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The Resource Practice for life : making decisions in college, Lee Cuba, Nancy Jennings, Suzanne Lovett, Joseph Swingle, (electronic resource)

Practice for life : making decisions in college, Lee Cuba, Nancy Jennings, Suzanne Lovett, Joseph Swingle, (electronic resource)

Label
Practice for life : making decisions in college
Title
Practice for life
Title remainder
making decisions in college
Statement of responsibility
Lee Cuba, Nancy Jennings, Suzanne Lovett, Joseph Swingle
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, which is based on a five-year study following over 200 students at seven colleges, the authors argue that becoming liberally educated is a complex and messy process involving making decisions and learning from them. Colleges create spaces (both physical and metaphysical) in which students must make decisions, often in the face of ambiguous situations. Some of these decisions--like declaring a major--are formal and happen infrequently. Others--like deciding to talk to a professor after class or balancing academic and extracurricular commitments--are informal and occur almost every day. Because most of these decisions have no right or wrong answers, the choices students make, and what they learn from these choices, shape their college experiences. Students can see their decision-making as opportunities to change and reflect, a process by which they learn about themselves and acquire practice for making decisions as adults after college. But they can also see decision-making as an obstacle course for which the best approach is to minimize risk, reduce uncertainty, and finish quickly. In "figuring things out," either seeing decisions as opportunities or obstacles, college students find themselves caught up in a process of self-creation and re-creation. This simple observation about the college experience has neither been fully appreciated nor systematically explored. Yet the implications of casting student experiences as a series of choices that offer opportunities for re-creation have consequences for students and colleges alike. Students don't just start college and then finish it. They start and re-start college many times.--
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cuba, Lee J
Dewey number
378.1/98
LC call number
LB2324
LC item number
.C83 2016
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jennings, Nancy E
  • Lovett, Suzanne
  • Swingle, Joseph
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College students
  • Decision making
  • Education, Higher
  • Academic achievement
Label
Practice for life : making decisions in college, Lee Cuba, Nancy Jennings, Suzanne Lovett, Joseph Swingle, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Restarting college -- Time -- Connection -- Home -- Advice -- Engagement -- Practice for life
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001716182
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780674970663
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016003823
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001716182
Label
Practice for life : making decisions in college, Lee Cuba, Nancy Jennings, Suzanne Lovett, Joseph Swingle, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Restarting college -- Time -- Connection -- Home -- Advice -- Engagement -- Practice for life
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001716182
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780674970663
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016003823
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001716182

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