Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Student Success Resources

Improving student success is arguably the most critical priority of Kentucky’s postsecondary education system and a major focus of the 2011‐15 strategic agenda Stronger by Degrees. It is critical that each institution in Kentucky improve student persistence and success. Through an examination of enrollment trends and a review of current practices and policies in place at the statewide level, Kentucky has identified several strategies for improvements based on state and national efforts and evidenced-based best practices.

Links to Student Populations
Kentucky’s Student Success Initiative
Publications on Student Success

What Matters to Student Success: A Review of the Literature. Kuhn, G.D., Kinzie, J., Buckley, J., Bridges., B.K., Hayek, J. National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (2006).

Student success in college: Creating conditions that matter. Kuh, G.D., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J.H., Whitt, E.J. and associates. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (2005).

How College Affects Students, Volume 2: A third decade of research. Pascarella, E.T. and Terenzini, P. T. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (2005).

Challenging and supporting the first year student: A handbook for improving the first year of colleges. *Upcraft, M.L., Gardner, J.N., Barefoot, B.O. & Associates. San Francisco: Jossey‐ Bass (2004).

Crossing the finish line: Completing college at America’s public universities. Bowen, W. G., Chingos, M. M., and McPherson, M. S. Princeton: Princeton University Press (2009).

Our underachieving colleges: A candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more. Bok, D. Princeton: Princeton University Press (2006).

Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter. Kuh, G.D., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J.H., Whitt, E.J. and associates. (2005) Jossey-Bass; 1 edition.

Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice. Evans, Nancy J., Forney , Deanna S., Guido, Florence M., Patton , Lori D., Renn , Kristen A. Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (December 21, 2009).

College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success Seidman. Alan. Rowman & Littlefield Education. American Council on Education/Oryx Press Series on Higher Education. (May 30, 2005).

Reworking the Student Departure Puzzle. John M. Braxton (Editor) Vanderbilt University Press (November 27, 2000).

Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition. Vincent Tinto. University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (March 10, 1994).

Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook. Virginia N. Gordon , Wesley R. Habley, Thomas J. Grites. Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (October 6, 2008).

Career Advising: An Academic Advisor's Guide. Virginia Gordon. Jossey-Bass (January 23, 2006).

Assessing Conditions to Enhance Educational Effectiveness: The Inventory for Student Engagement and Success. George D. Kuh , Jillian Kinzie , John H. Schuh, Elizabeth J. Whitt Jossey-Bass (September 27, 2005).

What Matters in College: Four Critical Years Revisited. Alexander W. Astin. Jossey-Bass (January 24, 1997).

Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession. John H. Schuh , Susan R. Jones , Harper. Jossey-Bass; 5 edition (November 23, 2010).

Articles on Student Success
Student Success Websites
College and Career Planning Websites


Last Updated 10/12/2011