The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina publishes scholarly practice books and research monographs on a wide range of high-impact practices designed to support student learning, development, and success.
NEW BOOK ON FIRST-YEAR SEMINARS AND LEARNING COMMUNITIES
The National Resource Center and the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education are collaborating to produce a new scholarly practice book on the intersection between first-year seminars and learning communities. Lauren Chism Schmidt, director of Themed Learning Communities at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Janine Graziano, faculty coordinator of the Integrated Studies Program at Kingsborough Community College will serve as co-editors for the new volume, which is scheduled for publication in late spring 2015.
The editors invite high-quality case studies describing the integration of first-year seminars into learning communities. Cases will be selected to represent a variety of seminar types, learning community models, and institutional contexts. Preference will be given to those cases that describe assessment results beyond academic performance (i.e., GPA) and retention.
The deadline for case submission is January 14, 2014.
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To submit a case study, click here.
For more information, contact the volume editors:
Lauren Chism Schmidt email@example.com
Janine Graziano firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK SERIES ON SPECIAL POPULATIONS
The National Resource Center is currently accepting proposals for book-length manuscripts examining the transition experiences of college student populations that have been historically underserved or given limited consideration in the design of higher education contexts. Each volume will explore the experiences of a specific population in depth and draw on the theoretical, research, and practice literature to critically examine some of the fundamental assumptions underlying student success initiatives in higher education with an eye toward reshaping campus culture, policies, and practices to support the learning and development of the population under study. Such populations may include, but are not limited to,
- Students from a specific racial or ethnic group (i.e., African Americans, Asian American/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino)
- Students with physical, learning, and/or intellectual disabilities
- GLBTQ students
- Emancipated foster care youth
- Adult learners
- International students
- Student athletes
- First-generation college students
- Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds
- Commuter students
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Authors are encouraged to contact Tracy L. Skipper, Assistant Director for Publications, at (803) 777-6226 or via e-mail at email@example.com prior to submission to determine topics already in development.
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National Survey of Information Literacy Practices in the First Year: A National Snapshot of Institutional Practice and Implementation
Ryan D. Padgett, Anne-Marie Deitering, and Cindy A. Kilgo
Research Report on College Transitions No. 4
2012-2013 National Survey of First-Year Seminars
Dallin G. Young and Jessica Hopp
Navigating the First College Year: A Guide for Parents and Families
Richard H. Mullendore & Leslie Banahan
Paths to Learning: Teaching for Engagement in College
Barbara F. Tobolowsky, Editor
Foundations for Critical Thinking
Robert Kenedy & Associates