STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study finds that colleges and universities are not meeting the growing needs of today's students. In their new book, authors Elaine and Henry Brzycki introduce the Integrated Student Success Model (iSuccess), a comprehensive approach to student success based on the latest research in the psychology of well-being and student-centered learning.
Their book, Student Success in Higher Education: Developing the Whole Person through High Impact Practices, gives specific examples of the model for professionals working in five critical student success functional areas—academic advising, career services, counseling and psychological services, faculty teaching, and student engagement. The model helps colleges and universities develop psychologically healthy and self-aware students as a part of their educational mission.
Drawing upon over 30 years of professional experiences as higher education leaders, teachers, and counselors, the authors provide three research-based, high-impact practices that empower students to create their own pathways to success in college and in life:
- Integrated Self Model (iSelf) – a framework to understand the whole person through self-system and positive psychology attributes
- Self Across the Curriculum (SAC) – a pedagogy to teach self-knowledge through curricula
- Success Predictor (SP) – a student success assessment instrument and intervention tool
"When the self becomes the lens through which students learn, students can balance cognitive with non-cognitive factors to become happy and whole people who are equipped to create a positive life and make contributions toward a better society," said Dr. Brzycki. "The need is clear for a new integrated student success model that places wellness at the center, and moreover empowers students to define success for themselves."
In addition to their own model, the authors provide examples of promising student success practices from a number of institutions of higher education across America – from community colleges to Research I Universities. The book also includes a discussion about professional competencies from leading student affairs organizations that directly relate to student success.
This important new book is available in print and eBook formats from Amazon, and Barnes and Noble booksellers. Dr. Brzycki heads The Brzycki Group, a human development and learning research and education organization, Elaine Brzycki heads The Center for the Self in Schools, a non-profit initiative to impact the well-being of students located in State College, Pennsylvania. Inquiries can be made at:
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. Henry G. Brzycki at 814-753-2505 or Email.
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