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New Books - Higher Education
The Privileged Poor by
Call Number: LC210.5 J33 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
Getting in is only half the battle. The Privileged Poor reveals how--and why--disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what schools can do differently if these students are to thrive. The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors--and their coffers--to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In The Privileged Poor, Anthony Jack reveals that the struggles of less privileged students continue long after they've arrived on campus. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This bracing and necessary book documents how university policies and cultures can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why these policies hit some students harder than others. Despite their lofty aspirations, top colleges hedge their bets by recruiting their new diversity largely from the same old sources, admitting scores of lower-income black, Latino, and white undergraduates from elite private high schools like Exeter and Andover. These students approach campus life very differently from students who attended local, and typically troubled, public high schools and are often left to flounder on their own. Drawing on interviews with dozens of undergraduates at one of America's most famous colleges and on his own experiences as one of the privileged poor, Jack describes the lives poor students bring with them and shows how powerfully background affects their chances of success. If we truly want our top colleges to be engines of opportunity, university policies and campus cultures will have to change. Jack provides concrete advice to help schools reduce these hidden disadvantages--advice we cannot afford to ignore.
Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Student Affairs Practice by
Call Number: LB2342.9 H69 2019
Publication Date: 2019-08-14
The book was written to assist those who plan to work as student affairs educators soon and those who are new student affairs educators to become competent in social justice and inclusion. It will provide trainees and new student affairs educators not only content knowledge and skills but also strategies and ways to develop competency in social justice and inclusion. Twenty-six additional individuals consist of both scholars/researchers and practitioners who have authored the book chapters. Through their writing these experts have offered their first-hand experiences and wisdom for being a competent student affairs educator in higher education. It will provide the reader with an understanding of multicultural competency and professional identity in student affairs practice, an opportunity to develop a professional identity that centers on social justice, a comprehension of historical development of multiculturalism and diversity in student affairs practice, knowledge of multicultural theory and its application, an understanding of ethical and legal issues from a multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice perspective, knowledge of culturally appropriate intervention strategies in practice, and understanding of evidence-based practice in student affairs. Moreover, this book will offer the reader knowledge and skills in utilizing theory, research, and assessment to enhance practice, forming professional identity through social justice and inclusion, and on how to create a social justice and inclusive environment for minoritized students and students with special needs. Finally, the book teaches the reader how to work with minoritized students and students with special needs.
2017 National Survey on the First-Year Experience by
Call Number: LB2343.32 T856 2019
Publication Date: 2019-07-26
Buy separately or as a packagewith the eBook Response Frequencies from the 2017 National Survey on the First-Year Experience. The first-year seminar continues to be a common structure for supporting student success in higher education, yet it represents only one of many first-year programs. With this in mind, the 2017 National Survey on The First-Year Experience marks a change from previous surveys administered by The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition by exploring a broad range of initiatives designed to support success in the first college year. Recognizing that individual first-year programs are connected to extensive bodies of literature and practice, authors representing diverse professional networks focused on college student success contribute their voices to the analyses and presentation of results. The report includes an overview of institutional attention to the first year and the prevalence of and connections between first-year programs, a review of the results relating to selected first-year programs, and implications for practice and future research.
Handbook of Student Engagement Interventions by
Call Number: LB1027.55 H365 2019
Publication Date: 2019-05-09
Handbook of Student Engagement Interventions: Working with Disengaged Students provides an understanding of the factors that contribute to student disengagement, methods for identifying students at risk, and intervention strategies to increase student engagement. With a focus on translating research into best practice, the book pulls together the current research on engagement in schools and empowers readers to craft and implement interventions. Users will find reviews on evidence-based academic, behavioral, social, mental health, and community-based interventions that will help increase all types of engagement. The book looks at ways of reducing suspensions through alternative disciplinary practices, the role resiliency can play in student engagement, strategies for community and school collaborations in addressing barriers to engagement, and what can be learned from students who struggled in school, but succeeded later in life. It is a hands-on resource for educators, school psychologists, researchers, and students looking to gain insight into the research on this topic and the strategies that can be deployed to promote student engagement.
Tackling Sexual Violence at Universities by
Call Number: LB2345.3 R37 T68 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-03
Sexual violence is a problem well beyond universities, however universities are uniquely well placed to contribute to reducing sexual violence, encouraging those affected to come forward and speak about their experiences and actively encourage increased reporting. This book is unique, in that it offers an international perspective on the incidence, reporting and impact of sexual violence at universities. Drawing on evidence from the UK, North America Australia and Europe, Towl and Walker explore the psychological and structural challenges to reporting sexual violence. They provide a set of policy and practice guidance recommendations that move beyond awareness campaigns, to call for systems to be put in place whereby reports of sexual assault are handled promptly, fairly, and consistently. They also discuss how universities can strengthen their approach to prevention, promoting safeguarding and the welfare of victims and survivors, and involving victims and survivors in the development and improvement of services. However, fundamental to their approach, is keeping decision making with the victim and survivor, and emphasising that their health and recovery is paramount. Tackling Sexual Violence at Universitiesis an invaluable and ground-breaking resource for students and researchers in forensic psychology and criminology, as well as professionals working in higher education.