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1 URI 101: Planning for Academic Success Instructor Training August 27th, 2014

2 TOPICS TO COVER 1) Understanding course goals and syllabus – build as you see fit 2) Course materials - Lesson plans for each week Pre-Scheduled Presentations - Health & Safety, Library 3) Course priorities and expectations Knowing the major/exploring options GPS – guided pathway to success Maps – requirements and milestones Academic advising Knowing Yourself MAP-Works Type Focus Making college count Study strategies Involvement Inclusion Civic Engagement/ Service 4) Resources Early Alert Services Academic Enhancement Center Mentors – CSV 302 5) UCAS Staff Contacts 2

3 URI 101 GOALS Established in 1995 to aid adjustment to college – now includes focus on planning for success in the major Help students connect with major (learning community classes) Explore personal interests/skills/personality for major Get to know faculty and peers Understand scholarship and culture of major Define and develop skills for academic success Encourage enhancement of all academic experiences Internships, study away, tutoring, service learning, involvement, campus resources Provide a safe and friendly place to ask questions and find support 3

4 Use lesson plans to make the most of class time Weekly activities for homework and class discussion on topics about self and the major Activities and information related to each topic Activities for increasing strategies for academic success Common assignments across all sections: Common reading: The Last Lecture #DreamBigURI Diversity Week MAP-Works Civic Engagement Project Campus Involvement Establish a confident learning environment Be familiar with course content (mapworks, maps, website) 4

5 Let’s look at course resources 5

6 Understanding Students MAP-Works Transition Survey - Week 3 (launch Sept 18 and close Oct 13) Most important is the one-on-one meeting between students and instructors to review MAP-Works results (not appropriate for mentors). Please add this to your syllabus. The training will focus on how to discuss results with students in your individual meetings 6

7 7 Information Collected Academic Integration –Academic Self-Efficacy –Basic Academic Behaviors –Advanced Academic Behaviors –Commitment to Education Academic Integration –Academic Self-Efficacy –Basic Academic Behaviors –Advanced Academic Behaviors –Commitment to Education Self-Assessment –Communication Skills –Analytical Skills –Self-Discipline –Time Management –Health and Wellness –Financial Issues Self-Assessment –Communication Skills –Analytical Skills –Self-Discipline –Time Management –Health and Wellness –Financial Issues Profile Information –Gender and race/ethnicity –Entrance exam scores –# credit hours enrolled –Cumulative GPA –Credit Hours Earned Profile Information –Gender and race/ethnicity –Entrance exam scores –# credit hours enrolled –Cumulative GPA –Credit Hours Earned Social Integration –Homesickness –Peer Connections –Living Environment (on/off campus) –Roommate Relationships –Campus Involvement Social Integration –Homesickness –Peer Connections –Living Environment (on/off campus) –Roommate Relationships –Campus Involvement

8 MAP-Works Lessons Learned Homesickness a real issue Separation vs. Distress Distress negatively correlated to Fall term GPA Study hours less than needed Example: 50% of the students in the Arts & Sciences reported they spent less than 10 hours per week studying outside of class Faculty contact associated with: Greater Satisfaction with URI Greater Social Integration Greater Academic Integration Data from Wabash and MAP-Works – lack of connection with faculty 8

9 MapWorks Training Schedule For first-time instructors only : Senate Chambers, 3 rd floor MU Tuesday Sept. 10 9:30am-10:30 am Wednesday Sept. 11 2:00pm-3:00 pm Friday Sept. 13 12:00pm-1:00 pm “Advanced” workshops for all instructors on system updates & using the results: Monday, Sept 16 12:00pm Quinn computer lab (215/217) Wednesday, Sept 17 2:00 pm Quinn computer lab (215/217) Thursday, Sept 20 9:00am Quinn computer lab (215/217) 9

10 CUSTOMIZE YOUR SYLLABUS Emailed Template- incomplete! Important personalized information and dates need to be entered Names and contact information of instructor and mentor Assignment due dates One-one meeting time for MAP-Works review Grading protocol for your specific class needs Presentation dates for health and safety, and library (in your email) Classroom information on your e-campus dashboard – rosters too Mentors can send emails before classes start 10

11 PRE-SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS Health and Safety / Violence Prevention Racine Amos - Women’s Center, Upper College Road Library- Assignments to prepare students for presentations Speakers to invite into your class Major Baker – Campus safety & security Patrick Lennehan – Career resources for freshmen Tom Hospod - International Study Tammy Leso – Internships Kristin Rojas – Financial literacy Contact Linda Lyons for advising assistance 11

12 TypeFocus– see table (Kim Washor) Being a successful student in the major and moving toward career preparation success use access code “uri47” Type Focus – connecting assessment with careers Personality strengths, careers that fit strengths, values, interests, skills Setting goals – education plan Success factors – time management, readiness, self-efficacy, responsibility, goal persistence Learn best practices for using typefocus or inventories 12

13 TypeFocus revisited – see table (Patrick Lennahan & Lisa Ferns) Center for Career and Experiential Education resources for first year students Connecting Typefocus to major choices Appropriate websites 13

14 Academic Advising – see table (Linda Lyons) Advising overview Review advising handout – pre-registration worksheet E-campus Talking with your advisor Important dates and tips for success Review academic maps for 4 year academic plan Navigating Advising Technology – URI advising – to make appointment with advisor early Oct. Mentors e-campus tutorial in class Freshmen register mid-Nov Advising support programs Walk in, piece of cake, workshops – calendar coming 14

15 EARLY ALERT and MapWorks – see table (Kristina Leeming) Transition and Retention Advocate for all First Year Students Confidential Referrals In-class or out-of-class concerns Lydia Hanhardt – 15

16 Study strategies and the AEC – see table (David Hayes) AEC services: tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic coaching, writing center Exam wrappers – Pre-test reflection Post-test reflection exercises Study skills – how to integrate this knowledge into the URI 101 classroom Reflections on self-efficacy 16

17 Financial health – see table (John Rooney) Budgeting: Planning is the New Spending Starting a Foolproof Budget Cash Course Your credit score Monthly budget sheets Guest presenter – Kristin Rojas AVP/Financial Literacy & Community Outreach Pawtucket Credit Union 17

18 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT see table (Sarah Miller) 18 Feinstein Experience Common service experience Individual online sign-up experience/ experience/ 2014 Snapshot Completed 8750 hours with 27 agencies 96% Enjoyed project 90% Feel they made a difference 96% Plan on staying engaged in the community Civic Engagement Leaders Will lead each service project

19 URI 101 MENTORS John Rooney Sean Thompson Creating a Partnership Syllabus input from mentor Weekly meetings Assign mentor responsibilities for class presentations Lesson plans – activities for class time Mentors do not grade assignments or view MAP-Works results 19

20 Mentor Training & CSV 302 Academic Transition Topics Advising/Maps Technology Career resources Typefocus Social Integration Topics Diversity Involvement Self-management 20

21 Important Dates & Events Common Reading Ignite Talks – September 29 (CLBS Aud) Study Abroad Fair – Sept 17, 11-2:00 (MU) Student Involvement Fair – Sept 17, 11-3:00 (MU) MAP-Works opens – Sept 18 – close Oct 13 Diversity Week – September 29-October 3 (MU) Majors/Minors Fair – October 9, 3-4:30 21

22 Graduate (and other new) Instructors At end of training, Logistical training and guidance FAQs and concerns new instructors typically have All welcome! 22

23 Tables to visit 1. Linda Lyons – Advising 2. Kristina Leeming – Mapworks 3. John Rooney – Finances 4. Kim Washor – Typefocus 5. Patrick Lennahan & Lisa Ferns – Career resources 6. David Hayes – Study strategies 7. Sarah Miller – Civic engagement 23

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