Powerful FYE Strategies: From Program Development to Assessment

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Event Date/Time: Sep 29, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 29, 2009
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Powerful FYE Strategies: From Program Development to Assessment Online Webinars Series Register for 1, 2, 3 or all 4! NOTE: Payment is not required before event date. WEBINARS (title, date, time, overview): Powerful FYE Strategies that Make a Difference Wednesday, October 7th ~ 1-2:30 EDT This webinar will explore innovative ideas and practical strategies for developing a multi-faceted, yet cohesive, FYE program that may include seminars but may also focus on other strategies that fit your students and institutional context. Harnessing peer-to-peer education, experiential learning, out-of-class faculty interaction with students, learning portfolio development, and learning communities are a few of the possibilities that will be discussed. Insight into FYEs theoretical underpinnings and history, as well information on what works (or doesnt) including solutions to common implementation barriers, will be provided. Imagine new possibilities and potentials for your FYE programs/approach! ================================================== Case Study: The Implementation of a FYE Student Success Course at One Community College Tuesday, September 29th ~ 1-3 EDT In addition to the typical issues inherent to all college students, the community college student often has additional challenges that must be addressed to persist and achieve academic success. One method to address these issues at the community college is the development of first-year experience courses similar to those found at many four-year institutions, but unique to the community college student. This presentation will focus on the development and implementation of a first-year experience course at one urban community college and the impact of that course on student success. ================================================== Only the Beginning: FYE as a Catalyst for Curricular Innovation Thursday, October 22nd ~ 1-2:30 EDT Many institutions with successful FYE programs are prompted to examine the experiences of their sophomore, transfer, and graduating students and to rethink their curriculum in light of what students are and arent learning and doing. This webinar will explore, using educational design principles, innovative ways to build learning from convocation through graduation. Insight into ways to integrate classroom, hands-on, and co-curricular experiences will be provided. Additionally, the challenges associated with institutional change will be discussed. Finally, the participants will be encouraged to consider possibilities and next steps that make sense for their institutional context. ================================================== FYE Course Assessment: Transforming Your First Year Students Behaviors and Attitudes Tuesday, November 10th ~ 1:00-3:00 EST The primary goal of the majority of first-year experience courses is to help students transition to college. The heart of these courses is the psychology of adjustment. Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. If a first-year experience class is effective, the course will help students shift their behaviors (study habits) and mental processes (attitudes) from high school in order to adapt successfully to the college environment and make a smooth transition to the academic rigor of higher education--a paramount goal of first-year experience courses. This session will explore both pedagogical techniques and assessment tools that can help you examine the effectiveness of your first-year experience course. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org