June 2013 o Introductions Research strongly indicates that new students who participate in student success courses (such as the one that’s using this text) are more likely to stay in college, complete their degrees, and achieve higher grades. These positive effects have been found for: Cuseo, Joe; Thompson, Aaron;, McLaughlin, Julie; Moono, Steady. Thriving in the Community College and Beyond. Kendall Hunt, 2011, 2013. o All types of students (underprepared and well prepared, minority and majority, residential and commuter, male and female); o students at all types of colleges (two- and four-year, public and private); o students attending colleges of different sizes (small, midsized, and large); and o students attending colleges in different locations (urban, suburban and rural). Cuseo, Joe; Thompson, Aaron;, McLaughlin, Julie; Moono, Steady. Thriving in the Community College and Beyond. Kendall Hunt, 2011, 2013. FYE SUCCESS EF 2010 Retention Rate EF 2011 Retention Rate Fall-to-fall retention for students who are successful in FYE is 12.6 points higher than the college overall for the EF 2010 cohort and 11.5 points higher for the EF 2011 cohort. Successful (ABC) 58.9% 58.1% Successful? (D) 27.7% 38.9% Unsuccessful (F/W) 19.4% 17.8% Did not enroll/Exempt 43.1% 45.2% College Total 46.3% 46.6% o Veterans o Displaced workers o Single parents o First generation o Learning disabilities o Special populations CHARACTERISTICS OF MILLENIALS o Helicopter parents o Most racially and ethnically diverse generation o Despise being separated from contact with friends o Have always been told they are “special” o Connected 24/7 CHARACTERISTICS OF MILLENIALS o They watch television everywhere but on a television o Encyclopedias? Huh? o 1 in 5 have a parent who is an immigrant TEACHING MILLENIALS o o o o o o o Use Technology Need constant feedback and reinforcement Explain exact procedure Use humor Seek to be challenged Rely on collaboration with peers Learning needs to be hands-on, interactive, collaborative and fun o Use as equalizer in class o Diverse student population o Reach all students and bring them to the same level o High level and lower functioning students work together for success o Research indicates that active involvement is the most fundamental and most powerful principle of human learning and college success (Astin1993; Kuh 2000). o Active involvement could be considered the first base of college success because if it is not touched or covered you cannot advance to another base. Adapted from: Cuseo, Joe; Thompson, Aaron;, McLaughlin, Julie; Moono, Steady. Thriving in the Community College and Beyond. Kendall Hunt, 2011, 2013. o Not defining knowledge but USING knowledge o Use what they learn and retain it Glasser, M.D., William, Choice Theory, New York. Harper Collins, 1998. o Learning is not a spectator sport! o Talk o Write o Relate to past experiences o Apply to daily lives o Must make what they learn part of themselves Adapted from: Chickering, Arthur, and Zelda Gamson. Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. AAHE/March, 1987. 1) Know your students. 2) Let your students know your expectations. 3) Get to know your students and allow them to get to know you. 4) Utilize the course textbook. 5) Start each class out with some type of tradition. 6) Keep the students engaged! 7) Get and give feedback as much as possible. 8) HAVE FUN! o Thought starters o Think about its/Journal entries o Snapshot summary boxes o Remember cues o Quotes o Student perspectives o Author’s experience o End of chapter exercises o End of chapter reflections 1) Getting started with your FYE course 2) Icebreakers 3) Teaching the introduction 4) Ending the course 5) Appendix o Building class community and course enthusiasm o Know their instructor o Know the purpose and value of the course o Know their classmates o Serve to lay the foundational cornerstones for a successful learning experience in any course. From: Instructor’s Manual for Thriving in College & Beyond: Research–Based Strategies for Academic Success and Personal Development. o o o o Icebreaker Review syllabus 1st day reflection Expectations o Minute Papers o You Tube Videos o First Five Minutes o Music o Quote of the Day o Why this Class and Why College o Snapshot Summary 1.1 (p. xxiii) Student Diversity in America’s Community Colleges o Snapshot Summary 1.2 (pgs. xxv-xxvi) Why College Is Worth It o Activity: Analyze and Prioritize the Benefits of College o Success stories o Benefits of collaboration o Syllabi – in class o Appropriate/Inappropriate o Syllabus Worksheet Emails o I like but I don’t like…. o Ideal student o Hiring employees o 20 things I can do this term o A Checklist of Success – Promoting Principles and Practices o Role Play o College Catalog o Campus Resources o Academic Advising Worksheet o http://youtu.be/y9ozDgtWTLQ (famous failures) o http://youtu.be/Y6hz_s2XIAU (famous failures) o Who are You? o The Dash Poem (eulogy) http://www.thedashmovie.com/ o 3 life events o SMART goals o Setbacks into comebacks o Locus of control / personal responsibility o Motivation/long-range goals worksheet ? o Autobiography o Self-Defeating Behavior o Strengths/Weaknesses o Personal Responsibility Worksheet o Walk a Mile in My Shoes Worksheet o Goal Collage o Chaos toss o “Acceptable” reasons to miss class o Time management worksheet o Time Wasters o Planners/Calendars o Missing Class o In a national survey of 40,000 college professors who taught freshman through senior-level courses in various fields, 97% of them reported that the most important goal of a college education is to develop students’ ability to think critically (Milton, 1982). o Similarly, college professors who teach introductory courses to freshmen and sophomores indicate that the primary educational purpose of their courses is to develop students’ critical thinking skills (Stark et al., 1990). From: Thriving in the Community College & Beyond Strategies for Academic Success and Personal Development o What song? o Object (paperclip, dime) o Puzzles o Campus issues (how to resolve) o Objectivity exam (also test taking) o One red paper clip http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=be8b02edzvw o TV Advertising o Ordinary Objectives Paper Students complete a learning styles test and receive a report detailing how they should take part in class participation, complete homework assignments, and prepare for class and exams. o My Power Learning (www.unlockyourlearning.com) o My Power Learning Worksheet o Write name with non-dominant hand o SQ3R o Note Taking o Appointment with tutoring center, writing center, etc. o Objectivity Exam o Following Directions o Creating Retrieval Cues o Compute GPA o Can You Follow Directions? Diversity project o Oreo cookie exercise o Diversity bingo o Exploring stereotypes o Role play o Status game o Circles of my multicultural self o Definition World of diversity village Choose your neighbor Artifact Group similarities o Wants vs. needs o Ways to save money o Having fun without spending (much) money o Finance worksheet Incidentals Meet with financial aid Monitoring What’s money on your _____________? o Health paper or grid o STD Handshake o Live to be 100 o Fast Food Frenzy Wellness wheel (and handout) Improving Wellness Self physical health self-assessment improvement Sleep and meal record ADD LINK Strengths worksheet Values Accomplishment exercise Ideal job Career research Career exploration worksheet Think About It Reflect on answers in Chapter 3 Personal needs Human resources representatives Ideal career Educational plan Career article Objectives ? Presentation Video Final reflection Paper Letter o Pat on the back o Roster o Class gift awards o Chickering, Arthur, and Zelda Gamson. Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. AAHE/March, 1987. o Course Pedagogy for the First-Year Seminar: Research-Based Strategies for Classroom Instruction, Course Assignments, and Student Grading. From: Instructor’s Manual for Thriving in College & Beyond. o Cuseo, Joseph, Aaron Thompson, Julie McLaughlin, and Steady Moono. Thriving in the Community College & Beyond. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt, 2010. 2013. Print. o Glasser, M.D., William, Choice Theory, New York. Harper Collins, 1998. o Howe, N., & Strauss, W. (2003). Millennials go to college. Executive Summary by Steve Eubanks. o Monaco, M. & Martin, M. (2007). The millennial student: A new generation of learners. Athletic Training Education Journal, 42-46.