Paperback: 9781889271750 / $25.00
Published: May 2011

102 pp., 6" x 9"
Language: English

The volume opens by defining common seminar configurations, goals, and course topics, drawing on national studies and institutional research reports. It also offers guidance in selecting a seminar model. The authors also address strategies for launching and administering the seminar and successfully managing change within the course. Broadly conceived, this first volume in the five-volume series lays the ground work for more in-depth coverage to follow.

Other volumes in the series:
Volume II: Instructor Training and Development
Volume III: Teaching in the First-Year Seminar
Volume IV: Using Peers in the Classroom
Volume V: Assessing the First-Year Seminar

These are also available as a Five Volume Set

Table of Contents:

List of Tables and Figures

Notes on the Series—Tracy L. Skipper, Series Editor


Chapter 1: Introducing the First-Year Seminar

Chapter 2: Launching a Seminar

Chapter 3: Administering the Seminar

Chapter 4: Managing Change in the First-Year Seminar

Chapter 5: Concluding Thoughts: Sustaining and Institutionalizing a First-Year Seminar

Appendix A: Resources on the First-Year Seminar

Appendix B: Resources on Assessment of the First-Year Seminar



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