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Communicates college-level expectations during orientation, boot camp, and freshman seminars and sets the stage for higher student performance and greater faculty engagement.
College Orientation targets freshmen entering four-year institutions and is designed for use from college orientation programs until graduation day and beyond. It provides a roadmap for campus staff and faculty offering orientation programs to facilitate behaviors that increase retention, improve four-year graduation rates, and ultimately, reduce student loan debt. Students receive the information they need to adapt to college life and stay on track towards a degree–all the while learning behaviors that promote achievement after graduation. This comprehensive reference tool is written from an insider’s point of view and has a distinct focus on promoting appropriate college conduct. It covers a multitude of topics that help students navigate the university system while learning how to adapt this information to their future workplace.
SESSION 1: HOW ARE EXPECTATIONS DIFFERENT IN COLLEGE?
SESSION 2: WHAT AM I EXPECTED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW COLLEGE WORKS?
SESSION 3: WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME AS A COLLEGE STUDENT?
Karen Bendersky PhD is Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA. She received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and teaches courses in developmental and cognitive
psychology as well as advanced research and senior specialty courses. She has also taught freshmen orientation and helped develop her department’s freshman orientation module. She received her university’s 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award and 2012 Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. Her research interest is in the area of mental representation.
Catherine M. Chastain-Elliott PhD is Associate Dean of general education programs and Professor of Art History at the University of Tampa. She received her doctorate in American Art History at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and teaches general and honors courses in twentieth-century art history and the philosophy of art. Her office oversees the academic portions of the University of Tampa’s college orientation program, and the year-long freshman seminar sequence. She leads advising cohorts for general, transfer, and honors students. Chastain-Elliott is the recipient of two Smithsonian Institution research fellowships, and the 2009 University of Tampa Faculty Service Award.