NODA External Review Services
NODA is seeking qualified candidates for the NODA External Review Services
NODA has over 30 years history of education, leadership and professional
development in the field of college student orientation, transition, and
retention. NODA’s diverse professional interest shares experience in new
freshman/transfer student orientation; family orientation; student leader
selection, training and development; parent programs; and retention – using
experienced people from inside and outside the field to conduct on-site
evaluations for the client.
NODA is committed to providing a cost-effective external review; and are
prepared to assess and analyze the institution’s particular needs, whether
large or small in scale.
An effective orientation program focuses on creating an experience for new
students. This experience should introduce all students to the educational and
extracurricular experiences while providing intentional opportunities to meet
and interact with other students, faculty, and staff. Students will be
integrated into the intellectual, cultural, and social climate of the
A successful orientation program minimizes families’ anxiety by providing
information and support. This is the institution’s opportunity to demonstrating
how it will deliver on the promises that were made during the recruitment
A well coordinated program draws from units all over campus to provide
information on policies, procedures, and requirements to assist students and
families to understand the purpose of the institution and their responsibility
in the educational experience.
Orientation is the bridge that connects recruitment and retention strategies
together. Without an effective orientation program, efforts to bring in the
right students into the institution will be jeopardized, as well as the ability
to retain them.
EXTERNAL REVIEW OBJECTIVES
Visit 1: Content Analysis & Review of Existing Processes
Objective: To assess & evaluate existing processes and programs to identify
gaps and establish success
metrics based on CAS Standards.
Visit 2: Facilitated Focus Groups/ Assessment
Objective: To meet with constituents and participants through a series of focus
groups and assessment
to identify programmatic and learning outcomes.
Visit 3: Final report
Objective: To provide recommendations (strategies, tactics and program design)
for how to
demonstrate organizational engagement in the orientation process.
(*Visit 1 and 2 can be combined into one extended visit.)
To view the Consultant Position Description and Selection Information,
If you feel you are qualified to offer external review services on behalf of NODA
please click here to
complete the online application.
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