Navigating student success: learning from the higher education landscape

Lynn Deeken, Meggan Press, Angie Thorpe Pusnik, Laura Birkenhauer, Nate Floyd, Lindsay Miller, Andrew Revelle, Jaclyn Spraetz, Christina Riehman-Murphy, Christie Flynn, Caitlin Gerrity, Stephanie J. Graves, Sarah LeMire, Anne Pemberton, Vonzell De Rico Yeager, Magen Bednar

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to demonstrate the variety of ways institutions and their libraries approach student success both conceptionally and operationally. Design/methodology/approach: Librarians from nine different institutions of higher education were given a series of questions about student success on their campuses and in their libraries. They responded with written essays describing their experiences and perspectives. Findings: The contributed pieces are collected together and display a shared interest in defining “student success,” aligning strategic planning with student success initiatives and establishing (and assessing) strong infrastructure to support student success. Originality/value: These examples help us observe what is happening throughout higher education and see potential paths forward at our own institutions engaged in this work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-223
Number of pages17
JournalReference Services Review
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

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  • Library and Information Sciences

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    Deeken, L., Press, M., Thorpe Pusnik, A., Birkenhauer, L., Floyd, N., Miller, L., Revelle, A., Spraetz, J., Riehman-Murphy, C., Flynn, C., Gerrity, C., Graves, S. J., LeMire, S., Pemberton, A., Yeager, V. D. R., & Bednar, M. (2019). Navigating student success: learning from the higher education landscape. Reference Services Review, 47(3), 207-223. https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-05-2019-0035