Scholarship & Resources
Websites / Institutes / CentersFoundations of Excellence (National Program)
John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
BooksB. Barefoot, J. Gardner, M. Cutright, L. Morris, C. Schroeder, M. Siegel, S. Schwartz, & R. Swing (2005). Achieving and Sustaining Institutional Excellence for the First Year of College. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Kuh, G. D., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J. H., Whitt, E. J. & Associates (2005). Student success in college: Creating conditions that matter. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
M. L. Upcraft, J. Gardner, & B. Barefoot (2005). Challenging and Supporting the First-Year Student : A Handbook for Improving the First Year of College; San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Articles and Reports
An Open Letter to College and University Leaders: College Completion Must Be our Priority (2013)
Beyond retention: A comprehensive approach to the first college year (2009)
Enhancing Student Success and Retention throughout Undergraduate Education: A National Survey (2012)
Examination of Four-Year Baccalaureate Completion Rates at Purdue University (2011)
High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter (2008)
Promoting a Culture of Student Success: How Colleges and Universities are Improving Degree Completion (2010)
Seven Principles of Good Practice for Student Success Partnerships (2013)
Student Success in Higher Education (2011)
Tackling the Retention Challenge: Defining and Delivering a Unique Student Experience (2011)
Taking Student Success Seriously: Rethinking the First Year of College (1999)
The First-Year Experience: Are We Making It Any Better? (2000)
The Keys to First-Year Student Persistence (2004)
What Matters to Student Success: A Review of the Literature (2006)
What Works in Student Retention?: Fourth National Survey (2010)