Monday, August 31, 2009

RAPP at the First Year Summit

This October, UC is going to be host to the 7th Ohio First Year Summit. This event "is a one day symposium that draws a wide range of people and groups interested in envisioning the future of the first-year experience in higher education even as we celebrate its current status and impact."

At UC, our First Year Experience works diligently to help new students suceed. They provide many opportunities to first year students and connect them with upperclass students.

I'm excited to say that I've been selected as a presenter at the Summit. I'll be presenting the session "Self Awareness and Social Justice." After a few minutes on what RAPP is and does, we'll spend the session exploring the impact of RAPP and RAPP-like programs on students and how this might affect their development of self identity and feelings of connection to the campus at large.

I'm asking students who completed RAPP in their first-year give me some food for thought via a SurveyMonkey survey. If you have any other food for thought you'd like to share, please don't hesistate to contact me!

(pic - summit logo, taken from their website)

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