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ERIC Number: EJ1009777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Improving Retention and Academic Achievement for First-Time Students at a Two-Year College
Ryan, Mary Gene
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v37 n2 p131-134 2013
Faculty at a two-year community/technical college undertook a project in the spring 2010 semester to incorporate more intensive and intrusive academic advising into the Freshman Seminar (COL 105) course. A study was undertaken in which 14 sections of COL 105 were divided into an experimental group (taught by specially-trained instructors who served as the students' academic advisors during their first semester) and a control group (taught by regularly trained instructors who were not advising their students). Results showed that the students in the experimental group earned higher overall GPAs and were retained (reenrolled the following semester) at a higher rate than students in the control group, a phenomenon that remained true for the following year. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A