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2nd Annual Conference for High Impact Instructional Practices

August 6, 2019

Please find below a description of each concurrent session.  

Interconnecting Academics and Co-Curricular Activities for a Successful First-Year Experience Program

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:30 AM–12:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Room 230
Abstract for Conference Program (150 words max)

How do you create a FYE course which relies on the interconnectedness of academics and co-curricular activities? And, why is this interconnectedness important for the success of students? These are the questions that are at the center of Tusculum University's recent redesign of its FYE program. The new structure of the course addresses three overarching themes: college expectations, civic engagement, and keys to future success. Complimenting these themes taught through the course meetings is a large assignment, which is co-curricular in nature. This assignment, called Orientation Bingo, allows students to choose from a series of activities designed to help them better understand the campus and form connections and develop skills that will help them succeed both inside and out of the classroom.

Primary Presenter

Ronda K Gentry, Ph.D., Tusculum University

Additional Presenters

Michael J. Bodary, Ph.D.