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Klinkenberg, Laurel Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In recent years, community colleges have come into the spotlight nationally in terms of their potential to assist in the revitalization of the economy. This has resulted in an increased need for community colleges to understand more fully the factors that influence student persistence. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, First Generation College Students, Correlation, Age Differences
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McGrath, Shelley M.; Burd, Gail D. – NACADA Journal, 2012
Administrators at a large, public university launched a mandatory success course for freshmen placed on academic probation at the end of their first semester. We compared the rates of course participant and nonparticipant return to good academic standing; persistence to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years; and graduation (within 4 to 5 years). The…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Probation, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
Nunnery, John A.; Ross, Steven M.; Chappell, Shanan; Pribesh, Shana; Hoag-Carhart, Elizabeth – Online Submission, 2011
School leaders are increasingly being asked, whether by rhetoric or policy, to measurably improve student achievement. The resultant need to assist school leaders in their ability to improve teaching and learning for all students in their schools led to the establishment of the National Institute of School Leadership's (NISL's) Executive…
Descriptors: Caring, Academic Achievement, Management Development, Instructional Leadership
Bement, Sarah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Transfer of learning is defined as the ability to transfer previously learned skills into a new, similar or dissimilar situation. The transfer of learning has been a topic of debate amongst educational psychologists for decades. A variety of studies have been done to show evidence of the transfer of learning dating back to 1901. These studies have…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Transfer of Training, First Year Seminars, Community Colleges
Summerlee, Alastair; Murray, Jacqueline – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Previously, we reported qualitative findings showing that students who experienced a problem- or enquiry-based course (EBL) in a first-year seminar program had greater confidence in their academic abilities, were more engaged, and were better prepared for upper-year courses. In the current paper, we provide quantitative data to substantiate the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, First Year Seminars, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Friedman, Daniel B.; Alexander, Julie S. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2007
First-year seminars have increasingly been used as anchor courses in learning communities. This study investigated the impact participation in Freshman Seminar had on the grade earned in a linked learning community course in fall 2004. Grades in the linked course for 1,294 first-year students who were enrolled in 37 different learning communities…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Transitional Programs, College Freshmen, Integrated Curriculum