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Commander, Nannette Evans; Ward, Teresa – About Campus, 2009
Many campuses are adopting freshman learning communities (FLCs) in order to boost retention. FLCs take many forms, but they typically involve enrolling small groups of students in two or more classes together during their first semester in order to create community and promote academic and social involvement. At Georgia State University, a large…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Methods Research, Research Universities, Research Methodology
Merrow, John – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2004
These days it seems as if nearly everyone in college is receiving A's, making the Dean's List, or graduating with honors. What is more interesting is that college students in general are spending fewer hours studying, while taking more remedial courses and fewer courses in mathematics, history, English, and foreign languages. Students everywhere…
Descriptors: College Students, Remedial Instruction, Grade Inflation, Educational Objectives
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Benjamin, Ernst – New Directions for Higher Education, 2003
In this introduction to the papers in this volume, the author argues that the central role of contingent appointees in undergraduate education is beyond dispute, and, yet, the implications for undergraduate learning are very much in dispute. Understanding of this issue and correction of such problems as may exist begin by focusing discussion of…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Undergraduate Study, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty