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Presented by katie granholm m s university of minnesota twin cities granh013@umn edu

Presented By:

Katie Granholm, M.S.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

granh013@umn.edu

Using Online Orientation to Meet the Needs and Exceed the Expectations of Transfer Students


Presentation outline
Presentation Outline

  • Why Online Orientation?

  • What is an effective transfer orientation program?

  • Considerations

    • Programmatic, Key Players, Technology, Logistics, Success

  • Overview of U of M Online Orientation

  • Lessons learned


Why online orientation
Why Online Orientation?

  • Increasing transfer student population

    • One-third of students transfer during their college career (1995-96 to 2000-01 NCES study)

  • Patterns of transfer are changing

    • “Swirl”

  • Increased attention on the transfer student experience


Our paradigm and or goals
Our Paradigm and/or Goals

  • Charge was to develop and implement a program that achieves the following:

    • Encourage a less prescriptive and more developmental model

    • Provides options within the mandate of orientation

    • Provides individualized attention to each transfer student

    • Allows transfer students to make choices (whether we agree with them or not) based on their own experiences, interests and needs

    • Strategically communicates with transfer students through print, web, e-mail, and one-on-one contact from March through the first week of class

    • Provides a comprehensive, fiscally responsible orientation program


What makes an effective transfer orientation program
What Makes an Effective Transfer Orientation Program?

  • Institutional commitment

  • Alignment with mission of office and university

  • Collaboration with college constituents

  • Based on assessment of student and institutional needs

  • Takes into account past experiences and future expectations of students

  • Programs that guide students (not mandate)

  • Provides options for students’ developmental needs

  • Academic, social, and behavioral expectations interwoven through the orientation experience

  • Inclusion of parents/guests

  • Assessment and feedback is shared and used!


General needs of transfer students during transition orientation
General Needs of Transfer Students During Transition & Orientation

Transitional

Social

Campus Information

Financial

Academic


Considerations key players
Considerations- Key Players Orientation

  • Your office

  • New students

  • College constituents

  • Departmental partners

  • Parents and supporters

  • Sponsors?

  • Other?


Considerations programmatic
Considerations- Programmatic Orientation

  • What are your desired outcomes?

  • What are students looking for in an online orientation?

  • Who can participate?

  • When will online orientation be available?

  • Who will provide and edit content?

  • How does online orientation interface with other programs?


Considerations technology
Considerations- Technology Orientation

  • How will the program be administered?

    • Does this method align with desired outcomes?

  • Theme and graphic design?

  • Does an existing delivery method exist?

    • WebCT, Blackboard, registration system?

  • Do students need to log-in?

  • Do students need to be populated into program?

  • Who will have access?


Considerations implementation
Considerations- Implementation Orientation

  • How will content be developed and edited?

    • Is special expertise needed? Are there others on campus who can help?

  • How will students be driven to online orientation?

    • Promotion/Marketing

  • Is participation required or optional?

    • Do you need to track participation? If so, how?


Considerations determining success
Considerations- Determining Success Orientation

  • What determines success?

    • Accomplishment of learning outcomes?

    • How will success be measured?

    • When will success be measured?

  • What do you need to know?

    • May be driven by stakeholders/campus constituencies

  • What method(s) of evaluation will you use?

    • Online questionnaire, paper form, 6-week follow-up survey, focus groups, usability testing, etc.

    • Does the method of evaluation align with desired outcomes?


Transfer orientation at the u of m
Transfer Orientation at the U of M Orientation

  • 2 options for creating your orientation experience

    • Full-day on-campus orientation OR

    • Half-day on-campus orientation with advanced participation in online orientation

      www.ofyp.umn.edu/trstudents/beforeor/orprogram.html


University of minnesota online orientation
University of Minnesota Online Orientation Orientation

http://onlineorientation.umn.edu

Username: tctrans

Password: really1snice


Welcome screen
Welcome Screen Orientation


Introduction
Introduction Orientation


Introduction1
Introduction Orientation





Quizzes
Quizzes Orientation


Lessons learned
Lessons Learned Orientation

  • About 70-75% participation

  • Vast majority have high-speed internet connection- dialup connection not an issue

  • 80% believe Online Orientation is a good introduction to the University

  • After one month on campus, 82% of new transfer students felt that Orientation (both online & on-campus) provided the knowledge base for them to be successful at the University of Minnesota.


Lessons learned additional considerations
Lessons Learned - OrientationAdditional Considerations

  • Orientation leader training

    • Infuse transfer concepts and issues during selection and ongoing training of orientation leaders

  • Students transferring with less than 18 credit hours or less should have the option of attending first-year orientation.

  • Continually develop and improve the new orientation model

    • Encourage less prescriptive and more developmental programs

    • Provide individualized attention

    • Allow transfer students to make own choices based on own experiences, interests, and needs

    • Strategically communicate with transfer student through print, web, e-mail, and one-on-one contact


Where we are now
Where we are now Orientation

  • Received technology-enhance learning grant of $10,000 to integrate video into learning modules

    • Video will take the form of “student stories”, allowing new students to connect with current U of M students who were also transfers

  • Colleges more confident with outcomes of Online Orientation after receiving evaluation data

  • Have streamlined on-campus orientation schedule, while still meeting the needs of all colleges and departments

  • Offer online-only option for students enrolling in special degree programs

    • Eg: College of Continuing Education, off-campus Nursing students, and Dental Hygiene students


Online orientation programs
Online Orientation Programs Orientation

  • Washtenaw Community College: https://www3.wccnet.edu/academics/orientation/online/

  • Carroll Community College: www.carrollcc.edu/orientation

  • Portland Community College:www.pcc.edu/pcc/about/orientation

  • Napa Valley Community College: www.napavalley.edu/onlineorientation

  • Salt Lake Community College: www.slcc.edu/orientation/netconnect.asp

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale: http://www.soar.siu.edu/transfer/web/home.html

  • Utah Valley State College:http://www.uvu.edu/orientation/gettingstarted/webstart.html


Questions

Some information was taken from a report entitled Orientation“Framework, Paradigm, and New Transfer Orientation Program.” This report was prepared by Andy Howe, Assistant Director in Orientation & First-Year Programs, 2005.

Questions???