Book Title: A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students

Subtitle: Chemeketa Community College Edition

Authors: Alise Lamoreaux, Grecia E. Garcia Perez, and Ashley Duran

Book Description: A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives. The Chemeketa Community College version provides Chemeketa students a more in depth look at some student services that they can access.

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Book Description

A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives. The Chemeketa Community College version provides Chemeketa students a more in depth look at some student services that they can access. The Chemeketa version also expands on pre-existing chapters of the original textbook, A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students, by giving examples of how services at Chemeketa work for students and provides them tips on how to navigate the services to be successful at Chemeketa.

Non-traditional students face critical issues surrounding participation and success in college. These critical issues include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Strategies for managing competing needs on their time
  • Difficulty navigating institutional environments
  • Understanding the culture of college
  • Transitional services not in place to the same degree as for “traditional” students
  • Knowledgeable support systems
  • Personal barriers
  • Unpredictable influences on their schedules
  • Work first, study second priorities
  • Paying for college
  • Underprepared foundation skills (Reading, Writing, Math, Computer Literacy, Human Relations, Oral Communication).

Most textbooks available on the topic of college transition/success today focus on the traditional 18-year old student and the needs of someone living away from home for the first time.The goal of the book is to help students understand how to select the right college for them and then become acquainted with the inner workings and language of college. The book is designed to be a practical guide for first-generation college students as they navigate potentially unfamiliar topics such as understanding the costs of college beyond tuition, navigating college websites, and defining critical language needed to understand communication regarding the context and culture of the college.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Authors

Alise Lamoreaux, Grecia E. Garcia Perez, and Ashley Duran

License

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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux, Grecia Garcia and Ashley Duran is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Higher & further education, tertiary education

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Title
A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students
Authors
Alise Lamoreaux, Grecia E. Garcia Perez, and Ashley Duran
Editors
Grecia E. Garcia Perez and Ashley Duran
Illustrator
Terri Jacobson
License

Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux, Grecia Garcia and Ashley Duran is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Primary Subject
Higher & further education, tertiary education
Publication Date
December 13, 2019