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ERIC Number: ED551653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 73
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2678-0550-8
Faculty versus Student Affairs: A Comparison of the University Seminar Course Taught by Faculty and Student Affairs Professionals
Gore, John
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
First-year seminar courses have been used by colleges and universities as a means to improve retention rates among college freshmen. While there has been a great deal of research on the impact of the first-year seminar course on retention rates from freshman to sophomore year, there has not been much attention given to the type of instructor teaching the course. This study looked to determine whether differences in retention rates from freshman to sophomore year exist between first-year seminar courses taught by faculty and seminar courses taught by student affairs personnel at a small, private liberal arts university in the Midwest. The data were analyzed by using a chi square, but the results were not statistically significant. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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