Since its launch in 1999, the Gardner Institute has sponsored its staff in producing book-and monograph-length publications relevant to the improvement of undergraduate education and has engaged in a number of research projects.

The following publications were developed by staff members of the Gardner Institute from 2002 to the present, with support, respectively, from The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and Lumina Foundation.

 
 
  • Alexander, J., & Gardner, J. (2009 May/June). Beyond retention: A comprehensive approach to the first college year. Published in About Campus.
  • Barefoot, B. (Ed). (2008). The First Year and Beyond: Rethinking the Challenge of Collegiate Transition. New Directions for Higher Education (No. 44). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Barefoot, B. & Gardner, J. (2015). Step by Step to College and Career Success. (6th edition). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Barefoot, B. & Gardner, J. Farakish, N. (2017). Understanding Your College Experience. Strategies for Success.  (2nd edition). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Barefoot, B. & Gardner, J. (2018). Your College Experience. Strategies for Success. (13th edition). Boston: Bedford/St. Martins
  • Barefoot, B, Gardner, J., Cutright, M., Morris. L, Schroeder, C., Siegel, M., Schwartz, S., & Swing, R. (2005). Achieving and Sustaining Institutional Excellence for the First Year of College. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 
  • Cutright, M. (Ed.). (2003). Annotated Bibliography on Assessment of the First College Year. Brevard, NC: Policy Center on the First Year of College.
  • Cutright, M. (Ed.). (2002). Strengthening First-Year Student Learning at Doctoral/Research-Extensive Universities: Examples of Current Practice. Brevard, NC: Policy Center on the First Year of College.

  • Felten, P, Gardner J, Schroder, C, Lambert L, & Barefoot, B. (2016) The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most. San Francisco. Jossey-Bass.

  • Gardner, J., Barefoot, B.,, & Swing, R. (2002). Guidelines for Evaluating The First Year Experience at Two-Year Colleges (2nd edition). Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for The First Year Experience & Students in Transition/Policy Center on the First Year of College.

  • Greenfield, G., Keup, J., & Gardner, J. (2013). Developing and Sustaining Successful First-Year Programs: A Guide for Practitioners. San Francisco. Jossey-Bass

  • Hunter, S., Tobolowsky, B., & Gardner J. (2010) Helping Sophomores Succeed: Understanding and Improving the Second-Year Experience. San Francisco. Jossey-Bass.

  • Koch, A. K. (2017, May). Many thousands failed: A wakeup call to history educators. Perspectives on History, 55, 18–19.

  • Koch, A. K. (Ed.). (Winter 2017). Improving teaching, learning, equity, and success in gateway courses. New Directions for Higher Education (180). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

 

  • Koch, A. K., Prsytowsky, R., and Scinta, A. (2017). Maximizing gateway course improvement by making the whole greater than the sum of the parts. In A. Koch (Ed.), Improving teaching, learning, equity, and success in gateway courses (pp. 99-109). New Directions for Higher Education (180). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Paulson, K. (2003). A Data Audit and Analysis Toolkit to Support Assessment of the First College Year. Brevard, NC: Policy Center on the First Year of College/National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.
  • Prystowsky, R., Koch, A. K., and Baldwin, C. (2016). “Operation 100%, Or completion by redesign,” AAC&U Peer Review. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Colleges and Universities.
  • Siegel, M. J. (2003). Primer on Assessment of the First College Year. Brevard, NC: Policy Center on the First Year of College
  • Swing, R., (2001 & 2003). Proving and Improving: Strategies for Assessing the First College Year, Vols. 1 and 2. Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
  • Upcraft, M. L., Gardner, J., & Barefoot, B. (2005). Challenging and Supporting the First-Year Student: A Handbook for Improving the First Year of College; San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

 

 

Downloadable Books & PDF's

 
 

 
 

Celebrating Excellence in Undergraduate Education

CONVERSATIONS WITH BETSY AND JOHN, CO-FOUNDERS OF THE GARDNER INSTITUTE

 
 

Conversations with John N. Gardner on the First Year Experience 

University of California, Irvine

Facilitator
Dr. Thomas Parham, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Welcome
Lisa Cornish, Executive Director Student Housing

 
 

Conversations with Betsy and John, Co-Founders of the Gardner Institute: Renewing Undergraduate Education

University of California, Irvine

Facilitator
Dr. Thomas Parham, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Welcome
Lisa Cornish, Executive Director Student Housing