Foundations: Developing Your College Experience
The Foundations experience is a ten-week intensive program designed for individuals who have been conditionally admitted to Green Mountain College. This program supports the transition of new students as they enter Green Mountain College by introducing them to the academic culture of the college by developing college-level study and critical thinking skills. In addition, this program is designed to build a support system at the college with both other students and program personnel. During this course, students will work through three modules: Designing Your College Experience, Laying the Groundwork for Academic Writing, and Building a Final Project.
This program combines a blend of academic and community information to allow students to build their own college experience. This program meets for one-hour once a week for ten weeks. Students are expected to attend class and participate in fieldwork. Through course readings, discussions, small group activities, guest speakers and assignments, some of the topics discussed will include:
- Blueprints of Foundations: An Introduction to the Program
- Engaging in Academics
- Engaging in the Campus Community
- Balancing Your Academic and Social Life
- Paper Development: Thesis Statements
- Paper Development: Research
- Paper Development: Citing Sources
- Public Speaking
- Capturing Your Audience
- From Blueprints to Construction: Final Projects and Presentation
In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in individual meetings with Learning Center staff to discuss student academic progress, as well as social gatherings with other Foundations participants. Two optional services, academic coaching and peer-mentoring, are available to students at the beginning of the program. Students are strongly encouraged to participate.
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