Using the framework of belonging, this qualitative study explores how one upper midwestern college engages in student-readiness and explores the disconnects that create barriers to student-readiness. The study investigates ‘student readiness’ broadly through the literature and more specifically by narrowing efforts to a detailed examination of one college by conducting interviews, observations, and collecting artifacts. The results of the study revealed that the college addressed student readiness differently depending on perspectives of staff/faculty, administration, and students. Three themes emerged after coding and examination of the data: supports, community and disconnect.
Caldwell, Karen Widger; Millis, Cala; Constant, Timothy N.; Borg, Patrick; Threatt-Morgan, Katherine; and Burke, Christopher J. F.
"Student Readiness of Colleges: A Qualitative Study,"
Journal of College Access: Vol. 6:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol6/iss1/5