RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 123013011 LA English T1 Piecing together the student success puzzle : research, propositions, and recommendations A1 Kuh, George D., Kinzie, Jillian, Buckley, Jennifer A., Bridges, Brian K., Hayek, John C., PB Wiley Subscription Services at Jossey-Bass PP San Francisco, Calif. YR 2007 SN 9780787997762 0787997765 AB "Creating the conditions that foster student success in college has never been more important. As many as four-fifths of high school graduates need some form of postsecondary education to be economically self-sufficient and manage the increasingly complex social, political, and cultural issues of the 21st century. But above 40 percent of those who start college fail to earn a degree within 6 or 8 years, an unacceptably low number. The report examines the complicated array of social, economic, cultural and educational factors related to student success in college, defined as academic achievement, engagement in educationally purposeful activities, satisfaction, acquisition of desired knowledge, skills and competencies, persistence, and attainment of educational objectives. Although the trajectory for academic success in college is established long before students matriculate, most institutions can do more than they are at present to shape how students prepared for college and whether they engage in productive activities after they arrive."--Publisher's description.