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First and Second Year Experience


For Faculty/Staff

New Student Seminar

Complete the application to be an NSS Instructor for 2016-17

Click here for the online form

Applications are due Monday, February 15th, 2016.

Learning Community 2016-17 Plan

For both continuing and new learning communities, please fill out the Learning Community online application form.

Downloadable worksheet (.docx)

The application period has passed.

First Year Advisory Board

The First Year Advisory Board exists to develop an agenda for professional development, program enhancement, and collaborative decision-making for programs and initiatives related to first-year student success. The board is comprised of faculty, staff, and students.

Guidelines for Evaluating First Year Experience (pdf)

First Year Advisory Board Members

Allison Ambrose, PhD, Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean of the College of Business
Ramona Amos, Intercultural Life
Jill Beinborn, Academic Advisor
Julia Dickinson, Assistant Director of the Library
Rev. Robert "Bud" Grant, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology and Director of General Education
Matt Hansen, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life & Housing
Nancy Hayes, PhD, Associate Professor of English
Merredyth McManus, Asst. Dean for Student Retention
Jason Richter, Director of Student Engagement 
Tracey Schuster-Matlock, PhD, Associate Dean of University Academic Programs