ERIC Number: ED068075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Renovating the Freshman Year.
Robinson, Lora H.
Students first entering college as freshmen often find that they are to have the largest classes, the least experienced teachers, and the most boring coursework. Thus, many students do not continue their educations past the freshman year, if they even finish that year. Changes, both in academic and nonacademic areas, need to be made on college and university campuses to improve the freshman experience. One higher education institution is now offering special guidance programs and facilities for freshmen students, and another offers a peer-tutor program in which all freshmen participate. Academic innovations taking place generally center around an interdisciplinary approach to introductory freshman courses, with emphasis on close student-faculty contact. Evaluation of such programs indicates that students are adjusting better to college life and that retention of students in later years is much greater. (HS)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Students, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Student Adjustment, Student Centered Curriculum
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.