The demography of America is changing and it is showing up on college campuses as an increasingly diverse student body. Universities typically handle changes within the academic tradition of courses or programs, but to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly diverse world something else is needed. This little book was created to serve this need.
Five stories told by recent college graduates from public universities to highlight the learning about diversity in college from the students themselves.
The stories are curated to key social science phenomena in diversity, such as implicit bias or stereotype threat. They are set in a context of experiential learning from the students themselves and are informed by advances the social neuroscience of unconscious decision-making. The goal is to highlight the ways these factors can complement the ongoing diversity course work and other university programming. While the project was led by a professor with serious university administrative history, the storytellers and other organizers are all authors, making this little a book a unique contribution that is written about students by those students themselves.
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Consider this College Health 101—a guide to what students really want (or need) to know about their mental and physical health when they're away from home.
College students facing their first illness, accident, or anxiety away from home often flip-flop between wanting to handle it themselves and wishing their parents could swoop in and fix everything. Advice from peers and “Dr. Google” can be questionable.The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook provides accurate, trustworthy, evidence-based medical information (served with a dose of humor) to reduce anxiety and stress and help set appropriate expectations for more than fifty common issues.
What if you can’t sleep well (or can’t sleep at all) in your dorm room? What if a pill “gets stuck” in your throat? What if your roommate falls asleep (or passes out) wearing contacts, and wakes up with one painfully stuck? Your friend’s terrible sore throat isn’t Strep or Mono? What else could it be? What if everyone from your group project thinks they’re coming down with the flu the day before your presentation?
Going pro in your sport isn’t totally within your control. Going pro in life is your game to win or lose.
Fewer than 2 percent of NCAA student-athletes go on to play professionally. But the college sports experience still has strong benefits for those who go on to become business professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, and educators. Going Pro in Life is a playbook on how to leverage the unique status, skills, and networking opportunities available only to college student-athletes to achieve success after college.
"You can hope for success or seize it by following what other successful people have done." Heidi Ganahl, University Regent
The easiest path to success is to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before you. Peek inside the personal lives of famous celebrities, CEOs, billionaires and former presidents to discover what they did while in college that launched their careers. College Secrets of Highly Successful People is filled with stories of nearly 90 successful people and how they began their journeys to success, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Some of the names of successful people profiled in this book will be familiar to you:
Others will not be names you are familiar with but each has their own story to tell that can point you onto your own path to success. Many of the success-attracting techniques revealed in this book can be utilized no matter where you are in life's journey, but they are especially applicable for college students or those about the enter college. The authors don’t tell you how to get into college, they tell you how to get the most out of college by giving you the keys to open the door to a successful life.
Research isn’t all elegant study designs, accurate data collection, and sophisticated equations. Researchers must also communicate their ideas and findings with scholarly audiences, and do so effectively. These audiences are no different from those found at your local theater: They understand each paper you write or talk you deliver insofar as it tells a compelling story. Yet, your storytelling doesn’t stop with a single paper or talk. Scholarly records span years and multiple pieces of work. Successful researchers learn to synthesize their records to tell a larger story: a research program. In this book, Andres De Los Reyes describes how narrative tools commonly used in film help you build a research program. Tailored to the lives of early career researchers, these tools reveal keen insights into working with mentors, navigating peer review, and nailing the job talk that launches your career.