What Matters in College?
Four Critical Years Revisited
By (author) Alexander W. Astin
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What Matters in College? by Alexander W. Astin
Book DescriptionFrom the author of Four Critical Years-a book the Journal of Higher Education called the most cited work in higher education literature-What Matters in College? presents the definitive study of how students change and develop in college and how colleges can enhance that development. Based on a study of more than 20,000 students, 25,000 faculty members, and 200 institutions, the book shows how academic programs, faculty, student peer groups, and other variables affect students' college experiences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780787908386
(229mm x 153mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 10-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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If institutions are to create campus environments that provide welcoming and engaging contexts for personal and professional development of students, faculty, administrators, and staff, all members of campus communities must be willing to look closely not just at what they do (or do not do) on a daily basis, but also why.
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Author Biography - Alexander W. Astin
ALEXANDER W. ASTIN is professor of higher education and director of the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. He lives in Los Angeles.
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