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National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition


Since its founding in 1986, the National Resource Center has published resources exploring the learning, success, and development of college students in transition, including a peer-reviewed empirical journal, newsletters, scholarly practice books, research monographs, and guides.

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Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to College Student Success

"At a time when little feels stable and certain, thriving in transition takes on new meaning. Whether from high school to higher education, college to career, or across career paths, Schreiner, Louis, and Nelson provide educators with a road map so that they may be able to be 'good company' for students on their journey." — Tricia Seifert, Associate Professor, Adult & Higher Education, Montana State University

Supporting Success for LGBTQ+ Students

Supporting Success for LGBTQ+ Students: Tools for Inclusive Campus Practice

“This book is mandatory reading for any college practitioner who wishes to advance the conversation around supporting LGBTQ+ youth. Kilgo offers a thorough review and gives insightful tools and perspective to create inclusive learning environments.” — Shane Mendez Windmeyer, Executive Director, Campus Pride

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Promoting Belonging, Growth Mindset, and Resilience to Foster Student Success

“Through a combination of storytelling, empirical research, questions for further reflection and campus dialogue, and concrete next steps to enact the principles, the authors have created a highly user-friendly book that can serve almost as a blueprint for student success programming.” — Laurie Schreiner, Chair and Professor, Department of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

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Aligning Institutional Support for Student Success: Case Studies of Sophomore-Year Initiatives

Academic and career planning, deep engagement with learning experiences, and strengthening a sense of belonging are key issues for sophomore students. A new case study collection explores how 10 colleges and universities—two-year and four-year, public and private—address these challenges.

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2017 National Survey on the First-Year Experience: Creating and Coordinating Structures to Support Student Success

Academic advising, early alert, orientation, and first-year seminars are the most common student success initiatives in the first college year. This new report describes the structure and administration of these and other efforts to support learning and success on American college campuses.

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From Disability to Diversity: College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

A valuable resource for instructors, advisors, academic support personnel, and others who work directly with college students.




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