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Fostering Student Success in the Campus Community

reviewed by Christy Moran Craft & Heather M. Reed - July 07, 2009

coverTitle: Fostering Student Success in the Campus Community
Author(s): Gary L. Kramer, ed.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 1933371242, Pages: 512, Year: 2007
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In their book, Gary L. Kramer and Associates encourage higher education personnel to align the expectations of students and institutions surrounding desired outcomes of student success, to involve the whole campus community in connecting services to students, to create learning organizations that foster student development, and to put students first in an effort to facilitate their success. In so doing, they provide a review of well-established theories surrounding student success and development while also challenging readers to consider innovative practices that facilitate such success and development among students. The authors, in the first of four parts of the book, focus upon the importance of communicating expectations surrounding student success. In so doing, their stated purpose is to assist the reader in understanding the shared responsibility that faculty, campus leaders, and policy makers have in creating an environment conducive to student success. In this regard, the authors discuss how demographic changes (e.g.,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 07, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15709, Date Accessed: 10/30/2020 11:58:03 PM

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  • Christy Craft
    Kansas State University
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    CHRISTY MORAN CRAFT, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Student Affairs at Kansas State University. Her research focuses on issues related to spirituality and religion in higher education. She is currently exploring the impact of religion and philosophy classes upon the faith development of students at a Lutheran college as well as investigating the impact that the religious identity of evangelical Christian faculty has upon their work in public institutions of higher education. Her recent publications include: Moran, C. D., Roberts, C., Tobin, J., & Harvey, L. (2008). Religious expression in residence halls at public colleges and universities: Freedoms and constraints. The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 35(2), 48-61. Moran, C. D., Garrison, J., & Shirkey, D. (2008). Community, freedom, and commitment: Student discipline at religiously-affiliated colleges and universities. Religion & Education, 35(1), 22-42. Moran, C. D. (2007). The public identity work of evangelical Christian students. Journal of College Student Development, 48(4), 418-434.
  • Heather Reed
    Kansas State University
    HEATHER M. REED, M.S., is Assistant Dean and Director of Student Life at Kansas State University. She provides support and services to K-State students, fostering student learning and development to enhance the educational experience. As a member of the Student Life team, she advocates for students, connects students with campus and community support services, is a liaison to family members, and coordinates crisis response. She is the chair of the K-State Crisis Management Committee and has led the development of the new Critical Incident Response Team.
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