Readings and Resources
The references listed below provide useful insights into supporting freshmen success in the classroom. If you have relevant references you would like to share, please contact Adriana Signorini.
- Berman, Russel. Engaging Students requires a Renewed Focus on Teaching. The Chronicle of Higer Education. Sep. 15, 2014. Web. Sep 19, 2014
Chickering, A. and Gamson Z. (1987) Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. Print
Gabriel, Kathleen. Teaching Underprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education. Sterling: Stylus, 2008. Print.
Greenwald, Richard. Think of First-Generation Students as Pioneers, Not Problems. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nov. 11, 2012. Web. Nov. 18, 2012
Kim, Young and Sax, Linda. Different Patterns of Student-Faculty Interaction in Research Universities. CSHE Research and Ocasional Paper Series. Aug., 2007. Web. Nov. 19, 2012
Ward, L., et al. Chapter 1. Who are First-Generation Students? First Generation College Students: Understanding and Improving the Experience from Recruitment to Commencement. Jossey-Bass, S.F. 2012.Tomorrow's Professor Mailing List. Web. Jan. 31
- Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching: Teaching First Year Students
- University of Wisconsin-Madison: Center for the First Year Experience
- Carnegie Mellon University: Best Practices for Teaching First Year Undergraduates
- University of California, Merced, Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning: Teaching Resources
General Education Experience:
Beyer, C., Gillmore, G., & Fisher, A.T. (2007) Inside the Undergraduate Experience. Wiley: San Francisco.
Hothem, T. (2013) Integrated GE and the Extent of Interdisciplinarity: The UC-Merced Core 1 Curriculum. Journal of General Education.
- General Education in the 21st Century: A Report of the University of California Commission on General Education. Berkeley: Center for Studies in Higher Education. CSHE.7.07. (April 2007)
- The Reinvention Center: Database of studies that include aspects of undergraduates that are particularly problematic and recommend strategies to address them.
- Association of American Colleges and Universities: Toolkit resources on educational practices correlated with higher levels of academic challenges, student engagement, and achievement.