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St. Onge, Stephen R.; Ellett, Thomas – About Campus, 2005
America's current generation of adolescents promises to be not only one of the country's most complex but also one of the country's largest, rivaling the baby boomer generation in size and consumer power. Understanding the challenges and positive experiences that these students bring with them to college campuses is important for educators as they…
Descriptors: College Students, Campuses, Baby Boomers, Adolescents
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Reynolds, Stephanie C. – About Campus, 2005
As an administrator of a program intended to help retain students at Syracuse University, the author found herself in an ironic position this past August. She was presenting a workshop to parents of incoming first-year students about what they could expect from their sons and daughters during the first semester of college. It was ironic because…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Choice, College Admission, College Applicants
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Sax, Linda J. – About Campus, 2003
For thirty-seven years the Cooperative Institutional Research Program has conducted an annual survey of the students entering colleges and universities. This article highlights some of the current trends from recent surveys. (GCP)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Higher Education, Student Characteristics, Student Surveys
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Smith, Raymond – About Campus, 2003
Examines how one university took on the challenge of improving student retention. Also discusses the impact of this endeavor on the institutional culture. (GCP)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Organizational Culture
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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
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Mandel, Rhonda G.; Evans, Kathleen – About Campus, 2003
This article documents one university's struggle to create a first year program that can be taken seriously by both students and faculty. (GCP)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Educational Experience, First Year Seminars, Higher Education
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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
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