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New Student Orientation and Parent Relations University of Illinois Springfield

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Parents Like Us Everywhere

Understanding the College Experience Free Online Course

Parents Like Us Everywhere is an online course designed to engage parents in an exploration of the fundamental aspects of college students at the University of Illinois Springfield. Considering multiple perspectives, participants will be challenged to:

  • Understand how students learn using technology
  • Move beyond generational gaps to understand Generation iY and what issues possibly impact their success
  • Apply information generated through assignments to foster student success

Learning Goals:

  1. Basic understanding of Chickerings Theory of Identity Development
  2. The legal issues that allow or prevent communication between parents and university officials regarding their student (FERPA)
  3. The ways in which the University supplements classroom learning
  4. The benefits of the campus residential life

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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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