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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
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Getty, Laura J.; Young, Denise Y.; Whitaker-Lea, Laura D. – About Campus, 2008
In higher education, convergences occur when academic affairs and student affairs find common ground and partner to promote student learning. Such a moment occurred at North Georgia College and State University (NGCSU) when the associate dean of students made an appointment with the new executive director of institutional effectiveness to discuss…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Institutional Evaluation, Student Personnel Services, Academic Advising
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Whitt, Elizabeth J.; Kinzie, Jillian; Schuh, John H.; Kuh, George D. – About Campus, 2008
The Inventory for Student Engagement and Success (ISES) is a self-guided framework for conducting a comprehensive, systematic analysis of the properties and conditions for student success that are present at an institution. It can be used to assess an entire institution; units within an institution, such as a school or department or an academic or…
Descriptors: Campuses, Cultural Influences, Minority Groups, Academic Achievement