Student Success

There are many factors that contribute to a child’s success at school. Their age, physical health, mental health, and relationship with their teacher and/or peers can all have an impact on their schooling. Some children thrive academically, but struggle with the social dynamics of a school environment. Others may need additional academic support with specific subjects. Speech, hearing, or sight challenges may mean a child might need additional support in a classroom. They may have difficulty understanding and following classroom routines and directions. They may be unable to, or have problems with, communicating their needs to teachers and fellow students. In younger elementary classrooms, difficulties with imaginative or creative play may mean that teachers need to use different education and instruction strategies for different children. Sensory issues may make it difficult for children with to cope with a noisy classroom environment. And moving from one grade to another, or from one classroom to another, can be stressful for some children. Do you feel your child needs additional physical, emotional, or academic support in order to be successful at school? Are you looking for a tutor for a specific subject? Are you wondering what additional support services are available for your child in the public-school setting? Or are you looking for private education options? Ensuring a child’s success at school is important, and you likely have many questions, and specific needs, in reaching your educational goals for your child. We have the resources to help.

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Student Success in College

Creating Conditions That Matter

Student Success in College describes policies, programs, and practices that a diverse set of institutions have used to enhance student achievement. This book clearly shows the benefits of student learning and educational effectiveness that can be realized when these conditions are present. Based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, this book provides concrete examples from twenty institutions that other colleges and universities can learn from and adapt to help create a success-oriented campus culture and learning environment.

Student Success in College: Doing What Works!

Raise the academic bar for your students and watch their confidence and student success skills increase. STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS! offers an accessible and relevant way for students to move beyond opinions and advice about how to succeed in college by offering an integrated approach of research backed student success practices paired with student success research studies. Your students will find success as they learn how to put the information on skills for success into practice as they strive to accomplish their academic goals. With an overall theme of reading, critical thinking and information literacy skills, STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE will help students feel comfortable with the structure of research study articles, making it more likely that they will use these higher level sources earlier in their academic careers. By providing students with shared content that is relevant and meaningful, they can practice skills they can apply immediately to their other classes. The 7 chapters in the text covers key strategies for success in college including how to use campus resources, staying motivated, setting goals, making good decisions, staying positive and establishing a support system, using memory techniques and taking notes, and preparing for tests. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Student success

how to succeed in college and still have time for your friends

Academic advising for student success

a system of shared responsibility

Covers the background and current situation in academic advising; examines the effects and use of personal contact, involvement, and persistence; and looks at the student/advisor relationship. Discusses the knowledge on advising a variety of student types in various situations, and offers strategies for future program success.

College Student Retention

Formula for Student Success

Although access to higher education is virtually universally available, college student retention stills remains a vexing and puzzling problem for educators and legislators. In College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success, second edition, Alan Seidman deals with this problematic issue by examining a number of areas critical to the retention of students, including the history, the theories and concepts, models, and a standardized definition of the term. Seidman and his contributors also lay out the financial implications and trends of retention in one of their updated chapters. Completely new to this edition are three chapters that examine several recent issues: the current theories of retention, retention of online students, and retention in community colleges. Tying all of these components together, Seidman then presents his formula and highly successful model for student success that colleges can implement to effect change in retaining students and helping them to complete their academic and personal goals.

Your Starting Point for Student Success

Achieving Student Success

Effective Student Services in Canadian Higher Education

Hardy Cox and Strange begin with an overview of student services dealing with the matriculation of post-secondary students - through enrolment management, financial assistance, and orientation to the institution and accommodation - and then discuss housing and residence life, student leadership programs, systems of judicial and academic integrity, and student support and adjustment through counselling, health and wellness initiatives, career and employment advice, and a variety of services that can respond to a variety of needs.

Student Success Modeling

Elementary School to College

"This book focuses on one of the key questions in education: What determines a student's success? Based on twenty years of work on student success, Ray Padilla here presents two related models he has developed that both provide a framework for understanding success, and indicate how it can be enhanced and replicated. The research and theory that inform his models are covered in detail. Rather than focusing on the reasons for failure or drop-out, his approach focuses on understanding the factors that account for student success and that enable many students, some of them under the most challenging circumstances, to complete all program requirements and graduate. The models provide schools and colleges with an analytical tool to uncover the reasons for student success so that they can develop strategies and practices that will enable more students to emulate their successful peers. They address the characteristics of the students - such as motivation and engagement, the ability to surmount barriers, and persistence - and similarly surface the characteristics of teachers, the educational institution, its resources, and the contexts in which all these factors interact. The process provides administrators with a clear and appropriate strategy for action at the level of each individual unit or subpopulation. The book demonstrates how the models have been applied in settings as diverse as a minority high school, a community college, and a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and for such purposes as comparing a high-performing and non-high-performing elementary school."--Cover.

Fostering Student Success in the Campus Community

This book presents and examines key issues not only on addressing changing student demographics and needs but also on aligning institutional and student expectations, connecting student-oriented services systemically, organizing and fostering student services for learning, and creating and delivering services for students to achieve success on campus. While the essential supportive role student services plays in student retention and success is generally understood, this book provides several constructive approaches and key indicators that service providers can use to challenge their campuses for better results in achieving student success. While this book does not define what student success is for all institutions or suggest that one size fits all institutions, it does emphasize that student learning and achieving student success on campus is everyone’s business. The chapter contributors share their wisdom on and experience in creating a student-centered culture and emphasize student services as the primary approach for putting students first in the campus community. Written for student service providers, academic departments, and others responsible for the support, direction, and coordination of services to students—vice presidents, deans, directors, and department chairs—readers will learn how to encourage a variety of desired outcomes, including student persistence, satisfaction, learning, and personal development. Also included is a systems perspective that will help readers evaluate and align services for students with the goals of both the students and the institution.

School Public Relations for Student Success

From components of successful PR programs to evaluation guidelines, this valuable resource gives educational leaders the public relations support needed to meet tough communication demands and ensure student success.

Comprehensive Reform for Student Success

New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 176

Community colleges face pressure to “do more with less” that have prompted many college leaders to consider fundamental changes to the ways they have typically done business. Because piecemeal solutions have not often been effective or efficient, colleges are moving far beyond discreet “programs” or “interventions,” and are attempting to implement comprehensive reform efforts. This volume conceptualizes comprehensive reform as being marked by: a focus on student success; a theory of change that ties programmatic components together in an intentional and cohesive package, implemented at multiple levels throughout the college and touching the majority of students; and a culture of evidence that uses data to continuously assess programs and processes against student success. Presenting original analyses that describe the rationale for comprehensive reform, this volume examines the challenges involved in implementing, evaluating, and sustaining those efforts. This is the 176th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

Blueprint for Student Success

A Guide to Research-Based Teaching Practices K-12

Expert teacher and trainer Susan J. Jones presents a no-nonsense, reality-based approach to classroom instruction that will help learners at all levels achieve lifelong success.

Taiwanese Students

Successful Thinkers

Business School Students

Networking for Success

Spanish Students

Successful Business Women

Success Strategies

Personal Success

McMaster University - Student Success Centre - Gilmour Hall - Room 110

Students are supported with programs and services in the areas of student orientation, leadership, service-learning, volunteerism, educational planning, employment and career transition from the time of offer acceptance up to 5 years after convocation.

McMaster University - McMaster Association of Part-Time Students - Student Centre

Represents the interests of and offers various levels of support and information to undergraduate part-time degree students, continuing education students, the general university administration and the university community.

McMaster Students Union - Student Clubs - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 215

Student clubs contribute to the student life experience and the McMaster University community, and are recognized and catalogued by the McMaster Student Union. There are more than 300 clubs in five distinct categories: academic, cultural, recreational, religious and social issues.

Halton Student Transportation Services - Mailing Address

Student transportation information is available on the Halton Student Transportation Services website at
* website includes a finding tool to search for schools and transportation eligibility using your address, see here.

In addition, individual schools can also provide information about busing.

McMaster University - Student Accessibility Services

Offers students with disabilities who are attending McMaster University supports to achieve learning goals
Services include:
* Learning strategies
* Assistive technologies
* Test and exam administration
* Note-taking
* Accommodations for courses
* Groups and events

Skype: sas.mcmaster

McMaster Students Union - Student Health Education Centre (SHEC) - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 202

A peer-run health promotion, education, and referral service for students of McMaster University. Free services include confidential peer support, anonymous and confidential pregnancy testing, off-campus referrals, health lending library, and access to condoms, lubricant, dental dams, and menstrual products. Also hosts educational events including Sex 101, Addictions Awareness Fair, Stressbusters, New Years Resolutions Fair, and SHEC radio show.

McMaster Students Union - Student Health Education Centre (SHEC) - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 202

A peer-run health promotion, education, and referral service for students of McMaster University. Free services include confidential peer support, anonymous and confidential pregnancy testing, off-campus referrals, health lending library, and access to condoms, lubricant, dental dams, and menstrual products. Also hosts educational events including Sex 101, Addictions Awareness Fair, Stressbusters, New Years Resolutions Fair, and SHEC radio show.

Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services

School busing for the school board is provided by seven transportation companies.
The providers are:
* Attridge Transportation: 905-690-2632
* Caledonia Transportation: 905-692-4488
* First Student Canada: 905-304-5846
* Hamilton Cab (Taxi): 905-777-7777
* Hamilton Street Railway (HSR): 905-527-4441
* RNR Patient Transfer Services Inc: 705-327-0070
* Sharp Bus Lines: 905-679-0001

McMaster Students Union - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 201

Provides clubs, activities and events meant to enhance the University experience of its members and contribute to the life of the University as a whole. Acts to facilitate communication between the student body, the University, other organizations and organizes and regulates student self-government.

Burlington. Parks and Recreation - Burlington Student Theatre - Burlington Student Theatre Centre

Provides an opportunity for children and youth to develop self-esteem, confidence, awareness and appreciation of the world around them through exposure to performing arts, performance opportunities and civic engagement and outreach activities in the community
* students are given an in-depth program suited to their needs that explores creativity through movement and vocal work
* school year programs and summer camps

Rental facilities:
Program space, rehearsal hall and staging * call City of Burlington 905-335-7808 for rental inquiries

McMaster Students Union - Compass Information Centre - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 201

One stop shop on campus for student services. Also a ticket agent for GO Transit, Hamilton Street Railway, Burlington Transit, Greyhound, Coach Canada and Aboutown (service to Guelph) and tickets to campus events.

Sheridan Student Union - Student Services - Oakville - Trafalgar Campus

Services include:
* health & dental coverage - covers gaps in government coverage
* clubs & associations - provide guidance, financial and promotional support and meeting spaces for all clubs on campus
* legal advice - includes family law, immigration, criminal law, real estate and business
* Food First food bank
* off campus housing database
* Safewalk - campus buddy system
* Perks program - student offers & discounts from local retailers
* shuttle bus - travels between all three campuses
* Equipment Loan program - includes calculators, sketch pencils, architectural tools as well as safety glasses, lab coats, and calipers

Offices also located at the Hazel McCallion Campus and the Davis Campus