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The Resource How college works, Daniel F. Chambliss, Christopher G. Takacs

How college works, Daniel F. Chambliss, Christopher G. Takacs

Label
How college works
Title
How college works
Statement of responsibility
Daniel F. Chambliss, Christopher G. Takacs
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Constrained by shrinking budgets, can colleges do more to improve the quality of education? And can students get more out of college without paying higher tuition? Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs conclude that the limited resources of colleges and students need not diminish the undergraduate experience. How College Works reveals the surprisingly decisive role that personal relationships play in determining a student's collegiate success, and puts forward a set of small, inexpensive interventions that yield substantial improvements in educational outcomes. At a liberal arts college in New York, the authors followed a cluster of nearly one hundred students over a span of eight years. The curricular and technological innovations beloved by administrators mattered much less than the professors and peers whom students met, especially early on. At every turning point in students' undergraduate lives, it was the people, not the programs, that proved critical. Great teachers were more important than the topics studied, and even a small number of good friendships--two or three--made a significant difference academically as well as socially. For most students, college works best when it provides the daily motivation to learn, not just access to information. Improving higher education means focusing on the quality of a student's relationships with mentors and classmates, for when students form the right bonds, they make the most of their education."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
378
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA229
LC item number
.C43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How college works, Daniel F. Chambliss, Christopher G. Takacs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The search for a solution -- Entering -- Choosing -- The arithmetic of engagement -- Belonging -- Learning -- Finishing -- Lessons learned
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780674049024
Lccn
2013018548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)840460704
Label
How college works, Daniel F. Chambliss, Christopher G. Takacs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The search for a solution -- Entering -- Choosing -- The arithmetic of engagement -- Belonging -- Learning -- Finishing -- Lessons learned
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780674049024
Lccn
2013018548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)840460704

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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