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ERIC Number: ED396786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Step Toward Success.
Milliron, Mark D.; And Others
Mayland Community College, in North Carolina, established the following five goals for enhancing its 1995 fall orientation program: providing information about the infrastructure of the college, connecting students with faculty and staff, connecting students with other students, communicating college-level expectations, and inspiring students. To achieve these goals, the college developed the following strategies for the 5-hour orientation: (1) the use of a decorative wall containing inspirational quotations at the entrance to the program; (2) a check-in session with background music and refreshments for socializing; (3) a presidential welcome to and vice-president's introduction of the orientation; (4) 10-minute informational breakouts before and after lunch for small groups of students, providing information on campus life from continuing students, career planning, financial aid, job placement and college-work study, student organizations, the bookstore, study skills and college expectations, registration, and student services; and (5) a closing session that included prizes and a motivational speech. Student evaluations of the orientation were extremely positive, with no negative comments being received. A complete 1995 winter orientation program is appended, including checklists of information points related to job placement, student life, financial aid, and career planning and counseling; a registration guide; a college phone list; and campus maps. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mayland Community Coll., Spruce Pine, NC.
Identifiers: North Carolina