ERIC Number: ED464922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-2
University Expectations for Student Success: Implications for System Alignment and State Standard and Assessment Policies.
Conley, David T.; Bodone, Francoise
This paper presents findings on key knowledge and skills for university success generated by Standards for Success, a collaborative research project. A series of 8 meetings at major universities involving approximately 400 total participants engaged faculty and staff in activities designed to determine what freshmen must do in entry-level college courses to be successful. The focus was university success, not high school preparation. Results are presented in two frameworks: as outcome statements that summarize the results of the process, and as analysis of the process with implications for organizational functioning and systems alignment. These two focal points provide insight into the ways in which university faculty conceptualize the key prerequisite skills students need in their classes, the gap between high school preparation and university expectation, and the challenge of aligning educational systems between high school and college. One appendix contains the developed key knowledge and skills for English, and the other contains the narrative summary of key points for English and identified key knowledge and skills for mathematics. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Association of American Universities, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002).