Assessment of a Community College’s First Year Experience Course: Analysis of a Student Retention and Success Strategy
Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
H Stanton Tuttle
Sue E. Rattin
Jeffrey S. Williamson
Scholarship of Discovery
First Year College Experience is a face-to-face three-credit college course that provided the subject for the current research. The current research was conducted at a small, Midwest community college. This course expanded the college’s existing one-credit hour course called College Success Skills. In the hope of amplifying the impact of the existing course, several learning modules and objectives were designed. The current quantitative, non-experimental research demonstrated that students passing the First Year College Experience course tended to have higher GPAs than students who did not take the course.
Lanting, Mark, "Assessment of a Community College’s First Year Experience Course: Analysis of a Student Retention and Success Strategy" (2014). Ed.D. Dissertations. 71.
Business Commons, Community College Leadership Commons, Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons
Ed.D. dissertation completed in 2014 for Olivet Nazarene University.