ERIC Number: ED041350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-18
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Innovation: Orientation and Student Values.
Witten, Charles H.; And Others
Limited aspects of an innovative college freshman orientation program are discussed. The primary focus of all three papers is student values. Robert E. Bennett looks at contemporary societal changes and pressures which shape values and concludes that, in spite of them, many students maintain values similar to past generations. What is new is their openness about their problems and values, and the speed with which they desire changes. He views orientation as the optimal time for colleges to begin helping students think about and define their values in relationship to the college life upon which they are embarking. H. Tyler Combs reports on the methods which the University of South Carolina's orientation program utilizes to deal with student values. He shows why the University feels that, based on the student enrollment, value discussions must be an important part of orientation. Robert Squatriglia stresses the need for research and evaluation of innovations in student personnel work, and describes the research conducted thus far at the University of South Carolina which found that some changes in student values resulted from on-going orientation programs. A more comprehensive listing of the innovations concludes the presentations. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American College Personnel Association Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, March 16-18, 1970