Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education : Studies of Three Student Development Programs

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This book investigates three discrete models from which we can distill a set of strategies for promoting high student achievement, retention, and completion rates in higher education. They include: the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; the Opportunity Programs at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York; and the Premedical Program at Xavier University in New Orleans.show more

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  • Hardback | 204 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 12 tables
  • 0739177338
  • 9780739177334

About Beatrice L. Bridglall

Beatrice L. Bridglall currently teaches at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. Her research areas include higher, international and comparative education; student development, engagement and persistence in K-12 and higher education; school reform; and program research and evaluation. She has co-edited several books, including Supplementary Education: The Hidden Curriculum of High Academic Achievement (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), and Affirmative Development: Cultivating Academic Ability (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).show more

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Too many U.S. colleges blame their mediocre completion rates on the poor preparation of their students. This book chronicles how three campuses have ditched these excuses and created programs that meet the needs of traditionally under-served students. -- Matthew M. Chingos, Fellow, Brookings Institution, Brown Center on Education Policy Dr. Bridglall's study underscores the value of well-researched, rigorous educational programs and how they can contribute to student achievement, post-secondary success, career advancement and a passion for lifelong learning. -- Charlotte Frank, senior adviser, McGraw-Hill Educationshow more

Table of contents

Part I: Persistent Underperformance & Underrepresentation Chapter 1: Current Issues and Trends in Higher Education Chapter 2: Creating Effective Social and Intellectual Communities/Environments in Higher Education: A Theoretical Perspective Part II: Contemporary exemplars of excellence Introducing Chapter 3: Student Underrepresentation in STEM Chapter 3: Preparing Students for Research Careers: The Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Beatrice L. Bridglall, Freeman A. Hrabowski III, and Kenneth Maton Introducing Chapter 4: The Benefits of High Attainment/Completion Rates in Context Chapter 4: Creating Opportunities to Learn: The Opportunity Programs at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY Susan Layden, Beatrice L. Bridglall, and Sheldon Solomon Introducing Chapter 5: A Brief Historical Overview of Medical Education Chapter 5: A Model for Increasing Access to Medical School: The Premedical Program at Xavier University in New Orleans Part III: Research and Policy Implications Chapter 6: Recommendations & Policy Implications Appendix A: Overview of the Studyshow more