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Ferguson, Kristen; Brown, Natalya; Piper, Linda – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This article reports on student surveys and faculty interviews with regard to a university pilot project of a common book program for first-year students. We found that a minority of students read the book and the book was integrated into only some faculty members' courses. First-year students varied in their perceptions of the impact the project…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Moore, Randy; LeDee, Olivia – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2006
Although first-year students in Supplemental Instruction (SI) earned similar average numerical-grades in an introductory biology course as non-SI students, their grade distributions were different: SI students earned fewer D's and F's than non-SI students. SI students who earned A's and B's had similar admissions scores as those who earned D's and…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement