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Barton, Andrew; Donahue, Christiane – Journal of General Education, 2009
First-year seminars have become common at liberal arts and other colleges across the United States. An accumulating body of research appears to demonstrate that this curricular element is associated with increased retention of students and is positively correlated with graduation rates, student adjustment and involvement, student satisfaction,…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Graduation Rate, Student Adjustment, Program Effectiveness
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Angrist, Joshua D.; Cohodes, Sarah R.; Dynarski, Susan M.; Pathak, Parag A.; Walters, Christopher R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
One of the most important questions in education research is whether the gains from interventions for which perceived short-term success can be sustained. The possibility of short-lived impacts is especially relevant for research on charter schools, where charter operators who face high-stakes assessments have an incentive to "teach to the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, College Preparation, College Admission
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Keup, Jennifer R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2006
Utilizing data from the national administration of a Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) baseline and follow-up survey of the first-year experience during the 2002-2003 academic year, this study explores the relationship between three curricular interventions--first-year seminars, service-learning, and learning communities--and the…
Descriptors: College Students, Intervention, Curriculum Evaluation, Research Methodology
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Lovett, Marsha; Meyer, Oded; Thille, Candace – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is an open educational resources project at Carnegie Mellon University that began in 2002 with a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. OLI creates web-based courses that are designed so that students can learn effectively without an instructor. In addition, the courses are often used by instructors…
Descriptors: Open Education, Cooperative Learning, Program Effectiveness, Acceleration (Education)
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Hulleman, Chris S.; Godes, Olga; Hendricks, Bryan L.; Harackiewicz, Judith M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
We tested whether a utility value intervention (via manipulated relevance) influenced interest and performance on a task and whether this intervention had different effects depending on an individual's performance expectations or prior performance. Interest was defined as triggered situational interest (i.e., affective and emotional task…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Interests, Performance, Relevance (Education)
Sullivan, Colleen Janette – ProQuest LLC, 2010
First-year students experience academic, social, and emotional adjustments as they transition to college. First-year experience courses support students in this transitional phase by helping them integrate into the campus environment and by teaching them college-appropriate learning strategies. This study explored the role that participation in a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Seminars, Grade Point Average, Self Efficacy
Weissman, Evan; Cullinan, Dan; Cerna, Oscar; Safran, Stephanie; Richman, Phoebe – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
Across the United States, community colleges offer millions of students an open-access, low-cost postsecondary education. However, of the students who enroll in community college hoping to earn a credential or transfer to a four-year institution, only about half achieve their goal within six years. For students who enter college needing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, English Instruction, Remedial Reading
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Bowen, William G.; Chingos, Matthew M.; Lack, Kelly A.; Nygren, Thomas I. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2014
Online instruction is quickly gaining in importance in U.S. higher education, but little rigorous evidence exists as to its effect on student learning. We measure the effect on learning outcomes of a prototypical interactive learning online statistics course by randomly assigning students on six public university campuses to take the course in a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Interaction, Outcomes of Education, Public Colleges
Thachil, Shoba Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined factors that relate to the persistence of first-generation undergraduate students in a 4-year public university in the Southeastern United States. Results were analyzed from a 2011 two-part survey: CARES-I (College Assessment of Readiness for Entering Students-Intent) and CARES-A (College Assessment of Readiness for Entering…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Semi Structured Interviews
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Cambridge-Williams, Tiffany; Winsler, Adam; Kitsantas, Anastasia; Bernard, Elizabeth – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Nationwide, almost a third of 1st-year college students do not return to begin their sophomore year, and the 5-year graduation rate for undergraduates is only around 40%. It is important for universities to implement interventions, such as freshman transition courses, to help new students adjust to college life and succeed, and it is critical that…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Living Learning Centers, School Holding Power, Self Efficacy
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
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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
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Constantine, Jill; Player, Daniel; Silva, Tim; Hallgren, Kristin; Grider, Mary; Deke, John – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
This study addresses two questions related to teacher preparation and certification: (1) What are the relative effects on student achievement of teachers who chose to be trained through different routes to certification and how do observed teacher practices vary by chosen route to certification?; and (2) What aspects of certification programs…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Attainment, Program Effectiveness
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Potts, Glenn; Schultz, Brian – College Student Journal, 2008
The goals of increasing student retention and developing effective learning communities led the College of Business and Economics faculty to experiment with freshmen learning communities. In this study we investigate the effects of combining academic cohorts with a freshman seminar. Academic performance and retention of this group are compared to…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, At Risk Students, School Holding Power, College Freshmen
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Cullinan, Dan; Welbeck, Rashida – MDRC, 2012
Improving the success of academically underprepared students who are in need of developmental (or remedial) education is a key challenge facing community colleges today. Many of these students enter college with little awareness of these institutions' expectations or a clear model for how to make effective decisions about their academic careers.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Program Effectiveness, Two Year College Students
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