|Providing quality orientation, transition, and retention (OTR) programming is essential to welcoming students to colleges and institutions worldwide. It can be a daunting task – filled with anticipation and excitement, and it can be overwhelming at times. It’s during the planning stages that OTR professionals often seek resources and solutions. The Orientation Planning Manual is such a resource.
Since the NODA Board of Directors approved the recommendation to change the Association name to NODA, Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention, we felt it was imperative that the chapters within the OPM reflect transition and retention along with orientation. There are several revised chapters and new authors who have written new chapters in the 2014 edition of the OPM.
Current NODA members are eligible to request one complimentary hard copy of the OPM with their membership. To do so, just fill out this form with your mailing information. An e-version is also available for free to members on the publications page of Peer Resources. If you would like to buy any additional copies, or are a nonmember wanting to purchase the publication, please contact the NODA Association Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To order additional copies of the Orientation Planning Manual, or if you are a nonmember ordering your copy, please fill out this form. After filling out your mailing address you will be able to update the quantity of your purchase. Cost:
$15 NODA Members or $30 Non-Members
Topics covered in the 2014 edition of the OPM include:
|1||Designing Quality Orientation Programs: |
The First Step Toward Effective Student Retention
|2||New Student Orientation: Planning and Implementing an Outstanding Program||Denise L. Rode & Abbey Wolfman|
|3||Transfer Student Orientation:|
The Swirling, Whirling World of Transfer Orientation: Meeting the Needs of a Dynamic Student Population
|Bonita C. Jacobs & Janet L. Marling|
|4||Parent and Family Orientation||J. Ann Hower|
|5||Planning for Special Populations||Kimberlie A. Moock|
|6||Orientation Programs on the Two-Year Campus||Cathy J. Cuevas & Christine Timmerman|
|7||Welcome Week Programs||Andrene Kaiwi-Lenting & Jason Mockford|
|8||Unique Transition Programs||Gwen M. Fears|
|9||Orientation Staff Selection||Danielle Bristow|
|10||Orientation Staff Training||Melanie J. Payne & Maria A. Sedotti|
|11||The Technology of Transition||Daniel W. Murphy|
|12||Risk Management & Crisis Preparedness||Michael J. Knox |
|13||Assessing and Evaluating Orientation, Transition, and Retention Programs||Beth M. Lingren Clark & Andrew H. Cinoman|
|14||Professional Staff Development||Craig E. Mack|
|15||Beyond Orientation: Managing Transition and Retention Efforts||Kristen E. Salomonson & Jeanine Ward-Roof|