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Navigating the Research University: A Guide for First-Year Students / Edition 3

Navigating the Research University: A Guide for First-Year Students / Edition 3

by Britt Andreatta


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900495913787
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Textbook-specific CSFI Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Britt Andreatta, PhD, is currently Chair of the Bachelor's Program at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. Previously, she served as Assistant Dean of Students and a faculty member at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she worked for 20 years. She was responsible for designing and teaching all of the student success courses (Education 10, Education 20, and Education 118), as well as coordinating programming and mentoring efforts for all 4,000 freshmen students and 1,500 new transfer students. In addition, she coordinated UCSB's various leadership development programs. She serves as an educational consultant and diversity educator, providing training on a variety of issues to students, staff, and faculty at colleges and universities. Dr. Andreatta has an MA in Communication and a PhD in Education. Her dissertation was entitled "The Effects of Social and Academic Integration on the Retention of First-Year University Students," and she continues to explore issues related to student success. She has received numerous awards, including UCSB's prestigious Getman Service to Students Award, Professor of the Year, and the national Outstanding Experienced Professional by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Dr. Andreatta has created several exciting programs for parents of first-year students, including two workshops entitled "Your Student's First Year" and "Parents in Transition," both of which have been adapted to more than 250 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Table of Contents

1. Research and the Research University. 2. The First-Year Experience at the Research University. 3. Skills for Academic Success at the Research University. 4. Independence, Family, Values, and Campus Safety. 5. Degrees, Majors, and Careers at a Research University. 6. Alcohol, Drug Use, and Sexual Activity among University Students. 7. The Diverse University Community. 8. Leadership Development at the Research University. 9. Planning for Your Future.

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