# Induction of Students to CIM Courses Ian Marshall Regional Education Manager 21 st July 2010.

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Induction of Students to CIM Courses Ian Marshall Regional Education Manager 21 st July 2010

Enhancing the student’s learning experience Agenda What do we mean by induction / orientation? Why do it? What does it entail? CIM resources for Centres and studying members Questions

Enhancing the student’s learning experience in·duc·tion Pronunciation: \in- ˈ dək-shən\ Function: noun Date: 14th century 1 a: the act or process of inducting (as into office) b: an initial experience : INITIATION c: the formality by which a civilian is inducted into military service2 a (1): inference of a generalized conclusion from particular instances — compare DEDUCTION 2a (2): a conclusion arrived at by induction b: mathematical demonstration of the validity of a law concerning all the positive integers by proving that it holds for the integer 1 and that if it holds for an arbitrarily chosen positive integer k, it must hold for the integer k + 1 — called also mathematical induction3: a preface, prologue, or introductory scene especially of an early English play4 a: the act of bringing forward or adducing (as facts or particulars) b: the act of causing or bringing on or about c: the process by which an electrical conductor becomes electrified when near a charged body, by which a magnetizable body becomes magnetized when in a magnetic field or in the magnetic flux set up by a magnetomotive force, or by which an electromotive force is produced in a circuit by varying the magnetic field linked with the circuit d: the inspiration of the fuel- air charge from the carburetor into the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine e: the process by which the fate of embryonic cells is determined (as by the action of adjacent cells) and morphogenetic differentiation brought about.inducting INITIATIONinducted DEDUCTION

Enhancing the student’s learning experience New students...what do they want? Information Clarification Reassurance Advice and guidance Integration Structure Route map for success

Enhancing the student’s learning experience Benefits of induction Get it right and... Programme gets off to a quicker, smoother start Pre-empts possible later problems Enhances retention Increases achievement More enjoyable experience for everyone Greater chance of progression & recommendations Don’t do it, or do it badly...

Enhancing the student’s learning experience Success - a three-way partnership! Role, resources, expectations CIM Student (Group) Study Centre

Enhancing the student’s learning experience CIM... Organisation overview Qualifications Entry requirements Syllabus Assessments Registration Membership Resources – Learning Zone, Marketing Resources etc. Careers & CPD Branch events

Enhancing the student’s learning experience Accredited Study Centre... CIM programme – delivery, timetables, deadlines, contacts, rooms etc. Housekeeping - facilities, resources, tutor & learning support, processes, procedures (including appeals & complaints) etc. Expectations of students – attendance, absence reporting, completion of work, deadlines etc. Centre tour Icebreaker activities Learning styles Study skills Learning agreement

Enhancing the student’s learning experience Studying members... In return students need to... Attend sessions, come prepared, participate, complete and hand in homework / assignments on time Put their life on hold for the duration of the course - the 3:1 rule! Sign a learning agreement / induction checklist!

Enhancing the student’s learning experience Ideas and suggestions from the last NTTD... Informal presentation by past students on how to succeed One-stop resource packs CIM /Centre on-line workshop – students set up & resource their own work area / account Add value to the programme by introducing a schedule of activities that develop key business skills for marketers!

Enhancing the student’s learning experience Finally... Give students the big picture - a road map to success Chunk it – avoid information overload – spread induction out over the first few weeks /month Make it active – encourage participation & ownership Make a checklist and get it signed off!

Enhancing the student’s learning experience CIM resources for Centres and studying members New Student handbook Replace current Syllabus guides Information on resources, assessments and policies PPT presentation- www.cimtutors.com/administration/induction-material

Enhancing the student’s learning experience Questions?

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