Do you remember when you started college?
Some people are excited. Others are terrified. Many are a mix of both.
I direct the University of Saint Joseph’s first-year seminar, a program designed to help students transition to the college experience and deal with the overwhelming feelings many students have as they begin their programs of study. Courses, which have academic themes and are credit-bearing, introduce students to college expectations both through content and workshops on topics like study skills, notetaking, and academic integrity. They also help students with more personal transitional issues with sessions about adjusting to commuter and resident changes, conflict mediation, and stress relief. The courses are a key piece in retention as they often are the “first responders” to student emotional issues, help them find and use campus resources, and foster student bonding to each other and the school itself.
If you would like to talk to me about first-year seminars or have me consult with your school about its potential program, please use the contact information on the “about me” page.