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ERIC Number: EJ1021935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
First-Year Course Requirements and Retention for Community Colleges
Mayo, Teresa
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v37 n10 p764-768 2013
Community colleges educate a diverse group of students. Effective first-year programs should focus on a variety of interventions that improve learning and retention. Students have academic, intellectual, and social challenges during their community college experience. First-year orientation programs should help students adapt. This article provides a brief history of the first-year experience, gives important guidelines for establishing first-year programs, and identifies the components that should be included in first-year programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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