Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education examines two major challenges facing the nation. The first is preparing high school students for college, a reform that has been tackled largely through state policy initiatives. The second is creating new pathways to academic success for underrepresented students in higher education, a challenge that must be addressed within a decentralized system of higher education.
This book integrates studies conducted over nearly a decade and offers guidance on how best to understand and promote retention and success once students have gained access.
Part I . Reforming Academic Preparation
2. Rationales for Reform
3. A National Challenge
4. Academic Preparation
Part II. Expanding Postsecondary Opportunity
5. Pathways Approach
6. Low-Income Students
7. College Transitions
8. Persistence and Academic Support
9. Making Changes
10. Degree Attainment
Part III. Pathways to Academic Success
11. Reforming Policy
12. Conclusion: Change on Campuses