Resources

Workshop Materials and Recordings

The Center for Student Success Research sponsors workshops for graduate students and community members about a variety of topics. Did you miss an event? Here you can access experience some of our event virtually.

Introduction To Propensity Score Matching Using Educational Data

This one and a half hour workshop will introduce you to propensity score matching, a quasi-experimental method for improving estimates of causal effects using observational data.

VIDEO & MATERIALS

Stigmatizing An Institutional Space: How Black Colleges Became A Problem

A quarter of black Americans earn college degrees from black colleges. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toni Morrison, Jesse Jackson, and Spike Lee are but a few of the influential Americans that have graduated from black colleges. Yet, and still, questions about the necessity of black colleges abound.

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Tips And Tricks On Writing Literature Reviews

Learn more and view the handout of the workshop and the questions and answers that were discussed.

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Robert Feldman Lecture: Engaging A New  Generation Of Undergraduates

What does research tall us about the characteristics of today's undergraduates? And do our current students differ from students of prior generations? In his talk, Robert Feldman talks about who our students are, and what are the kinds of teaching strategies that best engage this newest generation of undergraduates.

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Textbooks

P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Foundations Of Student Success

P.O.W.E.R. Learning is the only research-based student success series with a unifying system for critical thinking and problem solving. P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Foundations of Student Success utilizes this P.O.W.E.R. framework to maximize students' potential for success in college and life addressing the diverse, 2-year student population by providing direct, practical solutions to the challenges that students face as they navigate college and prepare for their careers. Using the scientifically-based, yet simple and class-tested principles of the P.O.W.E.R. (Prepare, Organize, Work, Evaluate, and Rethink) system, students gain a sense of mastery and achievement as they move through the text; with the growth of their confidence comes the increased intellectual enthusiasm and personal discipline needed for them to excel

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P.O.W.E.R. Learning And Your Life: Strategies For Success In College And Life

P.O.W.E.R. Learning and Your Life is the only student success text created specifically for the non-residential, commuter student and campus. These students face unique challenges and as they typically work full- or part-time, juggle work and family obligations with school, and they may be the first person in their families attempting a post-secondary education. The focus of P.O.W.E.R. Learning and Your Life is on real application of P.O.W.E.R. strategies in a program-specific approach through the use of photos, examples, and activities tied to general education courses (such as math, English, etc.) through the use of P.O.W.E.R. principles.

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P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies For Success In College And Life

P.O.W.E.R. Learning is the only research-based student success series with a unifying system for critical thinking and problem solving. P.O.W.E.R. Learning maximizes students' potential for success in college and in life. Using the scientifically-based, yet simple and class-tested principles of the P.O.W.E.R. (Prepare, Organize, Work, Evaluate, and Rethink) system, students gain a sense of mastery and achievement as they move through the text; with the growth of their confidence comes the increased intellectual enthusiasm and personal discipline needed for them to excel.

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