Portal to the Future: Creating Community Across Complex Boundaries

  • Paul J. Arcario
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, First Year Students, Diversity


LaGuardia has created a successful first-year experience for the most diverse student body in the history of higher education, a population that is a harbinger of the future of higher education in this country. After outlining how we implemented our program relatively quickly by building upon our history of innovation and community building, we describe the process of launching the program, activities, assessment, and next steps.