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|Expectations of New Students
Ted Hoef, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students
During New Student Orientation, I shared a list of our most important expectations and what we have found to be the keys to success. As I presented each one, an orientation leader shared a personal reflection to add a student perspective. For those that missed this presentation, here is our list of expectations and keys to success.
- Go to class and show up on time.
- Follow the student code of conduct, on- and off-campus.
- Know your rights and responsibilities and what is expected of you. Read each syllabus carefully.
- Treat others with respect and dignity.
- Take responsibility for your own learning.
- Get involved and attend some campus events.
- Make a difference. Participate in WWW.
- Uphold academic honesty and maintain civil behavior in the classroom and around campus.
- Take full advantage of Websterís diversity. Learn from others and seek out and appreciate differences.
- Be open to new experiences and ideas.
- Solve your own problems.
- Take advantage of the many international aspects of Webster.
- Use technology, but not to excess.
- Communicate your needs. Ask for help.
- Accept responsibility for your actions.
Keys to Success
- Participate in class and keep up with your assignments.
- Donít try to be perfect. Be yourself.
- Manage your time wisely Ė treat it as a scarce resource.
- Create balance in your life. Get enough sleep. Take care of your health. Exercise.
- Get a job on campus.
- Get involved in a student organization.
- Be willing to change. Do some things outside your comfort zone.
- Expect to be challenged.
- Donít rush it. Make memories. Treat college as a valuable experience, not a checklist.
- Get to know students, faculty, and staff outside of class.
- Learn about campus resources and take advantage of them early.
- Find a mentor. Get an internship.
- Use Career Services early and often. Handing you a degree at graduation does not hand you a job.
- Donít lose sight of your main goal. Graduate.
- Have fun and enjoy the experience.
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