PART ONE: INTRODUCTION.
1. Student Engagement: A Key to Student Success.
Why Effective Educational Practice Matters.
Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP).
Keep in Mind.
No Single Blueprint for Student Success.
PART TWO: PROPERTIES AND CONDITIONS COMMON TO EDUCATIONALLY EFFECTIVE COLLEGES.
2. "Living" Mission and "Lived" Educational Philosophy.
Meet the DEEP Schools.
Making Space for Difference.
Mission Clarity: "Tell Me Again—What Are We About?"
What's Noteworthy about a Living Mission and Lived Educational Philosophy.
3. An Unshakeable Focus on Student Learning.
Valuing Undergraduates and Their Learning.
Experimenting with Engaging Pedagogies.
Demonstrating a Cool Passion for Talent Development.
Making Time for Students.
Feedback: Improving Performance, Connecting Students and Faculty.
What's Noteworthy about Focusing on Student Learning.
4. Environments Adapted for Educational Enrichment.
Using the Setting for Teaching and Learning.
Creating Human-Scale Learning Environments.
What's Noteworthy about Adapting Environments for Educational Advantage.
5. Clear Pathways to Student Success.
What New Students Need to Know.
What's Noteworthy about Creating Clear Pathways to Student Success.
6. An Improvement-Oriented Ethos.
Realizing the Vision: The University of Texas at El Paso.
Making Student Success a Priority: Fayetteville State University.
Investing in Undergraduate Education: The University of Michigan.
Fostering Institutional Renewal: University of Maine at Farmington.
Championing Learning Communities: Wofford College.
Creating a Campuswide Intellectual Community: Ursinus College.
Data-Informed Decision Making.
What's Noteworthy About Innovating and Improving.
7. Shared Responsibility for Educational Quality and Student Success.
Faculty and Staff Diversity.
Student Affairs: A Key Partner in Promoting Student Success.
Fostering Student Agency.
The Power of One.
What's Noteworthy about Sharing Responsibility for Educational Quality.
PART THREE: EFFECTIVE PRACTICES USED AT DEEP COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.
8. Academic Challenge.
High Expectations for Student Performance.
Extensive Writing, Reading, and Class Preparation.
Rigorous Culminating Experience for Seniors.
Celebrations of Scholarship.
9. Active and Collaborative Learning.
Learning to Learn Actively.
Learning from Peers.
Learning in Communities.
Serving and Learning in the Local Community.
Responding to Diverse Learning Styles.
10. Student-Faculty Interaction.
Accessible and Responsive Faculty.
11. Enriching Educational Experiences.
Infusion of Diversity Experiences.
International and Study Abroad.
Internships and Experiential Learning.
12. Supportive Campus Environment.
Multiple Safety Nets.
Special Support Programs.
PART FOUR: SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
13. Principles for Promoting Student Success.
Tried and True.
Organizing for Student Success.
Advancing the Student Success Agenda.
Drifting Off Course.
Sustaining Effective Educational Practice.
Campus Culture and Sustaining High Performance.
Appendix A: Research Methods.
Appendix B: Project DEEP Research Team.
Appendix C: National Survey of Student Engagement.