Shaping the First-Year Experience

4 December 2009 (Friday) 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: DLB 702, 7/F, David C Lam Building, Shaw Campus

Abstract

University students are often most impressionable and anxious in their first year, butit is also a time when the novelty and excitement of university life is at its highest.This is the time for faculty to help students establish good study habits, to impressupon them the value of general education and its importance in their overalluniversity experience, and to help them develop a sense of cohesion as a class yeargroup that will define their time at the university and continue once they are alumni.This presentation will discuss strategies specially designed for first year students inenhancing GE beyond course requirements. These include a distinguished speakerseries in the arts and humanities, an evening film series to supplement themes in GEand enhance cultural literacy, and organized visits to museum exhibits,performances, and other local cultural events.

Speakers Biography

David A. Campion, Ph.D.