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ERIC Number: ED558823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-7416-9
Predicting Community College Student Success by Participation in a First-Year Experience Course
Gardner, Andy Franklin
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Western Carolina University
A first-year experience is a collaborative effort of many initiatives, with varying names that have the greatest impact on student success during the first year of college. A first-year experience course, a feature of the first-year experience, is an intervention program designed to increase student academic performance and integration (Braxton & McClendon, 2002; Karp, 2011; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005; Reason, Terenzini, & Domingo, 2006; O'Gara, Karp, & Hughes, 2009; Tinto, 1975; Tinto & Pusser, 2006). An examination of a current intervention program, a first-year experience course, will provide community colleges with evidence a first-year experience course has on student and institutional success, as measured by academic performance, retention and graduation rates. This study will extend the current body of knowledge on the first-year experience, by examining the relationship between enrolling in a first-year experience course during the first year of college and student success. [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: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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IES Cited: ED563392