Key Features: Provides helpful exercises and interventions to guide academic advisors, college counselors, and campus ministries in helping bereaved students Applies major models of bereavement, grief, and mourning specifically to the experience of the college student Includes vivid case studies of students in mourning Incorporates current research about grieving patterns
Category: Social Science

The Nature Of College

Author : James J. Farrell
ISBN : 1571318194
Genre : Social Science
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Stately oaks, ivy-covered walls, the opposite sex — these are the things that likely come to mind for most Americans when they think about the "nature" of college. But the real nature of college is hidden in plain sight: it’s flowing out of the keg, it’s woven into the mascots on our T-shirts. Engaging in a deep and richly entertaining study of "campus ecology," The Nature of College explores one day in the life of the average student, questioning what "natural" is and what "common sense" is really good for and weighing the collective impacts of the everyday. In the end, this fascinating, highly original book rediscovers and repurposes the great and timeless opportunity presented by college: to study the American way of life, and to develop a more sustainable, better way to live.
Category: Social Science

Assessing Student Learning In The Community And Two Year College

Author : Marilee J. Bresciani Ludvik
ISBN : 9781579229146
Genre : Education
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This is a practical resource for community and two year college professionals engaged at all levels of learning outcomes assessment, in both academic and co-curricular environments. It is designed as a guide both to inform the creation of new assessment efforts and to enhance and strengthen assessment programs already established, or in development. Each chapter addresses a key component of the assessment process, beginning with the creation of a learning-centered culture and the development and articulation of shared outcomes goals and priorities. Subsequent chapters lead the reader through the development of a plan, the selection of assessment methods, and the analysis of results. The book concludes by discussing the communication of results and their use in decision making; integrating the conclusions in program review as well as to inform budgeting; and, finally, evaluating the process for continuous improvement, as well as engaging in reflection. The book is illustrated by examples developed by faculty and student affairs/services professionals at community and two year colleges from across the country. Furthermore, to ensure its relevance and applicability for its targeted readership, each chapter has at least one author who is a community college or two-year college professional. Contributors are drawn from the following colleges: Borough of Manhattan Community College David Phillips Buffalo State College Joy Battison Kimberly Kline Booker Piper Butler County Community College Sunday Faseyitan California State University, Fullerton John Hoffman Genesee Community College Thomas Priester Virginia Taylor Heald College Megan Lawrence Stephanie Romano (now with Education Affiliates) Hobart and William Smith Colleges Stacey Pierce Miami Dade College John Frederick Barbara Rodriguez Northern Illinois University Victoria Livingston Paradise Valley Community College Paul Dale San Diego Mesa College Jill Baker Julianna Barnes San Diego State University Marilee Bresciani San Juan College David Eppich Stark State College Barbara Milliken University of Akron Sandra Coyner Megan Moore Gardner
Category: Education

College Ministry From Scratch

Author : Chuck Bomar
ISBN : 9780310577423
Genre : Religion
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Out from Under: equipping kids for life out of the shelter of youth group This book dives into our youth ministries, helping youth workers think intentionally about developing a ministry that is geared toward helping prepare kids for what’s to come. This begins by helping them intentionally think through what it is kids will be facing and then helping them think through preparation for those times. This book dives into ministry philosophies that help or hinder this preparation.
Category: Religion

Technical College Responsiveness

Author : Michael Cosser
ISBN : 0796920370
Genre : Education
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This text analyses how technical colleges have responded to the emerging field of further education and training (FET) in South Africa. The data and theories presented are the result of research conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council, including surveys of technical college graduates and employers on their satisfaction with college graduates and institutional profiles of local labor markets. The international case studies of vocational and technical education demonstrate the interrelatedness of education and training systems.
Category: Education

Diversity In College Settings

Author : Yvonne M. Jenkins
ISBN : 0415913055
Genre : Education
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Education

A Larger Sense Of Purpose

Author : Harold T. Shapiro
ISBN : 9781400826742
Genre : Education
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Universities were once largely insular institutions whose purview extended no further than the campus gates. Not anymore. Today's universities have evolved into multifaceted organizations with complex connections to government, business, and the community. This thought-provoking book by Harold Shapiro, former president of both Princeton University and the University of Michigan, and Chairman of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission under President Bill Clinton, explores the role the modern university should play as an ethical force and societal steward. Based on the 2003 Clark Kerr lectures, A Larger Sense of Purpose draws from Shapiro's twenty-five years of experience leading major research universities and takes up key topics of debate in higher education. What are the nature and objectives of a liberal education? How should universities address the increasing commercialization not only of intercollegiate sports but of education and research? What are the university's responsibilities for the moral education of students? The book begins with an expanded history of the modern research institution followed by essays on ethics, the academic curriculum, the differences between private and public higher education, the future of intellectual property rights, and the changing relationship between the nation's universities and the for-profit sector. Shapiro calls for universities to be more accountable morally as well as academically. He urges scientists not only to educate others about the potential and limitations of science but also to acknowledge the public's distress over the challenges presented by the very success of the scientific enterprise. He advocates for a more intimate connection between professional training and the liberal arts--in the hope that future doctors, lawyers, and business executives will be educated in ethics and the social sciences as well as they are in anatomy, torts, and leveraged buyouts. Candid, timely, and provocative, A Larger Sense of Purpose demands the attention of not only those in academics but of anyone who shares an interest in the soul of education.
Category: Education

The Idea Of A Christian College

Author : Arthur Frank Holmes
ISBN : 0802802583
Genre : Education
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More than ten years after its publication in 1975, The Idea of a Christian College has become, in the prophetic words of Nicholas Wolterstorff, "a classic, a standard." Widely used by students, lay readers, teachers, and administrators, it provides a concise case for the Christian college and defines its distinctive mission and contribution. This revised edition is Holmes' response to the many professors and students who have read the work enthusiastically and urged the author to clarify certain ideas and to address further aspects of the overall subject. The author has extensively revised several chapters, has eliminated one-gender language, and has included two new chapters: "Liberal Arts as Career Preparation" and "The Marks of an Educated Person."--Back cover.
Category: Education