Presentation Type

Best Practice Presentation (45 minute presentation about a specific best practice)

Abstract

To augment university wide retention efforts, we developed a unique first-year seminar experience to enhance student interactions with peers, faculty, and staff; increase their sense of belonging; and help them integrate into the college culture. Presenters will share the results and recommendations on how other schools might utilize this initiative.

Keywords

Retention; student coaching; mentorship; advising; curriculum development

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Enhancing Student Retention through a College-Level First Year Seminar

To augment university wide retention efforts, we developed a unique first-year seminar experience to enhance student interactions with peers, faculty, and staff; increase their sense of belonging; and help them integrate into the college culture. Presenters will share the results and recommendations on how other schools might utilize this initiative.