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ERIC Number: ED529290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 102
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8892-7175-0
ISSN: N/A
The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success. Volume One: Designing and Administering the Course
Keup, Jennifer R.; Petschauer, Joni Webb
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
"The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success," a five-volume series, is designed to assist educators who are interested in launching a first-year seminar or revamping an existing program. Each volume examines a different aspect of first-year seminar design or administration and offers suggestions for practice grounded in research on the seminar, the literature on teaching and learning, and campus-based examples. Because national survey research suggests that the seminar exists in a variety of forms on college campuses--and that some campuses combine one or more of these forms to create a hybrid seminar--the series offers a framework for decision making rather than a blueprint for course design. This volume opens by defining common seminar configurations, goals, and course topics, drawing on national studies and institutional research reports. It also offers guidance in selecting a seminar model. The authors also address strategies for launching and administering the seminar and successfully managing change within the course. Broadly conceived, this first volume in the five-volume series lays the ground work for more in-depth coverage to follow. Appended are: (1) Resources on the First-Year Seminar; and (2) Resources on Assessment of the First-Year Seminar. An index is included.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail: fye@sc.edu; Web site: http://sc.edu/fye
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition