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FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS 3e speaks directly to the community college student, delivering strategies for navigating the unique challenges of juggling school, family, and work, and living/studying at home. Updated with the most current research, this forward-thinking text continues to strive to improve student retention, motivation, and engagement as well as offer proof of student progress and course efficacy through the Entrance and Exit Interviews. The THIRD EDITION includes expanded coverage of multitasking throughout the book with more strategies for helping students reduce distractions and focus on important tasks. A new section on Academic Professionalism defines what it means to be a professional student and shows students how they can build a positive reputation in the classroom. Staley, a leader in the field of motivation, helps students develop realistic expectations of what it takes to learn while encouraging and engaging them with direct applications and immediate results.
Constance Staley is a professor of communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she has taught and directed the Freshman Seminar Program for 13 years. Dr. Staley is the author of a multimedia training package for first-year seminar instructors, as well as the ground-breaking resource manual 50 Ways to Leave Your Lectern. Dr. Staley is a well-known name in First-Year Experience (FYE) circles, and a leader in instructor workshop training. She also represented the university as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching in the former Soviet Union from 1995 to 1996. During a three-year leave from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Dr. Staley joined an East Coast Fortune 500 company to design and deliver its management and supervisory training. An award-winning teacher, she received her B.A. from Ball State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.