National Resource Center for The First Year Experience
Building upon its history of excellence as the founder and leader of the first-year experience movement, the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina serves education professionals by supporting and advancing efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education. The National Resource Center publishes scholarly practice books, research monographs, and guides on a wide range of topics related to student learning, development, and success.
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Building Synergy for High-Impact Educational Initiatives Lauren Chism Schmidt, Janine Graziano
"Building Synergy for High-Impact Educational Initiatives is a virtual 'how to' manual for designing, implementing, and assessing a combination of two powerful high-impact practices—first-year seminars and learning communities. Recognizing that context matters, Chism Schimdt and Graziano offer
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- Jack Mino, Coordinator, Learning Community Program, Holyoke Community College
College Students in Transition Stephanie M. Foote, Sara E. Hinkle, Jeannine Kranzow, Matthew Pistilli, LaTonya Rease Miles, Janelle G. Simmons
“’Swirling’ is the new normal it seems, but no comprehensive treatment exists of the various types of student transitions and how educators can help. Finally, we have a resource that marks the territory and points to information useful to both scholars and practitioners.”

- George D. Kuh, Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment