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Upcoming Events

Institute on First-Generation College Students
July 25 - 27, 2014 <> Asheville, NC

Hotel Registration Deadline: June 27, 2014
Online Registration Deadline: July 16, 2014

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition invites those interested in programs and initiatives for first-generation students to join us for the Institute on First-Generation College Students. Institute faculty will build a framework for examining trends and practices connected to building a comprehensive and intentional approach to ensure the success of first-generation students.

Why Asheville? Click here.

New Publications!

2012-2013 National Survey of First-Year Seminars: Exploring High-Impact Practices in the First College Year
Dallin George Young and Jessica M. Hopp

The 2012-2013 administration of the National Survey of First-Year Seminars was expanded to explore the connection between the seminar and other high-impact practices in the first college year, including learning communities, service-learning, common reading programs, undergraduate research, and writing instruction. Click here for more information.

College Students in Transition: An Annotated Bibliography

Stephanie M. Foote, Sara M. Hinkle, Jeannine Kranzow, Matthew D. Pistilli, LaTonya Rease Miles, and Janelle G. Simmons

A new annotated bibliography helps researchers and practitioners navigate the emerging literature base on college student transitions beyond the first year, with special focus on adult learners, student veterans, and those studying in different cultures. Click here for more information.

The Senior Year: Culminating Experiences and Transitions
Mary Stuart Hunter, Jennifer R. Keup, Jillian Kinzie, and Heather Maietta, Editors

This new edited collection describes today's college seniors and offers strategies for supporting them to graduation through high-impact educational initiatives. Educators charged with improving the end-of-college experience will find this an invaluable resource. Click here for more information.


Announcements

Paul P. Fidler Research Grant Proposal Submissions open April 1

The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge that has the potential to improve the experiences of college students in transition.

Full details about the grant can be found at http://www.sc.edu/fye/
research/grant/index.html
Online Courses

Online courses on The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Online courses on current topics related to the first-year experience and students in transition, take place during a five-week period with the majority of instruction occurring in an asynchronous environment. Asynchronous instruction is neither time-bound nor place-bound and does not require the simultaneous participation of all students and instructors.

Fostering First-Year Students Success

Course Dates:
July 14-August 8, 2014

Instructor:
Stephanie M. Foote

Proving and Improving: Foundations of First-Year Assessment

Course Dates:
Aug 18 - Sept 19, 2014

Instructor:
Dallin George Young

Common Readings: Creating Community Beyond the Book

Course Dates:
Oct. 20 - Nov 14, 2014

Instructor:
Catherine Anderson


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