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In the United States, 1,200 community colleges enroll over ten million students each year, nearly half of the nation's undergraduates. Yet fewer than 40 percent of entrants complete an undergraduate degree within six years. This work makes a compelling case that two-year colleges can substantially increase their rates of student success, if they are willing to rethink the ways in which they organize programs of study, support services, and instruction.

NPR coverage of Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success by Thomas R. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.

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Cooked: A Natural History Of Transformation

Michael Pollan’s Cooked, for anyone who is remotely passionate about food. Engagingly presents numerous hypotheses on how cooking has aided evolution and makes us more human.

Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning? - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning?

The evidence is largely anecdotal, and the research is inconclusive, but many professors say reading online clearly hampers students’ ability to take in what they study.

Fine-Tuning the 'Nudges' That Help Students Get to and Through College - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Fine-Tuning the 'Nudges' That Help Students Get to and Through College

A researcher describes her group’s work to design and test behavioral interventions that colleges can use to help students find and stay on their path to a degree.

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The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

Is Someone You Love Going to College? Their Success Depends on Three Words | Jeff B. | LinkedIn

Nebraska Public Colleges and Universities - Don L. Love Memorial Library: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Hardcover  Angela Duckworth

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Hardcover Angela Duckworth

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Hardcover Angela Duckworth in Books, Nonfiction

Looking for a simple way to get your students out of their seats without sacrificing content? Chat stations is a simple strategy you can implement tomorrow -- check out this awesome video that demonstrates exactly how to do it!

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations

Chat Stations can also dramatically improve whole-class discussions. Because students have fully explored each issue in the less-threatening Chat Station setting, they will be better prepared to participate in a larger class discussion next.

Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Higher and Adult Education Series)

My current read. so far, so good, even gives 'online' adaptions to techniques. Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Higher and Adult Education Series)

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