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Alexander, Julie S.; Gardner, John N. – About Campus, 2009
Though many institutions provide an a la carte approach to the first year, Julie Alexander and John Gardner argue that meeting the needs of first-year students requires a cohesive strategic action plan. Here is their practical framework for mapping and developing such a plan.
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Strategic Planning, College Freshmen, Student Needs
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Garcia, Lisa D.; Paz, Chiara C. – About Campus, 2009
Many colleges and universities in the United States offer summer programs for their incoming students. While programs are structured and administered in a variety of ways and target various student populations, the most common type of summer bridge program aims to serve historically underrepresented students and students of low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Summer Programs, Colleges, Course Content
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Schroeder, Charles – About Campus, 2003
John Gardner reflects on everything from current efforts to improve the first-year experience to the assessment movement, student expectations of college, professional preparation for student affairs, and more. (Author)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Educational Assessment, Expectation, Higher Education