Starting Strong: Best Practices for College Success & First Year Experience Courses

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Start how you want to finish. There are few courses more important to ensuring students develop the skills and habits to do well in colleges than First Year Experience and College Success. In this interactive webinar, participants will be introduced to easy-to-implement methods for First Year Experience and College Success courses to encourage and evaluate student engagement for better learning outcomes. From tracking attendance to gauging students' conceptual understanding, student engagement opportunities are endless, yet within reach with the ubiquity of mobile devices. The session will explore and demonstrate engagement, survey and analytics tools that enable community college faculty, course coordinators and administrators with pre-built teaching resources and class activities to get quickly and affordably get started using student engagement tools in College/Student Success courses.


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  • Mandy Shaffer has over 17 years of experience in education with a focus on student success, engagement, and technology. She is the Director of Institutional Initiatives at Macmillan Learning. Mandy holds a Bachelors in Sociology and a Masters in Elementary Education from The Ohio State University. After teaching in the classroom, she turned her passion for teaching and learning to writing and editing textbooks, developing educational technologies, presenting and training on pedagogy/technology/retention platforms, and consulting with institutions on retention, student success, and engagement. An Ohio native, Mandy now calls Orlando, Florida home.