Research Reports on College Transitions Series 4

2012-2013 National Survey of First-Year Seminars

Exploring High-Impact Practices in the First College Year

March 2014
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  • Publisher
    National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
  • Published
    17th March 2014
  • ISBN 9781889271903
  • Language English
  • Pages 134 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"

For a quarter century, the National Resource Center has been examining the prevalence, structure, and administration of first-year seminars on American college campuses. The 2012-2013 administration of the National Survey of First-Year Seminars was expanded to explore the connection between the seminar and other high-impact practices in the first college year, including learning communities, service-learning, common reading programs, undergraduate research, and writing instruction. Findings are disaggregated by institutional characteristics and seminar type so that readers may easily identify the course features with the greatest relevance for their own context.


Description of the Sample

Characteristics of the First-Year Seminar

High-Impact Educational Practices in the First-Year Seminar

Discussion and Implications

Appendix A: Survey Methodology

Appendix B: Survey Instrument

Appendix C: List of Participating Institutions

Appendix D: Response Frequencies 2012-2013 National Survey of First-Year Seminars


About the Authors

Dallin George Young

Dallin George Young

Jessica M. Hopp

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