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ERIC Number: ED503171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 129
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-8892-7149-7
ISSN: N/A
The 2003 National Survey of First-Year Seminars: Continuing Innovations in the Collegiate Curriculum. The First-Year Experience Monograph Series No. 41
Tobolowsky, Barbara F.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
This volume reports on the sixth triennial National Survey of First-Year Seminar. Data from more than 600 colleges and universities are analyzed to offer information on the structure, content, and administration of these courses. Changes to the survey capture new information on innovative course practices including using undergraduates as instructors, incorporating service-learning, linking the seminar with other courses, and teaching all or part of the seminar online. Following a foreword (Betsy O. Barefoot) and an introduction (Barbara F. Tobolowsky), eight chapters include: (1) The First-Year Seminar: An Historical Perspective (Marla Mamrick); (2) Survey Methodology; (3) A Two-Year and Four-Year Institutional Comparison; (4) Teaching in First-Year Seminars; (5) Assessment and the First-Year Seminar; (6) New Explorations Into Today's First-Year Seminar; (7) Overview of Survey Responses (Bradley E. Cox); and (8) Summary of Selected Findings. Three appendixes follow: (1) Survey Instrument; (2) Respondents to the 2003 National Survey on First-Year Seminars; and (3) Proprietary Institutions. Contributor information is also included. (Contains 107 tables; individual chapters contain references.) [This publication was written with Marla Mamrick and Bradley E. Cox.]
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail: fye@sc.edu; Web site: http://www.sc.edu/fye/publications/index.html
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition