Navigating the First College Year
A Guide for Parents and Families
Set: 978 1 942072 07 2 / $200.00
Published: December 2014
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Published in partnership with NODA, the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education
Parents and family members play a critical role in the success of new college students, but those who never attended college or who have been away from it for a while may lack critical information about the purpose, goals, and structure of higher education today. This brief guide offers parents and families an overview of the college experience, especially in the first year, and suggests strategies for helping their students succeed. A glossary of key terms is included. Grounded in the student success research and practice literature, the guide is ideal for use in orientation programs, recruitment events, and family weekends.
Table of Contents:
The Transition From High School to College
The Ebb and Flow of the Academic Year
Communication and Support
The Big Four: Behaviors Supporting Academic Success
College Structures Supporting Student Success
Technology and Higher Education
Healthy Students Are Successful Students
When the First Year Is Not a Success
How Parents Can Stay Involved.
A Glossary of College Terms
About the Authors
About the Publishers