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Institute on Developing and Sustaining
First-Year Seminars

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* Participants from the same institution must register in the same transaction to receive discounted rate.

* Limited to 120 Participants


 

About the Institute

The Institute on Developing and Sustaining First-Year Seminars is designed to provide those charged with the task of delivering a successful first-year seminar with valuable information, fresh ideas, and some much-needed inspiration. Institute faculty will build a framework where participants can engage in discussions with colleagues, examine trends and practices connected to first-year seminars, and identify new strategies to ensure the success of first-year students.

Individual sessions have been designed to build on one another so that participants leave with a personalized action plan for use on their home campuses. Modeling the active pedagogies we advocate for our classrooms, the Institute faculty employ group work, problem solving, case studies, and other strategies to engage participants in learning.

We at the National Resource Center firmly believe that participants will find this Institute to be a rich and rewarding experience, whether their first-year program is in its first year or its thirtieth year.

Focused Topics

  • History and status of first-year seminars
  • Institutionalizing and sustaining first-year seminars
  • Assessing first-year seminars
  • Implementing change as a result of assessment
  • Establishing valuable partnerships across campus
  • Practices to recruit, train, and retain faculty
  • Focused teaching strategies

Institute Faculty

Stephanie Foote, Director, Master of Science in First-Year Studies; Professor of Education – Kennesaw State University

Dan Friedman, Director, University 101 Programs - University of South Carolina

Brad Garner, Director of Faculty Enrichment, Center for Learning and Innovation - Indiana Wesleyan University

M. Stuart Hunter, Senior Fellow, University 101 Programs and the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition; Faculty Fellow, USC Connect - University of South Carolina

Jennifer Keup, Director, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition - University of South Carolina

Julie McLaughlin, Professor and Department Chair for the First-Year Experience, Co-chair of the First-Year Experience Advisory Committee - Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

Questions

If you have any questions about the content or organization of this event, contact Lauren Rippy by phone at (803) 777-0279 or by e-mail at HALLLA@mailbox.sc.edu. Information about this Institute and other events sponsored by the Center can be found at www.sc.edu/fye/

 

 

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