ABOUT THE AUTHORS.
PART ONE: Student Success in College: Why It Matters and What Institutions Can Do About It.
CHAPTER 1: Why Focus on Student Success?
Student Engagement: A Key to Student Success.
Project DEEP: A Window into Effective Educational Practice.
Putting DEEP to Work.
Are You Ready for ISES?
CHAPTER 2: Guiding Principles for Using the Inventory for Student Engagement and Success.
Context Is Everything.
The Whole Is Greater than the Sum of the Parts.
Evidence Is Essential: The More, the Better.
Test Prevailing Assumptions.
Cast a Wide Net.
Use Outsiders to Ask Hard Questions.
Focus on What Matters to Student Success.
Stay the Course.
PART TWO: Inventory for Student Engagement and Success.
CHAPTER 3: Using ISES to Assess the Properties and Conditions Common to Educationally Effective Colleges.
A “Living” Mission and “Lived” Educational Philosophy.
Unshakeable Focus on Student Learning.
Environments Adapted for Educational Enrichment.
Clear Pathways to Student Success.
Shared Responsibility for Educational Quality and Student Success.
“Ultimately, It’s About the Culture”.
CHAPTER 4: Using ISES to Assess Effective Educational Practices.
Active and Collaborative Learning.
Enriching Educational Experiences.
Supportive Campus Environment.
CHAPTER 5: Using ISES for Institutional Improvement.
Applications of ISES.
A Last Word.
APPENDIX A: ISES: Suggested Interview Protocols.
APPENDIX B: DEEP Site Visit Report Timeline.
Jillian Kinzie NSSE Institute for Effective Educational Practice.
John H. Schuh Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
Elizabeth J. Whitt University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.