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ERIC Number: ED039542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 23
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Freshman Student Perceptions of Academic Programs and Academic Advising. Report No. One. Freshman Appraisal of Pre-Registration Information and Summer Orientation. Freshman Study. Report No. Two.
Zink, Mary S.
An effort was made to determine freshmen student perceptions of academic advisory programs, pre-registration material, and summer orientation. To ascertain these perceptions a questionnaire was sent to all freshmen on the Orono Campus of the University of Maine. Approximately half of the students found the summer orientation program to be helpful, and the most useful academic information acquired was about courses they needed to take. The most useful experience was getting acquainted with other freshmen. Having the experience of living in a residence hall for a short time was the second most helpful, and in last place was meeting with university officials. Regular advisors were found to be more helpful than summer advisors. The underlying theme was that advisors need more factual information about available courses and the requirements for various majors. Materials which freshmen believed would be most helpful to incoming students included a description of all courses available to freshmen and a brief description of each college available in capsule form. Suggested uses for the results of this study in college advisory programs for incoming freshmen are discussed. (RSM)
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Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono.