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Generation Z Goes to College

ISBN: 978-1-119-14345-1
320 pages
January 2016, Jossey-Bass
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Description

Say Hello to Your Incoming Class—They're Not Millennials Anymore

Generation Z is rapidly replacing Millennials on college campuses. Those born from 1995 through 2010 have different motivations, learning styles, characteristics, skill sets, and social concerns than previous generations. Unlike Millennials, Generation Z students grew up in a recession and are under no illusions about their prospects for employment after college. While skeptical about the cost and value of higher education, they are also entrepreneurial, innovative, and independent learners concerned with effecting social change. Understanding Generation Z's mindset and goals is paramount to supporting, developing, and educating them through higher education.

Generation Z Goes to College showcases findings from an in-depth study of over 1,100 Generation Z college students from 15 vastly different U.S. higher education institutions as well as additional studies from youth, market, and education research related to this generation. Authors Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace provide interpretations, implications, and recommendations for program, process, and curriculum changes that will maximize the educational impact on Generation Z students.

Generation Z Goes to College is the first book on how this up-and-coming generation will change higher education.

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Table of Contents

About this Book ix

About the Authors xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Preface xv

Introduction xxi

CHAPTER 1:Who Is Generation Z? 1

CHAPTER 2: Beliefs and Perspectives 25

CHAPTER 3: Communication Platforms and Preferences 57

CHAPTER 4: SocialMedia Use 65

CHAPTER 5: Friends, Family, and Romance 87

CHAPTER 6: Cares and Concerns 97

CHAPTER 7: Engagement and Social Change 129

CHAPTER 8: Leadership Styles and Capacities 151

CHAPTER 9: Maximizing Learning 173

CHAPTER 10:Working with Generation Z 191

References 229

Index 267

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Author Information

COREY SEEMILLER is a faculty member in the department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University. She is the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook from Jossey-Bass.

MEGHAN GRACE is the new member orientation director for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

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Press Release

February 04, 2016
Wiley Announces Generation Z Goes To College

Generation Z is rapidly replacing Millennials on college campuses. This generation, born between 1995 through 2010, have different motivations, learning styles, characteristics, skill sets, and social concerns than earlier generations. Unlike Millennials, Generation Z college students grew up in a recession, and are under no illusions about their prospects for employment after college. While skeptical about the cost and value of higher education, they are also entrepreneurial, innovative, and independent learners concerned with effecting social change. Generation Z Goes to College showcases findings from an indepth study of 1,200 Generation Z college students from vastly different higher education institutions across the U.S. The authors provide interpretations, implications and recommendations for program, process, and curriculum changes that will maximize the educational impact on this generation.

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