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Creating a Supportive but Challenging Educational Experience. First Year Students at ISU. 53% female 30% domestic minority 3.04 average high school gpa 50% are Pell-funded 20% are 21 st Century Scholars 64% are first-generation college students. First Year Students at ISU.

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First year students at isu
First Year Students at ISU

  • 53% female

  • 30% domestic minority

  • 3.04 average high school gpa

  • 50% are Pell-funded

  • 20% are 21st Century Scholars

  • 64% are first-generation college students


First year students at isu1
First Year Students at ISU

  • Approximately 12% are conditionally admitted

  • Survey of Indiana high school students found that students reported studying, on average, fewer than 5 hours per week

  • Approximately 78% of college students work, and on average, students work about 30 hours per week

    • About 25% of full-time college students work full time


Generation y or millennials
Generation “Y” ORMillennials

  • Birth Yrs: 1982 to 2002

  • 70 to 95 Million

  • 30% of U.S. population

  • 34% Minority

  • “Digital Natives”




Generation y or millennials1
Generation “Y” ORMillennials

  • Team oriented

  • Enjoy strong connections with parents and friends

  • Earlier focus on college, jobs, and salary

  • Multi-taskers

  • 20-25% of students who visit a University health clinic for cold symptoms turn out to be depressed

  • Negotiators


What does this mean for how we teach millenials
What does this mean for how we teach Millenials?

  • Created by Michael Wesch

  • Conducted with 200 students at Kansas State University


Best practices for student learning student success
Best Practices for Student Learning & Student Success

  • Level of academic challenge

  • Active and collaborative learning

  • Student interactions with faculty

  • Enriching educational experiences

  • Supportive campus environment

* George Kuh (2005). Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter.


Best practices for student learning student success1
Best Practices for Student Learning & Student Success

  • Active involvement

  • Social integration (collaboration and formation of personal relationships)

  • Personal reflection

  • Personal meaning

  • Personal validation

Cuseo, J. (2007, July). “Seven Central Principles of Student Success: Key Processes Associated with Positive Student Outcomes.”


Building rapport
Building Rapport

  • Initial rapport built with students can set the tone for the course

    • Get to know your students, and allow them to get to know you

    • Maintain and share your sense of humor

    • Use personal examples

    • Make appointments to meet with students outside of class

    • Learn names


Express interest
Express Interest

  • … about students’ well-being

  • … about students’ experience in college

  • … in students’ perceptions of the course

  • Provide time before and after class to talk with students informally

  • Reserve some class time for “open forums”


Relevance
Relevance

  • Connecting course content to students’ lives and experiences

  • Especially important for minority students and first generation students


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Information collected
Information Collected

  • Profile Information

    • Gender and race/ethnicity

    • Entrance exam scores

    • # credit hours enrolled

    • Cumulative GPA

    • Credit Hours Earned

  • Academic Integration

    • Academic Self-Efficacy

    • Basic Academic Behaviors

    • Advanced Academic Behaviors

    • Commitment to Education

  • Self-Assessment

    • Communication Skills

    • Analytical Skills

    • Self-Discipline

    • Time Management

    • Health and Wellness

    • Financial Issues

  • Social Integration

    • Homesickness

    • Peer Connections

    • Living Environment (on/off campus)

    • Roommate Relationships

    • Campus Involvement




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