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Pillars for Carolina Orientation

Description

Description - Describes how students engage, what they do, reflecting the nature and depth of the program/experience.

Incoming students engage in an extended orientation program that introduces them to student life and resources on campus. Participants meet and interact with peers, explore campus geography and resources, and reflect on their identity as a college student.
Term

Term - The semester in which the activity occurs

Summer 2018
Category

Category - Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) category with which this engagement activity is most closely aligned, from the perspective of the student in the activity.

Orientation Programsdefinition

Orientation Programs - The mission of Orientation Programs must facilitate the transition of new students into the institution; prepare students for the educational opportunities and student responsibilities; initiate the integration of new students into the intellectual, cultural, and social climate of the institution; and support the parents, guardians, and children of the new student.

Campus Label

Campus Label - Type of purposeful activity, as defined across units

Community Building
Division

Division - University organization

Student Affairs & Academic Support
Department

Department - University organization

Student Life
Unit

Unit - University organization

Leadership & Service Center
Special Designation

Special Designation - Engagement has a special designation based on review of educational purpose and intentional design.

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Time on Task

Time on Task - Amount of time that a student engages in this activity (including orientation/training, supervision/feedback, reflection on learning).

120 - 179 hours
Participation Entry

Participation Entry - Extent to which participation is restricted (e.g., minimum GPA, classification)

Open - any student can participate (no required credentials, such as GPA, hours earned)
Minimum Credit Hours

Minimum Credit Hours - Number of credit hours or years in college required to participate in this activity

No requirements for credit hours or years completed
Minimum GPA

Minimum GPA - Minimum GPA required to participate in this activity

No GPA requirements for participation
Other Requirements

Other Requirements - Additional requirements to participate in this activity

No additional requirements
Expectations

Expectations - How expectations are communicated to students about how they will engage in this program

Group orientation / class session(s)
Website information
Active Learning

Active Learning - What students do; the nature or type of the engagement, that is expected to contribute to their learning

Connecting with othersdefinition

Connecting with others - Interact with the campus community, identify others with shared interests, build a social network


Knowledge/Skills

Knowledge/Skills - Knowledge applied and/or skills practiced by students as they engage in this activity

Self-knowledgedefinition

Self-knowledge - Reflection on, and/or examination of, personal interests, skills and abilities, dispositions, attitudes, aptitudes, values; especially in relation to educational plan, career and life goals

Interacts With

Interacts With - With whom students directly interact, as they engage in this activity

Student(s) on this campus
Peer educator(s) who lead this engagement
Diversity

Diversity - Extent to which student learning about diversity is included in program structure

Included in program structure, not the primary focusdefinition

Included in program structure, not the primary focus - Although not the primary focus of the program/experience, discussion of diversity topics is intentionally included in the structure of the program/experience

Feedback

Feedback - How and from whom students receive feedback on their engagement in this program

Informal feedback only
Peer educator
Reflection

Reflection - How, and with whom, students engage in reflection on their learning while engaged in this activity

Group / class session(s) with peer educator
Each student produces written reflection(s)
Program Website

Program Website - For additional information, go to the unit website.

https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/leadership_and_service_center/initiatives_and_programs/pillars_for_carolina/index.php
Rubric

Rubric - Describes specific expectations for student involvement in the activity

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