Meeting name

Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience

Meeting location

San Antonio, TX

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2-21-2012

Description

UNLV Context

• Fall 2011: 22,138 undergraduate students; 72% were fulltime; 5135 freshmen with a 76.4% first-yr retention rate (2010 to 2011); 40.6% six-year graduation rate

• Budget-induced movement to large-enrollment classes – Program eliminations and consolidations underway

• General Education Reform developments – Articulation of University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes, especially Inquiry and Critical Thinking – New general education requirements extending vertically throughout the curriculum

• Focus on enhancing the first-year experience for incoming students

Keywords

Academic achievement; Academic libraries; Library orientation for college students; Library research

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Education Policy | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science

Comments

Presented at the Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Antonio, TX.

File: 20 PowerPoint slides

Additional File: Handout, 2 pg

JFabbi-etal_Handout-FYE_Feb2012.pdf (351 kB)
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