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E-Source for College Transitions

E-Source is an electronic newsletter that provides practical strategies for supporting student learning and success. Published quarterly, E-Source and its archive are available online with a free subscription.

The E-Source for College Transitions Collection

The E-Source for College Transitions Collection is a three-volume series with notes from guest editors providing context from previous issues of E-Source for 2022 and beyond.

The E-Source for College Transitions Collection, Vol. 2: The First-Year Seminar

Within higher education, first-year seminars have served as the hallmark for the first-year experience as students are transitioning into the collegiate culture. Whether it’s devising new and creative approaches to assessment, teaching, and even faculty and student self-directed learning, we hope that you will glean some useful insights from this curated edition to apply to your university’s first-year seminar. 

The E-Source for College Transitions Collection, Vol. 1: Unique Educational Practices

 The five articles presented in this curated edition of E-Source for College Transitions Collection exhibit some of the previously published excellent work by our colleagues that highlight innovative approaches to increase student engagement. Some of the common themes you will see throughout these articles is a focus on a shift in culture, thoughtful assessment measures, an incorporation of HIPS, and ensuring students understand their role in a civilized society. 


Current Issue

Volume 18, No. 4
The latest issue of E-Source for College Transitions is now available. Issue 18.4 features five articles that focus on admissions processes, advising, and belongingness. Articles in this issue include: "An Assessment of First-Year Seminar Modality and Academic and Social Belongingness", "The Benefits of a Provisional Addmision Program as a Strategy to Increase Enrollment", "Effecting Change: A Designed FYS Call-to-Action Service Learning Project", "Rethinking a Faculty Academic Advising Model", and "Who Gets In? Determining Equitable Admissions Criteria for Students from Migrant Backgrounds".

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