ERIC Number: ED418616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
It's Academic: A Qualitative Study of Student Classroom Experiences.
Belcheir, Marcia J.; Michener, Barbara
This second in a series of qualitative studies examined the classroom experiences and impressions of first-time freshmen at Boise State University (BSU, Idaho). Twenty-five freshmen completed weekly open-ended telephone interviews, kept journals, and participated in an end-of-term group meeting during the fall term of 1996. The results indicated that students mainly chose classes from the catalog that looked interesting and did not worry much about whether the classes would be hard or easy. Most of the students reported that they were doing well in their classes, and most named Introduction to Psychology as their favorite course, though English and Communication were also named by more than one student. English and Communication were also named as courses where students had the most concerns. In general, students reported that they were very pleased with the quality of teaching and felt that professors made themselves available to students. Most students talked to their professors during the semester, though eight did not. It was found that the students who performed most poorly were least likely to have talked to faculty. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boise State Univ., ID. Office of Institutional Assessment.