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Woods, Chenoa S.; Richard, Keith; Park, Toby; Tandberg, David; Hu, Shouping; Jones, Tamara Bertrand – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
In this article we report on our exploration of academic advising practices at 19 community colleges in the Florida College System after the implementation of Senate Bill 1720. This bill made developmental education optional for many students and mandated that colleges provide academic advising for all new students. Descriptive statistics of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation
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Park, Toby; Woods, Chenoa S.; Richard, Keith; Tandberg, David; Hu, Shouping; Jones, Tamara Bertrand – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Historically, college students needing additional academic preparation have been assigned to developmental/remedial courses. In 2013 Florida took a drastic departure from this model by passing Senate Bill 1720, which prohibited institutions from requiring placement tests and made developmental education optional for many students, regardless of…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Course Selection (Students), Decision Making, College Students
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Hu, Shouping; McCormick, Alexander C.; Gonyea, Robert M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
Using data from the 2006 cohort of the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, we examined the relationships between three approaches to measuring student learning outcomes (direct-assessment learning gains, self-reported gains, and college grades) and student persistence from the first to second year. Results from a series of logistic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Liberal Arts, Academic Persistence, Cohort Analysis
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Hu, Shouping – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Using data from two rounds of surveys on students in the Washington State Achievers (WSA) program, this study examined the relationship between student engagement in college activities and student persistence in college. Different approaches using student engagement measures in the persistence models were compared. The results indicated that the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Persistence, Academic Achievement, Probability
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Hu, Shouping; Ma, Yanli – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
Using survey data on the third cohort of scholarship recipients in the Washington State Achievers (WSA) program, this study first examined how the assignment of college mentor and student engagement in mentoring vary based on student and institutional characteristics and then examined the relationship between mentor assignment and different…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Persistence, Institutional Characteristics, Scholarships
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Hu, Shouping; Scheuch, Kathyrine; Gayles, Joy Gaston – Innovative Higher Education, 2009
Using data collected from surveys of college juniors and seniors and faculty members in related academic departments, this study examined whether faculty teaching and research orientations, as well as faculty external funding, had any impact on undergraduate student participation in research and creative activities. The results of the study…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Creative Activities
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Hu, Shouping; Kuh, George D.; Li, Shaoqing – Innovative Higher Education, 2008
Using data from the "College Student Experience Questionnaire" research program between 1998 and 2004, this study examined the effects of student engagement in inquiry-oriented activities on a range of self-reported college outcomes. The results indicate that (1) engaging in inquiry-oriented activities has significant and positive…
Descriptors: Student Experience, College Students, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education
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Hu, Shouping; Kuh, George D.; Gayles, Joy Gaston – Innovative Higher Education, 2007
Engaging undergraduate students in research activities has been advocated as an innovative strategy to improve American higher education (Boyer Commission, "Reinventing undergraduate education: A blueprint for America's research universities." The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stony Brook, NY, 1998). This study compared the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Universities, Incidence