My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
Easy to Get Into College But Hard to Complete
I just finished one of the best books on what happens to students at broad access colleges after they begin ,and how to help them complete college
and become successful students. It is by Northwestern University Professor James Rosenbaum who published Beyond College for All
in 2001. The new book is entitled : After Admission:From College Access to College Success
. Both books are published by Russell Sage Foundation (http://www.russellsage.org/
). The new book emphasizes that students think their low high school achiement will not hurt their college success. Students know that open admissions will allow them access to college, and they report that they can wait to exert effort until they get to college. Rosenbaum et. al include what to do before and after these kinds of students reach college.