Tracy L. Skipper

 
Tracy L. Skipper
 

Books by Tracy L. Skipper :

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A Guide for Families of Commuter Students
Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents
(1 – 99 copies)
Building on the popularity of Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents, the National Resource Center and NODA present a new guide introducing families to the college experience -- this one focused on the unique concerns and needs of first-year commuter students. A Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting Your Student's Success describes the transition to college from the perspective of the commuter student and offers guidance to families on helping students navigate the transition to college and succeed. Unique to this guide are graphic representations of work and school schedules and a glossary of college terms.

$2.00 each when purchased in sets of 100. Click here to purchase 100-copy set.

Paper: 978 1 889271 46 0 / $3.00

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A Guide for Families of Commuter Students
Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents
(100 Unit Sets)
Building on the popularity of Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents, the National Resource Center and NODA present a new guide introducing families to the college experience -- this one focused on the unique concerns and needs of first-year commuter students. A Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting Your Student's Success describes the transition to college from the perspective of the commuter student and offers guidance to families on helping students navigate the transition to college and succeed. Unique to this guide are graphic representations of work and school schedules and a glossary of college terms.

Set: 978 1 942072 03 4 / $200.00

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Student Development in the First College Year
A Primer for College Educators
Foreword by Jerry Pattengale
Student Development in the First College Year provides a detailed overview of some of the most commonly referenced theories of learning and development in the college years. What sets this primer apart from other treatments of student development theory is its careful attention to the first college year and the wide range of educational environments in which learning and development take place. The primer includes a discussion of moving from theory to educational practice and strategies for assessing developmental outcomes.

Paper: 978 1 889271 52 1 / $20.00
What Makes the First-Year Seminar High Impact?
Exploring Effective Educational Practices
Edited by Tracy L. Skipper
First-year seminars have been widely hailed as a high-impact educational practice, leading to improved academic performance, increased retention, and achievement of critical 21st Century learning outcomes. While the first-year seminar tends to be narrowly defined in the literature, national explorations of course structure and administration underscore the diversity of these curricular initiatives across and within individual campuses. What then are the common demoninators among these highly variable courses that contribute to their educational effectiveness?

This collection of case studies--representing a wide variety of institutional and seminar types--addresses this question. Using Kuh and O’Donnell’s eight conditions of effective educational initiatives as a framework, authors describe the structure, pedagogy, and assessment strategies that lead to high-quality seminars. Introductory and concluding essays examine the structural conditions that are likely to support educational effectiveness in the seminar and describe the most commonly reported conditions across all cases. What Makes the First-Year Seminar High Impact? offers abundant models for ensuring the delivery of a high-quality educational experience to entering students.

Paper: 978 1 9420 7201 0 / $25.00
Writing in the Senior Capstone
Theory & Practice
Surveys of employers continually highlight the need for better communication skills among recent college graduates. Yet writing instruction in higher education serves far more than a transactional purpose. Writing facilitates learning, helps students gain skills in analysis and synthesis, and supports a range of other personal and intellectual developmental outcomes also important to employers. To that end, Writing in the Senior Capstone offers the rationale and practical guidance for infusing writing into culminating academic experiences for college seniors. Recognizing that writing-intensive capstones already exist on many campuses, the authors also offer a range of strategies and activities to support the development of independent senior projects, while honing students’ thinking, writing, and presentation skills. A valuable resource for any educator seeking to improve the writing and critical thinking skills of college seniors.

Paper: 978 1 889271 87 3 / $30.00