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An understanding of today’s undergraduate college students isvital to the effectiveness of our nation’s colleges anduniversities. As Generation on a Tightrope clearly reveals,today’s students need a very different education than theundergraduates who came before them: an education for the 21stCentury, which colleges and universities are so far ill-equipped tooffer and which will require major changes of them to provide.Examining college student expectations, aspirations, academics,attitudes, values, beliefs, social life, and politics, this bookpaints an accurate portrait of today’s students. Timely andcomprehensive, this volume offers educators, researchers,practitioners, policymakers, and employers guidance and amuch-needed grasp of the forces shaping the experiences of currentundergraduates. The book:

  • Is based on completely new research of 5,000 college studentsand student affairs practitioners from 270 diverse collegecampuses
  • Explores the similarities and differences between today’sgeneration of students and previous generations

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