Document Type

Report

Publication Date

4-1-2009

Abstract

The First-year Interest Group (FIG) program at Western Washington University has been a curricular option for first-year students since 1999. In the fall, 2008, it entered its tenth iteration. Briefly described, FIG program students register for a cluster of three courses: two general education courses (usually quite large) linked with a two-credit seminar (maximum enrollment 25). The FIG program is modeled on best practices culled from first year experience literature and poses that the learning community environment created by the combination of large lecture courses and a small seminar can help students connect more quickly to university life, as well as foster a smoother transition from high school to college. On average, about 20% of each in-coming freshmen class has opted to enroll in a FIG cluster.

Genre/Form

Reports

Identifier

453

Language

English

Publisher

Digital object produced by Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University, and made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Rights

This resource is provided for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. For more information about rights or obtaining copies of this resource, please contact University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

College freshmen--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Statistics; College freshmen--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Attitudes

Subjects - Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University--Freshmen--Statistics; Western Washington University--Freshmen--Attitudes

Title of Series

Technical and research reports (Western Washington University. Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing) ; 2009-06

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

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