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Zeljana Pavlovic; Lucas M. Jeno – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2024
Peer mentoring has shown beneficial effects in facilitating academic and social integration among first-year students in higher education. Previous research is, however, limited by the exclusion of a comparison group, to examine whether the integration process still occurs among non-mentored students, independently of peer mentoring. By using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Mentors, Peer Relationship
Amy Greenstein – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The proliferation of online education has catapulted academic pedagogical modernization and digital relevancy to the forefront of every Provost's agenda. Online education continues to expand rapidly throughout the higher education sector and an agile institutional structure, personnel and operational units are necessary to meet market demand. This…
Descriptors: Online Courses, School Orientation, Adult Students, Electronic Learning
Ashley Shivar – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Non-traditional students are quickly becoming the majority on college campuses, with three-fourths of campus populations fitting the definition of a non-traditional student. However, many institutions still lack a tailored orientation model for non-traditional students. This leads to the marginalization of adult learners, distance education…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Adult Students, School Orientation
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Hill, Eddie; Zajchowski, Chris A. B.; Rossiter, Abigail; Edwards, Erik; Willett, Mike; Crofford, Eleanor – College Student Affairs Journal, 2023
Outdoor orientation programs (OOPs) use wilderness or adventure experiences as a transition of incoming first-year students to college and university settings. We explored resilience and flourishing outcomes from two OOP trips in Virginia and North Carolina using the Brief Resilience Scale, the Mental Health Continuum Short Form, and a thematic…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, School Orientation, Educational Practices, College Freshmen
Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2023
As community colleges create or enhance their online learning programs, campus leaders must find ways to make these experiences equitable for all students, so that everyone has a fair chance at success. Colleges are using a wide array of innovative strategies to do this. These methods include designing online courses with inclusion in mind,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Electronic Learning, School Orientation, Learning Management Systems
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2022
The January 2022 60-Second Survey focused on the availability of different programmatic and mentorship offerings for newly admitted undergraduate and graduate students. In the framework of the survey and report, there is a differentiation between mentor programs and other newly admitted student programming. They prioritize matching newly admitted…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Lauren N. Irwin; Jaime S. Miller; Katie Morgan; Jodi Linley – Journal of College Student Development, 2023
Peer socialization agents (PSAs; e.g., resident assistants, orientation leaders) are trained to facilitate belonging through formal socialization initiatives. We used secondary qualitative data analysis, in combination with a critical constructivist approach, to explore PSAs' sense of belonging and the contexts in which they experience it through…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, School Orientation, Leaders, Peer Relationship
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Rodgers, Ellen Drogin; Yoder, Margaret; Alford, Brianna; Berry, Ivory – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2023
When students are initially immersed into the academic and social community of their program, they are more likely to succeed than if left to navigate graduate school on their own. As such, well-crafted onboarding initiatives are among the highest impact retention practices and key to enhancing the graduate student experience. While George Mason…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Experience, School Holding Power, Asynchronous Communication
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Paul M. Garton; Adam Grimm; Sehee Kim – New Directions for Higher Education, 2023
Traditional ecological models are promising for making sense of international student experiences, but the assumed monolithic nature of the structuring systems is inadequate for explaining development that occurs across multiple systems. We present and expand a model called the Spanning Systems Model that recognizes multiple ecologies. The model…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Ecology, Models, Student Experience
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Kloetzer, Laure; Clarke-Habibi, Sara; Mehmeti, Teuta; Zittoun, Tania – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Switzerland, like other countries in Europe, has long depended on migration and mobility for its economy. Facilitating the integration of migrant children in school, primarily through the acquisition of the local language, has therefore been a priority for policymakers. In recent years, mobility has been on the increase and mobility trajectories…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Migrant Children, Inclusion
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Diahann Gallard – Pastoral Care in Education, 2024
This paper considers the topic of student wellbeing using the lens of a different type of support mechanism -- 'dog borrowing' -- which builds on prior research about emotion work and human-animal interactions but in the context of student transitions and pastoral care in higher education. This novel study was about the experiences of students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Adjustment, Well Being
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Aladegbaiye, Adedapo T.; de Jong, Menno D. T.; Beldad, Ardion D. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2023
Research routinely suggests that international students often struggle in engaging with other student groups. This study, therefore, examines to what extent and how the intercultural attitudes and intentions of new international students in three Dutch educational institutions related to their acculturation orientation preferences (AOPs) during…
Descriptors: Acculturation, School Orientation, Preferences, Foreign Students
Vina Titaley – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This Education Leadership Portfolio (ELP) documents my efforts to enhance the transition experiences of international students at the University of Delaware by optimizing orientation programming. Orientation programming for international students consists of pre-arrival orientation, upon-arrival orientation, and extended orientation, which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, School Orientation, Student Adjustment
Young, Chelsea Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Online graduate degree program offerings are increasing in popularity, and online graduate students need support to acclimate to their degree programs. Online orientations have been effective in undergraduate programs; however, there is limited research on the effectiveness of online orientations in online graduate degree programs. The problem…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Online Courses, Doctoral Programs, Student Attitudes
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Loscko, Kimberly K.; Townsend, Susannah; Bowers-Abbott, Miriam – HAPS Educator, 2022
The current study examines if participants completing an early online academic orientation display significantly higher levels of achievement in anatomy and physiology (A&P) compared to those who do not complete this orientation. The study involves a sample of first year nursing students in a private Catholic college in a major midwestern city…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Orientation, Anatomy, Physiology
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