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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Education, Higher; College student orientation -- United States; United States;

Abstract

Orientation is defined as an adjustment or adaptation to a new environment, situation, custom, or set of ideas. It is also defined as introductory instruction concerning a new situation. These definitions aptly apply to college orientation purposes and goals; however, the process of orientation has gone far beyond this in its scope and usage in the modern college setting. The first orientation course on record was at Boston University in 1888 while the first known course offered for credit was established at Reed College in 1911. Orientation programs have grown steadily in depth and scope since that time. The creators of these early programs faced many issues that are still relevant in planning programs. These concerns center around the purposes, goals, and content of the program as well as the social and academic support of the students

Year of Submission

1996

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

Larry Keig

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Date Original

1996

Object Description

1 PDF file (16 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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