Navigating the Research University: A Guide for First-Year Students / Edition 3 available in Paperback
Full of practical tips and tools and useful personal advice, NAVIGATING THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS, 3E, provides students with a comprehensive introduction to education at a research institution. The text is designed to support students at a broad range of research universities by helping them understand research, the role it plays in the university, and the basic methodologies used in a variety of disciplines. Andreatta guides students in developing the skills necessary for achieving academic success, including critical thinking, thoughtful analysis, and effective writing. In addition, the text includes valuable insights into the personal and working issues students may encounter as new and aspiring members of a community of scholars.
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.