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International Students and the First-Year Experience

60-Second SoTL – Episode 54 This week’s episode focuses on the impact of first-year experiences on international students’ retention and graduation rates: Rust, Dylan, and Raghvendra Singh. 2022. “First-Year Experience Course Impact on Undergraduate International Student Retention and Graduation.” Journal of…

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Fostering Partnership Projects in Higher Education

Making College “Worth It” – Season 1, Episode 11 In this episode, we focus on student-faculty partnerships in higher education. We talk to Sophia Abbot, a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education Program at George Mason University and a long-time…

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Mentoring Across the First-Year Experience

60-Second SoTL – Episode 52 This week’s episode explores a recent article about the value of peer-mentorship programs for first-year university students: Tsang, Art. 2023. “The Value of a Semi-Formal Peer Mentorship Program for First-Year Students’ Studies, Socialization and Adaptation.” Active Learning…

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Defining Success in a First-Year Seminar

60-Second SoTL – Episode 51 This week’s episode focuses on a study of first-year seminars’ impact on common measures of student success in higher education: Shi, Qingmin, John R Crooker, Christina R Drum, and Brent M Drake. 2021. “Investigation of the…

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Crossing Borders at Home

Making College “Worth It” – Season 1, Episode 10 In this episode, we visit with Amanda Sturgill, Associate Professor of Journalism at Elon University, who co-edited Mind the Gap: Global Learning at Home and Abroad. She shares strategies for facilitating global…

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Significant Benefits of the First-Year Experience

60-Second SoTL – Episode 50 This week’s episode focuses on an open-access article about beneficial outcomes of first-year seminars: Das, Rajeeb, Erika Schmitt, and Michael T. Stephenson. 2024. “A Quasiexperimental Analysis of First-Year Seminar Outcomes at a Large University.” Journal of…