Assessment of a freshman summer transition program in an open-admissions institution
Author(s): Wolf-Wendel, L. E., Tuttle, K., & Keller-Wolff, C. M.
Citation: Wolf-Wendel, L. E., Tuttle, K., & Keller-Wolff, C. M. (1999). Assessment of a freshman summer transition program in an open-admissions institution. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 11(2), 7-32.
The authors examine a transition program for first-year students at the University of Kansas and present an outcome assessment of its early implementation. They measure the effect of the program through students' GPA and retention, self-efficacy, and qualitative responses in focus groups. Findings include students with lower levels of academic preparation benefiting significantly in terms of social and academic self-efficacy and consistent qualitative responses from students at all levels indicating benefits from the program.