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Leuwerke co-authors college success textbook

October 30, 2015

Wade Leuwerke, associate professor of education and chair of the leadership & counseling department in the School of Education, recently published a textbook on college student success along with two colleagues, Paul Gore of Xavier University and A.J. Metz of the University of Utah.

Connections: Empowering College and Career Success helps first-time and returning college students develop the skills, attitudes, and behaviors critical for success in college and into their careers. The book empowers students to take responsibility for their education by increasing self-regulation, critical thinking, positive thinking, goal setting, and intentional career planning.

Leuwerke, Gore, and Metz also created the Academic and Career Excellence System (ACES), a norm-referenced, self-assessment of non-cognitive and college skills for use in connection with the text. Students utilize ACES and the text to determine strengths and build personal success plans to bolster skills critical for strong performance in college and beyond.

Previously, Leuwerke has written over 40 journal articles and book chapters, and has presented at both national and international conferences. He specializes in academic and career success, and is currently researching the role of non-cognitive factors in student success in school and college. The textbook is available from MacMillan Learning.