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ERIC Number: EJ795802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
An Assessment of the Effectiveness of the University of Hartford First-Year Interest Group Model
Duran, Robert L.; Colarulli, Guy C.; Barrett, Karen A.; Stevenson, Catherine B.
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v17 n1 p79-99 2005
A first-year interest group (FIG) is a learning community using course clusters. An effective model of FIGs and an innovative faculty development process are briefly described. Evaluation results found that University of Hartford FIGs improved student learning, improved curricular integration, fostered student community, and promoted faculty collaboration and innovation. (Contains 2 tables.)
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut