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Western’s “School Within a School” program in same vein as Memorial’s First Year Success Program

by: MUN

Following yesterday’s announcement regarding UBC’s new personalized service model, which will see each incoming first-year student at the Vancouver campus assigned a student service specialist to guide and assist them through their entire UBC career (see yesterday’s blog post for more info). Yet another example of Memorial’s involvement in a rapidly-growing national and international trend in post-secondary education!

What are your thoughts on this new trend?

Check out the below post from Academica’s Top Ten this morning for more info:

Western U, school board partner on “School Within a University” program: Western University and the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) have partnered on a new program that will give 25 TVDSB students the opportunity to complete their final secondary school courses needed for graduation, as well as earn a university credit at no cost. The first program of its kind in Ontario, “School Within a University” will allow students to complete up to 6 senior high school credits while earning a university credit — all on Western U’s campus. Eligible students will be selected by school staff and must meet criteria set by the school board and the university’s Admissions Office to demonstrate that they are academically capable. The students will be supported by mentors to facilitate their success. The new program builds on the success of the TVDSB’s “School Within a College” pr! ogram created in partnership with Fanshawe College. TVDSB News Release | Add/Read Comments

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