Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

J. Marc Jantzen

First Committee Member

William O. Binkley

Second Committee Member

Lee C. Fennell

Third Committee Member

E. Hans Wagner

Fourth Committee Member

W. Preston Gleason


Few students are offered the experience of membership in the charter class of a collegiate institution. Such an experience involves elements of both opportunity and risk. This research explored the problem: What were the psychosocial characteristics of students who chose to participate in an innovative experience, specifically, the charter year of an experimental college?



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