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  • The goal was to integrate the schools services and bring them INTO our First Year Seminar classes. Bringing the services to the student, embedding supports. The challenge was how to build a hybrid model and mesh all of these different stakeholders into a working model.
  • Bronx Community College

    1. 1. STRENGTHENING ACADEMIC FOUNDATIONSRedesigning The First Year Seminar At Bronx Community College Giulia Guarnieri Associate Professor, Modern Languages Jeanine Kelley-Williams Assistant Professor, Art and Music
    2. 2. Some history Challenges Creating Students Success• 85% require remediation in one or more basic • Facilitate student success in (and progress skill areas through) remedial and credit bearding courses• 25% of first time freshman require remediation • Facilitate efficient course taking (towards in all 3 skill areas improving graduation rates)• 23% enter BCC with a GED • Provide academic and social supports• 56% have household income < $20,000 • Promote Student Engagement and Knowledge of College Expectations• 23% are supporting children • Promote Faculty Use of Engaged and Effective• 45% are employed Pedagogies• 48% are first generation in college • Provide for a cohesive first year experience with clear pathways, organized experiences, consistent communications with clear oversight andBCC/OIR/2010 accountabilities in place Freshman working groups, 2010-2111
    3. 3. Success: Graduation• End of first year test results are positively associated with retention and graduation• The average grade received in both credit and developmental courses in first semester is positively associated with both retention and graduation.• The average grade received in both credit and developmental courses in first semester is positively associated with both retention and graduation.• Probability of graduating in 6 years is higher for students who pass one skill test by the end of the 1st year of enrollment vs. those who passed no skills test during the same time period. (Getty Images) Selected Research Findings(OIR)
    4. 4. Turning the page• Freshman Year Seminar: (from OCD to FYS)• Redesign (Goals)• Experimental course Hybrid configuration (Syllabus)• General Education Assessment based (Rubrics)• ePortfolio Integration (Digication)
    5. 5. Learning competencies Professional Competence Content Academic College Life Strategies Competencies Competence Community Learning Strategies
    6. 6. collaboration Academic Student Affairs Development Academic Academic Faculty Advisors/Facult First Year y Seminar Institutional Research Career & Transfer AssessmentLibrary Director WritingFaculty Across Curriculum
    7. 7. Campus synergy• Faculty and Staff Recruitment• Three-days intensive training• Two FYS Coordinators• Embedded ePortfolio Instructional Technology Tutors (Getty Images)
    8. 8. Eportfolio integrationEportfolio Integration guidelines Stakeholder s Learning Pedagogy Outcomes Impact Evidence
    9. 9. Why FYS with ePortfolio?• Promotes Active Learning• Encourages self-assessment (progress) and exploration• Uses a teaching approach which generates thoughtful learning and engagement• Engages students on multiple levels• Promotes collaboration among students• Models effective teaching practices
    10. 10. A virtual resource• Archive• Community of Support• Experts• Scholarship• Faculty PagesHome PageLibrary PageVideo LinksSyllabus 1
    11. 11. Identifying common objectives LANGUAGES
    12. 12. Course development• Encouraging Folio Thinking• Incorporating Lessons• Merging Academic & Advisement SkillsJKWARVideo LinksSyllabus 1
    13. 13. Building a working modelringters Library Resources Center Career Student Writing & Transfer Clubs Supports Counseling First Year Other Academic Seminar School Advisors Peer Resources Mentors Academic Content
    14. 14. Building a working model• Class Visitors• Class Visits• Faculty/Staff Communication
    15. 15. student centered learning• Building a Template• Developmenta l• Experiential• Reflective• ResourceStudent 1
    16. 16. student centered learning• Building a Template• Developmenta l• Experiential• Reflective• ResourceReflection
    17. 17. student centered learning• Building a Template• Developmenta l• Experiential• Reflective• ResourceReflection
    18. 18. student centered learning• Building a Template• Developmental• Experiential• Reflective• ResourceAcademic
    19. 19. student centered learning• Building a Template• Developmental• Experiential• Reflective• Resource Support

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