Publisher description for Challenging and supporting the first-year student : a handbook for improving the first year of college / M. Lee Upcraft, John N. Gardner, Betsy O. Barefoot.

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Counter From the authors of the landmark book The Freshman Year Experience (1-55542-147-4) comes a_new book that takes up where that book left off. Written by top experts in the field, the book covers four main topics: demographics of first-year students, academic dimensions of the first year experience, support systems and services, and strategic tailoring of programs and services to institutional type.

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