ERIC Number: ED367214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Exploring the Evidence: Reporting Outcomes of Freshman Seminars. The Freshman Year Experience. Monograph Series Number 11.
Barefoot, Betsy O., Ed.
This document is a compendium of information from 34 colleges and universities on freshman seminar/student success courses and their outcomes and how institutions are evaluating and reporting on these programs. Freshman seminars or success courses are courses for entering students that aim to ease the student's transition to the college environment and to increase the chances that students will be successful. Each entry for each institution includes a one or two paragraph description of the course and a longer description of course outcomes including how outcomes were measured and results of evaluation efforts. A side bar for each entry shows the institution site on an outline of the state where it is located, along with a caption giving the institution type and enrollment, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of one or more contact persons. The entries are grouped by institution type and size. There are 8 two-year community colleges with enrollments of 750 to 56,000, 7 small colleges with enrollments of 500 to 5,000, 10 mid-sized colleges and universities with enrollments of 5,000 to 12,500, and 6 large universities with enrollments of 12,500 to 25,000. (JB)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Enrollment, Evaluation Methods, First Year Seminars, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Colleges, Student Development, Success
University of South Carolina, The Freshman Year Experience, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: College Survival, Inc., Rapid City, SD.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience.