Summit on the First Year-Experience in the Classroom: Rethinking Retention

May 1, 2014 @ 12:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East

We’re very excited that our keynote speaker will be Dr Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor at Syracuse University and chair of the higher education program. He has carried out research and has written extensively about higher education, particularly student retention and the impact of learning communities on student growth and attainment.  tinto picture


The day will include two working sessions during which participants will explore ways to integrate curricular/pedagogical approaches to student transition with the Five Senses model developed by Alf Lizzio (2006).


The day will culminate in a recap session by Dr Tinto and participants will leave the Summit with a blueprint for building on the foundation of Lizzio’s theoretical model through the implementation of best practices for teaching and learning in first-year courses. Following the Summit, there will be opportunities to reconnect with fellow participants on the development and implementation of teaching strategies designed to support students as they make a crucially important transition into university-level study.

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