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ERIC Number: EJ1112858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2375-804X
Case Managers and the Freshman Academy Learning Community: The Results of Involving a Variety of Campus Personnel in First-Year Student Mentoring
Summerskill, Gail; Jones, Cathy
Learning Communities: Research & Practice, v1 n1 Article 3 2013
Johnson C. Smith University, a historically black university in North Carolina, created a Case Manager Program for their Freshman Academy Learning Community. This case study describes how the program was designed, implemented, and assessed. Case Managers are neither faculty nor student affairs professionals yet they are an integral part of the Freshman Academy initiative where thirty students are blocked into a cohort, each enrolled in 15 or 16 credit hours--one of which is the weekly freshman orientation class designed to help students transition from high school. Case managers assist team leaders and faculty members with students who need additional support or guidance related to class attendance, accessing campus resources, referrals for services, and co-curricular activities. A discussion of mentoring as a student engagement strategy to promote successful student persistence and retention is included as are implications for mentoring practice and research in the first year of college. [This article was originally published in: "Journal of Learning Communities Research," 2(1). (April 2007).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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