An evaluation of the freshman seminar at Appalachian State University

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nancy Gray Spann (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Sandra M. Powers

Abstract: Institutions of higher education are placing an increasing emphasis on student retention programs for administrative, economic, and humanistic reasons. Decline in college enrollments is a major concern of these institutions. In attempting to explain attrition, Vincent Tinto (1975, 1987) developed a theory of student departure which stated that leaving college can be viewed as a process of interactions between the individual student and the academic and social environment of the college and that, other things being equal, the greater the extent of academic and social integration of the student into the college community, the more likely the student is to persist to graduation.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
Appalachian State University $v Curricula
College attendance
College students $x Attitudes
College students $x Social networks

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