20 November 2008

Resource Center: First-Year Experience

For all sorts of reasons, "first year" has become a good replacement for "freshman." Among them is the attention the status earns through the excellent work at the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

The Center delivers on resources, as the name promises, as well as gateway to five listservs. Not so obvious but worth the experiment is the link to University 101, U of South Carolina's initiative that serves 80% of its new students and continues to offer support all the way to University 401, a senior capstone experience. (University 101 is responsible for much of the development of the Center.)

Low-cost publications are described on the site and a sample issue of the E-Source newsletter
can be downloaded (requires clicking through a couple of web pages):

E-Source for College Transitions
6 issues $40; institutional subscription $100

Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
semiannual, refereed
$45; institutional subscription $110

[The Higher Ed Assessment blog will be "off" next week for Thanksgiving. Back in December.]

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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