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Sharefest: A 360° View of Student Success at DYC

Let’s explore and share the effects of the strategies we use to help students integrate socially, academically, and developmentally to ensure successful retention and on-time graduation. What do we need to do to make the shift to meet the needs of current and future students? How can we fully utilize existing campus resources within a collaborative system so that all students thrive?

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Recommended Reading List

A collection of books has been created to accompany this salon. Participants are encouraged to use these sources to further their understanding of this topic and continue the conversation. A portion of the proceeds of each book purchased through these Amazon links will be donated to D'Youville's Alumni Association.

Reading List

Becoming a Student Ready College
by Tia Brown McNair, Susan Albertine, Michelle Asha Cooper, Nicole McDonald, and Thomas Major Jr.

Clear and concise, this book is packed with insightful discussion and practical strategies for achieving your ambitious student success goals. These ideas for redesigning practices and policies provide more than food for thought—they offer a real-world framework for real institutional change.

Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized
by Robert Sternberg

In Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized Sternberg critically reviews and summarizes the best research available on human intelligence. He argues that any serious understanding of intelligence must go beyond the standard paper and pencil tests currently in use.

Revising General Education and Avoiding the Potholes
by Paul Gaston and Jerry Gaff

Strategies for curricular change in the reform of general education are as important as the substance of the change itself. Fifty pitfalls and common errors in the process of reform are enumerated in this practical guide essential for general education committees.

Achieving Systemic Change: A Sourcebook for Advancing and Funding Undergraduate STEM Education
by Catherine Fry

A resource for all who have a stake in creating STEM solutions for US society. It addresses the rationale for investing in systemic change throughout higher education, identifies critical areas for investment, and provides pointers to key reports and current STEM education reform efforts.

10 Things Employers want you to learn in College
by Bill Coplin

The essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today’s job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups.

Big Think Strategy: How to Leverage Bold Ideas
by Bernd Schmitt

Business leaders need bold strategies to stay relevant and win. Schmitt shows how to bring bold thinking into your business by sourcing big ideas and executing them creatively.

Understanding Poverty in the Classroom: Changing Perceptions for Student Success
by Beth Tempelton

Most teachers have real passion for educating their students but their experiences limit how they relate to the challenges some of their students face daily. People who live in poverty consider life different from those with adequate resources. Many educators see the world through their middle-class worldview, this book helps correct perceptions.

by Angela Duckworth

Drawing on her own powerful, Duckworth, a celebrated researcher, and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

The Checklist Manifesto
by Atul Gawande

What checklists can do, what they can’t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kind with insights that not only are making a difference worldwide but can in your life as well.

A Mind for Numbers
by Barbara Oakley

Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, this book offers tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Oakley knows, she flunked her way through high school math and science courses before retooling how she saw math.

Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg

Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms to sports to civil rights movement, presenting a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

by Malcolm Gladwell

We pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing, which is why some are billionaires or great soccer players and the rest are just, well, us