ERIC Number: ED088404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The University Experience: The Fourth Year, Part I, 1966 Freshman Class.
Rott, Marilyn A. H.
This report is the fifth in a series reporting data from a ten-year longitudinal study of a random sample of the 1966 entering freshman class at State University of New York-Buffalo. Students were asked to describe their reactions to the University experience, attitudes and opinions about the University, involvement in University life, and attitudes toward faculty and course work. They saw the functions of a university as fostering personal development of students, providing academic experiences, service to community and society, and vocational preparation. They regarded the University atmosphere as liberal, academically competitive, and conducive to their maturing. Most of these students reported some out-of-class contacts with faculty and said that such student-faculty relationships enhanced learning by making it less impersonal. In looking back over their four years, a majority reported that academic experiences were a source of satisfaction, that their personal development was the most valuable of their experiences, and that interpersonal relationships were the most meaningful of their experiences. Their most frequent advice to a high school senior was, "Go to college." (Author)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Student Testing and Research Office.
Identifiers - Location: New York (Buffalo)