ERIC Number: ED458850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Guidelines for Evaluating...The First-Year Experience at Four-Year Colleges. 2nd Edition.
Gardner, John N.; Barefoot, Betsy O.; Swing, Randy L.
This booklet contains a blueprint of questions that can be used at public and private four-year colleges and universities by an institution-wide task force examining the first-year experience or the broader campus experience. The blueprint can also be used to aid in an overall process of campus self-study or assessment. The questions a task force might ask are divided into sections on: (1) "Academics"; (2) "Support for Unique Student Subpopulations"; (3) "Campus Administration, Organization, Policies, and Climate"; (4) "Campus Processes, Procedures, and Activities"; and (5) "Student Life and Campus Services." Contact information is provided for institutions and organizations that can be useful in the evaluation process. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Adjustment
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, 1629 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29208 ($7). Tel: 803-777-6029; Fax: 803-777-4699.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.