ERIC Number: ED030919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
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Freshman Orientation in the Large, Public-Supported Institutions of Higher Learning.
This paper describes the freshman orientation procedures and activities of 17 public-supported institutions with student populations of 9500 or more. In addition, large, public-supported institutions are compared with all other institutions (N = 93) studied on proportions of informational, social, and intellectual activities offered in orientation programs. Campus orientation activities are arranged and examined under categories labeled as informational, social, and intellectual. Tables indicate the breakdown among various institutions of the relative importance of the activities in the designated categories. This study indicates that large public-supported institutions differ significantly from all other categories of colleges and universities combined when the two groups are compared according to the proportions of intellectual and social activities to informational activities. Large public-supported institutions emphasize informational activities less than do other institutions taken as a group. The comparison of proportion of social activities to intellectual activities indicates that no difference exists between the large public institutions and the others. (Author/CJ)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.; American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.