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ERIC Number: EJ791850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6099
Investigating Types of Student Engagement through Living-Learning Communities: The Perspective from Rollins College
Eck, Jim C.; Edge, Hoyt; Stephenson, Katherine
Assessment Update, v19 n3 p6-8 May-Jun 2007
Higher education research consistently finds that student attrition is caused by a lack of academic and social engagement. Many colleges and universities are now experimenting with living-learning communities in one form or another in order to enhance student-college fit. Rollins College, a selective comprehensive institution with a successful academic program for first-year students, has completed its third year of implementing living-learning communities in order to improve students' academic and social integration, and assessment data from their First-Year Initiative survey have shown positive results. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement