ERIC Number: ED343519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
First National Survey on Freshman Seminar Programs: Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations. Monograph Series Number 6.
Fidler, Paul P.; Fidler, Dorothy S.
This report presents study results from a 1988 survey of institutions of higher education (N=1,164 responses) who have instituted freshman seminar programs. Specifically, the survey sought to determine the extent to which colleges and universities were offering a freshman seminar course, defined by the survey instrument as a special course for freshmen, that can be defined as covering survival skills, study skills, freshman orientation, student success, and coping with college level courses. Study results are provided concerning the descriptions of freshman seminars. Other survey findings are reported by institutional size, type, and across all institutions within the following categories: (1) freshman seminar content; (2) faculty/staff development programs for freshman seminar instructors; (3) availability of training programs for freshman seminar instructors; (4) training programs required for freshman seminar instructors; (5) length of faculty/staff development programs; and (6) descriptions of freshman seminar instructors by all institutions, type, and size. Highlights of the survey results are presented as well as conclusions and recommendations. Contains one reference. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Enrollment, Financial Support, First Year Seminars, Graphs, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, School Orientation, Staff Development, Tables (Data), Teachers, Training, Universities
National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience, University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208 ($30.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience.