Designing and Administering the Course

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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