Beyond Retention: An Appreciative Approach within the Onboarding, Orientation and Advising Experiences (EDU261J)

Presented By: Joseph Murray , MSHR, Karen A. Murray , MS
Pre-recorded Webinar
90 minutes
Thu, February 4, 2016
Attend in a Group and
Save upto 50%
  1. Download Conference Material (Password Required)

Event Description

Learn How a Student Orientation Model Built on Appreciative Education Can Create a High-Impact Educational Experience

Looking to turn your Orientation into a high impact event?

Research has told us for years that students only remember about 10% of what is communicated to them during college orientation sessions. And yet we continue to use the "talking heads" model of long, boring and detail laden orientation sessions that leave our students frustrated, dazed and questioning their choice of schools. It is time for a change to excite, connect and build a lasting positive impression during our on-boarding, advising and orientation programs.

For a new member of the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owl family, ready for orientation means, incoming student holds are cleared, pre-orientation advised and course registration in hand at check-in. A flipped orientation model built on Appreciative Education framework helped FAU to design a new student orientation program that offers students a high impact educational experience.

This session by expert speakers Joseph Murray, MSHR, and Karen Murray, MS, will explore "flipping" the Orientation and Advising experiences into a student experience to be remembered! Learn to use a holistic approach to Onboarding, Advising and Orientation.

You will learn how the flipped orientation model allows you to breathe life into your campus partners by offering them the opportunity to truly engage with students; thereby, increasing students' confidence to utilize campus support services and participate in high-impact educational experiences in their freshman year. In addition to positive student learning outcomes, the flipped orientation model streamlines to the student onboarding process and can significantly reduce the summer melt and increase the overall yield.

This webinar will provide new ways to think about and restructure your on-boarding, advising and orientation processes to empower supporting offices to engage and excite your incoming students. Turn your on-boarding processes into a high-impact practice and a powerful tool to drive student yield, satisfaction and connection to your institution.

Session Highlights

  • New and innovative strategies for engaging new students immediately through your orientation program.
  • Helping students to make a decision to attend your college before orientation is over!
  • Ways to use onboarding in your advising, orientation and support services.
  • Short-term and long-term ideas for your orientation program. Put new ideas into action now!
  • The intersection of Orientation and the Appreciative Advising Model.

Who should attend

  • Orientation Directors and Administrators
  • Advising Directors
  • Admissions Administrators
  • Others with on-boarding, orientation and advising responsibilities

(*) Above is single user price, for multiple users,
call 1-800-223-8720

 
About Our Speaker(s)

Joseph Murray MSHR
Joe Murray, MSHR, is currently Director of University Advising Services for Florida Atlantic University. Prior to joining the FAU team, Joe served as the Director for Academic Advising and Retention Services at Miami (OH) University's Hamilton Campus for 22 years. He earned both a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and... More info

 

Karen A. Murray MS
Karen received a bachelor's in French from Eastern Kentucky University and a master's in College Student Personnel from Miami University, Oxford, OH. Karen has more than 25 years' experience working in Higher Education. She served at Miami University as the Director of Health Education and the Miami University Hamilton... More info

 
Recommend this event to a colleague
  • Your Name:
  • Your E-mail:
  • Colleague's Name:
  • Colleague's E-mail:
  •  
    Subject: You might be interested in this event from EliEducation
    Event Title: Beyond Retention: An Appreciative Approach within the Onboarding, Orientation and Advising Experiences
    Presenter(s): Joseph Murray , MSHR, Karen A. Murray , MS