Achieving and Sustaining Institutional Excellence for the by Betsy O. Barefoot, John N. Gardner, Marc Cutright, Libby V.

By Betsy O. Barefoot, John N. Gardner, Marc Cutright, Libby V. Morris, Charles C. Schroeder, Stephen W. Schwartz, Michael J. Siegel, Randy L. Swing

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What we can say with some assurance, however, is that the colleges and universities highlighted in this book are representative of “the best” in their varied and innovative approaches to the first year. ON BEING NAMED AN INSTITUTION OF EXCELLENCE 3 From the project’s beginning, we recognized that excellence would have to be identified within the framework of institutional size, type, and mission. S. Military Academy. Although each campus is different, we discovered many cross-cutting themes and lessons that we develop thoroughly in the concluding chapter.

Charles C. A. A. degrees from Austin College and his doctorate in education from Oregon State University. During the past twenty-two years, he has served as the chief student affairs officer at Mercer University, Saint Louis University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of MissouriColumbia. In 2001, he was appointed a professor of higher education at the University of Missouri. Schroeder became a senior executive with Noel-Levitz, a national higher education consulting firm, in 2004.

We selected the open self-nomination method judged against predetermined criteria because we believed that neither the Policy Center staff nor an external panel of experts could be expected to have the level of comprehensive knowledge necessary to identify all institutions with high levels of achievement in the first year. We did not seek a randomized sample of participants, generally the practice in experimental and quasi-experimental designs. Randomization would not ensure the identification of exemplary cases needed to understand excellence in the first year.

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