Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Student Perceptions of a Summer Bridge Program: An Exploratory Case Study
by Moss, Philip, Ed.D., The University of Alabama, 2018, 150; 10837236
Abstract (Summary)

Summer bridge programs can be an ideal time for incoming freshmen college students to make valuable academic and social connections. Summer Bridge Programs have demonstrated success for in helping students make these connections. However, few programs have been studied extensively and been shown to have established success (Kallison & Stader, 2012, Strayhorn, 2012). This study, using a qualitative method, examined student perspectives of a summer bridge program and questioned how the participants integrated academically and socially to the university. The study took place at a large, public university in the Southeastern United States.

Students reported favorable opinions of the bridge program. Students reported strong friendships developed over the 4-week program, positive impressions of the faculty, and a positive impression of the university.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Major, Claire
Commitee: Bray, Nathaniel, Breaux, Arleen, Holley, Karri, Myrick, John
School: The University of Alabama
Department: Higher Education Administration
School Location: United States -- Alabama
Source: DAI-A 80/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration
Keywords: Academic integration, College freshmen, Social integration, Summer bridge, Transition programs
Publication Number: 10837236
ISBN: 978-0-438-44314-3
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