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Today’s College Students

A Reader

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Edited By Pietro A. Sasso and Joseph L. DeVitis

America’s undergraduates truly represent a mind-boggling diversity. Today’s College Students: A Reader looks at a wide variety of student groups and identities, which sets it apart from other texts on contemporary college students that do not cover such a broad spectrum. The editors and contributors also invite students, their instructors, and other college/university practitioners to be mindful of the crucial, yet sometimes overlooked, connection between extra-curricular campus activities and learning. Sustaining educational moments throughout the undergraduate experience, in and out of the classroom, is why colleges exist. This volume thus reminds us that both social interaction and individual critical reflection are vital collegiate processes, especially in an age of consumerism and the McDonaldization of higher education. Ultimately, the text seeks to reinforce and augment the rich diversity that can make college more rewarding for us all. It is especially useful for courses devoted to today’s college students and diversity, the multicultural university, college student development, and student affairs administration.

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such a broad spectrum. The editors and contrib- utors also invite students, their instructors, and other college/university practitioners to be mindful of the crucial, yet sometimes overlooked, connection between extra-curricular campus activities and learning. Sustaining educational moments throughout the undergraduate experience, in and out of the classroom, is why colleges exist. This volume thus reminds us that both social interaction and individual critical reflection are vital collegiate processes, especially in an age of consumerism and the McDonaldization of higher education. Ultimately, the text seeks to reinforce and augment the rich diversity that can make college more rewarding for us all. It is especially useful for courses devoted to today’s college students and diversity, the multicultural university, college student development, and student affairs administration. “The higher education landscape is very complex, and Sasso and DeVitis provide a primer on today’s college students that has great breadth and depth. Higher education professionals and anyone with an interest in contemporary post-secondary education will appreciate this rich exploration of student identity, diversity, equity, and campus life.” —Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Colgate University “Students in our colleges and universities bring a rich diversity to the learning environment. Sasso and DeVitis offer a broad look into the diverse populations participating in higher education today by laying a framework for how to best serve our students’ individual learning needs in and outside the classroom. Their focus on each population is especially useful for educators and student affairs practitioners. It is...

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