A time-honored approach to improving productivity is the identification and adaptation of qualities that characterize high-performing organizations. Similarly, any institution of higher education can learn valuable lessons from educationally effective colleges and universities. Toward this end, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) collaborated on Project DEEP (Documenting Effective Educational Practice). With support from Lumina Foundation for Education and the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College, this initiative examined the everyday workings of a variety of educationally effective colleges and universities to learn what they do to promote student success. The effort is the first in a series of activities undertaken by the NSSE Institute for Effective Educational Practice to respond to national concerns about improving the quality of undergraduate education.
Project DEEP: Documenting Effective Educational Practice
The goal of the NSSE Institute's two-year initiative, Project Deep, was to examine the everyday workings of a variety of educationally effective colleges and universities to learn what they do to promote student success.
Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter
George D. Kuh, Jillian Kinzie, John H. Schuh, Elizabeth J. Whitt, and Associates
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Revised and updated in 2010, Student Success in College describes the policies, programs, and practices that twenty diverse institutions have used to enhance student attainment. Based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, this book is filled with concrete examples that can serve as an inspiration for colleges and universities who want to create their own success-oriented learning environments.
This new edition contains a new Preface and Epilogue, with updates on the impact the recommended policies and practices have had over five years on the twenty colleges originally researched.