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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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Cutright, Marc – About Campus, 2002
Research universities do not have the best reputation when it comes to the first-year student experience, but is this reputation deserved? The author sharespreliminary results of a new study that illustrates how research universities are working to create supportive environments. (Author)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Research Universities