ERIC Number: ED478603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Successful Transitions: A Guide for Orienting Students to College. 2nd Edition. The First-Year Experience Monograph Series.
Ward-Roof, Jeanine A., Ed.; Hatch, Cathie, Ed.
This monograph contains 15 papers on aspects of college and university student and family orientation programs. Following a prologue, "Reflections on the Future of Orientation," by M. Lee Upcraft, the papers are: (1) "Today's Students and Their Impact on Orientation and First-Year Programs" (Tony W. Cawthon and Michael Miller); (2) "Theoretical Perspectives on Orientation" (Michael Dannells and Maureen E. Wilson); (3) "20 Years of Trends and Issues in Orientation Programs" (Gerry Strumpf, Greg Sharer, and Matthew Wawrzynski); (4) "Components of a Comprehensive Orientation Program" (Rebecca F. Smith and Richard K. Brackin); (5) "Orientation as a Catalyst: Effective Retention through Academic and Social Integration" (updated by Jim Zakely); (6) "Organization and Administration of Orientation Programs" (Jimmy N. Abraham, Bryan G. Nesbit, and Jeanine A. Ward-Roof); (7) "Methods for Orienting Diverse Populations" (Bonita C. Jacobs and Brian S. Bowman); (8) "Orienting Transfer Students" (Jeanine A. Ward-Roof, Patricia A. Kashner, and Valerie M. Hodge); (9) "Orienting Nontraditional Students to College: Creating Opportunities, Supporting Success" (Cathie Hatch); (10) "The Connecting Point: Orientation at Community Colleges" (Les Cook, Betty R. Cully, and Deneece Huftalin); (11) "The Role of Family Influence on Student Success" (Diane M. Austin); (12) "The First-Year Seminar: Continuing Support for New Student Transitions" (Mary Stuart Hunter, Tracy L. Skipper, and Carrie W. Linder); (13) "10 Years Later: The Web Phenomenon and New Student Orientation" (Gary L. Kramer); (14) "Evaluating and Assessing Orientation Programs" (Richard H. Mullendore, Gary Biller, and Ralph Busby); and (15) "Reflections on the Future of Orientation" (John N. Gardner and Dave A. Hansen). An appendix contains "The Role of Student Orientation Programs and Services CAS Standards Contextural Statement" (Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education). Each chapter contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Diversity (Student), Educational Trends, First Year Seminars, Higher Education, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, School Orientation, Student College Relationship, Transfer Students, Transitional Programs
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, 1629 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29208 ($35). Tel: 803-777-6029; Fax: 803-777-4699.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Orientation Directors Association.; South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.