PATH FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS by JOSH TIFFANY This book was written and produced to encourage students and their families to take the initiative with their ...
Author: Joshua Tiffany
With nearly a decade of college recruiting experience, Josh Tiffany has met with thousands of high school students and parents who all have a skewed vision of how the college admission process works and what scholarships are available. So many myths exist in the process; so many families miss out on opportunities available to them because of these myths. As a result, Path4Success.org was founded. This organization is dedicated to helping students learn the importance of an education, not only in high school, but also the benefits of earning a college degree. This book will help families start on the right path and will answer questions they have about the process.
... community colleges: A clearer path to student success. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Bailey, T., Jaggars, S. S., & Scott-Clayton, J. (2013).
Author: Nan L. Maxwell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Community colleges face pressure to “do more with less” that have prompted many college leaders to consider fundamental changes to the ways they have typically done business. Because piecemeal solutions have not often been effective or efficient, colleges are moving far beyond discreet “programs” or “interventions,” and are attempting to implement comprehensive reform efforts. This volume conceptualizes comprehensive reform as being marked by: a focus on student success; a theory of change that ties programmatic components together in an intentional and cohesive package, implemented at multiple levels throughout the college and touching the majority of students; and a culture of evidence that uses data to continuously assess programs and processes against student success. Presenting original analyses that describe the rationale for comprehensive reform, this volume examines the challenges involved in implementing, evaluating, and sustaining those efforts. This is the 176th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for schoolage AfricanAmerican ... University of Florida Student Activities and Involvement. (2013).
Author: Ronald A. Williams
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Given the continued plight of men of color in college after a decade of ineffective interventions focused more on “fixing the student” than on addressing the social, structural and institutional forces that undermine his academic achievement, this book is intended as a catalyst to change the direction of the dialogue, by providing a new theoretical framework and strength-based models for developing strategies for success. This book brings together five of today’s leading scholars concerned with the condition of males of color in higher education – LeManuel Bitsóí, Edmund T. Gordon, Shaun Harper, Victor Sáenz and Robert Teranishi, who collaborated closely through of a series of conversations convened by the College Board to diagnose the common factors impeding the success of under-represented males and to identify the particular barriers and cultural issues pertaining to the racial and ethnic groups they examine. This cohesive volume starts with the recognition that understanding males' disengagement from the classroom requires determining what it means to be a male in a non-dominant group in today’s society. The authors use the methods of feminist theory to uncover the impact of dominant paradigms of White, middle-class, heteronormative masculinity on men of color in general, to define what comprises masculinity for various groups, subgroups and individuals, and to lay bare the social and institutional forces that perpetuate constructions of masculinity that negatively impact men of color. They demonstrate that researchers and practitioners alike must pay more careful attention to within-group diversity as they study college men of color and create initiatives that respond to their varied needs. They establish the need for men of color campus initiatives to be mindful of the masculinities with which students enter college, as well as how they develop, negotiate and perform their gender identities on campus; the vital importance, in developing programs and interventions, of addressing the sociological undercurrents of men’s bad behaviors and poor help-seeking tendencies; and for providing opportunities for men to engage in critical individual and collective reflection on how they have been socialized to think of themselves as men. This book advances the critical priorities of increasing enrollments and completion rates among college men of color, and of graduating well-developed men with strong, conflict-free gender identities. For practitioners who work with these populations, it offers insights and signposts to create successful programs; for researchers it offers a set of new directions for analysis; and for policymakers, new ways of thinking about how policy and funding mechanisms ought to be reconsidered to be more effective in responding this issue.
Achievement and Resistance in an American Suburban School Vilma Seeberg ... Breaking Barriers: Plotting the Path to Academic Success for School Age African ...
Author: Vilma Seeberg
This timely volume presents powerful stories told by Black families and students who have successfully negotiated a racially fraught, affluent, and diverse suburban school district in America, to illustrate how they have strategically contested sanctioned racist practices and forged a path for students to achieve a high-quality education. Drawing on rich qualitative data collected through interviews and interactions with parents and kin, students, community activists, and educators, Family Engagement in Black Students’ Academic Success chronicles how pride in Black American family history and values, students’ personal capabilities, and their often collective, proactive challenges to systemic and personal racism shape students’ academic engagement. Familial and collective cultural wealth of the Black community emerges as a central driver in students’ successful achievement. Finally, the text puts forward key recommendations to demonstrate how incorporating the knowledge and voices of Black families in school decision making, remaining critically conscious of race and racial history in everyday actions and longer term policy, and pursuing collective strategies for social justice in education, will help eliminate current opportunity gaps, and will counteract the master narrative of underachievement ever-present in America. This volume will be of interest to students, scholars, and academics with an interest in matters of social justice, equity, and equality of opportunity in education for Black Americans. In addition, the text offers key insights for school authorities in building effective working relationships with Black American families to support the high achievement of Black students in K-12 education.
Redesigning America's community colleges: A clearer path to student success. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Bers, T., & Younger, D. (2014).
Author: Gloria Crisp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
With calls for community colleges to play a greater role in increasing college completion, promising or high-impact practices (HIPs) are receiving attention as means to foster persistence, degree completion, and other desired academic outcomes. These include learning communities, orientation, first-year seminars, and supplemental instruction, among many others. This volume explores the latest research on: how student success program research is conceptualized and operationalized, evidence for ways in which interventions foster positive student outcomes, critical inquiry of how students themselves experience them, and challenges and guidance regarding program design, implementation and evaluation. This is the 175th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.
(2013). Crisis and opportunity: Aligning the community college presidency ... Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success.
Author: Terry U. O'Banion
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
For much of the twentieth century, the definition of success for most community colleges revolved around student retention and graduation. This definition no longer works—if it ever did. In Student Success in the Community College: What Really Works? respected community college leaders, researchers, and innovators argue that student success is about redesigning community colleges in a manner that is consistent with each college’s mission, goals, student population, and resources. Concluding that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to increasing student success, chapter authors analyze national, state, and regional efforts to increase student success; identify principles institutions can use to frame student success initiatives; and outline specific actions community colleges can take to increase student—and institutional—success. Student Success in the Community College: What Really Works? also provides concrete examples of effective student success initiatives in a variety of community college settings.
Redesigning America's community colleges: A clearer path to student success. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Braxton, J. M., Doyle, W. R., ...
Author: Mitchell A. Levy
Academic and Student Affairs in Collaboration provides a comprehensive and evidenced-based understanding of the partnerships necessary to achieve an institutional culture devoted to student success. Chapter authors explore how to design, implement, and assess collaborative efforts between student and academic affairs in support of increased student success. This book provides best practices for fostering and enhancing campus dialogue, career development pathways, academic support services, and other important initiatives to increase retention and learning outcomes, improve motivation and goal attainment, and enhance institutional accountability. This book is a must-read for scholars, faculty, leaders, and practitioners in Student Affairs and Higher Education interested in achieving student success at their universities and colleges.
Hendriks and Sheerens' (2013) matching of core leadership behaviors to educational effectiveness factors is one way to consider how principals indirectly ...
Author: Kenneth Leithwood
While considerable evidence indicates that school leaders are able to make important contributions to the success of their students, much less is known about how such contributions are made. This book provides a comprehensive account of research aimed at filling this gap in our knowledge, along with guidelines about how school leaders might use this knowledge for their own school improvement work. Leadership practices known to be effective for improving student success are outlined in the first section of the book while the remaining sections identify four “paths” along which the influence of those practices “flow” to exercise an influence on student success. Each of the Rational, Emotional, Organizational and Family paths are populated by conditions or variables known to have relatively direct effects on student success and also open to influence by effective leadership practices. While the Four Path framework narrows the attention of school leaders to a still-considerable number conditions known to contribute to student success, it leaves school leaders the autonomy to select, for improvement efforts, the sub-set of conditions that make the most sense in their own local circumstances. The approach to leadership described in this book provides evidence-based guidance on what to lead and flexibility on how to lead for purposes of improving student learning.
In this way, it can be deduced that the study of the relationship between prior ... Previous experiences of academic success are associated with certain ...
Author: Antonio Valle
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
The main purpose of this Research Topic is to analyze and identify the main family and contextual variables that are involved in the process of carrying out homework. This will require studying the role played by teachers, students, and families in order to ensure that schoolwork is a useful learning tool. Although the role of the student is, obviously, crucial in homework, research has focused on the cumulative time spent by the student carrying out homework. However, the time spent on homework is not in itself evidence of the student’s involvement nor is time spent indicative of quality time. Indeed, an excess of time can sometimes denote low competence in a field of knowledge, while spending less time on homework could be indicative of high competence. It is more likely that a high dedication of time spent on homework reflects high motivation, or comprehension deficits, rather than commitment to learning or academic motivation. In tandem with the role of the student, teachers, as responsible for prescribing homework assignments for students, also become central players in the process of completing homework assignments. The decisions that teachers make about homework prescriptions, and the amount and type of tasks they set, will determine, to a large extent, the quality of the homework process including the student’s motivation and the student’s level of engagement with homework. Furthermore, the fact that homework is useful, interesting and motivating for students, will depend on how the teacher prescribes those tasks and the connection established with classroom learning. Teacher feedback also acquires particular relevance for this point by helping the students to accurately estimate the quality of their progress and overcome the difficulties they may have encountered in carrying out their homework. Lastly, the effectiveness of teacher feedback depends on its contribution to the student’s educational progress and how that student will perform in the future. In addition to the student who performs the task and the teacher who prescribes and corrects it, we must not lose sight of parents’ role. Although there are discrepancies regarding the role that parents play in relation to homework, it is evident that their implication has important consequences not only on the final result of those tasks but also on the very process of carrying them out. Everything seems to indicate that the family environment and, more specifically, the support and feedback provided by parents is a factor that can determine the involvement of students in school duties. In this way, providing emotional support encouraging children to get involved can contribute positively to improving their motivation and interest in the performance of homework. The objective of this Research Topic is to provide researchers and professionals in psychology and education settings with some of the most recent empirical evidence regarding the homework process, its prescription and correction. Overall, we aim to cease making homework a source of conflict and controversy at the socio-educational level in order to provide useful instruments for improving the quality of student learning. This work was developed with the financing of the research projects EDU2013-44062-P (MINECO), EDU2017-82984-P (MEIC).
Personality provides the cues for shaping the individual and Academic Achievement fine tunes the individual in path to career development.
Author: Prof. Dipak Sharma
Publisher: International E Publication
International Science Congress Association organized 3rd International Science Congress (ISC-2013), with “Innovation with Global Responsibility” as its Focal Theme. ISC-2013 is divided in 20 sections. A total number of 900 Research Papers and 1000 registrations from 36 countries all over the world have been received. They are mainly from India, Iran, Sudan, Iraq, South Africa, Phillipines, Pakistan, Nighana, Erode, Czech Republic, Bangladesh, Swaziland, Jordan, USA, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, UK, Colombia, Nepal, Italy, Bulgariya, Cameroun, France, Greece, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lithuania, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Slovakiya, Ukraine, Venezuela and Turkey.
This study revealed that college performance and entrance examination scores are significant ... As a way of monitoring performance in major subjects, ...
Author: S. K. Chen
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
2013 International Conference on Advanced Education Technology and Management Science(AETMS2013) aims to provide a forum for accessing to the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both Education Technology and Management Science. AETMS2013 features unique mixed topics of Education technology, Teaching theory, psychology, Sport Pedagogy, Management science and engineering, Finance and economics and so on. The goal of this conference is to bring researchers, engineers, and students to the areas of Education Technology and Management Science to share experiences and original research contributions on those topics.
2010; Ferguson, 2012; Romero & Ventura, 2013). ... academic achievement (such as student persistence, progress in their academic path, and early departure.) ...
Author: Kristina Powers
This valuable resource helps institutional leaders understand and implement a data strategy at their college or university that maximizes benefits to all creators and users of data. Exploring key considerations necessary for coordination of fragmented resources and the development of an effective, cohesive data strategy, this book brings together professionals from different higher education experiences and perspectives, including academic, administration, institutional research, information technology, and student affairs. Focusing on critical elements of data strategy and governance, each chapter in Data Strategy in Colleges and Universities helps higher education leaders address a frustrating problem with much-needed solutions for fostering a collaborative, data-driven strategy.
Author: June Jamrich ParsonsPublish On: 2015-02-27
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Author: June Jamrich Parsons
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Present the computer concepts and Microsoft Office 2013 skills perfect for your Introduction to Computing course with the latest ENHANCED COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED. This all-in-one book makes the computer concepts and skills your students need to know easily accessible. Key application skills are clearly demonstrated using the user-friendly two-page spread found in the popular Microsoft Office 2013 Illustrated Introductory, First Course. Today’s most up-to-date technology developments and concepts are clarified using the distinctive step-by-step approach from the Computer Concepts Illustrated Brief book. This edition highlights updated Office 365 content with Integrated Applications Projects and a Student Success Guide. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
By limiting the role of Student Affairs in the Guided Pathways approach in this way, campus-based institutional approaches may miss critical opportunities ...
Author: C. Casey Ozaki
This collection brings together insightful chapters which explore diverse student success initiatives and programs in response to challenges faced by community colleges. Each chapter of the collection magnifies a specific aspect of student affairs to illustrate how dedicated departments and practitioners have effectively supported student success via select projects or initiatives. Readers will gain a deeper insight into the contemporary applications, practices, and impacts of agendas such as the assessment of student affairs and services, student success programming, Guided Pathways, and The Completion Agenda. By demonstrating the meaningful involvement of student affairs practitioners in fulfilling institutional missions and visions, this collection contributes to an overarching dialogue about promoting community college student success. This collection will be of interest to researchers, academics, graduates, and postgraduate students in the fields of higher education administration, educational leadership, adult education, and lifelong learning.
A Clearer Path to Student Success Thomas R. Bailey. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. ... and prior academic achievement). Fain (2012, 2013).
Author: Thomas R. Bailey
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Community colleges enroll half of the nation’s undergraduates. Yet only 40 percent of entrants complete an undergraduate degree in six years. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges explains how two-year colleges can increase their students’ success rate quickly and at less cost, through a program of guided pathways to completion.
Student Success Guide Student Success Guide On the Path to Success In this Student Success Guide, you explore tools, techniques, and skills essential to ...
Author: Susan L. Sebok
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Readers discover the latest advantages that Microsoft PowerPoint has to offer with this new book in the next generation of the Shelly Cashman Series. For three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced essential computer skills to millions of learners. ENHANCED MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013: COMPREHENSIVE continues the history of innovation with new features that accommodate a variety of learning styles. Specially refined learning tools help improve retention and prepare readers for future success. A step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach guides readers in expanding their understanding of PowerPoint through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. ENHANCED MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013: COMPREHENSIVE helps readers succeed with today’s most effective educational approach. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Student Success Guide Student Success Guide On the Path to Success In this Student Success Guide, you explore tools, techniques, and skills essential to ...
Author: Philip J. Pratt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
Readers discover the latest advantages that Microsoft Access has to offer with this new book in the next generation of the Shelly Cashman Series. For three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced essential computer skills to millions of learners. ENHANCED MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013: COMPREHENSIVE continues the history of innovation with new features that accommodate a variety of learning styles. Specially refined learning tools help improve retention and prepare readers for future success. A step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach guides readers in expanding their understanding of Access through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. ENHANCED MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013: COMPREHENSIVE helps readers succeed with today’s most effective educational approach. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Afr J Work-based Learn. Inaugural ed, 1(1):14‐22. Tedesco‐Schneck M. 2013. 'Active learning as a path to critical thinking: are competencies a roadblock?
Author: Dr Johann Hugo
Publisher: African Sun Media
This book is essential for academics that enter the field of higher education and training, as it focuses on preparing teachers and trainers to respond appropriately to student success challenges. Student success is a burning issue, both globally and locally. While student achievement is determined by a combination of factors, teachers and their teaching practices do matter. Higher education teachers are expected to fulfil different roles at different times, such as planning for curriculum implementation, mentorship and coaching, facilitating learning, resource development, and student assessment. Against this background the primary purpose of Empowering novice academics for student success: Wearing different hats is building the capacity of novice teachers and trainers to play an influential role in increasing student success throughput.