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Terrion, Jenepher Lennox; Daoust, Jean-Luc – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2012
The University of Ottawa (UofO) in Ottawa, Canada offers a formal supplemental instruction program, called the residence study group program (RSGP), to residence students registered in first year courses that are associated with a high degree of failure or attrition. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of this program by comparing…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Motivation, Program Effectiveness
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Barnes, Randall A.; Piland, William E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
This investigation was a case study to measure the retention and persistence effects of a learning community in developmental English at an urban community college. The study used student demographic and course outcome data to quantify the extent to which learning community participation could contribute toward remedying the historically low…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Wischusen, Sheri M.; Wischusen, E. William; Pomarico, Steven M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
The Biology Intensive Orientation for Students (BIOS) Program at Louisiana State University was designed to increase the success of incoming freshman biology majors in the first course in their major. The program combined content lectures and examinations for BIOL 1201-Introductory Biology for Science Majors, the first course in their major, as…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Biology, Freshman Composition, First Year Seminars
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Peterfreund, Alan R.; Rath, Kenneth A.; Xenos, Samuel P.; Bayliss, Frank – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2008
Comparisons between participants and non-participants in supplemental instruction classes at San Francisco State University over a six-year period show positive impacts in terms of increased student performance and progression through subsequent courses in a sequence, despite the lower academic indicators of the supplemental instruction…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Minority Groups, Supplementary Education, Academic Achievement
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Keup, Jennifer R. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2006
Utilizing data from the national administration of a Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) baseline and follow-up survey of the first-year experience during the 2002-2003 academic year, this study explores the relationship between three curricular interventions--first-year seminars, service-learning, and learning communities--and the…
Descriptors: College Students, Intervention, Curriculum Evaluation, Research Methodology