ERIC Number: ED420265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Structured Freshman Year for At-Risk Students.
Muraskin, Lana D.
This monograph focuses on the first year of college and the need for structured first-year programs that help at-risk students make a successful transition to college. It provides a detailed discussion of the elements of a structured first-year program, including: (1) participation in the admissions process for at-risk students; (2) pre-freshman-year academic and social preparation; (3) intrusive advisement throughout the freshman year; (4) provision of academic services that buttress courses in which students are enrolled; (5) group services with extended service hours to build cohesion among participants; and (6) conscientious efforts to convey a message of success to students. Additionally, examples of structured first-year programs at five institutions of higher education the University of New Orleans; Marquette University (Wisconsin); Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho); University of Maryland at College Park, and University of South Carolina are profiled. (Contains 12 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, College Attendance, College Curriculum, College Freshmen, College Students, Dropout Research, Enrollment Management, High Risk Students, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Student School Relationship
National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 900, Washington DC 20005; phone: 202-347-7430.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations, Washington, DC.; National TRIO Clearinghouse, Washington, DC.; Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Opportunity, Washington, DC.