Selected QEP Readings and Resources

Please note this list represents a selection of resources being regularly consulted as part of the QEP Development process. Additional readings and references are available by request. Please contact Nisha Gupta ( for more information.

Baxter Magolda, M. B. (2004). Evolution of a constructivist conceptualization of epistemological reflection. Educational Psychologist, 39(1), 31-42.

Cuseo, J. (2012). Student retention: The big picture. Community College Student Success Symposium.

Gahagan, J. & Hunter, M. S. (2006). The second-year experience: Turning attention to the academy's middle children. About Campus, 11(3), 17-22.

Gibson, L. (2011). Student-directed learning: An exercise in student engagement. College Teaching, 59(3), 95-101.

Gordon, V. & Steele, G. (2015). The Undecided College Student: An Academic and Career Advising Challenge (4th ed.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers, Ltd.

Pizzolato, J. E. (2005). Creating Crossroads for Self-Authorship: Investigating the Provocative Moment. Journal of College Student Development, 46(6), 624-641.

Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L. (2000). Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being. American Psychologist, 55(1), 68-78.

Schaller, M. A. (2005). Wandering and wondering: Traversing the uneven terrain of the second college year. About Campus, 10(3), 17-24.

Schreiner, L. A. (2013). Thriving in College. New Directions for Student Services, 2013(143), 41–52.

Tinto, V. (1987). Leaving college: Rethinking the causes and cures of college attrition. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Tough, P. (2014, May 15). Who gets to graduate? The New York Times.