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ERIC Number: ED408879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 64
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The Contemporary College Student: Students in Their Own Voices.
Miller, Michael T.; Corbitt, Rita
This report presents student-written statements about the college experience, and is intended to help student affairs practitioners and others in program development and evaluation adjust and refine programs to respond to changing student needs. During the 1996-97 academic year, 35 students at the University of Alabama were asked to write about their college experiences. The students ranged from first-year students who had just arrived on campus to seniors near graduation and included transfer students and non-traditional students. Their descriptions are in the form of letters about college life ranging from pledging a fraternity or sorority to searching for a job just before graduation. Equal numbers of students praise and criticize the University. Criticisms center mainly on support for students, beginning with freshmen orientation and continuing through delayed time to degree that is blamed on poor academic advising. The comments are reproduced verbatim, without editing or alteration. (JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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