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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Following an integrative model that shows the complex connections of recruitment, retention, and placement, this first paper in a three-part series explores the challenging endeavor of attracting students to undertake geography as their undergraduate major. Survey data of incoming students are indispensable in constructing successful recruitment…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Geography, Computer Mediated Communication, College Freshmen
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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Following an integrative model that shows the complex connections of recruitment, retention, and placement, this second paper in a three-part series explores the exigent endeavor of retaining students who undertake geography as their undergraduate major. Survey data of graduating students are requisite in constructing successful retention plans.…
Descriptors: Geography, School Holding Power, Majors (Students), Academic Persistence
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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Assessment of geography undergraduate programs, which incorporate external reviews and concomitant departmental self-studies, attempt to assure pedagogical excellence within uncompromising commitments to successful student learning outcomes, currency of the knowledge and skills imparted, and continuous programmatic improvement. Programmatic…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Geography Instruction, Undergraduate Study, Educational Quality