Student Success in College

reviewed by Carmen McCrink - 2006

coverTitle: Student Success in College
Author(s): George D. Kuh, Jullian Kinzie, John H. Schuch, Elizabeth J. Whitt and Associates
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787979147, Pages: 370, Year: 2005
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“What do high-performing colleges do to promote student success, broadly defined?” is the question posed by Kuh, Kinzie, Schuch, Whitt, and Associates in Student Success in College. The work presents findings based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project at Indiana University, which focused on a study of 20 four-year institutions that participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) between 2000 and 2002. The DEEP “team” used a regression model to identify colleges and universities that had higher-than-predicted scores on the five clusters of the educational practice context, as exemplified by the NSEE—level of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student interaction with faculty members, enriching educational experiences, and supportive campus environment. The team used a second regression model to identify the institutions which met the following selection criteria: (a) higher than predicted student engagement results and (b) higher than predicted six-year graduation rates. Kuh et al.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 8, 2006, p. 1583-1585 ID Number: 12200, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 2:59:05 AM

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