QEP Resources

  

  

  

  

 

Best Practice

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Learning Outcome 1

 

Students will understand and apply skills needed to achieve academic success.

Orientation

ROAR

·         Institution’s opportunity to make a good first impression (Cuseo, n.d., c.)

·         Gain attitudes, knowledge, skills, and institutional values while transitioning to college (Hernandez, 2015)

First-Year Seminar

Passport to Student Success

·         Most researched course (Greenfield, et al., 2013)

·         Student-centered approach to teaching and learning (Prince, 2004)

Early Alert  & Intervention

Wildcat Connect

·         Proactive strategies for preventing attrition to avoid disengagement (Greenfield, et al, 2013)

·         Reactive strategies that provide “mattering”; responding to student, not the problem (Schlossberg, 1989)

Peer Leaders

·         Peer leader participants persist at higher rates than like group non-peer leaders (Cuseo, March  2010)

·         Win/Win–students benefit from support of peer leaders; peer leaders benefit from the support they provide (Cuseo, March  2010)

 

Best Practice

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Learning Outcome 2

 

Students will understand and apply motivations for success in college.

Orientation

ROAR

·         Initial experience for holistic development of student (Cuseo, n.d., c.)

·         Allows students the opportunity to learn what they most need prior to start of classes (Lynch-Holmes, 2014)

First-Year Seminar

Passport to Student Success

·         Tool in the overall development of a holistic student and citizen (Padgett, Keup, & Pascarella, 2013)

·         Most powerful predictor of first-year persistence to sophomore year (Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005)

Early Alert  & Intervention

Wildcat Connect

·         Offers at-risk student opportunity to connect with support person on campus (Lynch-Holmes, 2014)

·         Provides clear & concise steps for recovery (Lynch-Holmes, Troy & Ramos, 2012)

Peer Leaders

·         Peer group most important factor for growth and development in early college years (Astin, 1993)

·         Peer leaders serve as role models, support/referral agent, and life coach (Cuseo, May 2010)

·         Participation with peers can lead to improved social skills and self-efficacy–belief in one’s ability to succeed (Harmon, 2006–as cited in Cuseo, May 2010)