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Matthews-Mijatovic, Brittany – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This analysis provides an overview of the Freshman Transition Program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and Towson University, which implemented an innovative business model and strategic partnership to successfully transition students from one institution to the other. The Freshman Transition Program provided a second chance to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Transitional Programs, College Freshmen
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Bunce, Diane M.; Komperda, Regis; Dillner, Debra K.; Lin, Shirley; Schroeder, Maria J.; Hartman, JudithAnn R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Students with an insufficient amount of time to study are becoming more prevalent in the general college population as many who enroll in college have competing responsibilities (full-time jobs, childcare, etc.). Such students are likely to choose study resources that they consider to be both effective and efficient. Students at the U.S. Naval…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Study Habits, Study Skills
Skipper, Tracy L., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2017
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate Students
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Chingos, Matthew M.; Griffiths, Rebecca J.; Mulhern, Christine – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Every year many students enter college without the math preparation needed to succeed in their desired programs of study. Many of these students struggle to catch up, especially those who are required to take remedial math courses before entering college-level math. Increasing the number of students who begin at the appropriate level of math has…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Summer Programs, College Mathematics, Universities
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Bunce, Diane M.; Komperda, Regis; Schroeder, Maria J.; Dillner, Debra K.; Lin, Shirley; Teichert, Melonie A.; Hartman, JudithAnn R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
This study examined similarities and differences in study approaches reported by general chemistry students performing at different achievement levels. The study population consisted of freshmen enrolled in a required year-long general chemistry course at the U.S. Naval Academy. Students in the first and second semesters of the course were…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Military Science, College Freshmen, Study Skills
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Douglas, Veronica Arellano; Rabinowitz, Celia E. – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Using surveys, interviews, and a rubric-based assessment of student research essays, the St. Mary's College of Maryland Assessment in Action team investigated the relationship between faculty-librarian collaboration in a First Year Seminar (FYS) course and students' demonstrated information literacy (IL) abilities. In gathering information on the…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, College Freshmen, Information Literacy, First Year Seminars
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Lawson, Dana L.; Gould, Sarah A.; Conley, Melanie L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of students with disabilities seeking postsecondary education. The complexity of needs is also increasing, resulting in more students withdrawing from college or taking leaves of absence in their first year. In 2012, the Student Academic Support Services office (SASS) at McDaniel…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Transitional Programs, College Freshmen, Disabilities
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Murphy, Mary; Zirkel, Sabrina – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: A sense of belonging in school is a complex construct that relies heavily on students' perceptions of the educational environment, especially their relationships with other students. Some research suggests that a sense of belonging in school is important to all students. However, we argue that the nature and meaning of…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students
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Squire, Dian; Norris, Lauren – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2014
This paper describes the creation of a comprehensive First-Year Experience program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) students. Background information on First-Year Experience programs, LGBTQA populations, and the benefits of providing this program are described. The authors discuss how to plan and implement this…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Student Organizations
Allen, Tyrone J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Low performance of African American male students in high school math is an ongoing concern of Maryland's public schools. Because disproportionately large numbers of African American male students enroll in Algebra 2 in Grade 11, the use of early academic counseling to promote enrollment in Algebra 2 in Grade 9 and to increase self-regulation may…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics
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Dickson, Lisa; Mandell, Marv; Maton, Kenneth; Marcotte, Dave; Rous, Philip; McDermott, Patrice; Rutledge, Janet; LaCourse, William R.; Sutphin, Kathy Lee – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Many researchers, policymakers, and university administrators have called for more students to major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to address the critical need for a diverse and technically skilled workforce that is prepared to address national problems and educate its future STEM leaders. One of the questions…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Diversity, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
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Salazar, Stacey McKenna – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2013
This article describes a study of teaching and learning in the first--or "foundation"--year of art college. As a multiple embedded case study informed by systems theory, the following cases are described: art colleges, foundation programs, professors, and students. The data were collected through surveys, interviews, classroom…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Colleges, Case Studies, Systems Approach
ACT, Inc., 2012
Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards, Benchmarking
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Steinhauer, H. M. – Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 2012
Engineering graphics has historically been viewed as a challenging course to teach as students struggle to grasp and understand the fundamental concepts and then to master their proper application. The emergence of stable, fast, affordable 3D parametric modeling platforms such as CATIA, Pro-E, and AutoCAD while providing several pedagogical…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Engineering Education, Engineering, Fundamental Concepts
Berrett, Dan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Required introductory courses are as important as they are unloved. They are a key part of the general-education curriculum, which makes up as much as one-third of the typical baccalaureate student's education, and they are the subject of seemingly never-ending revitalization efforts. Many senior faculty members avoid teaching such courses because…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Introductory Courses, College Freshmen, Intellectual Disciplines
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