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

Building upon its history of excellence as the founder and leader of the first-year experience movement, the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina serves education professionals by supporting and advancing efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education. The National Resource Center publishes scholarly practice books, research monographs, and guides on a wide range of topics related to student learning, development, and success.

Featured Reviews

From Disability to Diversity

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

"A cognitive ramp for all students is a concept that should be used in every college classroom. Shea, Hecker, and Lalor give us a fresh view of universal design for students both in the classroom and on the campus. Strategies in this book will be useful for faculty, staff, and students alike."

Jane Thierfeld Brown, Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale Medical School; Director, College Autism Spectrum

"While the vast majority of community college students aspire to earn a bachelor's degree, only a small fraction do. The administrative, social, and academic challenges of transferring between two- and four-year colleges are major sources for this unfortunate paradox. Poisel and Joseph have assembled some of the best researchers and practitioners in the U.S. to provide deeply informative, yet easy-to-understand discussions of key aspects of the transfer challenge and a set of promising solutions. It is essential reading for anyone interested in this crucial topic."

Martin Kurzweil, Director, Educational Transformation Ithaka S+R

What’s Next for Student Veterans?

Moving From Transition to Academic Success

“The authors are also an assemblage of recognizable names in this area of scholarship, many of whom are veterans themselves or have other military connections. This identity of authors and contributors is critically important, as veterans are widely known to place trust especially (if not exclusively) in fellow veterans and service members. The authenticity of voices found here is therefore quite valuable.

In the preface, DiRamio, himself a U.S. Navy Veteran, introduces this book as a resource intended ‘for the whole of the higher education community’, but especially for those tasked with serving military-affiliated members of any campus community. And indeed, while the broader community of postsecondary researchers and practitioners may find this volume compelling, it is an almost essential resource for anyone tasked with helping this target population.”

Academic Advising and the First College Year provides academic advisors, including faculty and advising administrators, with knowledge and resources to work more effectively with students—making students the ultimate beneficiaries of this book.”

Chrissy Davis Jones, Dean of Student Support Services, Spokane Falls Community College