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iStart : New Student Days. Thursday, August 28 – Saturday, August 30 2008 iStart.wayne.edu. iStart : New Student Days. is a collaborative effort; provides entering first-year students an opportunity to be officially welcomed to the University by the President;

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istart new student days
iStart: New Student Days

Thursday, August 28 – Saturday, August 30

2008

iStart.wayne.edu

istart new student days1
iStart: New Student Days
  • is a collaborative effort;
  • provides entering first-year students an opportunity to be officially welcomed to the University by the President;
  • creates a fun environment for students to meet peers and connect with faculty and staff;
  • exposes students to “college life” situations and resources to address them;
  • helps students strengthen the skills necessary to learn effectively.
goals of istart
Goals of iStart
  • Students will gain greater awareness of campus resources.
  • Students will develop relationships with staff and faculty.
  • Students will develop relationships with peers.
  • Students will feel better prepared to begin at WSU
goal 1 students will gain greater awareness of campus resources
Goal 1: Students will gain greater awareness of campus resources.

“I am more aware of campus resources

as a result of my participation in iStart.”

goal 2 students will develop relationships with staff and faculty
Goal 2: Students will develop relationships with staff and faculty.

“I know staff whom I can call on for support.”

“I know faculty whom I can call on for support.”

goal 3 students will develop relationships with peers
Goal 3: Students will develop relationships with peers.

“During iStart, I developed friendships that I would like to continue.”

“I know students whom I can call on for support.”

goal 4 students will feel better prepared to begin at wsu

Goal 4. Students will feel better prepared to begin at WSU.

“I feel better prepared to begin at

WSU because of iStart.”

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Peer Mentors have an integral role in helping achieve these goals AND creating the community in which students reach their individual goals.

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Be a Part of

Something Great!

Learning Communities

@ Wayne State

Fall 2008

what is a learning community
WHAT is a Learning Community?
  • Learning Communities are small groups of students, faculty, and staff who work closely together - each group a “community of learners”
  • In a learning community, they’ll be among students with similar interests. Their entire group might take a course together, study together, have social activities, and they might all live on the same floor of a residence hall.
guiding principle
Guiding Principle

SUCCESS

SUPPORT

Responsibility

our vision
Our Vision

Vision for WSU learning communities:

To support Wayne State University’s commitment to student learning, the Learning Community initiative seeks to enhance our undergraduates’ experience by providing ALL interested students dynamic, focused communities in which students, staff, and faculty can learn and grow together.

learning communities they work for students
Learning Communities– They Work for Students

Research shows that students who

participate in Learning Communities

  • Have higher academic achievement
  • Have an easier transition to the university
  • Have more interaction with faculty
  • Get more involved in campus life
learning outcomes
Learning Outcomes

Over all, the following learning objectives cover much of the range of the specific objectives of the various programs

  • Developing critical thinking skills
  • Improving ability to apply knowledge and solve problems
  • Making appropriate use of student services
  • Developing ability to collaborate with others
  • Experiencing a successful transition to university and successfully identifying and pursuing their goals
organizing for success
Organizing for Success

GOOD PRACTICES

  • Discussion groups and seminars integrate learning across learning community classes
  • Assignments explicitly integrate materials across courses
  • Student support services staff and learning community faculty share a sense of purpose about the learning community program
visit our website
Visit our website

www.lc.wayne.edu

Take a look at the descriptions of each Learning Community on our website. Contact the LC coordinator for more information, and details about how to sign up

are you interested
Are You Interested?

Be Part of Something Great – Select A Learning Community

Last Name____________________________

First Name____________________________

Phone Number_________________________

Academic Major________________________

WSU Student ID Number_________________

􀂉 I would like to join the __________________________________Learning Community.

􀂉 I’m undecided on which Learning Community to join, please contact me.

􀂉 I am not interested in joining a Learning Community at this time.

FALL 2008 Learning Communities

  • Business 1 Living Learning Community • Kinesiology, Level 1
  • Becoming a Professional Education • Learning Community for Professional
  • (TED 2251) Preparation in Kinesiology
  • Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
  • Comerica Scholars • Military Veterans
  • Dance • Motown and the Global Community (English)
  • Division of Community Education, • Pre-Morris Hood Scholars, Education
  • (DCE) Learning Communities • STRONG Learning Community
  • Engineering Bridge Mentorship Program • SNAPS and Future Nurse Professionals
  • First Year Experience, Education • Success Track, Education LC
  • Honors Program Learning Community • The Math Corps LC @ WSU
  • Instructional Technology (IT) On Tap • TRIO Math Learning Community
  • Introduction to Education (TED 2250) • Urban Scholars/Leaders
  • Journalism Institute for Media Diversity • Visual Arts

(JIM) • Wayne Computes!

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