This book is a valuable addition to the available literature on the first year....the topics selected for inclusion are important for consideration not only by educators who work directly with first-year students, but also by those who determine educational policy at the institutional, state, and national levels.
—Journal of College Student Development
Each chapter is competently written and appear's to fulfill the editor's charge to link research, theory, and application. Those in student services and those with direct responsibilities for freshman may find useful research here...
The volume offers a compelling combination of empirical research and theoretical underpinnings to examine and explain the issues [of the first-year experience], and explicitly considers the implications of findings for institutional practice. ...this highly readable volume offers contemporary perspectives on the first-year experience. It would be a useful reference for anyone responsible for planning and/or assessing first-year programs and services.
—The Electronic Air