The Policy Center on the First Year of College - Building a Better Foundation for Undergraduate Education

Students entering college in 2004 were more polarized politically than ever before (Source: The American Freshman, National Norms)
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Policy Center Initiatives


Foundations of Excellence in The First College Year

What's New?
Current Practice Surveys
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Enrollment is now open for the
2007 - 2008 National Select Cohorts. Go to for additional information.

Foundations of Excellence® in the First College Year, the signature project of the Policy Center on the First Year of College, is a comprehensive, guided self-study and improvement process that enhances an institution’s ability to realize its goals for student learning, success, and persistence.
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