A credit-bearing first-year experience course for first-generation college students at Ball State University

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dc.contributor.advisor Wessel, Roger D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schreiner, Jennifer L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:25Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z8 2006 .S37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180123
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this project was to design a credit-bearing first-year experience seminar for first-generation college students at Ball State University. The course utilized the unique knowledge of faculty members, student affairs professionals, and peer mentors to address a wide variety of subjects and assist students in a successful transition to college life.The information utilized to create the first-year seminar included a comprehensive review of related literature and an analysis of seminars being used at institutions around the country. This data was evaluated to determine best practices for an effective program.The project was designed to address common concerns of first-generation college students as they arose throughout the semester. The course had the following nine basic objectives based on common struggles of first-generation students: introduction to the university, transitional issues, introduction to campus resources, life skills, academic and career planning, personal health, awareness of global diversity, collaboration and team learning, and self-exploration. Each of these objectives were addressed a number of times throughout the term and coincided with important times of the semester such as the initial transition to college, midterm and final exams, spring semester course registration. The final product includes a syllabus, sixteen full lesson plans, and a variety of course materials.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent ix, 133 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College student orientation -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh First-generation college students -- Education -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.title A credit-bearing first-year experience course for first-generation college students at Ball State University en_US
dc.title.alternative Credit bearing first year experience course for first generation college students at Ball State University en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1350000 en_US


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