Structured Groups for Non-Traditional College Students: Noncognitive Assessment and Strategies
- Publish Date: 2008-01-10
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Siu-Man Raymond Ting
Structured Groups for Non-Traditional College Students is the first book to use a group approach on improving student performance. This book is based on repeated, empirical studies of different programs and services. It proposes using a group approach, the Excellent Commitment and Effective Learning (Ex.C.E.L.) group, with non-cognitive strategies to enhance student development. Specifically, the group aims to assist students in adjustment to the college environment and enhancement of their academic performance and to increase student retention. This book is designed to inform higher education professionals. In particular, those who work with first-year university students during orientation, academic advising, first-year programs/classes, and housing will find the group-based design innovative. The book covers: the challenges facing university freshman, case studies from universities, guidelines for developing the group, evaluation for group outcomes, and implications for future development of support programs in higher education, among many other topics.