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Student success is central to UMaine's mission, values, reputation and fiscal health. Improving first-year student success is a major focus for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs in 2018-2019. The goal is to develop an integrated plan of actions that will result in improved first year student success as defined by first year retention.

New Student Orientation

All incoming first year students are invited to a New Student Orientation in the summer prior to the fall of their first semester. Students who start their UMaine studies in the spring semester are invited to attend an abridged version of the orientation before the spring semester. Develop a set of recommendations for ways to improve the quality of the New Student Orientation. Please consider the following questions as you complete this work.

1. What should be the goals of New Student Orientation?

2. What are the strategies to achieve these goals?

3. What are considered best practices with respect to New Student Orientation? Support


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New-Student-Orientation-FYSSI-Charge.pdf (685 kB)
Full text of the Provost's Charge

New-Student-Orientation-FYSSI-WorkingGroupMembers.pdf (131 kB)
Working Group Members Roster



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