The AIR Professional File
Spring 2013, Article 131
Programs for Engagement and Enhancement
Gloria Crisp, Lisa Palacios, John Kaulfus
The following article describes programs used by universities and colleges to engage students; these programs include mentoring, learning communities, and first-year success courses and programs. We begin with a brief overview of student development theory, program descriptions and citations, and article summaries for key references. Next, we introduce prominent national surveys available to institutions that are interested in measuring student engagement (inside or outside formal programs). We conclude with additional references and recommendations for institutional researchers involved in program review and/or student outcomes assessment of student engagement programs.
Gloria Crisp, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Lisa Palacios, The University of Texas at San AntonioJohn Kaulfus, Texas A&M University
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