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Our knowledge base of student orientation strategy is extensive. Browse through this digital library and select from over two dozen education sessions, webinars and case studies to learn from the real-life experiences of your colleagues.

Whitepaper

Innovating Student Orientation - 6 Keys to Success

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What does it take to innovate and continuously improve student orientation programming? What role can technology play to improve the experience?  In this interactive whitepaper, you’ll discover the Six Keys to Success, examine best practices supporting each one and preview the real-life experiences of your peers who are using the Advantage Orientation® with great success.

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Conference Sessions

2018 NASPA Conference
featuring Bergen Community College & Washington University

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Hear how Rachel Colucci, Dean of Student Life & Conduct, Deputy Title IX Coord, and Carlos Guillen, Assoc. Dir. First Year Programs are innovating orientation with our adaptive technology.

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2018 FYE Conference
featuring Houston Community College and Texas A&M University San Antonio

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Explore how orientation tech is helping Houston Community College and Texas A&M University, San Antonio "Whoa, Wow & Woo" First-Year Students. 

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2017 Moving the Needle Conference
a discussion with Eastern Florida State College

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Paola Moneymaker, Exec. Dir. of Student and Academic Services, discusses how their online orientation is clearing a path to registration while generating meaningful data about the experience.

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2017 NODA Conference
panel discussion with Bentley, Louisiana State and Utah State universities

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These orientation and transition leaders are creating unique and impactful orientation experiences. Hear how they're leveraging orientation technology to reach new goals.

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2017 DLA Conference
a discussion with University of West Georgia

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Since launching their online orientation two years ago, University of West Georgia's team has been tracking the data to measure impact. Janet Gubbins, Director of Distance and Distributed Education presents key metrics and answers questions from the audience.

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2017 NASPA Conference
a discussion with Sonoma State University

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Colleen Mahoney, Orientation and New Student and Family Programs Coordinator, shows you how Sonoma State's online orientation solves three big problems: compliance, capacity and reporting. She sees the possibilities as limitless.

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2017 FYE Conference
a discussion with Utah Valley University

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Watch as Marth Wilson, Assist. Dir., First-Year Experience and Orientation, talks about the strategy behind UVU's online orientation and how it's solving real-life orientation problems like tracking, compliance, assessment and, the proverbial "info dump."

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2017 NISTS Conference
a discussion with the University of Washington

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Listen in as Ali Albrecht, Transfer Initiative Manager/First Year Programs, talks about how she's using the Advantage Orientation Platform to improve the orientation experience specifically for transfer students and how she knows it's working.

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2016 FYE Conference
a panel discussion with Howard University, Florida International University & Hillsborough Community College

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These panelists, from very diverse institutional settings, discuss how their online orientations - with a fresh look and responsive design - are easing transitions and improving matriculation.

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2015 NODA Conference
a panel discussion with Florida International University, St. Johns University, George Mason University & Wake Tech Community College

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During this highlight session filmed at NODA 2015, Korrin, Rick, Philip and Christy offer a lively discussion about how they're using online orientations for "priceless" returns.

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2015 FYE Conference
a panel discussion with AIMS Community College, Utah Valley University & Palm Beach State College

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Listen in as these first-year experience leaders discuss the decisions, strategies and impact since launching their orientation platform: featuring Rachel Veretto, Theresa Cusimano and Martha Wilson.

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2015 Distance Learning Administration Conference
a discussion with the University of West Georgia

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Janet Gubbins, Director of Distance and Distributed Education at University of West Georgia shares her experience developing an online orientation. Topics include research, project planning, process management and impact measures.

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Webinars

Orientation A to Z
Delaware County Community College

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Learn from Dr. Kendrick M. Mickens Sr., Director, Student Success & First Year Experiences

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Title IX Orientation Module
Bergen Community College

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with Rachel B. Lerner Colucci, Ed.M., Dean of Student Life & Conduct, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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Connecting Over 18K Square Miles
Cerro Coso Community College

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with Christine Small, Director of Counseling and SSSP and Missy Gross, Counselor and Assoc. Professor

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The Any-Time, Any-Place, Any-Device Orientation
Bossier Parish Community College

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with Karen Recchia, Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Tracy McGill, Director of Public Relations

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Orientation Re-Imagined
Louisiana State University

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with Heather Herman, Exec. Dir. Communications and External Relations and Kelli Webber, Assoc. Dir., Operations, Experience LSU. 

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Orientation @ Teachable Moments
Utah State University

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with Lisa Hancock, Dir., Student Orientation and Transition Services

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Taking Orientation International
Arizona State University

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with Sarah Brice, Director of New Student & Family Programs

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From Online Orientation Skeptic to Believer
Bergen Community College

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with Rachel B. Lerner Colucci, Ed.M., Dean of Student Life & Conduct, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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Measuring Return from Online Orientation
California State University, Los Angeles

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with Christopher Johnson, Assistant Director for New Student & Parent Programs

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Online Orientation and New Student Advising
Fresno State

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with Kenneth Ternate, New Student Orientation Coordinator

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The “Pre" Online Orientation
George Mason University

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with Rick Gray, Associate Director of Orientation

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Bilingual “Bookend” Online Orientation
Hillsborough Community College

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with Chris Legner, Dean of Student Services

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The HBCU Experience
Howard University

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with Charles Prince, Director, Office of Student Success and Transition

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The Campus Experience for Distance Learners
Indiana State University

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with Tracy Osborne, Director, New Student Transition Programs

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Online Orientation for International Students
Michigan State University

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with Amber Cordell, Educational Programs Manager

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Meet the Mandate with an Online Orientation
Monroe Community College

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with Matthew Lawson, Assistant Director, Orientations & First Year Experience

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The Orientation Experience
University of Washington

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with Carlos Guillen, Associate Director / First Year Programs

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Online Orientations for Transfer Students
Temple University

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with Amber Cardamone, Director, Orientation & New Student Programs

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Increasing Orientation Capacity
Sonoma State Univeristy

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with Colleen Mahoney, Orientation and New Student Programs Coordinator

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Case Studies

George Mason University

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Montgomery County Community College

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Howard University

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Hillsborough County Community College

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Michigan State University

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