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ERIC Number: EJ1145740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Have You Been Oriented? An Analysis of New Student Orientation and E-Orientation Programs at U.S. Community Colleges
Chan, Matthew
College and University, v92 n2 p12-25 Jun 2017
This study provides an overview and a snapshot of new student orientation (NSO) and new student e-orientation (NSEO) programs, with a focus on the content and feature analysis of the NSEOs. It offers an overview of currently available NSO programs of 100 randomly selected community colleges from a master list of nearly 900 community colleges in the United States, as well as a detailed analysis of 20 NSEO programs, a subset of these community colleges. The author takes a systematic approach to reviewing and analyzing NSO and NSEO programs currently offered at the community college level, including subject coverage, and major design features critical to student learning. Though the majority of colleges are still offering in-person NSOs, NSEOs are being implemented and developed, with varying formats, subject coverage and features. The results of this study are expected to be beneficial to faculty and administrators in higher education who are evaluating or implementing NSOs or NSEOs. It reveals the challenges and opportunities facing community colleges in an environment with rapidly changing technology, diverse student populations, financial constraints, pressure for increased accountability, and demands to improve student retention and learning outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Michigan; Texas; Washington; Arizona; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Minnesota; North Carolina; Wisconsin
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A