John N. Gardner
Betsy O. Barefoot
(Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey)
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The latest research on the First Year Experience. This book represents the practical experience of the authors' extensive careers teaching and directing this course, and is also backed by decades of research, disseminated through two national higher education centers which John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot founded and directed. A book tailor-made for students who need the most support. A streamlined presentation is perfect for students who tend to be linear readers.
Organization and coverage that will work for your students—and your classes. The book’s 12 streamlined chapters make it easy to cover in a single term all topics typically taught in the first-year course.
Carefully crafted learning tools keep students engaged. Each chapter includes numerous activities that encourage students to build collaboration, critical thinking, organization, and self-assessment skills by asking them to reflect on or apply content introduced in the chapter.
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