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Student Success Courses

May 2009−December 2012

Student success courses provide new students with information about the college they attend, assistance in academic and career planning, and an introduction to techniques for improving study habits and other personal skills. This study examines student outcomes from course participation. It also examines the policies, practices, and implementation challenges at three colleges in Virginia using qualitative methods.

This study is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and by Lumina Foundation for Education.

Publications

JULY 2017
"I Came in Unsure of Everything": Community College Students' Shifts in Confidence
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MARCH 2014
"They Never Told Me What to Expect, So I Didn't Know What to Do": Defining and Clarifying the Role of a Community College Student
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SEPTEMBER 2013
What We Know About Nonacademic Student Supports
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Presentations

FEBRUARY 2014
Teaching to Support Academic Confidence for Persistence and Success
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AUGUST 2012
"I Came in Unsure of Everything": Community College Students' Shifts in Confidence
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MARCH 2012
Supporting Student Success: A Vision For Evidence-Based Reform
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