Foundations of Excellence®

The College of Coastal Georgia has been selected to participate in "Foundations of Excellence® (FoE) in the First College Year" -- a partnership with the Policy Center on the First Year. FoE is a guided, intensive, self study of all aspects of the first college year.

The self-study is based on an institutional assessment model that includes nine Foundational Dimensions® each identifying characteristics of excellence in the first year of college. The nine Foundational Dimensions® are (1) Philosophy, (2) Organization, (3) Learning, (4) Campus Culture, (5) Transitions, (6) All Students, (7) Diversity, (8) Roles and Purposes, and (9) Improvement.

For the 2009-2010 academic year, the Policy Center accepted 11 four-year institutions that applied for participation in the Foundations of Excellence® through a competitive application process.

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2009-2010 Four-Year National Select Cohort

Institution State
College of Coastal Georgia Georgia
Georgia Gwinnett College Georgia
Indiana University Kokomo Indiana
Kean University New Jersey
Ottawa University Kansas
Pennsylvania College of Technology Pennsylvania
SUNY Cobleskill New York
SUNY Oswego New York
The College at Brockport New York
University of Northern Iowa Iowa
University of Texas at Brownsville Texas
Universidad Metropolitana Puerto Rico

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