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Unformatted text preview: Freshmen Transition Course: Feasibility Study Submitted to Janice Peavler University of Tennessee Prepared by Krista Ammons December 10, 2007 3005 Hidden Lane Knoxville, TN 37920 December 10, 2007 Mr. Robert Charles Holub The University of Tennessee 525 Andy Holt Tower 1331 Circle Park Knoxville, TN 37996-0152 Dear Mr. Holub: This is the report I discussed with you in November 2007 identifying why freshmen at the University of Tennessee need to attend a mandatory transition course their first semester at the university. As you know, our drop-out rate has decreased between 2006 and 2007; by working with incoming freshmen we could improve the drop-out rate dramatically for 2008. Currently the drop-rate at UT is at 18%. As you and I discussed, the retention from first to second year is the lowest of all and of all of the students that do drop-out, 50% do so before entering their sophomore year. Because more than 20% of undergraduate freshmen leave the university before entering their sophomore year, it is reasonable to think that freshmen could benefit from a transition course providing them with the tools they will need to have a successful college career. The incoming youth do poorly in their first year of college because they do not know how to manage their time between classes, work, and their social lives. Implementing a mandatory transition course for freshmen students is the best strategy to decrease the drop-out rate at UT. The universitys life studies course is on the right track in helping UT freshmen with the transition from high school to college, but it is not enough. A mandatory course will make sure all students have the opportunity to make their beginning year successful. With this courses help, the freshmen will be able to manage their time, learn research and study skills, and learn about money management. Higher retention rates highlight the universitys success in educating and providing for its students. Thank you for the opportunity to conduct this research. I have enjoyed learning about ways to highlight the success at our university and providing students with new ways to better their educational experience. If you have any further questions pertaining to the material in this report fell free to contact me via e-mail or by calling me. Sincerely, Krista Ammons i Table of Contents Illustration Listii Abstract.iii Introduction...4 Problem...4 Scope...4 Assumptions5 Criteria.5 Methodology6 Body..7Body....
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