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欢迎! Here at Madonna University, we place particular emphasis on the first year
of college, 和 work to make it a smooth transition 和 a positive experience. 通过
the Office of 第一年的经验 (呸!咄!) we provide opportunities for you to get
involved 和 to build relationships in the classroom 和 in the Madonna community.
The Office of 第一年的经验 exists to ensure that your first year at Madonna
is a great experience that will set you up to continue successfully through to graduation.
Our office will assist you through your time at Madonna by organizing 和 facilitating
an orientation experience for incoming students, designing curriculum for our transition
to college class (UNV 1020) to set you up for success, providing on-campus opportunities
to meet new people 和 current students, 和 boasting a successful Peer Mentor program
that gives you access to guidance from upper-level students from your first day on
At Madonna University, we believe that the first year of university study calls for
a focused program of study, advisement, 和 orientation based on the following philosophical
Learning is social 和 is best promoted 和 supported by a community of learners.
To this end, the University encourages first-year-of-college students to participate
in the Collaborative Studies Program, a curriculum that links first-year courses to
create a community of learners within your chosen area of study.
Learning is developmental; that is, first-year students are at individual levels of
maturation 和 intellectual, social, 和 personal development. As educators, the faculty
is committed to underst和ing where students are when they come to us, accepting 和
valuing them as persons, 和 identifying strategies for fostering their development.
Learning is holistic, 和 at Madonna we strive to fulfill our mission of intellectual,
spiritual, 和 personal development. We promote interdisciplinary approaches to learning
和 problem solving so students recognize the interconnectedness of knowledge 和
Our educational practice should be learner-centered. This implies that students need
to be taught to take responsibilities for their learning in order to promote the ideal
终身学习. One aspect of this goal relates to the component of UNV 1020:
Transitions to Higher 教育, that familiarizes students with the variety of academic
support 服务s available to them as Madonna University students 和 encourages them
to use these 服务s when they experience academic difficulty.
教育 at Madonna University should promote the idea of 服务 to our communities,
particularly to those in the global community who are less fortunate. 这是一个反射
of the University's commitment to Catholic teachings on social justice 和 the ideals
圣. 亚西西的弗朗西斯. To this end, the University requires all students in UNV
1020 to participate in a 服务 learning experience.
Students benefit from underst和ing the history, traditions, 和 foundational values
of the university they attend. 通过 the continuum of admissions, orientation, pre-enrollment,
first semester, 和 second semester, the University has designed intentional strategies
for communicating these ideas to first-year students.
Transitions to Higher 教育 is a two credit course required of all incoming students
who are less than 24 years old 和 have fewer than 13 college transfer credits (excluding
AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, or Middle College credits).
Address transition issues that First-Year Students face when entering the University
Introduce students to thought-provoking, challenging, 和 interesting ideas to enhance
their critical thinking, re搜索, writing, 和 presentation skills
Engage students in a community of learners
Incorporate a 服务-learning experience that fulfills the University’s mission of