Email Message from Randy L. Swing, Ph.D.

Co-Director of the Policy Center for the First Year of College

From: Randy L Swing
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 7:08 AM
To: Listserv
Subject: Assessment Essay

The First-Year Assessment Listserv (FYA-L) operates like an on-line magazine and discussion group. Brief, scholarly essays on issues relating to the assessment of first-year programs are shared via e-mail and then archived for future access on a related web site. Past contributors include Peter Ewell, George Kuh, Trudy Banta, Linda Sax, John Gardner, Betsy Barefoot, Lee Upcraft, and other luminaries in the field of assessment and first-year programs.

A new invited essay was added today. The essay is a case study of how The Pennsylvania State University's institutional research function supported the development and continuous improvement of a new first-year seminar initiative. The essay is archived at http://www.brevard.edu/fyc/listserv/remarks/dooris.htm. A full index of past invited essays and instructions for joining the FYA-L are available at http://www.brevard.edu/fyc/listserv/. The Listserv is especially designed for those who administer or have assessment responsibilities for first-year curricular or co-curricular programs. FYA-L is a project of The Policy Center on the First Year of College, funded by grants from The Pew Charitable Trusts and The Atlantic Philanthropies and currently has over 900 subscribers. Randy

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Randy L. Swing, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Policy Center for the First Year of College
supported by grants from The Atlantic Philanthropies & The Pew Charitable Trusts
located at Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina 28712
Phone: 828.966.5312
FAX: 828.883.4093
Web: http://www.brevard.edu/fyc