Elon 101 Mission Statement
Elon 101 supports the transtion of first-year students as they become active participants in an academic community. To fulfill this mission, Elon 101 uses a developmental model of advising that:
- Designs class experiences to expand students' academic and interpersonal skills.
- Provides opportunities to enhance students' confidence and competence.
- Encourages students to make informed decisions, exercise social responsibility and demonstrate personal integrity.
- Fosters caring relationships and repsect for individual differences.
- Models passion for lifelong learning.
History of Elon 101
Elon 101 began in 1983 with a willing group of 10 advisors wanting to improve the frequency and quality of first-year academic advising. This initiative was in response to both faculty and student surveys listing more contact with the faculty advisor as a need. Enhanced retention rates and freshman satisfaction have been by-products of the program that now boasts over 95% of the freshman class electing to take the course. Elon 101 is co-taught by a faculty/staff advisor and at least one student assistant. This one-credit advising seminar, graded satisfactory or unsatisfactory, is offered fall term.
Rebecca A. Olive-Taylor, Program Director
Academic Advising Center, Duke 108
2117 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244-2020