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Elon 101

Elon 101 is a one credit-hour seminar course that integrates academic advising with other academic orientation elements such as the honor code and creating a graduation plan. Elon 101 consistently receives high marks from our first-year student population and over 98% of incoming students complete Elon 101 as part of their first-semester coursework.

Mission statement

Elon 101 supports the transition 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 respect for individual differences.

Elon 101 learning outcomes

Students should be able to:

  • Articulate the purpose of the Elon Honor code and its significance to maintaining a vibrant community.
  • Communicate the basic fundamentals of the first-year foundations and core curriculum requirements.
  • Utilize basic advising planning tools.
  • Articulate the underlying importance of a basic liberal arts foundation to complement major requirements.
  • Identify basic campus resources to support their academic activities.
  • Locate and evaluate opportunities for campus-related involvement.
  • Communicate with their academic advisor about registration, academic requirements, and social issues or concerns.

For more information about the Elon 101 program please contact Brandy Propst, Director of Elon 101 at bpropst@elon.edu.

Elon 101 Fellow and Teaching Assistant Information

Elon 101 Fellow, Audra Pretty, is the person designated to support the peer assistants in Elon 101 known as TAs. She maintains a Moodle site for TAs and also keeps them informed through an email listserv.