Outgrowth of Student Alcohol Abuse Task Force recommendation to do more to engage students in the academic life of the college. Increase student opportunities to make social contacts within their classes. Address special needs of freshman and promote a smoother transition to college life.
Approaches being discussed:
Expanded freshmen orientation
Email accounts for all freshmen
Recruitment and training of faculty to advise freshmen
Creation of traditions through a freshmen convocation or other ceremonies
Block scheduling of gen ed courses by major and/or for undeclared
Freshmen seminar--gen ed
Department based freshmen seminars
Learning communities (schedule students who live together in class together)
Peer advisors for freshman
Letters of invitation to freshmen to join groups and organizations
Build in evaluation component
Need: Greater faculty involvement in the process of deciding what to do.
"What would we like to see included in a freshmen year experience at Millersville?"
Please ask members of your departments whether any of them would like to become involved in the work of this group.
Contact: Mary Glazier, 872-3855, mglazier@marauder