Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to College Student Success represents a paradigm shift in the student success literature. Grounded in positive psychology, the thriving concept reframes the student success conversation by focusing on the characteristics amenable to change and that promote high levels of academic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal performance in the college environment. The authors contend that a focus on remediating student characteristics or merely encouraging specific behaviors is inadequate to promote success in college and beyond. The collection presents six research studies describing the characteristics that predict thriving in different groups of college students, including first-year students, transfer students, high-risk students, students of color, sophomores, and seniors, and offers recommendations for helping students thrive in college and life.
|Publisher:||National Resource Center for The First Year Experience|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
Table of Contents
List of TablesPrefaceLaurie A. Schreiner, Michelle C. Louis, and Denise D. NelsonIntroduction: A New View of Student SuccessJillian KinzieChapter 1: From Surviving to Thriving During TransitionsLaurie A. SchreinerChapter 2: Helping Students Thrive: A Strengths Development ModelMichelle C. Louis and Laurie A. SchreinerChapter 3: Thriving in the First College YearDenise D. Nelson and Deb VetterChapter 4: Thriving in Students of Color on Predominantly White Campuses: A Divergent Path? Kristin Paredes-CollinsChapter 5: Thriving in High-Risk StudentsRishi Sriram and Deb VetterChapter 6: Beyond Sophomore SurvivalLaurie A. Schreiner, Sharyn Slavin Miller, Tamera L. Pullins, and Troy L. SeppeltChapter 7: Transfer Students: Thriving in a New InstitutionEric J. McIntosh and Denise D. NelsonChapter 8: Thriving in the Senior-Year TransitionMichelle C. Louis and Eileen HulmeChapter 9: Recommendations for Facilitating Thriving in TransitionsLaurie A. Schreiner, Denise D. Nelson, and Michelle C. LouisIndexAbout the Authors