HOW WE CAN WELCOME OUR NEWEST COLLEGE STUDENTS…
- We can identify who they are by asking for a show of hands or asking them to complete a survey.
- Help your students understand what “college behavior” is and what you expect. This is not a continuation of high school.
- Very early in the semester, our students will either sink or swim, now is the time to offer help.
- At the beginning of your class, offer to help anyone who might need it.
- As the semester progress, explain what normally happens during each week of the term.
- The first semester can be a dangerous time for new students, we don’t wan’t it to be their last.
- Explaining what academic probation really means can be a much needed wake up call.
- Remind students when class starts. There are no bells, like they had in high school.
- Remind your students about your office hours.
- Take your lunch in a place where your students are eating too. Just being available in a casual place can create an opportunity for an important talk about the college experience.
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