"This book offers a practical and excellent resource for college and university faculty on how to enhance retention for students, particularly those who might need assistance transitioning from high school to college." -- Christine A. Stanley, Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Texas A&M University "Kathleen Gabriel has put together an inspiring tableau of what constitutes good teaching and learning for the majority of faculty in their interactions with current students. I believe that most of our students are at-risk; those that would get through without much help from us are cheated out of an excellent education. I especially enjoyed the interweaving she consistently does between issues of teaching effectiveness and assessment of student learning. Kathleen Gabriel has created a professor-friendly discussion for all those concerned with classroom success." - Judy Diane Grace, Ph.D., Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence"
About the Author
Kathleen F. Gabriel is a professor at California State University, Chico. She was a high school social science teacher before she became a Resource Specialist for students with learning disabilities. Once she moved to the university setting, she developed an academic support program for at-risk and unprepared college students. She became a Faculty Development Specialist at the University of Arizona. She has also served as the Director of Disabled Student Services at a community college in Northern California.
Sandra M. Flake is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the California State University, Chico.