ERIC Number: ED374765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Freshman Year Experience Annual Conference for Small Campuses. Conference Program and Proceedings (7th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 20-22, 1994).
Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.; South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience.; Marietta Coll., OH.
This conference was designed to assist educators and administrators at small colleges in the planning, implementing, and refining of programs designed to enhance students' first-year experience. The conference addressed the special environments, challenges, and opportunities for success in the first-year experience. Conference presentations were categorized into five theme tracks: (1) enhancing institutional environments; (2) special populations of first-year students; (3) assessment and accountability; (4) curricular and cocurricular strategies; and (5) other issues. Paragraph-length descriptions of conference presentations are provided, followed by one-to-two-page outlines of 23 of the presentations. Presentations examine such topics as academic advising, electronic journaling, portfolio assessment, community service, developmental curricula, freshmen seminars, mentors, life skills development, early warning of risk of failure, commuter students, and supplemental instruction. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.; South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience.; Marietta Coll., OH.