Hicks co-edits book on high school, college transition

Terence Hicks

Dr. Terence Hicks, dean of the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University, has co-edited a new book designed to help students and parents understand the process of going from high school to college.

The book, “High School to College Transition Research Studies,” is published by University Press of America Inc. Rowman Littlefield Publishing Group.  Hicks edited the book along with Dr. Chance W. Lewis, who is the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and executive director of UNC-Charlotte’s Urban Education Collaborative.

Designed for counselors, teachers and parents of high school students, the book provides information on what to expect during the first year of college and steps that can be taken to ensure the process goes smoothly. 

Chapters include examining the transition experience of first-semester college students, student-counselor interactions, the college preparation process, academic and social adjustments, the influence of social and academic integration on multiracial college student persistence and the experiences of a first-generation student.

The book showcases a group of talented scholars from such institutions as the University of Kentucky, University of California-Irvine, Texas State University, University of Texas-El Paso and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

This is the fifth book that Hicks has co-authored/co-edited.  His others include “College Student Self-Efficacy Research Studies,” “An Instructional Companion Guide for the 21st Century Classroom and Beyond,” “Research Studies in Higher Education: Educating Multicultural College Students” and “The Educational Lockout of African Americans in Prince Edward County, Virginia (1959-1964): Personal Accounts and Reflections.” Two other books – “Spirituality Research Studies in Higher Education” and “Psychometric Investigation of the Academic Self-Efficacy Scale” – are also forthcoming in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

He has written and co-written a number of book chapters as well as journal articles published in “The National Journal of Urban Education and Practice,” “Journal of College Orientation and Transition,” “Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals,” “Journal of Education and Social Justice,” “College Quarterly,” “Journal of College Admission,” “Education,” “Journal of Cultural Diversity” and other publications. Hicks became dean of the Clemmer College of Education on July 1.

The book is available at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780761864783/High-School-to-College-Transition-Research-Studies and other locations.

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