ERIC Number: ED503179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
Exploring the Evidence: Initiatives in the First College Year. The First-Year Experience Monograph Series No. 49
Troxel, Wendy G., Ed.; Cutright, Marc, Ed.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
For more than 25 years, educators have developed and institutionalized efforts to help first-year students succeed. This monograph collects case studies from 22 institutions that have created programs and initiatives to support their first-year students. The programs range from encouraging civic engagement and academic achievements to institutional structures that aid in the delivery of programs to entering students. Following a Preface (Betsy Barefoot); and Foreword (Wendy Troxel and Marc Cutright), contents include; (1) Civic Engagement and Service Learning (Georgia State University; Millersville University; Texas A&M--Corpus Christi); (2) Early Intervention--Diagnostic Tools (Cuyamaca College; Northern Arizona University; University of South Carolina); (3) First-Year Advising (Bridgewater State College; Indiana Wesleyan University); (4) "Linked" Learning Communities (Slippery Rock University; University of Michigan; Wagner College; Wright State University); (5) Organization and Assessment of Multilayered Programs (Montclair State University; University of Minnesota); (6) Designing and Assessing First-Year Seminars (Concordia University; Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis; Wilkes University); (7) Problem-Based Learning (Discipline-Based) (United Arab Emirates University; West Virginia University); and (8) Student-Faculty Interaction (Gallaudet University; University of Georgia; Western Illinois University). Editor information and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Academic Achievement, Problem Based Learning, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, First Year Seminars, Teacher Student Relationship, Citizen Participation, Diagnostic Tests, College Outcomes Assessment
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.sc.edu/fye/publications/index.html
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition