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ERIC Number: ED471258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
The 2000 National Survey of First-Year Programs: Continuing Innovations in the Collegiate Curriculum. The First-Year Experience Monograph Series.
South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
Since the first National Survey on Freshman Seminar Programs was conducted in fall 1988, the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition has continued to investigate, triennially, the extent to which first-year seminars are offered on college campuses across the United States. Data in this publication provide information on the number and variety of seminars; the administrative, structural, and instructional characteristics of seminars; and the goals and topics addressed by seminar content. Responses were received from 1,013 colleges and universities (overall response rate, 39.9%). Of these institutions, 749 offer some kind of freshman seminar. The monograph contains these chapters: (1) "Introduction" (Carrie W. Linder); (2) "A Historical and Theoretical Framework for the First-Year Seminar" (James S. Gahagan); (3) "Survey Results and Analyses" (Tracy L. Skipper); (4) "Program Examples" (Jessica L. Mercer); and (5) "Reflections and Recommendations" (Tracy L. Skipper). One appendix contains the survey instrument, and the other lists colleges and universities reporting first-year seminars. (Contains 88 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, First Year Seminars, Higher Education, Surveys
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, 1629 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29208 (Item no. MS-035, $30). Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; Web site: http://www.sc.edu/fye.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.