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Beyond Retention: An Appreciative Approach within the Onboarding, Orientation and Advising Experiences (EDU261J)

Presented by: Joseph Murray, Karen A. Murray, MS
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Learn How a Student Orientation Model Built on Appreciative Education Can Create a High-Impact Educational Experience

Looking to turn your Orientation into a high impact event?

Research has told us for years that students only remember about 10% of what is communicated to them during college orientation sessions. And yet we continue to use the "talking heads" model of long, boring and detail laden orientation sessions that leave our students frustrated, dazed and questioning their choice of schools. It is time for a change to excite, connect and build a lasting positive impression during our on-boarding, advising and orientation programs.

For a new member of the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owl family, ready for orientation means, incoming student holds are cleared, pre-orientation advised and course registration in hand at check-in. A flipped orientation model built on Appreciative Education framework helped FAU to design a new student orientation program that offers students a high impact educational experience.

This session by expert speakers Joseph Murray, MSHR, and Karen Murray, MS, will explore "flipping" the Orientation and Advising experiences into a student experience to be remembered! Learn to use a holistic approach to Onboarding, Advising and Orientation.

You will learn how the flipped orientation model allows you to breathe life into your campus partners by offering them the opportunity to truly engage with students; thereby, increasing students' confidence to utilize campus support services and participate in high-impact educational experiences in their freshman year. In addition to positive student learning outcomes, the flipped orientation model streamlines to the student onboarding process and can significantly reduce the summer melt and increase the overall yield.

This webinar will provide new ways to think about and restructure your on-boarding, advising and orientation processes to empower supporting offices to engage and excite your incoming students. Turn your on-boarding processes into a high-impact practice and a powerful tool to drive student yield, satisfaction and connection to your institution.

Session Highlights

  • New and innovative strategies for engaging new students immediately through your orientation program.
  • Helping students to make a decision to attend your college before orientation is over!
  • Ways to use onboarding in your advising, orientation and support services.
  • Short-term and long-term ideas for your orientation program. Put new ideas into action now!
  • The intersection of Orientation and the Appreciative Advising Model.

Who should attend

  • Orientation Directors and Administrators
  • Advising Directors
  • Admissions Administrators
  • Others with on-boarding, orientation and advising responsibilities
About Our Speaker(s)

Joseph Murray | Academic Advising Strategies SpeakerJoseph Murray
Joe Murray, MSHR, is currently the Assistant Dean; Undergraduate Studies, University Advising Services at Florida Atlantic University.  Prior to joining the FAU team, Joe served as the Director for Academic Advising and Retention Services at Miami (OH) University’s Hamilton Campus for 22 years.   He earned both a ... More info


Karen A. Murray | Higher Education SpeakerKaren A. Murray MS
Karen received a bachelor's in French from Eastern Kentucky University and a master's in College Student Personnel from Miami University, Oxford, OH. Karen has more than 25 years' experience working in Higher Education. She served at Miami University as the Director of Health Education and the Miami University Hamilton... More info

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