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An assessment of the effectiveness of the University of Hartford first-year interest group model


Author(s): Duran, R. L., Colarulli, G. C., Barrett, K. A., & Stevenson, C. B.

Citation: Duran, R. L., Colarulli, G. C., Barrett, K. A., & Stevenson, C. B. (2005). An assessment of the effectiveness of the University of Hartford first-year interest group model. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 17(1), 79-99.

 

Abstract

In this study, an effective model of first-year interest groups (FIGs) and an innovative faculty development process are briefly described. Evaluation results found that University of Hartford FIGs improved student learning, improved curricular integration, fostered student community, and promoted faculty collaboration and innovation.

 

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