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First Year Experiences

First-Year Civic Engagement: Sound Foundations for College, Citizenship and DemocracyNational Resources Center for the First Year Experience and Students in TransitionMonograph from a variety of authors reflecting on civic engagement in the first year. Also provides case studies from colleges around the country.
Service Learning in the First Year Seminar: Best Practice Recommendations to FacultyCenter for Service Learning Western Carolina UniversityBest practices for integrating service learning into the first year seminar at Western Carolina University
Using NSSE to Assess the First-Year ExperienceNSSEOutlines how colleges have used the NSSE to assess first year experience outcomes
The Role of Service-Learning on the Retention of First-Year Students to Second YearMichigan Journal of Community Service LearningResearch on the relationship between taking a service learning course in the first year and retention to the second year.
Introducing Students to Service: First-year OrientationCampus CompactProvides an example of service integrated into orientation at Wheaton College
First Year Experience ExcursionsMaryville UniversityProvides an example of coordinating both service and building community awareness in the orientation process.
National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in TransitionUniversity of South CarolinaClearinghouse for research best practices
FYHE CentreFYHE CentreClearinghouse for research and best practices


General Education

General EducationAAC&UProvides a variety of resources on general education
A Crucible MomentAAC&UReframes the discussion about the basis of civic learning and higher education
Trends and Emerging Practices in General EducationAAC&USurvey of AAC&U members
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