Understanding and Addressing Commuter Student Needs

New Directions for Student Services, Number 150
by J. Patrick Biddix

Publisher: Wiley

Series: J-B SS Single Issue Student Services

Publication Date: April 22, 2016

ISBN: 9781119115465

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Despite representing a majority of the college student population, a surprising lack of research has focused on the unique issues and needs of commuter students. This volume reviews the contemporary research and thinking about commuters. Topics include:

• theoretical perspectives and discussions of foremost topics and issues,

• specific examples for applying contemporary research with students of color, students with disabilities, and online students,

• perspectives for immediate work and strategic planning, and

• practical applications, recommendations, and suggestions for supporting commuter students.

The volume has four major sections: theory, profiles and issues, support and services, and general applications.

This is the 150th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.