College Success 101

College Success 101
Author: Bill Leamon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN: 9781677755004
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

College Success 101 Book Excerpt:

ABOUT THE BOOK The first 101 days of college, from a student's first class to their final exam, are a critical time and can mean the difference between success and failure. In this book, based on a talk I have given to over 15,000 students at 100 high schools, I share everything I have learned over the past 10 years as a college professor as to why some students succeed while others do not. Using short chapters, supporting illustrations, and an engaging writing style, students are given step-by-step instructions on how to approach their college experience, starting 30 days prior to their first semester. The book provides simple strategies on how students can get off to a strong start in college and persist to graduation within 4 years, avoiding having to pay for an extra semester or two, by developing proper planning, time management, and study skills, while giving encouragement, building confidence, and alleviating anxiety. The purpose of this book is to accelerate the personal and professional growth of college freshmen, giving readers the tools and training needed to succeed in college, preparing students to become confident leaders and high achievers on campus, and positioning them for career success upon graduation. By the end of this beautifully designed and professionally illustrated book, any anxiety about college will go away, and students will be excited about what is to come as they begin the next chapter of their lives. BUY ONE, GIVE ONE CollegeSuccess101.org is a social enterprise committed to college completion, especially those lacking family financial support. For every book purchased, one book is given to a low-income, first-generation college student as a high school graduation gift. GUIDANCE COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATIONS "Professor Leamon is right 'on point' with identifying the many challenges college freshmen often encounter, offering concrete solutions to achieve college success." Linda Gabor, Director of College Counseling, Saint Ignatius High School "Professor Leamon's step-by-step, no-nonsense approach to navigating college is easy for students to remember and follow." Mary Jane Loushin, Guidance Counselor, Amherst High School "Professor Leamon's book describes exactly what high school students need to know to succeed when they get to college." Dr. Dawn Ruebensaal, College & Career Guidance Counselor, Berea-Midpark High School ABOUT THE AUTHOR I am an experienced professor and program director, committed college and career coach, and successful speaker and social entrepreneur, having given my College Success 101 Talk to over 15,000 students at 100 high schools over the past 3 years. Helping students smoothly transition from high school to college and from college to career is both my passion and profession. In 2019, I wrote College Success 101: A Professor's Simple Strategies for Success in Your First 101 Days, launched CollegeSuccess101.org, and began 1:1 college coaching in order to help more students build their "college knowledge" and future prospects.

The Secret to Your College Success

The Secret to Your College Success
Author: Toni Buxton
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2002-02-01
ISBN: 0595217591
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret to Your College Success Book Excerpt:

What do you do if your professor is hitting on you? What types of classes should you take? Should you let your roommate borrow your clothes? What is the drunk bus? The Secret to Your College Success: 101 Ways to Make the Most of Your College Experience answers all these questions and more. Nearly everyone who goes to college makes dozens of "freshman blunders," most of which could have been avoided if they had someone to point them in the right direction. These blunders run the gamut from money woes to weight issues to dealing with professors and working the system to your best advantage. This book provides college students, both incoming and returning, the inside scoop on avoiding these pitfalls to make their college years truly memorable. The Secret to Your College Success shows you how to make your college years truly the best of your life by offering advice and anecdotes "from the trenches" of the college campus about mistakes students make and the best ways to avoid them.

FOCUS on Community College Success

FOCUS on Community College Success
Author: Constance Staley
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 1305537955
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FOCUS on Community College Success Book Excerpt:

FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS, 4th Edition, speaks directly to community college students, delivering strategies for navigating the unique challenges of juggling school, family, work, and living/studying at home. Updated with the most current research, this forward-thinking text continues to strive to improve student retention, motivation, and engagement, as well as offer proof of student progress and course efficacy through the Entrance and Exit Interviews. The fourth edition includes expanded coverage on resilience, with strategies for assessing and building resilience. A revised section on the importance of group work gives students the tools they need to successfully collaborate. Now available with MindTap, a fully online, highly personalized learning experience built upon FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS. MindTap combines learning tools—readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments —into a singular Learning Path that guides students through their course. Staley, a leader in the field of motivation, helps students develop realistic expectations of what it takes to learn while encouraging and engaging them with direct applications and immediate results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Secret to College Success

The Secret to College Success
Author: Bruce Gibbs
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN: 0615192564
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret to College Success Book Excerpt:

This book gives you a secret. It shares the secrets of college success from an instructor's point of view of how to be successful in college. The book gives you the secret on how to get a grade changed, how to pick the best roommate, how to not get saddled with collegiate debt, how to get a job after graduation, how to maximize your safety on campus, how to pick the best major for you, how to pick the best classes, and many more. Professionals from Ivy League schools such as Duke, Cornell, and Yale recommend the book. The book give secrets every college student should know. The secrets in this book can help you to be a better student and can in fact, change your life. Unlock the secret for yourself.

FOCUS on College Success

FOCUS on College Success
Author: Constance Staley
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1337515604
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FOCUS on College Success Book Excerpt:

With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, productivity, financial literacy, alternative presentation e-tools, and new career planning strategies, the fifth edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus. Because of its engaging, relevant style that speaks to readers directly, 97% of students surveyed recommended that their professor use this book again with next year's first-year students. While college success strategies may seem like common sense (after you read about them), many are not. Written by a leader in the field of motivation and focus, the text covers topics, tools, and techniques that will deliver results. By learning these skills early on, you can avoid many of the pitfalls which cause so many students to stumble. All of the book's exercises and activities are designed to help you learn more about yourself and help you focus on what you need to do to succeed. Going well beyond college, these lessons will help you in your career and your personal life. Specific tools help you make self-discoveries and chart your progress through the text. Did you know that your odds of completing college successfully go up after you take a college success course? That makes FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS a no-brainer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Latino Student s Guide to College Success

The Latino Student s Guide to College Success
Author: Leonard A. Valverde
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780313311130
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Latino Student s Guide to College Success Book Excerpt:

Offers advice to Latino students considering or already in a university or community college, including tips on choosing a college, strategies for academic success, and success stories from notable Latinos.

Success 101

Success 101
Author: Mark T. Farias
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 146855445X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Success 101 Book Excerpt:

Success 101: A Reality Guide to Kicking Ass - It's blunt, it's bold...and it's in your face. Mark pulls no punches in this controversial tome. He speaks the truth, walks the talk and delivers the goods. If you want to have more, be more, and do more...then listen to what he has to say. People don't change when they see the light...they change when they feel the heat!

FOCUS on College and Career Success

FOCUS on College and Career Success
Author: Constance Staley,Steve Staley
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1305142977
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FOCUS on College and Career Success Book Excerpt:

Steve Staley and Constance Staley’s FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS is uniquely equipped to turn the tides regarding retention among first-year college students, particularly at career, technical, and proprietary schools. Visually appealing, research-based, and highly motivational, this text thoroughly engages students with direct applications and immediate results. Steve Staley has been teaching at Colorado Technical University for 30 years and is intimately familiar with the specialized student needs of career and technical students. Constance Staley, one of the best-known names in the field of motivation and student engagement, provides a wealth of tools to help students of varied learning styles succeed in their first year of college and beyond. Thoroughly researched, the text covers the topics most important to student success and incorporates the underlying themes of professionalism, motivation, and self-discipline throughout. Rather than talking down to students or speaking over their heads, FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS initiates a personal and informal conversation with readers, directly connecting them with and drawing them into text discussions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dare to Make a Difference Success 101 for Teens

Dare to Make a Difference   Success 101 for Teens
Author: John A. Andrews
Publsiher: BTWEYL
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2010-09-09
ISBN: 0983141940
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dare to Make a Difference Success 101 for Teens Book Excerpt:

Dare to Make a Difference - Success 101 For Teens is rich and full of history. Saturated with stories of high achievers who have daringly blazed the trails of success. Their chronicles are arranged buffet style, with something for everyone. Some accounts are short, funny, witty, thrilling, long, dramatic, daring, and to the point. Most of all they lend support to anyone bent on success.

Positive Psychology on the College Campus

Positive Psychology on the College Campus
Author: John C. Wade,Lawrence I. Marks,Roderick D. Hetzel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN: 0199892733
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology on the College Campus Book Excerpt:

The field of positive psychology has blossomed over the past fifteen years due to its uplifting perspective as well as research findings demonstrating the effectiveness of its practical applications for enhancing individual and organizational well-being. The concepts within positive psychology including focusing on personal strengths, positive emotions, well-being, and factors related to success and thriving can connect with an inner sense of hope and motivation for growth and constructive change. There is a congruency between these concepts of positive psychology and the focus on development, acquiring knowledge and skills, and nurturing of talent and potential that defines higher education. Indeed, positive psychology offers a refreshing and valuable framework for the programs and activities found in academic and student affairs departments. Positive Psychology on the College Campus provides innovative and practical strategies that can be employed with students to enhance both their personal development and educational experiences. Individual chapters, all written by experts in their fields, describe research and offer approaches for readers to use with students. With its wide-ranging topics and distinguished contributors, Positive Psychology on the College Campus is a must-have resource for all those who work with college students, including academic advisors, administrators, counselors, faculty, residence-life staff, and student-activities staff. In fact, no matter where your office may be located on the campus map, positive psychology can be applied to your work.

Community Engagement in Higher Education

Community Engagement in Higher Education
Author: W. James Jacob,Stewart E. Sutin,John C. Weidman,John L. Yeager
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2015-06-17
ISBN: 9463000070
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Engagement in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

There seems to be renewed interest in having universities and other higher education institutions engage with their communities at the local, national, and international levels. But what is community engagement? Even if this interest is genuine and widespread, there are many different concepts of community service, outreach, and engagement. The wide range of activity encompassed by community engagement suggests that a precise definition of the “community mission” is difficult and organizing and coordinating such activities is a complex task. This edited volume includes 18 chapters that explore conceptual understandings of community engagement and higher education reforms and initiatives intended to foster it. Contributors provide empirical research findings, including several case study examples that respond to the following higher educaiton community engagement issues. What is “the community” and what does it need and expect from higher education institutions? Is community engagement a mission of all types of higher education institutions or should it be the mission of specific institutions such as regional or metropolitan universities, technical universities, community colleges, or indigenous institutions while other institutions such as major research universities should concentrate on national and global research agendas and on educating internationally-competent researchers and professionals? How can a university be global and at the same time locally relevant? Is it, or should it be, left to the institutions to determine the scope and mode of their community engagement, or is a state mandate preferable and feasible? If community engagement or “community service” are mandatory, what are the consequences of not complying with the mandate? How effective are policy mandates and university engagement for regional and local economic development? What are the principal features and relationships of regionally-engaged universities? Is community engagement to be left to faculty members and students who are particularly socially engaged and locally embedded or is it, or should it be, made mandatory for both faculty and students? How can community engagement be (better) integrated with the (other) two traditional missions of the university—research and teaching? Cover image: The Towering Four-fold Mission of Higher Education, by Natalie Jacob

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education
Author: Ormond Simpson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0415509092
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education Book Excerpt:

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Learning, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of student support both on and off campus. While online and distance learning are the world’s fastest growing areas of educational development, they have a fundamental weakness—their graduation rates, which can be lower than 20 percent. In this powerful new edition, Ormond Simpson builds on a rich history of research in distance and e-learning to show how retention rates can be improved through tested support methods, often at a net financial profit to the institutions involved. By comparing the evidence as well as the cost-effectiveness of various support tactics, this book describes how to promote student success and encourage skill-development from a number of different perspectives: definitions and purpose, theory and psychology, ethics, costs and benefits, activities, sources, media, proactive and reactive, assessment and feedback, staff development, writing support into course materials, research, quality assurance and institutional structures. This concise, practical guide is informal and jargon-free, yet its approach to evidence is rigorous, making it invaluable reading for all those interested in recruiting and teaching diverse students for successful online and distance learning.

Supporting Neurodiverse College Student Success

Supporting Neurodiverse College Student Success
Author: Elizabeth M. H. Coghill,Jeffrey G. Coghill
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN: 1538137380
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supporting Neurodiverse College Student Success Book Excerpt:

The basic premise of neurodiversity is that there is no “normal” baseline for brain processes, but that all individual brains vary and therefore are diverse. The CAST organization estimates that 11% of college students enrolling in post-secondary campuses having a learning disability or learning difference. As neurodiverse students enroll in post-secondary education, the environments within which these students learn, can either support or impede their ability to succeed. Simply put, a neurodiverse campus population means that educators recognize that all students process and learn differently and must adapt our approaches and services in order to reach and support all students enrolled on our campuses. Neurodiverse students are a growing population on today’s college campus. Their growing presence prompts new approaches to support their success and change traditional student services and collegiate experiences. This practical guide: Assists readers in better understanding neurodiverse students and the way campus services can create welcoming environments Explores the role Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Executive Functioning (EF) plays in student success, and Focuses on specific collegiate offices and services that effectively address the needs of neurodiverse learners. Chapters cover tutoring, learning supports, academic coaching, academic advising, career services, residential living, and classroom experiences that impact and assist neurodiverse college students.

Student Success 101

Student Success 101
Author: Crystal Jonas
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN: 9781537090597
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Student Success 101 Book Excerpt:

Student Success 101 is for all college and college-bound students who want fast and fun ways to make life great right now. Discover, as a college student: * How to get more done in less time * Reduce worry and frustration in college * Be positively productive * Enjoy peace of mind * Have time for friends, family, and fun * Do well in school and still have time for life

Creating a Data Informed Culture in Community Colleges

Creating a Data Informed Culture in Community Colleges
Author: Brad C. Phillips,Jordan E. Horowitz
Publsiher: Harvard Education Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-10-08
ISBN: 1682531260
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating a Data Informed Culture in Community Colleges Book Excerpt:

Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz offer a research-based model and actionable approach for using data strategically at community colleges to increase completion rates as well as other metrics linked to student success. They draw from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to show how leaders and administrators can build good habits for engaging with data constructively. At the core of their approach is a strategic effort to help administrators and faculty identify leading indicators that they can affect and monitor before student failure occurs. The book also helps educators make better use of common sources of data, clarify problems to be solved, match research-based interventions to problems, and evaluate results. The authors incorporate strategies for college personnel to engage with data more effectively by integrating student stories into presentations and embedding these discussions into existing meetings and routines. Three case studies from Long Beach City College, Southwestern College, and Odessa College further illustrate how this approach was implemented as part of comprehensive reform efforts. Based on two decades of experience working with colleges across the country, Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges promises to be a valuable contribution to the ongoing conversation about information use in education to improve student outcomes.

Choosing Students

Choosing Students
Author: Wayne Camara,Ernest W. Kimmel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2005-03-23
ISBN: 1135619107
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choosing Students Book Excerpt:

This volume brings a variety of perspectives to bear on the issue of how higher education institutions can - or should - choose students during the early part of the 21st century. Many of the contributors report on research to develop and validate potential tools to assist those responsible for admission decisions. Other contributors, however, pose broader questions about the nature of selective admissions, about institutional responses to the changing demography of those seeking to enter higher education, or about the appropriate criteria of 'success' in higher education. The volume is particularly timely because the question of how changes in admission tools and processes will affect campus diversity following the recent Supreme Court decision concerning the University of Michigan. Diversity is an important concern of all of the contributors and the chapter by Lee Bollinger--President at Michigan at the time the court cases were filed--is particularly relevant. This book brings together the research that underlies a variety of proposed approaches to improving the selection of students. Providing support for the integrity of the admissions process and the validity of new tools to help a higher education institution to select a diverse student body, this book explores the implications of the assessment component of K-12 school reform for higher education admissions practices. The diverse contributions to this volume reflect the current ferment in educational research and educational practice as institutions of higher education seek to develop a new admissions paradigm for coming decades following the University of Michigan decisions. This book is intended for those leaders and professionals who set admission policies and practices in American colleges, and graduate and professional schools, as well as for those scholars and scientists who research, develop, and validate tools for use in the process of choosing students in ways that are congruent with an institution's mission, values, and goals.

Comprehensive Reform for Student Success

Comprehensive Reform for Student Success
Author: Nan L. Maxwell,Ann E. Person
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-01-19
ISBN: 1119348439
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Reform for Student Success Book Excerpt:

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.

Biennial Survey of Education

Biennial Survey of Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1938
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biennial Survey of Education Book Excerpt:

Achieving Student Success

Achieving Student Success
Author: Donna Hardy Cox,C. Carney Strange
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2010-01-11
ISBN: 0773536213
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving Student Success Book Excerpt:

Hardy Cox and Strange begin with an overview of student services dealing with the matriculation of post-secondary students - through enrolment management, financial assistance, and orientation to the institution and accommodation - and then discuss housing and residence life, student leadership programs, systems of judicial and academic integrity, and student support and adjustment through counselling, health and wellness initiatives, career and employment advice, and a variety of services that can respond to a variety of needs.

Educating a Diverse Nation

Educating a Diverse Nation
Author: Clifton Conrad,Marybeth Gasman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2015
ISBN: 067473680X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educating a Diverse Nation Book Excerpt:

Educating a Diverse Nation turns a spotlight on colleges and universities dedicated to serving minority and low-income students of all ages. It highlights innovative programs that are advancing persistence and learning, and it identifies specific strategies for empowering nontraditional students to succeed despite many obstacles.