Success in college is related to the application of a combination of skill
sets that reflect both
academic and non-academic development. These skill sets are commonly referred to as: critical
thinking skills, language art skills, computational skills, analytical skills, communication skills,
interpersonal skills, self esteem, and self confidence. All students who come to college possess
these skill sets but at various phases of development. The purpose of the academic enrichment
development activities sponsored by the EOS Program at Drew University is to assist students in
assessing their particular level of development and to provide them with opportunities to improve
and strengthen those areas that need to be addressed.
One of the most important elements of student success in the EOS Program
at Drew University
has been the presence of community within the students in each entering class. This presence of
community is important as it provides students with common bonds and friendship that will carry
them through the challenges of the summer program and throughout their undergraduate study.
In the photographs that follow, is one example of an activity that has
been used to create and
develop the presence of community within the entering class. The EOS students in the
photographs are participating in a weekend retreat that required them to engage in activities
that required teamwork to complete successfully. This particular retreat activity occurred at
a camp site in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania.
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