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Author Cohen, Robert Douglas, 1938-

Title Freshman seminar : a new orientation / Robert D. Cohen and Ruth Jody
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (151 pages)
Series Westview special studies in higher education
Westview special studies in higher education.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Contents; 1. The Need for Ongoing Orientation; 2. Planning for a Freshman Seminar Program; 3. The Content Areas of Freshman Seminar; 4. Methods in Teaching Freshman Seminar; 5. Staff Development; 6. Seminar Sessions: Formats; 7. Three Classroom Dialogues; Appendix A: Course Description; Appendix B: Course Information Sheet; Appendix C: Program Planning Exercise; Notes; Selected Bibliography
Summary The competition for students is growing among colleges and universities, leading administrators and student personnel professionals to ask what they can do to recruit and retain their students without lowering academic standards. The Freshman Seminar is one answer: it is a full-semester course designed to train would-be students in the skills they will need to survive in a student's world. Remedial courses alone are not sufficient; there are a host of meta-academic activities to be mastered, among them note taking, test taking, class participation, interacting with instructors, and developing realistic attitudes towards learning. The authors, initiators and experienced teachers in Hunter College's Freshman Seminar Program, describe the rationale for such a course, as well as its value. Their step-by-step approach to establishing and teaching a freshman seminar details the fundamentals of curriculum design and teaching methods and describes specific instructional material for classroom use--lesson plans, games, attitude inventories, and role playing. This is a comprehensive and practical guidebook for the college administrator who wants to reduce student attrition and for the student personnel professional who will implement such a program
Notes Originally published 1978 by Westview Press, Inc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject College student orientation.
College student orientation.
EDUCATION -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Jody, Ruth.
ISBN 0429050704