Weekly Reflection Questions 4 (due the week of September 24th) - Answer all questions listed.
- Today's college student is far more diverse than ever before. What are some of the experiences you have had since you arrived on campus with peers different than yourself? How has that shaped your view of the world around you? How has that affected your perspective on your own upbringing? How have these experiences altered your thoughts about how you were brought up? If they have not shaped your world view, affected your perspective of your upbringing, or altered your thoughts, why do you think that is?
- How do you feel when you hear the terms diversity and inclusion?
- How do you define diversity? How do you define inclusion?
- How are the two terms similar and different for you?
- What are some experiences or outcomes you hope to have at Lynchburg, related to diversity and inclusion, before you graduate to better prepare you for the global society we live in today?
- If you did not meet with your advisor until this week, please complete this question. (If you already did this question for reflection 3, you may skip it) After meeting with your advisor to review your CSI and Check-in: What are you thinking about Lynchburg? How do you think things are going so far? What did you learn about yourself from the conversation? Based on the conversation with your advisor, what are two things you will work on this semester and why? Remember to be specific and provide yourself a measurable outcome to know if you have successfully achieved that task/objective.
Weekly Reflection Questions 3 (due the week of September 17th) - Answer all questions listed.
- Students talk about spending all night studying and writing papers at the last minute. How do you prioritize (or organize) your school tasks, homework, and other activities each day? Remember to describe your organizational style in detail.
- After meeting with your advisor to review your CSI and Check-in: What are you thinking about Lynchburg? How do you think things are going so far? What did you learn about yourself from the conversation? Based on the conversation with your advisor, what are two things you will work on this semester and why? Remember to be specific and provide yourself a measurable outcome to know if you have successfully achieved that task/objective.
- Dive deeper into the concept of perspectives: After listening to Dr. Bates' presentation on September 7th, how can you use the concept of perspective in your experience at Lynchburg? How might differing perspectives come into your academic coursework while you are here? What are you most excited to learn about outside of your major/minor and why?
Weekly Reflection Questions 2 (due the week of September 2nd) - Answer all questions listed.
- In class on Friday, August 24th, we learned about professionalism and the importance to think about your collegiate career as an opportunity to develop professional skills. How do you define professionalism? What skills do you believe employers are searching for in their potential employees? What can you do over the next four years to develop or enhance those skills so you are a top candidate for any employer? Why is it important for you to be professional at all times in the classroom, around campus, and in the community?
- Many individuals talk about the infamous "Freshman 15," referring to the average amount of weight a new student might gain during their first year of college. Describe some of the ways in which you plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle during your first year, as well as some of the resources you believe are available on campus to help achieve your healthy goals.
- What additional thoughts or questions do you have regarding campus resources that you would like to learn more about?
Weekly Reflection Questions 1 (due the week of August 27th) - Answer all questions listed.
- Students hear that the transition from high school to college is a big one. What does that thought mean to you? Describe some of the differences and similarities you are seeing between Lynchburg and your high school experience. What questions do you still have as you start your first week of classes at Lynchburg?
- Identify and describe your biggest fear about starting college.
- Identify and describe the thing that is most exciting to you about starting college.