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ERIC Number: ED227781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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A Model Summer Freshmen Explorientation Program.
Mussano, Frank
An optional summer explorientation program for new students at York College, Pennsylvania, is described, and a literature review and York College survey results are presented. The program is designed to orient students to campus life and provide exposure to campus facilities, faculty, administration, and other students. The literature suggests that orientation programs can facilitate student adjustment and may use the following successful techniques: information sessions, open houses, developmental courses, entertainment programming, social activities, slide and videotape presentations, and small-group experiences. A 1982 survey of 588 incoming freshmen following the orientation program revealed the following major concerns: getting involved in campus life, developing effective study and test-taking techniques, and writing effective term papers. York College faculty, administrators, and student leaders participated in program planning, formal course presentations, and social events. An additional evaluation revealed that new students valued the developmental seminars, social activities, campus service presentations, and meeting students and staff. An orientation program schedule and data on attrition among program participants are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A