ERIC Number: ED503190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Exploring the Evidence. Volume lll: Reporting Research on First-Year Seminars. The First-Year Experience Monograph Series No. 42
Tobolowsky, Barbara F., Ed.; Cox, Bradley E., Ed.; Wagner, Mary T., Ed.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
The third in a series of volumes reporting on the outcomes related to first-year seminars. Research reports from 39 institutions are collected here. Each report includes descriptions of the institution and its students, the seminar course, research methods, and course outcomes. Reported course outcomes are related to retention, student learning and engagement, interaction with faculty, social integration, satisfaction with the institution, and GPA. Both quantitative and qualitative research reports are included. Contents include: (1) Introduction; (2) Key to Institutional Sidebars; (3) Abilene Christian University; (4) Appalachian State University; (5) Bristol Community College; (6) Bryant University; (7) California State University, Northridge; (8) California State University, San Marcos; (9) Cardinal Stritch University; (10) Eastern Connecticut State University; (11) Endicott College; (12) Gallaudet University; (13) Indiana State University; (14) Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; (15) Indiana Wesleyan University; (16) Ithaca College; (17) Kalamazoo College; (18) Kennesaw State University; (19) Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York; (20) Millersville University; (21) Moravian College; (22) Mount Mary College; (23) Northern Illinois University; (24) Northern Kentucky University; (25) Northern Michigan University; (26) Occidental College; (27) Olympic College; (28) Rocky Mountain College; (29) Rollins College; (30) Southeastern Louisiana University; (31) Southwest Missouri State University; (32) State University of New York at Brockport: (33) Temple University; (34) University of Bridgeport; (35) University of Calgary; (36) University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; (37) University of Delaware; (38) University of Massachusetts Boston; (39) University of North Carolina at Charlotte; (40) University of Texas at El Paso; and (41) Wheaton College. An index of institutions by category and editorial information is also included; individual chapters contain references.
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Social Integration, Research Methodology, Research Reports, First Year Seminars, College Outcomes Assessment, Curriculum Research, School Holding Power, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition