Proposal Title

Designing, Comparing, and Evaluating First-Year Initiatives

Proposal Abstract

Having gathered data from over 40 sections of three distinct student cohorts participating in two pilot First year initiatives, we offer our quantitative and qualitative data results as a means of considering ways of designing productive FY programs. We have gathered student perceptions of learning from a living learning community (LLC) initiative explicitly designed around issues of community, and from a first semester core initiative designed to cultivate Habits of Mind. The poster will showcase strengths and drawbacks of the two sets of outcomes. Quantitative data from 2013-14 will be supplemented by qualitative data from faculty perceptions of teaching and learning and deepened by student focus group data from 2014 as we look for significant trends in determining the most effective first-year initiative.

Location

Rooms 113 & 115

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 25th, 5:00 PM Mar 25th, 6:00 PM

Designing, Comparing, and Evaluating First-Year Initiatives

Rooms 113 & 115

Having gathered data from over 40 sections of three distinct student cohorts participating in two pilot First year initiatives, we offer our quantitative and qualitative data results as a means of considering ways of designing productive FY programs. We have gathered student perceptions of learning from a living learning community (LLC) initiative explicitly designed around issues of community, and from a first semester core initiative designed to cultivate Habits of Mind. The poster will showcase strengths and drawbacks of the two sets of outcomes. Quantitative data from 2013-14 will be supplemented by qualitative data from faculty perceptions of teaching and learning and deepened by student focus group data from 2014 as we look for significant trends in determining the most effective first-year initiative.