Study Week: Selected textbooks only 14.99 each—eBooks & softcovers on sale! Shop now >>

The STEM Pathway and Student Retention

Lessons Applied and Best Practices through Peer Mentoring

Authors: Harrell, Carita, Capco, David G.

Free Preview
  • ​Introduces a comprehensive mentorship program that orientates freshmen to student success in higher education
  • Addresses how to apply interventions to retain students and help them persist toward graduation
  • Discusses how peer mentoring provides opportunities for leadership, development and support to both mentor and mentee
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-65865-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-65863-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
About this book

This work introduces methods that aid in freshman retention (in the transition from high school and to remain in the university of origin) and orient them towards a successful career in science. Specific examples of successful approaches are given as well as detailed plans for how to engage these students. Pitfalls as well as success are described. In addition this work provides a detailed description of how to develop the students into a cohort that exhibits comradery. Three types of cohort form, those within the freshman class, those among the upperclassmen and those between the freshmen and upperclassmen. The program works because the social reality is that the peer mentor has a better repertoire with the first semester freshmen than the faculty or staff and assists with student success. Factors such as financial aid, policy, and support systems influence student success. In the sciences, students often struggle with the content and adjusting to the college experience. Research states that a mentorship program supports retention as well as enhances the student experience during college. This program creates a cohort group among the upperclassmen mentors and freshmen and provides leadership development for all involved.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Issues in Higher Education and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

    Pages 1-9

    Harrell, Carita (et al.)

  • The Transition from High School to College

    Pages 11-15

    Harrell, Carita (et al.)

  • The Role of Identity Development in the Acculturation to College

    Pages 17-20

    Harrell, Carita (et al.)

  • The Orientation of First-Year Students to Success: Recognizing the Need for Change

    Pages 21-24

    Harrell, Carita (et al.)

  • The Orientation of First-Year Students to Science and STEM Majors

    Pages 25-31

    Harrell, Carita (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-65865-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-65863-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The STEM Pathway and Student Retention
Book Subtitle
Lessons Applied and Best Practices through Peer Mentoring
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65865-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65865-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65863-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 121
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
Topics