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Extended Orientation Network

  • Risk/Crisis Management
  • Curriculum/Training Development
  • Program Assessment
  • Creating an Extended Orientation program
  • Cross – collaboration to run Extended Orientation program
  • Funding/Sponsorship for Extended Orientation program
  • Branding/Marketing Extended Orientation program
  • Outdoor/Adventure Extended Orientation programs
  • Follow up programming after Extended Orientation experience
  • Recruiting/Training Student Leaders (differentiating EO and Orientation) 
Learning Outcomes
  • Be able to share and use information attained to improve on existing extended orientation 
  • Learn how to best assess existing or future extended orientation programs
  • Find ways to collaborate with university partners to enhance extended orientation 
program and create buy in within specific members of the university
  • Network with other institutions with extended orientation programs
  • Create new opportunities within extended orientation program, such as, follow up 
programming throughout the academic year

GLBTA Network

For educational sessions to receive sponsorship from the GLBTA Network, sessions must:

  1. Be a session that focuses on GLBTA students, staff, or faculty
  2. Be a session that focuses on GLBTA issues as they pertain to the field of Orientation, Transition, and Retention
  3. Be a session that is a round table or panel, created to increase awareness, engage in dialogue, and/or share ideas around work and action pertaining to GLBTA populations

Participants who attend GLBTA network sponsored sessions will:

  • Have a better understanding of GLBTA populations
  • Be more aware of issues and challenges that GLBTA students may be experiencing on college campuses
  • Understand the importance of recognizing the GLBTA population and understanding their needs
  • Understand what it means to be an ally

Graduate Student Network

  • Job and Internship Searching
  • Communicating transferrable skills
  • Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Framing Your Search: What Matters to You
  • Transition from Graduate Student to Entry-Level Professional
  • Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate Student
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Putting Theory to Practice
  • Making the Most of Your Summer Internship
  • Networking

Specifically for Doctoral Students

  • What to Consider When Searching for Program
  • Research Topics in OTR

For Professionals that Supervise Graduate Students

  • How to Challenge and Support Graduate Students
  • Supervision Skills

Highly Selective Institutions Network

The Highly Selective Institution Network is seeking educational proposals that focus on the following topics:

  • Best practices that enhance the link between student affairs and academic initiatives, i.e. course registration, faculty engagement outside the classroom, peer mentoring
  • Best practices to develop the resiliency and/or grit of new students
  • Best practices in supporting diversity and inclusion in orientation, transition, and/or retention
  • Highlight models that utilize a welcome week as the primary vehicle for orientation programming
  • Highlight models of OTR that utilize volunteer student staff

HSIN mission/purpose reviews:
The Highly Selective Network serves NODA members who work in orientation, transition and retention at institutions with unique social characteristics and particular academic criteria required for admission. Our network seeks to met the specific needs of highly selective institutions and the myriad of programming opportunities for incoming first-year and transfer students including new student orientation, Welcome Week, Parent and Family Orientation and pre-orientation initiatives. This group communicates often via email and webinars sharing best practices, collecting and disseminating data, and providing other specific resources for the institutions in our network. 

International Student Orientation Network

  • Transitional and integration issues
  • Online orientation
  • Extended orientation
  • Cultural engagement and adjustment
  • Immigration issues and status
  • Pre-arrival programs
  • Social media engagement
  • Pre and post orientation programming
  • International student services
  • Academic advising
  • Communication and social media

First-year Seminar/Foundations Courses - Learning Outcomes

  • Address the unique orientation, transition, and retention needs of international students
  • Deliver information on current international student issues so members may gain knowledge on a wide variety of topics
  • Foster growth through establishing connections, collecting information, and having discussions on various international student orientation topics
  • Encourage members to provide support and resources to fellow members regarding international students and orientation
  • Create opportunities for collaboration between colleagues at various institutions
  • Identify a new trend within community scope and communicate to NODA members

Large Institution Network

  • Sessions should be relevant to large institutions
  • Sessions should include current and relevant research and theory
  • Sessions should be engaging and encourage participation
  • Sessions should provide take-away points for participants

Non-Traditional Student Populations Network

  • Session proposals should focus on one of the non-traditional student populations as defined by the Network
  • Session proposals should show contribution to the understand of Orientation, Transition and Retention programs that serve non-traditional student populations
  • Session proposals should show contribution to a community of practitioners devoted to supporting non-traditional student populations.

Transfer Services Network

  • Share research and/or best practices that can be replicated or applied to transfer OTR programs
  • Share transfer student trends observed locally, regionally, or nationally
  • Provide practical information and resource materials about how to effectively serve the transfer student population

Two-Year College Network

Mission: The Two-Year College Network serves the needs of NODA members who work in orientation, transition and retention at two year colleges, including community colleges, junior colleges, and technical institutes. The network helps interested participants remain apprised of current and effective programming formats, trends, and best practices that are applicable to their unique student populations and institutional characteristics. The group communicates throughout the year via an email listserv, online forums, and webinars.

Educational Session Learning Outcomes:

The 2YN sponsored proposals will:

  • Increase knowledge regarding trends and best practices related to the field of OTR at two-year colleges.
  • Present new and innovative ideas in programming formats that are applicable to the unique student populations and institutional characteristics of two-year colleges.
  • Create opportunities for sharing information and networking among two-year college professionals.

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