Faculty Buy-In for the First-Year Student Experience: A Case Study

Venue: Online Webcast

Location: Online Webcast, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2011
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Despite numerous well-established first-year student experience programs across the country, gaining buy-in and enthusiasm from faculty members to facilitate FYE seminar courses continues to be an ongoing challenge. Faculty members often lack an understanding of what makes first-year students special, why first-year student seminar courses are valuable, and how such courses impact the retention and success of these students. Accordingly, at many institutions, there is a shortage of instructors to facilitate first-year student seminar courses and a disconnect between first-year students and faculty members.

Join us for a session that will focus on USC Aiken's success in generating faculty buy-in for its FYE initiatives. This program will outline the process USC Aiken took over the past six years to more intimately engage faculty with the first-year student experience.


Student affairs professionals responsible for orientation, first-year student experience, and student leadership programs will benefit from this content, as will academic leaders involved in first-year student experience seminars.