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

"It is refreshing, as an academic, to begin reading a book on policies and practices that are clearly grounded in relevant and quality literature. This literature helps to set the tone of the book and includes material on critical knowledge concerning definitions, intersectionality of diverse identity, privilege/oppression, historical and current challenges facing LGBTQ+ students, and inclusive campus environments. The writing is accessible, yet does not belittle or demean readers who access the book with limited knowledge on the topic; it sets a solid foundation for the content that follows.....Information in this book could help school counselors and other professionals, including K–12 classroom teachers, support LGBTQ+ students as they complete secondary education and consider higher education. Further, it struck me that many of the concepts and ideas presented in Kilgo’s book could be applicable for community colleges, technical training programs, and industry.

In summary, Kilgo’s book seamlessly integrates relevant and meaningful research with practical ideas and examples. Higher education faculty, staff, and administrators will find this work valuable as they engage in courageous change strategies to better support their LGBTQ+ students."

Promoting Belonging, Growth Mindset, and Resilience to Foster Student Success fills an important gap for practitioners, faculty, and administrators who are committed to student success but are not sure what tactics are most effective. Solidly based in the latest research, this book tackles three key ‘learning mindsets’ that are not often packaged together but should be. 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 & Professor, Department of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

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