Wilderness With Honors: Assessing an Extended-Duration Outdoor Orientation Program

Authors

  • Nate Furman University of Utah
  • Nick Rushford University of Utah
  • Liz Rogers University of Utah
  • Nate Bricker University of Utah

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/JOREL-2018-V10-I3-9049

Keywords:

outdoor orientation program, adventure education, student development

Abstract

Incoming college students are faced with a host of new tasks, environments, and challenges. College orientation programs help prepare students for life after high school by raising awareness of university resources and tools, but the limited time available for traditional orientation and the transactional nature of information exchange curb the amount of preparedness students achieve. One specific type of orientation program, the outdoor orientation program, seeks to augment traditional orientation programs.Subscribe to JOREL

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Published

2018-08-15

Issue

Section

AORE Research Symposium Abstracts