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ERIC Number: ED475548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Involvement in Campus Activities and the Retention of First-Year College Students. The First-Year Experience Monograph Series.
Skipper, Tracy L., Ed.; Argo, Roxanne, Ed.
The chapters of this monograph offer insights into educationally purposeful out-of-class activities and the impact they have on the student experience. It also provides future directions for the campus activities field and identifies ways to improve the educational experience of first-year students to enhance their scholarly experience and to increase persistence to graduation. The chapters are: (1) "The Value of Educational Purposeful Out-of-Class Experiences" (George Kuh, Megan Palmer, and Kelly Kish); (2) "Meeting the Changing Needs of Students" (Charles C. Schroeder); (3) "The Impact of Involvement on Students at Various Points in Their College Careers" (Jan Armino and Stephen E. Loflin); (4) "Building Community on a Commuter Campus" (Nancy S. King and Brian M. Wooten); (5)"Shifting Mindsets To Accommodate the Explosion in Distance Learners" (Zav Dadabhoy); (6) "Developing Curricular and Co-Curricular Leadership Programs" (Jonathan C. Dooley and Kathy M. Shellogg); (7) "Providing Alternatives to Less Positive Activities: A Case Study of Changing Campus Culture" (Kenneth D. Gray, Gerald E. Lang, and Mary L. Collins); (8) "Assessment Strategies and Results" (Michael J. Siegel); and (9) "Connecting Academic and Student Affairs: A Synthesis for Engaged Learning and Retention" (Carolyn Haynes and Dennis C. Roberts). Each chapter contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Recreational Activities, School Holding Power, Student Participation
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, 1629 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29208 ($30). Tel: 803-777-6029; Fax: 803-777-4699.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Campus Activities, Columbia, SC.; South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.