April 2013 Vol 10 No 2
Week of Welcome: Building a First-Class Tradition
Sherri L. Stepp
Marshall University WOWs students with new
program to help build a sense of community
and increase retention rate.
Concept Mapping: Visualizing Plans for Undergraduate
Melissa L. Johnson
First-year STEM students in the Honors
Program at the University of Florida create
concept maps to give their plans for
undergraduate involvement direction.
Finding Balance: Creating Hybrid
Stephanie M. Foote and Deborah Mixson-Brookshire
Hybrid first-year seminars at Kennesaw
State University blend traditional classroom
instruction with online content delivery.
Resource Spotlight: Website Pays
Dividends in Sound Fiscal Literacy
William L. Vanderburgh
Site helps students and their families make
wise decisions about college finances.
Book Review: Helping Students
Reach Their Potential While Raising
Shannon D. Rios
Work spotlights practical in-class strategies to
improve graduation rates.