October 2014 Vol. 12 No. 1
Ensuring Successful Transitions for Emancipated Foster Care Youth: A Conversation With Jacob Okumu
The 2012-2013 Paul P. Fidler Grant recipient discusses his research on the experiences of students making the transition to college from foster care.
Using Educationally Purposeful Activities to Support First-Generation College Students in Chemistry
Involvement in EPAs has disproportionately positive impact on GPAs of first-generation biochemistry majors at Huntingdon College.
Dynamic Lecturing in First-Year Courses: Continuing a Proven Tradition
Christine Harrington outlines five research-supported strategies for making lectures opportunities for engaged learning.
Moving Beyond the Check List: Redesigning Orientation to Deliver Information When It Is Needed
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater uses a four-phase orientation model incorporating social media for just-in-time information delivery.
The Student/Faculty Connection: Establishing Relationships in the First-Year Seminar
Three strategies for building strong connections with students in the first-year seminar and beyond are explored.
Research Spotlight: Recent National Survey Examines the Depth of Peer Leader Involvement on Campus
A new national survey provides insight into the number of peer leader positions students hold and the amount of time devoted to them.