The College Fear Factor

Posted on June 17, 2010. Filed under: Nonfiction |

The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another
by Rebecca D. Cox

The College Fear Factor has been a hot topic here at Oakton among the faculty and administrators. Last semester, the Faculty Development Task Force chose this item for their book discussion, and I can see why. First times students and first generation students often don’t know what their options are and expect college to be hard: hard classes, hard requirements, and and hard expecations.

In this book, Cox discusses some of the misunderstandings between faculty and inexperienced students and how to avoid and correct them. She bases her strategies on 5 years of interviews and observations at various community colleges.  So, if you haven’t picked up this book yet and work in academia, I recommend checking this book out from our collection.

–posted by Gretchen Schneider

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