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First-year programs assist new students in adapting to college life, developing skills for academic success and increasing retention. The Freshmen Seminar course at St. John Fisher College is such a course, taught by college faculty and staff with collaboration from departments across campus. Participants will experience a stand-alone lesson created by the college archivist with the objective of identifying a baseline assessment of critical thinking skills. Presented as a complete package from learning objectives to assessment tools, the class session is purposely designed to be easy to replicated.


Presented at the 2013 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, October 27-29, 2013

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homework and group worksheet.pdf (223 kB)
Homework assignment and worksheet

FS Outcomes and Rubric.pdf (209 kB)
Seminar SLOs and rubrics

Critical Thinking and the Archives Lesson Outline.pdf (184 kB)
Lesson plan