ERIC Number: ED433742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Exploring the Evidence: Reporting Outcomes of First-Year Seminars. The First-Year Experience. Volume II. Monograph Series, Number 25.
Barefoot, Betsy O., Ed.; Warnock, Carrie L., Ed.; Dickinson, Michael P., Ed.; Richardson, Sharon E., Ed.; Roberts, Melissa R., Ed.
This document provides a compendium of evaluation research findings on first-year seminars at 50 institutions of higher education. Program reports are listed by type of institution: two-year institutions, small four-year institutions, mid-sized four-year institutions, and large four-year institutions. Each listing provides a brief description of the institution and its students, followed by a summary of the freshman seminar course or program, the evaluation design, and course or program outcomes. Contact information for each program is also provided. An index allows access by course or program outcomes in the following areas: academic achievement/grade point averages; credit hours attempted/completed; effects on faculty; financial outcomes; graduation rates; instructional strategies/models; retention; student adjustment/involvement; student satisfaction; student self assessment; evaluation of course components/resources; gender-linked findings; impact on academic advising; seminar grades as predictors; timing of the course; and utilization of services. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, College Outcomes Assessment, Course Evaluation, Courses, Educational Counseling, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, School Orientation, School Size, Seminars, Student Adjustment, Student School Relationship
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 1629 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29208 ($30). Tel: 803-777-6029; Fax: 803-777-4699.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.
Note: For volume I, see ED 367 214.