• Video Assignment: Communicating with Your Instructors

      Video title: Seven Email Blunders You Don’t Want to Make Topic(s): E-mail, communicating with instructors Search terms: video seven email blunders Time (of video): 3:51 Posted by: Rackspace Date posted: O...
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  • Video Assignment: Academic Planning

      Video title: Office of Pre-Major and Academic Planning Topic(s): academic planning Search terms: video bgsu office of pre-major Time (of video): 0:45 Posted by: bgsu Date posted: September 16, 2013   Video...
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  • Video Assignment - Learning Communities

      Video title: Learning Communities at Loyola Topic(s): Learning Communities Search terms: video learning communities at Loyola Time (of video): 2:58 Posted by: Loyola University Chicago Date posted: March 13, 20...
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  • Build Support for Your Course

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  • Implement Peer Leadership

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  • Key Things to Keep in Mind during Your First Year

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  • The FYE Course Today

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  • John's Experience as a First-Year Student

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  • The Origins of the FYE Course

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  • Make Your FYE Course More Effective

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  • Class Activity: Name Game Icebreaker

    During the first week of the term have students participate in a variation of the Name Game. In this exercise, students introduce themselves by adding an adjective in front of their name beginning with the same letter...
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  • Class Activity: College Concerns Discussion

    If your class is willing to open up, the first weeks of the semester might be a good time to have a question-and-answer session regarding their concerns. Many students are probably beginning to have questions and fear...
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  • Video Assignment: The College Experience

      Video Title: Miami University TV Commercial (60 sec) Topic(s): The college experience Search terms: Miami university tv commercial Time (of video):  1:01 Posted by:  Miami University Date posted:...
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  • Class Activity: Purpose Discussion

    Discuss the purpose for taking this course and provide each student with a copy of your syllabus. Explain the syllabus and answer any questions students may have. The more your students understand the syllabus, the be...
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  • Class Activity: Peer Leader Testimonial

    Note: This is a peer leader assisted activity and is intended for classes that are using peer leaders as coteachers. The instructions are directed toward the peer leader; instructors, however, can use this exerci...
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  • Class Activity: What Are Your Life Goals?

    The following list includes some life goals that people set for themselves. This list can help students begin to think about the kinds of goals they might want to set. Ask students to identify the goals they woul...
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  • Class Activity: SMART Goal-Setting Retention Exercise

    This retention exercise, created by John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot, was designed to highlight a retention strategy in relation to the transition to college and to help students persist in the first year....
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  • Class Activity: Purpose Case Study

    Carlos thinks his mother has some unrealistic expectations. She likes to tell him that the reason she never finished college was so she could work and give her children the chance to go. Now she expects Carlos to come...
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  • Class Activity: Your Biggest Challenge Writing Prompt

    Ask your students to write what they think their biggest challenge will be in starting college. This not only gives you a taste of their writing ability but also lets you know where their perceived weaknesses lie. If ...
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  • Paul Gore answers, "Why did you create this book?"

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