Location

Room 1220 A/B

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

At the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), all students are required to complete a First Year Experience course in their first academic quarter, designed to be an extended campus orientation, encouraging students to interact with the various campus departments and services. The structure of these classes offers the library several opportunities to interact with first year students, including participation in an assignment called the FYE Passport Stamp Challenge. This challenge is a required assignment for all FYE students that prompts them to visit various campus departments to complete an activity in order to receive a stamp. Each student is required to collect a total of 6 stamps to pass the FYE class. Historically, the Jen Library has participated in this assignment by offering students a short activity in exchange for a stamp.

In the summer of 2015, SCAD’s Jen Library began a project to analyze their methods for first year student engagement. The library staff began to think critically about the library’s participation FYE Passport Stamp Challenge and how they could most effectively use the activity to promote the library to first year students.

This session will discuss the process of evaluating, creating, and assessing first year student engagement activities to enhance student learning opportunities through the view of a project that the librarians of the Savannah College of Art and Design undertook in the summer and fall of 2015 to re-invent the Jen Library engagement activities offered to their First Year Experience students.

Presentation Description

This session will discuss the process of evaluating, creating, and assessing first year student engagement activities to enhance student learning opportunities through the view of a project that the librarians of the Savannah College of Art and Design undertook to re-invent the Jen Library engagement activities offered to FYE students.

Keywords

First Year Experience, Outreach, Engagement, Academic Libraries

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 1:15 PM Sep 30th, 2:30 PM

Re-Inventing First Impressions: Changing the Way First Year Students Interact with the Library

Room 1220 A/B

At the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), all students are required to complete a First Year Experience course in their first academic quarter, designed to be an extended campus orientation, encouraging students to interact with the various campus departments and services. The structure of these classes offers the library several opportunities to interact with first year students, including participation in an assignment called the FYE Passport Stamp Challenge. This challenge is a required assignment for all FYE students that prompts them to visit various campus departments to complete an activity in order to receive a stamp. Each student is required to collect a total of 6 stamps to pass the FYE class. Historically, the Jen Library has participated in this assignment by offering students a short activity in exchange for a stamp.

In the summer of 2015, SCAD’s Jen Library began a project to analyze their methods for first year student engagement. The library staff began to think critically about the library’s participation FYE Passport Stamp Challenge and how they could most effectively use the activity to promote the library to first year students.

This session will discuss the process of evaluating, creating, and assessing first year student engagement activities to enhance student learning opportunities through the view of a project that the librarians of the Savannah College of Art and Design undertook in the summer and fall of 2015 to re-invent the Jen Library engagement activities offered to their First Year Experience students.