Author(s)

Sabrina LoBue

Date Approved

6-8-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. Higher Education

Department

Educational Services, Administration, and Higher Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton

Subject(s)

College preparation programs;College freshmen

Disciplines

Higher Education

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to explore student involvement patterns and satisfaction of 40 participants of the Freshman Connection: Adventure program held by Rowan University in August of 2014. Data were collected from 33 subjects who participated in the survey, answering items on demographics, involvement, academic achievement, and the Freshman Connection: Adventure programs impact on their college experience. Data analysis suggested that students who participated in Freshman Connection: Adventure are widely involved on campus in different aspects. Data also suggested that the program gave students a positive outlook transitioning into college and gave them the necessary confidence to create long lasting friendships and positive influences at Rowan University. In regards to academic achievement, Freshman Connection participants reported that the program had low impact on their academic achievement.

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