ERIC Number: ED370517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
The Freshman Year Experience Special Focus Conference on Urban Campuses: Conference Program and Proceedings, Charleston, SC, June 2-4, 1994.
South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience.
These proceedings report on a 1994 conference on the planning, implementing, and refining of programs designed to enhance the first-year experience of college students in urban settings. Early sections detail conference aims, background and policies. One section describes workshops on various topics, provides a profile on the keynote speaker, and a schedule of a student panel. This section also contains brief descriptions of the events held during the conference's seven sessions. Following this is a presentation of abstracts grouped by institution. Many of these describe programs or components of programs at urban institutions for first-year students. Among topics included are the following: first-year student persistence, students on public assistance, student/faculty relations, academic support services, summer program for science and engineering students, building community, career planning, tutorial services, non-traditional student services, student retention, volunteer partnerships, clustering, freshman studies program cost effectiveness, student employment services, student achievement in very challenging courses, teaching critical thinking, and student orientation courses. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Economically Disadvantaged, First Year Seminars, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Student Personnel Services, Urban Education, Urban Programs, Urban Universities
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience.