Register for upcoming First-Year Experience and Students In Transition courses

Fostering First-Year Student Success
July 14- August 8, 2014
Instructor: Stephanie Foote

This online course is designed to engage participants in an exploration of many of the fundamental aspects of first-year student success. Course objectives include 1) Identify issues that impact the success of first-year students on their campus. 2) Develop strategies and transform existing practices to encourage first-year student success. 3) Understand how to use qualitative and quantitative methods to measure first-year student success. This course takes place during a four-week period and participants earn 1.5 continuing education units.

Registration Fee:
Each course costs $425 not including the cost of textbooks. Course is limited to the first 40 registrants. Register at http://www.sc.edu/fye/oc

Proving and Improving: Foundations of First-Year Assessment 
August 18- September 19, 2014
Instructor: Dallin George Young

This online course is an introduction to and overview of the first-year assessment. It will provide participants with knowledge and tools needed to make sense of first-year assessment issues at their respective institutions. Course objectives include 1) Identify key learning and development outcomes for the first year of college. 2) Explore tools commonly used to gather data. 3) Understand the process for selecting appropriate assessment instruments. 4) Develop the knowledge needed to make sense of first-year assessment issues. 5) Understand data collection methods and modes for first-year assessment. This course takes place during a four-week period and participants earn 1.5 continuing education units.

Registration Fee:
Each course costs $425 not including the cost of textbooks. Course is limited to the first 25 registrants. Register at http://www.sc.edu/fye/oc

Institute on First-Generation College Students 
July 25-27, 2014
Asheville, N.C.
Institute faculty include: Amy Baldwin, La’Tonya Rease Miles, Dorothy Ward, James Winfield, Althea Counts

Focused topics include 1) Defining first-generation students and understanding their needs. 2) Discerning elements of a comprehensive institutional approach to a first-generation success. 3) Identifying factors that contribute to their success. 4) Developing curricular and cocurricular strategies tailored for first-generation students. 5) Strategizing to gain institutional support for programs and initiatives. 6) Defining the role of faculty and staff in first-generation student success. 7) Assessing programs and strategies for support.

Price per individual: $645; 2 or more: $625. Limited to 100 participants. Register at http://sc.edu/fye/FGCS/index.html

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