College Experience for Men of Color, The
©2014 |Pearson | Out of print
Amy Baldwin, M.A., University of Central Arkansas
Brian Tietje, Ph.D., California Polytechnic State University
Ann Fellinger, Pulaski Technical College
Derek Moore, Pulaski Technical College
©2014 |Pearson | Out of print
For First-Year Experience, College Orientation, Student Success, Student Development, or Special Populations Student Success courses (e.g., African American males, men of color, marginalized men). Attractive to institutions that focus on or have high enrollments of men of color.
The College Experience for Men of Color is the only book on the market with research-based, culturally-relevant content and activities that speak directly to a broad cross-section of men of color enrolled in college.
This text, "keeps it real," as the saying goes, and has the courage to address pressing issues facing black men today. It includes profiles written by successful students and working professionals who come from a variety of backgrounds to provide insight into handling college challenges from a black male's perspective. Each unit begins with a selection of black history to open discussion about people and events that have affected the black experience in America. Activities reinforce critical topics of each unit (ie. - time management, learning styles, study skills) to encourage men of color to create relationships that take advantage of campus resources, to become involved and proactive about success, and to navigate barriers that prevent them from getting support. In addition, there are numerous opportunities within the text for students to reflect on their experiences as men of color.
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Will be Submitted to:
--Journal of African American Males
--Journal of African American Males in Education
--The Journal of College Student Retention
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Student Profiles allow students see other students reflect on their struggles and victories as men of color and share how and why they are striving to succeed in college. (Ex. - One in each unit).
Professional Profiles show students professional, successful men of color from across the nation and from diverse fields share their success stories and reveal the strategies they used to become successful. (Ex. - One in each unit).
Unit Set-up is an information section in each unit which provides culturally relevant information to engage students in a topic that has meaning to their own lives. (Ex. - One in each unit).
Unit Activities are culturally-relevant activities in each unit that immerse students in activities that speak specifically to them. (Ex. - One in each unit).
Reflect on It, React to It, and Read It gives students the opportunity to hone reflection and critical thinking skills as well as build on their knowledge of what it takes to be successful. (Ex. - One in each unit).
Tone is straightforward in its discussion of the issues black males face in college and society in pursuit of success, as students are motivated to read material that “keeps it real.” (Ex. - Throughout the book).
Research-based best practices are reflected in the content and features provided to students. (Ex. - Throughout the book).
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Amy Baldwin is an instructor of writing, literature, and college success at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Since 1996, she has served the college in various roles including self-study editor, distance education coordinator, and professional development coordinator. She is also the author of four student success textbooks that were the first on the market that addressed the special needs of students: The Community College Experience 3rd edition (Pearson, 2013), The First-Generation College Experience 1st edition (Pearson, 2012), The Community College Experience PLUS 3rd edition (Pearson, 2013), and The College Experience 1st edition (Pearson, 2013). She has also facilitated over 120 workshops and breakout sessions all over the country–at community colleges, K-12 professional days, and national conferences--on teaching and learning issues such as transitioning to college, student engagement practices, and active learning. Amy will complete her doctorate of higher education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock soon. The focus of her dissertation is student engagement, retention, and success for African-American males in college. She is also serving as the project manager for the Complete College America initiative for the state of Arkansas.
Brian Tietje is a Professor of Marketing and the Vice Provost for International, Graduate, and Extended Education at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. His undergraduate business degree is from Bowling Green State University (1988), his MBA is from the University of Hawaii (1994), and his Ph.D. in marketing is from the University of Washington (1999). Dr. Tietje is passionate about student learning. He has won several teaching awards, is the co-author of Anybody’s Business with Barbara Van Syckle, and has authored the Wall Street Journal weekly educator’s review for over ten years. As Associate Dean at the Orfalea College of Business, he spearheaded efforts to improve student success and graduation rates and led the effort to develop alternative modes of course delivery to improve student learning. He also served as the principal facilitator of the College’s assessment of learning program for AACSB accreditation. Brian lives on the Central Coast of California with his family, friends, and pets.
Ann Fellinger has taught at a community college since 1989. She began her career as a writing instructor but has taught student success courses exclusively since 2006. She has been instrumental in creating the first-year experience at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and has focused her energy on finding ways to meet the needs of first-generation and unprepared students. Ann led the Achieving the Dream initiative and is one of the founders of Arkansas' statewide Student Success Symposium, a yearly conference that focuses on improving success rates for college students.
Derek Moore is a student success coach and instructor of FYE courses at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Derek has co-chaired the college's institutional research committee and is a member of Achieving the Dream initiative. He has contributed to and presented at several venues focusing on student success. For the past three years, Derek has presented at The First Year Experience conference highlighting strategies for men of color. Derek is enrolled in the Community College Leadership Doctoral program at Morgan State University. His research interests includes retention for marginalized students, assessment, and institutional research.
Dalton J. Lemelle, Jr. serves as a Professional Career Success Coach for Team-UP Foundation, a non-profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia, that focuses on assisting marginalized male college students to become more successful, independent learners and critical thinkers. As a retired enlisted 20-year Air Force Veteran, former FYE instructor/student success coach at Pulaski Technical College, in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and former director of a Job Corp Center, Dalton is enrolled in the Higher Education Doctoral program at Argosy University-Atlanta. His research interests includes retention of marginalized students through Student Affairs and Services Programs, assessment, and program evaluations.
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