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Community Colleges

Fulfilling the Promise of the Community College
Increasing First-Year Student Engagement and Success
Published in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges

For the past three decades, American higher education has paid increasing attention to the beginning college experience -- to ensuring that entering students make a successful transition to college. Yet, much of the extant research and practice literature focuses on the experience of first-year students entering four-year colleges and universities. Fulfilling the Promise of the Community College is one of the first volumes to take a comprehensive look at the first-year experience in the community college, examining the unique characteristics of these institutions and the students they serve, barriers to success, and strategies for ensuring that students achieve their higher education goals. Authors describe successful adaptations of faculty development initiatives, first-year seminars, common reading programs, academic and career advising, learning communities, and STEM initiatives in the community college setting.

Paper: 978 1 889271 74 3 / $40.00
Transfer Students in Higher Education
Building Foundations for Policies, Programs, and Services That Foster Student Success
Transfer Students in Higher Education presents what we know about transfer students, addresses assumptions and myths about the transfer experience, and explores the changing demographics of this student group. Adopting a student-centered approach, the monograph offers strategies to begin (and continue) the work of serving students and creating transfer-friendly campus environments. Chapter authors explore the issue from the perspective of both sending and receiving institutions and provide research, case studies, and best practices to help institutions meet the challenges of enrollment, orientation, advisement, retention, and graduation of transfer students.

Paper: 978 1 889271 71 2 / $35.00