ERIC Number: ED398792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
A Passport to Enhanced Student Learning, Success, Satisfaction, and Retention. Proceedings of the International Conference on the First-Year Experience (9th, St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom, July 15-19, 1996).
South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition.
This document contains abstracts of the 82 concurrent session presentations at a 1996 conference on the experience of college freshmen regarding their academic achievement, attitudes, and re-enrollment for the following year. Each abstract is designed to give a succinct statement of each concurrent session presentation and to provide a name, address, and telephone number of a contact person. The topics covered in these papers include the following: discovery learning, academic advising, research strategies, acculturation, mentoring, differences in expectations between lecturers and freshmen, student financial need, workshops, writing activities, racial and ethnic tensions, math instruction, academic standards, teaching methods, student viewpoints on learning, programs for traditional and non-traditional students, introductory economics, retention strategy, academic and recreational seminars, preservice teacher induction, the urban college experience, independent study, native students, exchange students, probation, student adjustment, supplemental instruction, writing fellows' programs, commuter colleges, developing an undergraduate core program, survival tactics, service-learning, library skills, peer counseling, writing across the curriculum, student government, class environment, confrontation skills, teacher effectiveness, educational outcomes, study strategies, freshman seminars, student identity, fostering community, the challenges of diversity, integrating the cognitive and the affective, open access, multiculturalism, social responsibility, disabled students, and Freshman English. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
South Carolina University, Columbia, National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition, 1728 College St., Columbia, SC 29208 ($15).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition.