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For many parents, sending their child off to college can be a disconcerting leap. After years spent helping with homework, attending parent-teacher conferences, and catching up after school, college life represents a world of unknowns. What really happens during that transitional first  year of college? And what can parents do to strike the right balance between providing support and fostering independence?

With Off to College, Roger H. Martin helps parents understand this important period of transition by providing the perfect tour of the first year on today’s campus. Martin, a twenty-year college president and former Harvard dean, spent a year visiting five very different colleges and universities across the United States—public and private, large and small, elite and non-elite—to get an insider’s view of modern college life. He observes an advising session as a student sorts out her schedule, unravels the mysteries of roommate assignments with a residence life director, and patrols campus with a safety officer on a rowdy Saturday night. He gets pointers in freshman English and tips on athletics and physical fitness from coaches. He talks with financial aid officers and health service providers. And he listens to the voices of the first–year students themselves. Martin packs Off to College with the insights and advice he gained and bolsters them with data from a wide variety of sources to deliver a unique and personal view of the current student experience.

The first year is not just the beginning of a student’s college education but also the first big step in becoming an adult. Off to College will help parents understand what to expect whether they’re new to the college experience or reconciling modern campus life with memories their own college days.

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What should parents expect during their childs first year of college? Roger Martin, double president emeritus of two colleges, spent a year visiting five diverse colleges—public and private, large and small, elite and non-elite—in order to offer the parents of college-bound seniors a comprehensive overview of the first-year college experience.  In addition to a stint with dorm life and time with students and professors, Martin draws from conversations with a wide variety of campus administrators and staff members—in financial aid, campus police, sports, health care, and disabilities accommodations.  We join Martin, for example, as he and a campus safety officer walk around campus on a busy Saturday night. While Off to College deals with more traditional topics such as the financial challenges of college, homesickness, and time management, it also tackles more complex, contemporary issues that college freshman may encounter. There are sections devoted to date rape, drinking, campus shootings, and depression, as well as chapters targeted at athletes, minorities, and first generation students.   We can boast in this book not only a most appropriate and uniquely positioned author, but also one full of information and good advice from campus sources.  Off to College promises to be an encouraging and extremely well-informed guide for any parent sending their child off to a four-year residential college.

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Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenager’s first year after high school. But the reality is really quite different. As Tim Clydesdale reports in The First Year Out, teenagers generally manage the increased responsibilities of everyday life immediately after graduation effectively. But, like many good things, this comes at a cost.

Tracking the daily lives of fifty young people making the transition to life after high school, Clydesdale reveals how teens settle into manageable patterns of substance use and sexual activity; how they meet the requirements of postsecondary education; and how they cope with new financial expectations. Most of them, we learn, handle the changes well because they make a priority of everyday life. But Clydesdale finds that teens also stow away their identities—religious, racial, political, or otherwise—during this period in exchange for acceptance into mainstream culture. This results in the absence of a long-range purpose for their lives and imposes limits on their desire to understand national politics and global issues, sometimes even affecting the ability to reconstruct their lives when tragedies occur.

The First Year Out is an invaluable resource for anyone caught up in the storm and stress of working with these young adults.

Synopsis:

Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenagers first year after high school. But the reality is really quite different. As Tim Clydesdale reports in The First Year Out, teenagers generally manage the increased responsibilities of everyday life immediately after graduation effectively. But, like many good things, this comes at a cost.

Tracking the daily lives of fifty young people making the transition to life after high school, Clydesdale reveals how teens settle into manageable patterns of substance use and sexual activity; how they meet the requirements of postsecondary education; and how they cope with new financial expectations. Most of them, we learn, handle the changes well because they make a priority of everyday life. But Clydesdale finds that teens also stow away their identities—religious, racial, political, or otherwise—during this period in exchange for acceptance into mainstream culture. This results in the absence of a long-range purpose for their lives and imposes limits on their desire to understand national politics and global issues, sometimes even affecting the ability to reconstruct their lives when tragedies occur.

The First Year Out is an invaluable resource for anyone caught up in the storm and stress of working with these young adults.

About the Author

Roger H. Martin served as president of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Today, he serves on the Board of Education in Mamaroneck, New York, and is president of Academic Collaborations, Inc., a higher education consulting firm. In 2008, Martin spent a year experiencing life as a first-year student at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, which serves as the basis of his book Racing Odysseus: A College President Becomes a Freshman Again.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: An Unexpected Journey

One

Four Teens

Two

Starting Points

Three

Navigating Relationships, Managing Gratifications

Four

Working for Money, Spending for Fun

Five

Cognitively Sharper, Intellectually Immune

Six

Narrowed Perspectives, Broader Implications

 

Methodological Appendix

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226110660
Author:
Clydesdale, Timothy T.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Martin, Roger H.
Author:
Clydesdale, Tim
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Secondary
Subject:
High school graduates
Subject:
High school graduates -- Employment.
Subject:
College freshmen -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Subject:
Higher
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Chicago Guides to Academic Life
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
What should parents expect during their childs first year of college? Roger Martin, double president emeritus of two colleges, spent a year visiting five diverse colleges—public and private, large and small, elite and non-elite—in order to offer the parents of college-bound seniors a comprehensive overview of the first-year college experience.  In addition to a stint with dorm life and time with students and professors, Martin draws from conversations with a wide variety of campus administrators and staff members—in financial aid, campus police, sports, health care, and disabilities accommodations.  We join Martin, for example, as he and a campus safety officer walk around campus on a busy Saturday night. While Off to College deals with more traditional topics such as the financial challenges of college, homesickness, and time management, it also tackles more complex, contemporary issues that college freshman may encounter. There are sections devoted to date rape, drinking, campus shootings, and depression, as well as chapters targeted at athletes, minorities, and first generation students.   We can boast in this book not only a most appropriate and uniquely positioned author, but also one full of information and good advice from campus sources.  Off to College promises to be an encouraging and extremely well-informed guide for any parent sending their child off to a four-year residential college.
"Synopsis" by ,

Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenager’s first year after high school. But the reality is really quite different. As Tim Clydesdale reports in The First Year Out, teenagers generally manage the increased responsibilities of everyday life immediately after graduation effectively. But, like many good things, this comes at a cost.

Tracking the daily lives of fifty young people making the transition to life after high school, Clydesdale reveals how teens settle into manageable patterns of substance use and sexual activity; how they meet the requirements of postsecondary education; and how they cope with new financial expectations. Most of them, we learn, handle the changes well because they make a priority of everyday life. But Clydesdale finds that teens also stow away their identities—religious, racial, political, or otherwise—during this period in exchange for acceptance into mainstream culture. This results in the absence of a long-range purpose for their lives and imposes limits on their desire to understand national politics and global issues, sometimes even affecting the ability to reconstruct their lives when tragedies occur.

The First Year Out is an invaluable resource for anyone caught up in the storm and stress of working with these young adults.

"Synopsis" by ,

Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenagers first year after high school. But the reality is really quite different. As Tim Clydesdale reports in The First Year Out, teenagers generally manage the increased responsibilities of everyday life immediately after graduation effectively. But, like many good things, this comes at a cost.

Tracking the daily lives of fifty young people making the transition to life after high school, Clydesdale reveals how teens settle into manageable patterns of substance use and sexual activity; how they meet the requirements of postsecondary education; and how they cope with new financial expectations. Most of them, we learn, handle the changes well because they make a priority of everyday life. But Clydesdale finds that teens also stow away their identities—religious, racial, political, or otherwise—during this period in exchange for acceptance into mainstream culture. This results in the absence of a long-range purpose for their lives and imposes limits on their desire to understand national politics and global issues, sometimes even affecting the ability to reconstruct their lives when tragedies occur.

The First Year Out is an invaluable resource for anyone caught up in the storm and stress of working with these young adults.

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