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Wednesday, June 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Campus Cooperation, First-Year Experience, and Assessment

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This proposed session is relevant and timely as colleges across the United States work to provide underprepared students with the supports needed to shape them into educated college graduates who can combine content knowledge with thinking skills. Many colleges are implementing high-impact practices of all sorts to reach these goals. We all recognize that the efficacy of these practices is not always evident. This presentation discusses how one institution has developed a first-year experience program carefully and deliberately over the past eight years. How Academics and Campus Life used assessment data and worked together cooperatively and intensely. The audience will be encouraged to discuss how their campuses have advanced similar interactions. Our implementation incorporated innovation with existing campus culture. The audience will be welcome to contribute their trials and tribulations of advancing new approaches with the traditional ways. We will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the transformation, including the audience's own challenges on their campuses. Presentation and discussion of actual collected data of retention and student learning and their analysis should also engage the audience as should opportunities for dialogue and exchange of ideas on best practices and not-so-good practices.

Speakers
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Margaret Boorstein

Professor of Geography and Co-Chair, Campus Outcomes Assessment Committee, Earth and Environmental Science Department
Margaret F. Boorstein, Ph.D., is a professor of geography and department chair of the Earth and Environmental Science Department, LIU Post. As co-chair of the Post Campus Outcomes Assessment Committee since its inception in 1997, she has led the Campus reaccreditation process through... Read More →
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Lori Knapp

Deputy Vice President of Academic Affairs, LIU Post
Lori Knapp, Ph,D,, is the LIU Post Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Nursing. As Vice President for for Academic Affairs,her primary areas of responsibility include: academic instruction, full-time and adjunct faculty, strategic management of educational programs... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Sun Valley

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