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Integrating a First-Year Seminar into Learning Communities - 25th .pdf

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									   25                          25th Annual Conference
                               on The First-Year Experience
                                                          ®




February 24 - 28, 2006
Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsored by
National Resource Center for
The First-Year Experience® & Students in Transition
University of South Carolina

Co-hosted by
University System of Georgia




Program                               

                   Schedule of Events
Friday, February 24, 2006
	    7:30		 am		 –		 5:00		     pm		   	    Preconference	Workshop	and	Conference	Registration	
	    7:30		 am		 –		 9:00		     am	    		   Continental	Breakfast	for	Workshop	Participants
	    9:00		 am		 –		 5:00		     pm		   	    Preconference	Workshops
	 10:00		 am		 –		 5:00		       pm	    		   Cybercafé	and	Bookstore	Open

Saturday, February 25, 2006
	   7:30		 am		 –		 6:00		      pm		   	    Conference	Registration	
	   7:00		 am		 –		 9:00			     am		   	    Continental	Breakfast
	   7:30		 am		 –		 6:00		      pm		   	    Cybercafé	and	Bookstore	Open
	   8:00		 am		 –		 5:00		      pm	    		   Preconference	Workshops
	 12:00		 noon		 –		 1:00		     pm	    		   Lunch	for	Preconference	Workshop	Participants	
	   5:30		 pm	 	–		 6:45		      pm	    		   Opening	Session	&	Keynote	Address	
	   6:45		 pm		 –		 7:30		      pm	    		   Opening	Reception
	   7:00		 pm		 	          		     	    	    Dinner	Workshop	

Sunday, February 26, 2006
	   7:30		 am		 –		 5:00		      pm		   	    Cybercafé	and	Bookstore	Open
	   7:00		 am		 –		 8:30		      am	    		   Continental	Breakfast	
	   7:30		 am		 –		 6:00		      pm	    		   Conference	Registration	
	   7:45		 am		 –		 8:45		      am	    		   Primer	for	First-Time	Attendees	
	   7:45		 am		 –		 8:45		      am	    		   Exhibitor	Presentations
	   9:00		 am		 –		 10:00		     am	    		   Conference	Sessions
	 10:00		 am		 –		 10:15		      am	    		   Refreshment	Break	
	 10:15		 am		 –		 11:15	       am		   	    Conference	Sessions
	 11:30		 am		 –		 1:30		       pm	    		   Conference	Luncheon	Saluting	2006	Outstanding	First-Year	Student	Advocates	
	   1:45		 pm		 –		 2:45		      pm	    		   Conference	Sessions
	   2:45		 pm		 –		 3:00		      pm	    		   Refreshment	Break	
	   3:00		 pm		 –		 5:15		      pm	    		   Conference	Sessions
	   7:00		 pm		 –		 9:00		      pm	    		   25th	Anniversary	Gala	–	The	Carter	Center	(ticketed	event)

Monday, February 27, 2006
	  7:30		 am		 –		 9:00		       am		   	    Continental	Breakfast	with	Poster	Sessions
	  7:30		 am		 –		 9:00		       am		   	    Continental	Breakfast	with	Exhibitors
	  7:30		 am		 –		 6:00		       pm	    		   Conference	Registration	
	  7:30		 am	 	–		 5:00		       pm		   	    Cybercafé	and	Bookstore	Open	
	  9:15		 am		 –		 10:15		      am	    		   Conference	Sessions
	 10:15		 am		 –		 10:30		      am	    		   Refreshment	Break	
	 10:30		 am		 –		 11:30		      am	    		   Conference	Sessions
	 11:30		 am		 –		 1:00		       pm	    		   Lunch	on	Your	Own
	  1:15		 pm		 –		 2:30		       pm	    		   Plenary	Address
	  2:45		 pm		 –		 3:45		       pm	    		   Focused	Dialogues
	  3:45		 pm		 –		 4:15		       pm	    		   Refreshment	Break	with	Exhibitor	Drawing	
	  4:15		 pm		 –		 5:15		       pm	    		   Conference	Sessions
	       	     	 	         	       	    	    Dinner	on	Your	Own

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
	   7:00		 am	 	–		 8:30		 am	         		   Continental	Breakfast	
	   7:30		 am		 –		 12:00		noon		      	    Conference	Registration	
	   8:00		 am		 –		 9:15		 am	         		   Plenary	Address
	   9:30		 am		 –		 10:30		 am	        		   Conference	Sessions
	 10:30		 am		 –		 10:45		 am	         		   Refreshment	Break	
	 10:45		 am		 –		 11:45		 am	         		   Conference	Sessions
	 12:00		 noon		 –		 12:45		 pm	       		   Closing	Town	Meeting	


                                                        
                    Conference Sponsor & Co-Hosts

                     National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition	

       Our mission is to support and advance efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education.

    The Center achieves this mission by providing opportunities for the exchange of practical and theory-based information and ideas
    through the convening of conferences, teleconferences, institutes, and workshops; publishing monographs, a peer-reviewed journal,
    a newsletter, guides, and books; generating and supporting research and scholarship; hosting visiting scholars; and administering a
    web site and electronic listservs.


                  University of South Carolina                                The staff of the National Resource Center for The First-Year
Chartered	 in	 1801	 as	 South	 Carolina	 College,	 the	 University	 Experience and Students in Transition expresses appreciation to our
of	 South	 Carolina,	 Columbia	 still	 remains	 on	 its	 original	 site	 in	 co-host for their support and assistance:
Columbia,	the	state	capital.	The	campus	has	grown	from	its	ori-
gins	of	one	building	on	the	historic	Horseshoe	to	155	facilities	on	                         The University System of Georgia
358	acres.	                                                                   The	University	System	of 	Georgia	offers	students	higher	education	
                                                                              options	at	35	colleges	and	universities	throughout	the	state,	providing	
The	 University	 of	 South	 Carolina	 is	 a	 publicly-assisted	 coedu- a wide range of academic programming, including certificates,
cational	 institution	 dedicated	 to	 serving	 the	 entire	 state	 of	 South	 associate,	baccalaureate,	master’s,	doctoral,	and	professional	degrees.	
Carolina.	 In	 addition	 to	 the	 main	 campus	 at	 Columbia,	 there	 The	mission	of 	the	University	System	of 	Georgia	is	to	contribute	
are two senior campuses and five regional campuses. Enrollment to	the	educational,	cultural,	economic,	and	social	advancement	of 	
on	 all	 campuses	 totals	 over	 35,000.	 Of	 these,	 nearly	 25,000	 stu- Georgia	 by	 providing	 excellent	 undergraduate	 general	 education	
dents	are	on	the	Columbia	Campus,	some	36	percent	of	whom	are	 and first-rate programs leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s,
enrolled	 in	 graduate	 and	 professional	 programs.	 The	 University	 professional,	and	doctorate	degrees;	by	pursuing	leading-edge	basic	
offers	 more	 than	 360	 degree	 programs,	 including	 baccalaureate	 and	 applied	 research,	 scholarly	 inquiry,	 and	 creative	 endeavors;	
degrees	 in	 124	 areas,	 5	 programs	 of	 study	 for	 associate	 degrees,	 and	by	bringing	these	intellectual	resources,	and	those	of 	the	public	
master’s	 degrees	 in	 175	 areas,	 doctoral	 degrees	 in	 63	 areas,	 and	 libraries,	to	bear	on	the	economic	development	of 	the	State	and	the	
first professional degrees in law, medicine, and pharmacy.                    continuing	education	of 	its	citizens.	

Many	 programs	 are	 nationally	 and	 internationally	 ranked,	 from	      Each	institution	in	the	University	System	of 	Georgia	is	characterized	
the	arts,	humanities,	health	and	physical	science,	to	law,	business	       by:	 (a)	 supportive	 campus	 climate,	 leadership	 and	 development	
and	 engineering.	 Regional	 campuses	 primarily	 offer	 associate	        opportunities,	and	necessary	services	and	facilities	to	meet	the	needs	
degrees	to	students	who	may	earn	60	hours	of	baccalaureate	credit	         of 	students,	faculty,	and	staff;	(b)	cultural,	ethnic,	racial,	and	gender	
applicable	toward	a	degree	program.	In	addition	to	basic	courses,	         diversity	in	the	faculty,	staff,	and	student	body,	supported	by	practices	
the	senior	campuses	primarily	offer	programs	leading	to	the	bac-           and	programs	that	embody	the	ideals	of 	an	open,	democratic,	and	
calaureate	degree	and	offer	programs	leading	to	a	master’s	degree	         global	 society;	 (c)	 technology	 to	 advance	 educational	 purposes,	
in	 Education.	 Graduate	 courses	 are	 also	 offered	 throughout	 the	    including	 instructional	 technology,	 student	 support	 services,	 and	
state	under	the	Graduate	Regional	Studies	program	administered	            distance	 education;	 and	 (d)	 a	 commitment	 to	 sharing	 physical,	
by	the	Columbia	campus.	                                                   human,	information,	and	other	resources	in	collaboration	with	other	
                                                                           System	institutions,	the	public	libraries,	state	agencies,	local	schools,	
In	keeping	with	both	its	19th	century	and	20th	century	heritage,	the	 and	technical	colleges	to	expand	and	enhance	programs	and	services	
University	continues	to	promote	academic	excellence	while	offer- available	to	the	citizens	of 	Georgia.
ing	progressive	responses	to	its	educational	responsibilities	and	the	
citizens	of	South	Carolina.	This	includes	the	University’s	devotion	
to	 its	 historical	 commitment	 to	 enhancing	 not	 only	 our	 student’s	
knowledge,	understanding,	and	economic	viability,	but	also	their	
sense	 of	 character,	 empathy,	 and	 mutual	 respect.	 This	 ideal	 was	
a	cornerstone	of	the	original	college	and	remains	fundamental	to	
the	University’s	purpose	in	South	Carolina	and	in	society.




                                                                          
                   General Information
Welcome                                                                              Message Board
Welcome	to	the	25th	Annual	Conference	on	The	First-Year	Experience	 There	 will	 be	 a	 message	 board	 near	 the	 conference	 registration	
in	Atlanta,	Georgia.	This	conference	is	designed	to	provide	a	structure	 desk.	Please	check	the	board	periodically	for	important	general	or	
                                                                             	
intended	to	be	as	professionally	enriching	as	it	is	individually	pleasurable.	 personal	messages.
We	hope	this	will	be	a	rewarding	conference	for	you.

                                                                                     No-Smoking Policy
Goals of the Conference                                                   The	 conference	 organizers	 request	 careful	 observance	 of 	 the	
The	 primary	 goal	 of 	 the	 Annual	 Conference	 on	 The	 First-Year	 no-smoking	 policy.	 	 We	 enforce	 this	 rule	 due	 to	 the	 health	 risks	
Experience	is	to	assist	educators	and	administrators	in	institutions	 associated	with	passive	exposure	to	cigarette	smoke.
of higher education in the planning, implementing, and refining
of programs designed to enhance the first-year experience. The
presentations	 center	 around	 such	 topics	 as	 teaching,	 research,	               Parking
curricular	and	co-curricular	strategies,	assessment	and	accountability,	 Hyatt	 Regency	 Atlanta	 offers	 valet	 parking	 24	 hours	 a	 day	 for	 all	
professional	 development	 for	 higher	 educators,	 and	 characteristics	 hotel	 guests	 based	 on	 availability.	 	 The	 rate	 for	 this	 service	 ranges	
of special populations of first-year students. With attention to the from	$10.00	for	up	to	2	hours	to	$22.00	for	24	hours.		Self-parking	
total first-year, this conference will:                                   is	also	available	at	One	Peachtree	Center,	located	diagonally	across	
                                                                          from	the	hotel	at	a	rate	of 	$10.00	per	day.
	    ◆	   Present	information	on	innovative	and	successful	pro-	 	

	    	
          grams and concepts that help attract first-year students,
          assist	them	in	making	successful	adjustment	to	higher		 	
                                                                                     Session Formats
                                                                                     The	sessions	presented	at	this	conference	are	in	six	formats.	The	alpha	
	    	    education	inside	and	outside	the	classroom,	and		         	
                                                                                     designation	with	the	session	number	indicates	the	session	type.
	    	    increase	their	retention	rate
                                                                                     Concurrent Sessions (C)
	    ◆	   Assemble	faculty,	academic	administrators,	and	student		                   These	sessions	allow	for	formal	presentation	and	discussion	and	address	
	    	    affairs	administrators	to	model	a	partnership	for		   	                    emerging	trends,	broad	concepts,	and	current	topics.	
          improvement of the first year
                                                                                     Institutional Initiative Sessions (I)
	    ◆	   Bring	together	educators	who	are	committed	to	creating		
                                                                                     Institutional initiative sessions address and highlight specific
          meaningful change and reform of the first year and to
                                                                                     programs/initiatives	in	place	on	a	particular	campus.
	    	    helping	their	institutions	remain	strong	and	competitive
                                                                                      		
	       ◆	 Focus on the developmental tasks of first-year students                   Roundtable Discussions (R)
	       	      (i.e.,	academic,	vocational,	emotional,	physical,						               Roundtable sessions promote open discussion around a specific topic
															spiritual,	and	social)	and	the	enhancement	of 	these		 	              or	theme.		Session	facilitators	will	encourage	and	maintain	substantive	
	       	      factors	by	mutually	complementary	programs.	                          discussion.

                                                                                     Poster Sessions (P)
Registration Information                                                             Poster	sessions	will	be	presented	in	the	form	of 	an	exhibit	and	delivered	
The	 conference	 registration	 table	 is	 located	 in	 the	 Grand	 Hall	 East	       primarily	through	the	use	of 	visual	display	and	handout	materials.	The	
Prefunction	 Area	 of 	 the	 Hyatt	 Regency	 Atlanta.	 The	 staff 	 of 	 the	        poster	 session	 host	 will	 make	 brief 	 remarks,	 share	 information,	 and	
National	Resource	Center	for	The	First-Year	Experience	and	Students	                 answer	questions.	
in	Transition	will	be	available	to	assist	you	during	the	following	dates	            	
and	times:                                                                           Exhibitor Presentations (E)
                                                                                     These	sessions	allow	conference	exhibitors	to	showcase	products	and	
◆    Friday, February 24, 2006	                  7:30	am	-	5:00	pm                   share	information	on	services	provided	by	the	company/organization.	
◆    Saturday, February 25, 2006	                7:30	am	-	6:00	pm
◆    Sunday, February 26, 2006	                  7:30	am	-	6:00	pm                   Focused Dialogues (F)
◆    Monday, February 27, 2006	                  7:30	am	-	6:00	pm                   Focused	dialogue	sessions	promote	open	discussion	around	a	pro-
◆	   Tuesday, February 28, 2006	                 7:30	am	-	12:00	noon	               vocative question focused on a specific topic or theme.
                                                                                     	
Hotel Map
The	layout	of 	the	meeting	rooms	at	the	Hyatt	Regency	Atlanta	is	
located	on	the	back	cover	of 	the	program.


                                                                                 
                      General Information
The Cybercafé                                                                         Continuing Education Units
Picture	a	place	where	you	can	sit	away	from	the	action,	check	your	e-                 In	 order	 to	 meet	 continuing	 professional	 development	 needs	 and	
mail,	and	explore	other	online	resources	introduced	to	you	during	the	                certification requirements, CEU credits are available to FYE conference
conference.	 That	 place	 is	 the	 First-Year	 Experience	 Cybercafé.	 The	           participants.	 Applicants,	 upon	 completion	 of 	 the	 conference	 and	
Cybercafé is located on the second floor in Executive Conference Suite                submission of the registration form, will receive a Certificate of
226	of 	the	hotel	and	is	open	during	most	conference	hours	February	                  Participation	 from	 the	 Division	 of 	 Continuing	 Education	 at	 the	
24-27,	2006.		Several	computers	have	been	set	up	for	use	by	conference	               University	of 	South	Carolina.
participants	only,	with	a	limit	of 	15	minutes	per	user	per	visit.	
                                                                                      A	 maximum	 of 	 2.6	 CEUs	 (26	 clocked	 hours)	 may	 be	 earned.	         	

Conference Bookstore                                                                  If 	 you	 are	 interested	 in	 obtaining	 credit,	 stop	 by	 the	 conference	
                                                                                      registration	table	by	noon	on	February	28,	2006.
While	you	are	waiting	to	check	your	e-mail,	please	browse	the	newest	
and	most	popular	titles	from	the	National	Resource	Center	for	The	
First-Year	 Experience	 and	 Students	 in	 Transition.	 The	 Bookstore	
is located on the second floor in Executive Conference Suite 223
                                                                                      Informal Interest Groups
                                                                                      This	year	at	our	annual	conference,	we	have	arranged	for	informal	
and	 is	 open	 during	 most	 conference	 hours,	 February	 24-27,	 2006.	             interest	groups	to	form	during	the	conference	luncheon	on	Sunday.	
Limited	numbers	of 	select	publications	will	be	available	for	sale	in	                The	purpose	of 	these	groups	is	to	bring	individuals	together	from	
the	 Bookstore.	 Check	 your	 conference	 materials	 for	 a	 list	 of 	 titles	       different	 institutions	 to	 engage	 in	 open	 dialogue	 as	 it	 relates	 to	
available	on	site.	Puchases	may	be	made	with	cash,	check,	credit	card	                specific topics relevant to the first-year experience. Look for signs
(MasterCard,	 Visa,	 and	 Discover	 only),	 or	 purchase	 order.	 If 	 you	           posted	at	the	conference	luncheon	to	locate	the	interest	group	you	
don’t	have	room	for	all	these	great	resources	in	your	luggage,	we	will	               would	like	to	join.
waive	shipping	charges	for	publications	purchased	at	the	conference.
                                                                                      The	 interest	 groups	 will	 come	 together	 based	 on	 the	 following	
Outstanding First-Year Student                                                        topics	or	roles:

Advocate Sessions                                                                     Institution Types:
Several	of 	this	year’s	and	past	years’	recipients	of 	the	Outstanding	 	                  ◆		   Community	Colleges
First-Year	Student	Advocate	award	are	presenting	sessions	at	this	 	                       ◆	    Small	Colleges
conference.	 	 These	 sessions	 will	 be	 designated	 with	 the	 special	 	                ◆		   Research	Universities
symbols	seen	below:
                                                                                      Interest Areas:
        Advocate
                         A           Past Advocate          PA            	
                                                                          	
                                                                                           ◆		
                                                                                           ◆	
                                                                                                 Assessment
                                                                                                 Service-Learning
                                                                          	                      Learning	Communities
Informal Networking
                                                                                           ◆	
                                                                          	                ◆	    Underprepared	Students
Need	 a	 place	 to	 sit	 and	 network	 with	 colleagues	 and	 new	 found	 	                ◆	    First-Generation	College	Students
friends?		 That	 place	 is	 Chicago	 Room	 A-D	 on	 the	 exhibit	 level	 	                 ◆	    Career	Development
just	outside	Grand	Hall.	Round	tables	with	chairs	are	available	for	 	                     ◆	    Adult	Students
informal	networking	and	small	group	gatherings	during	most	con- 	                          ◆	    Commuter	Students
ference	hours.                                                            	                ◆	    Transfer	Students
                                                                                      	    ◆	    Peer	Leaders
                                                                                      	          Residential	Life
Nametag Ribbons
                                                                                           ◆	


Light Blue	          Presenters                                                       Roles:
White	 	             Conference	Hosts                                                 	    ◆	    Deans/Department	Chairs
Gold	 	              Outstanding	First-Year	Student	Advocates                         	    ◆	    Academic	Advisors
                                                                                      	    ◆	    Academic	Administrators
White	 	             Outstanding	First-Year	Student		Advocate		 	
                                                                                      	    ◆	    Faculty/Instructors
	       	            Nominees	                                                        	    ◆	    First-Year	Seminar	Directors
Rainbow	             Hosting	Institutions                                             	    ◆	    Orientation	Professionals
Red	    	            Conference	Staff 		                                              	    ◆	    Learning	Support	Professionals
Green	 	             Exhibitors                                                       	    ◆	    Graduate	Students
Royal Blue	          National	Resource	Center	Advisory	Board                          	    ◆	    Undergraduate	Students
                                                                                      	    ◆	    Student	Affairs	Administrators
Purple	 	            First-Time	Attendees


                                                                                  
                    General Information
Conference Evaluations                                                     After	 the	 conference:	 If 	 you	 were	 not	 able	 to	 attend	 a	 session	 of 	
Individual	 Session	 Evaluation	 Forms	 will	 be	 distributed	 and	        interest,	the	handouts	for	the	sessions	will	be	available	on	our	web	
collected	in	each	session	by	the	presenter.		Presenters	please	bring	      site	 at	 http://www.sc.edu/fye/events/presentation/2006annual/	
session	evaluations	to	the	conference	registration	desk	in	the	Grand	      after	March	27,	2006.	Please	note	that	only	those	handouts	sent	to	
Hall	 East	 Prefunction	 Area	 and	 copies	 of 	 evaluations	 may	 be	     us	 by	 presenters	 will	 be	 posted	 to	 the	 web	 site.	 All	 presenters	 are	
picked	up	a	couple	of 	hours	following	your	presentation.                  encouraged	to	submit	electronic	versions	of 	their	session	handouts	to	
                                                                           the	National	Resource	Center	by	e-mailing	them	to	Shana	Harrison	
An	 Overall	 Conference	 Evaluation	 Form	 will	 be	 available	 to	 at	scharri2@gwm.sc.edu.
complete	 online	 after	 the	 conference.	 	 When	 you	 return	 to	 your	
campus,	 please	 take	 a	 few	 minutes	 to	 complete	 the	 evaluation.	  	
The	 information	 you	 provide	 is	 used	 to	 evaluate	 the	 conference	        Copies, Faxes, Shipping
and	 to	 improve	 future	 conferences;	 therefore,	 your	 comments	 Copying,	faxing,	and	shipping	needs	can	be	met	at	Hyatt’s	Business	
are	 extremely	 important.	 The	 link	 for	 the	 evaluation	 is	 	http:// Center	 located	 on	 the	 lobby	 level	 of 	 the	 Atrium	 Tower.	 Services	
nrc.fye.sc.edu/events/evaluation/	 and	 will	 also	 be	 included	 in	 a	 include hi-speed Internet access, computer rental, office supplies,
conference	follow-up	e-mail	message.	                                      and	 much	 more.	 The	 hours	 of 	 the	 Business	 Center	 are;	 Monday	
                                                                           through	Friday,	7:00	a.m.	-	7:00	p.m.	and	Saturday,	8:00	am	-	1:00	
                                                                           pm.
Session Handouts
At	 the	 conference:	 	 There	 are	 several	 tables	 set	 up	 in	 the	 Grand	
Hall	 East	 Foyer	 for	 presenters	 to	 leave	 extra	 handouts	 from	 their	    Cell Phone Usage
                                                                                                                                         	
sessions.		Presenters:		Be	sure	to	include	your	name	and	the	title	of 	 The	conference	organizers	request	that	all	cell	phones	are	turned	
your	presentation	on	the	handout.                                             to	vibrate	or	off 	while	attending	sessions.




                                                                            
                    Exhibitor Information
   The University of South Carolina and the Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience welcome
        commercial and non-profit exhibitors. The exhibit area is in the Grand Hall East of the
          Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Exhibitors registered at the time of printing are listed below.

3rd Millennium Classrooms                                                        Campus ToolKit
3rd	 Millennium	 Classrooms	 provides	 interactive	 online	 alcohol/             Campus	 ToolKit	 (www.info.campustoolkit.com)	 is	 the	 leader	 in	
drug	prevention	and	intervention	courses.	The	Alcohol-Wise	pre-                  innovative	student	success	technologies.	Our	web-based	system	is	a	
vention	 course	 is	 used	 for	 large	 student	 groups	 while	 Under	 the	       holistic	approach	to	improved	communications,	enhanced	student	
Influence and Marijuana 101 are sanctions courses. All courses                   self-understanding, and at-risk student identification & support.
include	the	e-CHUG	or	e-TOKE	self-assessment.	We	are	commit-                     Earlier	 versions	 of	 the	 system	 have	 increased	 student	 persistence	
ted	to	continuous	program	enhancements	that	are	guided	by	the	                   by	 as	 much	 as	 42%	 and	 the	 newest	 version	 includes	 many	 more	
strongest	evidence-based	research	available.	                                    features.	Best	of	all,	we	are	now	able	to	provide	the	system	to	col-
                                                                                 leges	and	universities	at	NO	COST	to	the	institution.
                                         3rd Millennium
                                                     classrooms

                                     online education for the 21st century
Booth # 42
                                                                                 Booth # 3
ACT
ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides College Portfolio for Success
more	 than	 a	 hundred	 assessment,	 research,	 information,	 and	 pro- The College Portfolio for Success is a textbook for first-year college
gram	management	services	in	the	broad	areas	of	education	planning,	 students.		Organized	in	a	three-ring	binder,	the	new	edition	cov-
career	planning,	and	workforce	development.	                             ers	18	chapters	including	time	management,	study	skills,	campus	
                                                                         diversity,	and	critical	thinking.	The	College	Portfolio	emphasizes	
                                                                         active learning and fosters leadership dispositions like flexibility,
                                                                         persistence,	 open-mindedness,	 and	 respect	 for	 other	 viewpoints.	
                                                                         Text copies are customized with college-specific front and back
Booth # 33                                                                                                                                         	
                                                                         covers	 and	 up	 to	 20	 pages	 of	 information	 about	 your	 institution.	
                                                                         An	Educators	Guide	is	provided	with	teaching	tips,	discussion	and	
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for                                     test	questions,	assignments,	and	journal	entry	suggestions	for	each	
First-Year Students                                                      of	the	18	chapters
Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is a national honor society for first-
year	college	students.		Founded	in	1924	at	the	University	of 	Illinois,	
ALD focuses on promoting academic excellence among first-year
students	by	offering	recognition	for	students	who	have	earned	a	3.5	
or higher GPA in their first year or term of higher education.
                                                                         Booth # 20 & 21

                                                                                 e-CHUG & e-TOKE	
                                                                            The	e-CHUG	&	e-TOKE	are	evidence-based	AOD	interven-
                                                                            tions,	created	by	psychologists	at	San	Diego	State	University	and	
Booth # 13                                                                  the	University	of	Texas.	Four	controlled	studies,	conducted	at	
                                                                            three major universities, all demonstrate significant reductions in
Cambridge Stratford Study Skills Institute                                  alcohol	consumption	among	college	students	completing	the	web-
The	Cambridge	Stratford	Study	Skills	Institute	publishes	5	different	 based	e-CHUG	online	intervention.		The	e-TOKE	is	currently	
editions	 of	 student	 retention	 texts,	 100 Things Every College Freshman subscribed	to	by	over	100	universities.		Students	on	nearly	250	
Ought to Know, 100 Things Every Adult College Student Ought to Know, campuses	across	the	country,	in	Canada	and	Australia,	are	using	
100 Things Every Online Student Ought to Know, 100 Things Every College the	e-CHUG.
Student With a Disability Ought to Know, and 100 Things Every International
Student Ought to Know.		 Also,	 it	 publishes	 the	 nationally	 renowned,	
The Master Tutor: A Guidebook for More Effective Tutoring	and	a	10-Hour
Academic Success Seminar Text, The Tips for Academic Success.	
                                                                                 Booth # 40



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                    Exhibitor Information
Educational Benchmarking, Inc.                                                   HarperCollins
Assessment	 for	 Continuous	 Improvement	 Educational	                           HarperCollins	is	a	trade	publishing	company	offering	a	wide	variety	
Benchmarking,	Inc.	(EBI)	and	the	Policy	Center	on	the	First	Year	                of	books	in	many	disciplines.	We	publish	a	number	of	books	geared	
of	 College	 offer	 the	 First	 Year	 Initiative	 (FYI)	 Study	 providing	       toward the transition experience of the first year college student.
comprehensive	 student	 feedback	 regarding	 seminar	 effectiveness.	
(Uniquely	 compare	 student	 perceptions	 with	 students	 across	 col-
leges.)		An	optional	prescriptive	analysis	suggests	resource	alloca-                             HarperCollinsPublishers
tion	 to	 maximize	 satisfaction,	 learning,	 and	 behavioral	 change	
outcomes.	 EBI	 offers	 50	 higher	 education	 studies	 in	 academic	            Booth # 8
and	administrative	areas	including	college	housing.		Learn	more:	        	
http://www.webebi.com	                                                           The Higher Education Research Institute
                                                                          The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at	UCLA	
                                                                          administers	the	Cooperative	Institutional	Research	Program	(CIRP),	
                                                                          which	is	the	nation’s	largest	and	oldest	empirical	study	of	higher	edu-
                                                                          cation.	 The	 CIRP	 Freshman	 Survey	 provides	 comparative	 data	
Booth # 2                                                                 on	entering	college	students.		The	Your	First	College	Year	(YFCY)	
                                                                          Survey assesses academic and personal development over the first
Elan Publishing                                                           year	of	college.		The	College	Student	Survey	(CSS)	generates	valu-
Creating	custom	college	handbooks	and	academic	planners,	Elan	 able	 longitudinal	 data	 on	 students’	 cognitive	 and	 affective	 growth	
Publishing	 	 unites	 thirty	 years	 of	 academic	 specialty	 publishing	 during	college.
experience with e-file accessibility. Select from our samples or cre-
ate	your	own	options.	Design	planners	and	handbooks	your	way!			



                                                                                 Booth # 1

Booth # 38                                                                       Houghton Mifflin	
                                                                         The Houghton Mifflin College Division is committed to creating the
FranklinCovey                                                            highest	 quality	 course	 materials	 available.	 From	 textbooks	 to	 tech-
FranklinCovey designed	 Introduction	 to	 the	 7 Habits of Highly nology	products,	we	use	traditional	and	innovative	media	to	deliver	
Effective College Students	 program	 from	 educational	 student-success	 meaningful	content	and	provide	educational	tools	such	as	online	tu-
research	 and	 student	 feedback.	 The	 workshop	 helps	 students	 to	 toring,	instructor	resources,	and	distance	learning	environments.
transition	and	stay	in	college,	achieve	success	through	goal	setting,	
time-management	 skills,	 and	 working	 effectively	 with	 others	 by	
valuing	differences.	You	can	include	this	content	in	existing	pro-
grams,	classes,	or	present	it	as	a	stand-alone	workshop.
                                                                         Booth # 27 & 29

                                                                                 H&H Publishing Company
                                                                                 H&H	Publishing	Company	is	owned	and	operated	by	educators.	            	
Booth # 15                                                                       We	 offer	 quality	 texts	 and	 assessments,	 many	 dealing	 directly	
                                                                                                                                                        	
                                                                                 with	 student	 retention.	 Authors	 such	 as	 Claire	 Ellen	 Weinstein,	
The Gallup Organization                                                          Robert	Hackworth,	Walter	Pauk,	and	others	contribute	to	our	ef-
The	Gallup	Organization	has	studied	human	nature	and	behavior	                   fort	to	help	students	learn	effectively.		Some	offerings	include	LAS-
for	 over	 70	 years.	 Gallup’s	 StrengthsQuest	 program	 utilizes	 this	        SI	(Learning	and	Study	Strategies	Inventory)	by	Weinstein,	Essen-
research	in	helping	students	apply	their	natural	talents	to	achieve	             tial Study Strategies	by	Pauk,	and	a	proven	self-paced	math	series	by	
academic,	 career,	 and	 personal	 excellence.	 Gallup	 has	 consulted	          Hackworth.		Many	materials	are	available	as	user-friendly	online	
with	 colleges	 and	 universities	 in	 bringing	 this	 revolutionary	 stu-       courses/versions.	
dent	 development	 perspective	 to	 over	 100,000	 students	 on	 250	
campuses.


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Human eSources, LTD.                                                           Magna Publications, Inc.	
CollegeScope	by	Human	eSources,	Ltd.	is	a	web-based	First-Year	                Magna	Publications,	Inc.,	founded	in	1972,	is	a	well-known	commu-
Seminar/Student	 Success	 program	 that	 offers	 a	 repertoire	 of 	 re-       nications	company	and	a	leading	teaching	and	learning	resource	for	
sources	designed	to	address	retention	issues.	Across	the	United	States	        higher	education.	Its	newsletter	family	includes	The Teaching Professor,	
and	Canada,	CollegeScope	is	impacting	student	achievement	by	of-               Academic Leader,	Magna’s Campus Legal Monthly,	Recruitment and Retention,	
fering	user-friendly	and	interactive	assessments	and	curriculum	that	          Campus Events Professional,	Student Affairs Leader,	Distance Education Report,	
empowers	students	for	success	in	college	and	beyond.                           Online Classroom,	and	Edutech.	Additionally,	Magna	manages	several	on-
                                                                               site	conferences,	The	Teaching	Professor	Conference	and	the	Nation-
                                                                               al	Conference	on	Student	Leadership	events,	as	well	as	many	audio	
                                                                               conferences	and	web	seminars.

Booth # 45

Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company	
Kendall/Hunt	Publishing	Company	offers	a	full	range	of	custom	services	        Booth # 10
in	the	First-Year	Experience	genre	from	textbooks	to	software.		We	fea-
ture	a	career	based	FYE	text	by	Marsha	Fralick	entitled,	“College	and	         McGraw-Hill
Career	Success.”		Look	for	the	soon	to	be	published	text	by	Joe	Cuseo,	        McGraw-Hill	continues	to	make	a	difference	on	college	campus-
Aaron	Thompson,	and	Viki	Fecas	ready	for	fall	06.		We	are	currently	           es.		Our	commitment	to	student	success	is	evident	with	our	high	
working	with	over	100	colleges	and	universities	on	custom	textbooks.		We	      quality	texts,	online	learning	centers,	and	comprehensive	instruc-
offer	a	program	called	“build-a-book,”	featuring	our	best	existing	chap-       tor	support	materials.		Visit	our	booth	to	view	our	Student	Success	
ters	in	the	most	popular	pedagogical	selection	in	the	FYE	discipline.		Our	    offerings	 and	 meet	 our	 authors,	 Robert	 Feldman	 of	 P.O.W.E.R
customers	can	write	their	own	material,	use	class	tested	existing	Kendall/     Learning	and	Sharon	Ferrett	of	Peak Performance.
Hunt	material,	or	a	combination	of	the	two.	




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Booth # 41
                                                                               MHS Inc.	
The Knopf Publishing Group                                                     MHS Inc. is an international assessment firm and publisher of the
The Knopf Publishing Group publishes a broad selection of fic-                 two	most	recognized	measures	of	emotional	intelligence	(EQ):	the	
tion and non-fiction books appropriate for first-year and freshman             Emotional	 Quotient	 Inventory	 (EQ-i(r))	 and	 the	 MSCEIT.	 	 Our	
reading	programs.	On	display	will	be	new	titles,	along	with	many	              validated	 measures	 are	 used	 to	 assess	 student	 and	 program	 out-
titles	 selected	 for	 past	 programs	 around	 the	 country.	 Please	 stop	    comes	in	post-secondary	settings	throughout	the	world.	Emerging	
by	our	booth	for	copies	of	our	latest	brochure	and	complimentary	              research	demonstrates	a	high	correlation	between	EQ	and	student	
copies	of	selected	titles.                                                     success	in	undergraduate	and	graduate	populations.	Give	students	
                                                                               the	best	chance	at	success.



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LiveText                                                                       myStudentBody® / Inflexxion, Inc.
LiveText	 has	 assisted	 hundreds	 of 	 institutions	 in	 achieving	 their	    With	support	from	the	NIH,	the	myStudentBody®	Comprehensive	
goals	with	our	comprehensive	suite	of 	web-based	tools,	supportive	            College Health Suite has been developed and tested for efficacy by
community,	 and	 experienced	 staff.	 College	 LiveText	 edu	 solutions	       behavioral scientists at Inflexxion, Inc.. A growing base of active
is	 a	 complete	 content	 development,	 management,	 and	 assessment	          subscribers	ensures	that	myStudentBody®	will	continue	to	deliver	
solution specifically designed for colleges and universities who face          the finest evidence-based campus health interventions and real-
the	challenges	of 	accreditation.	From	e-portfolios	and	learning	out-          time	reports	for	years	to	come.	
comes	to	performance	assessment	and	accreditation	data	reporting,	                                                                  myStudentBody                                  ®




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                    Exhibitor Information
National Academic Advising Association                         The student success on your
                                                          EnhanceNationaland Students in TransitionFirst-Year
The	National	Academic	Advising	Association	(NACADA)	promotes	  Experience
                                                                          Resource Center for The
                                                                                                                                           	

                                                          campus through early intervention
and	supports	quality	academic	advising	to	enhance	the	educational	
development	 of	 students	 in	 higher	 education	 institutions.	 	 NACA-
                                                                              The	 National	 Resource	 Center	 for	 The	 First-Year	 Experience	 and	
                                                                              Students	 in	 Transition	 at	 the	 University	 of	 South	 Carolina	 focuses	
DA	provides	a	forum	for	discussion,	debate,	and	exchange	of	ideas	            on	enhancing	the	learning	and	success	of	all	college	students,	hosts	
pertaining	 to	 academic	 advising	 through	 numerous	 activities	 and	       a	 series	 of	 national	 and	 international	 conferences,	 workshops,	 and	
                                                          Retain more students with the online Retention Man
publications.	 	 NACADA	 has	 over	 9,000	 members,	 including	 pro-          teleconferences;	 engages	 in	 research;	 publishes	 a	 scholarly	 journal,	
fessional	 advisors/counselors,	 faculty,	 administrators,	 and	 students	    newsletter,	and	monograph	series;	and	maintains	a	web	site	and	hosts	
                                                          The most trusted early-alert retention system is now
whose	responsibilities	include	academic	advising.		Visit	Booth	#44	           Internet	listservs.
for	information	on	NACADA	professional	development	events	and	
publications.                                             the online Retention Management System with the C
                                                          Inventory™ (RMS/CSI) and make your interventions m
                                                          and effective. 35 & 37	 access detailed electronic report
                                                                   Booth # You’ll

Booth # 44                                                valuable insights into the motivations of your incom
                                                                   Noel-Levitz
                                                                             Noel-Levitz	 helps	 campuses	 reach	 and	 exceed	 their	 goals	 for	
National Career Assessment Services, Inc.	                                   enrollment,	marketing,	and	student	success.	Since	1973,	more	than	
                                                                                                             Visit www.noellevitz.com/r
A	leader	in	Internet-based	career	development,	National	Career	Assess- 1,700	 public	 and	 private	 institutions	 nationally	 at	 the	 two-year,	
                                                                                                             of the instrument and motiv
ment Services, Inc. is recognized for its scientific, research-based assess- undergraduate,	and	graduate	and	professional	levels	have	invited	
ments.	NCASI	is	the	exclusive	publisher	of 	the	Kuder®	Career	Plan- a	Noel-Levitz	consultant	to	collaborate	with	them,	either	individu-
ning	System	and	Develop	Your	Future®	curriculum	series.	The	system	 ally	or	through	system	projects.	Our	30	full-time	consultants	and	
combines	self-assessments,	portfolio	development,	and	comprehensive	 50	associates	offer	direct	experience	from	their	previous	and	cur-
educational	and	occupational	resources	with	database	management.             rent	positions	on	campuses.	
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Booth # 25                                                                    Booth # 11	                                                                    info
National Orientation Directors Association                                    Outside The Classroom	
The	National	Orientation	Directors	Association	(NODA)	was	char-               Outside	The	Classroom	was	founded	to	address	critical	behavioral	
                  FYE_ad_1205.indd 1
tered	in	1976	and	continues	the	tradition	of 	orientation,	retention,	        health	 issues.	 AlcoholEdu(r)	 for	 College	 is	 a	 non-opinionated,	
and	transition	professionals	who	have	met	annually	for	over	40	years.	        online	prevention	program	that	uses	science-based	research	to	help	
The	mission	of 	the	National	Orientation	Directors	Association	is	to	         students	make	better	decisions	about	drinking	alcohol.	Outside	The	
provide	education,	leadership	and	professional	development	in	the	            Classroom	also	offers	intervention	tools,	including	AlcoholEdu	for	
fields of college student orientation, transition, and retention. For         Sanctions	and	Alcohol	Innerview(tm).
more	information,	contact	The	National	Orientation	Directors	As-
sociation	at	www.nodaweb.org


                                                                              Booth # 28

Booth # 32                                                                    Pearson Custom Publishing
                                                                           Pearson	 Custom	 Publishing	 offers	 several	 options	 to	 professors	 for	
National Society of Collegiate Scholars	                                   creating	 customized	 content	 for	 their	 particular	 FYE	 programs.	    	
The	National	Society	of	Collegiate	Scholars	(NSCS)	is	the	nation’s	 Examples	of	customized	texts	published	by	Pearson	Custom	will	be	
premier honor organization recognizing first- and second-year col- displayed	along	with	information	on	how	professors	can	create	FYE	
lege	 students	 for	 their	 academic	 excellence.	 	 Members	 are	 given	 texts	based	on	PH	content	from	Keys to Success	and	Cornerstone.
access to exclusive benefits and opportunities including scholar-
ships,	 travel,	 career	 resources,	 and	 a	 large	 alumni	 network.	 For	
more	information	about	NSCS,	visit	nscs.org.		

                                                                              Booth # 48

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Penguin Group                                                          Learning.		If	you	have	writing	plans	of	your	own,	we	welcome	the	
Penguin Group (USA) publishes trade fiction and nonfiction books discussion	of	those	ideas	during	the	conference.		We	look	forward	
through	a	wide	range	of	imprints.	Visit	www.penguin.com/academic	 to	meeting	you	at	the	booth!
for	more	information,	including	touring	author	information,	reader’s	
group	guides,	subject	catalogs,	featured	new	titles,	upcoming	library	
conventions,	and	other	great	information.

                                                                                      Booth # 47


Booth # 39
                                                                                      Random House, Inc.	
                                                                          Random	House,	Inc.	is	the	world’s	largest	English-language	general	
                                                                          trade	book	publisher	and	includes	an	army	of	prestigious	imprints	
Perseus Books Group                                                       that	publish	some	of	the	foremost	writers	of	our	time.	Many	of	our	
The	Perseus	Books	Group	was	created	with	the	belief 	that	works	of 	
                                                                          titles have become mainstays in first-year experience programs
literary fiction and serious nonfiction are both necessary and desir-
                                                                          throughout	the	country.
able	and	that	an	innovative	and	aggressive	new	model	of 	publishing	
can fill a void in today’s marketplace and allow works of quality to be
published both profitably and well. Devoted entirely to supporting
and	fostering	such	works,	each	Perseus	Books	Group	imprint	is	edi-
torially	independent	and	individually	focused,	and	all	are	committed	
to	 publishing	 books	 in	 that	 manner.	 The	 Perseus	 Books	 Group	 is	 Booth # 22 & 23
comprised	of 	Da	Capo	Press	(Cambridge,	MA),	Basic	Books,	Coun-
terpoint,	 Basic	 Civitas,	 PublicAffairs	 (New	 York),	 Westview	 Press	 School Datebooks
(Boulder,	CO),	and	Running	Press	(Philadelphia,	PA).                      Custom	 academic	 datebooks	 featuring	 our	 exclusive	 full-color	
                                                                          PolyFusionTM	 covers.	 We	 format	 your	 handbook,	 place	 your	
                                                                          events	on	the	day,	and	include	only	the	reference	pages	you	select.	
                                                                          School	Datebooks	-	Raising	the	Bar.

Booth # 34

Premier                                                                     Booth # 9
Premier	has	over	20	years	of	experience	producing	quality	planners.	
Many	customization	options	are	available	as	well	as	Premier’s	exclu-
sive	 Compass	 for	 Campus™	program.	 Ask	 about	 Premier	 Planner	
                                                                            Tau Sigma National Honor Society	
                                                                            Tau	Sigma	National	Honor	Society	is	designed	to	assist	universi-
Online,	 included	 with	 all	 Premier	 planners!	 Stop	 by	 our	 booth	 to	
                                                                            ties	in	their	efforts	to	serve	transfers	by	recognizing	and	promoting	
learn	about	our	special	offer.
                                                                            the	academic	excellence	and	involvement	of	transfer	students.		Tau	
                                                                            Sigma	currently	has	chapters	established	at	35	universities	nation-
                                                                            wide	with	approximately	20	more	set	to	be	established	in	the	com-
                                                                            ing	year

Booth # 16

Prentice Hall Publishing
Prentice	Hall	truly	understands	the	value	of	‘Choice’	with	regard	                    Booth # 17
to	your	course	materials.		Therefore,	we	are	featuring	a	variety	of	
titles	to	choose	from,	tailor,	and	different	delivery	options	as	well	                The New York Times Knowledge Network
(i.e.	 SafariX,	 Customized	 print	 and	 technology,	 Concise	 alter-                 The New York Times	recognizes	the	critical	role	that	a	comprehensive	
                                                                                 	
natives,	 etc.).		 Our	 front	 list	 titles	 include	 but	 are	 not	 limited	 to:	    first-year program plays in enhancing the quality of student learn-
Carter:	 Keys to College Studying and Research Navigator,	 Baldwin:	 The              ing. The integration of newspapers into the first-year experience
Community College Experience	PLUS,	Carter:	Keys to Success,	Hazard:	                  can	 help	 to	 transform	 students	 into	 interested	 and	 active	 citizens	
Foundations for Learning,	 Paul:	 Critical Thinking,	 and	 See:	 Higher               and	empower	them	to	greater	levels	of	participation.




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For	 more	 information	 about	 The	 New	 York	 Times	 Knowledge	 Wadsworth/Thomson Learning
Network	Program,	please	e-mail	us	at	college@nytimes.com.	For	 Wadsworth	 has	 been	 proud	 to	 partner	 with	 the	 First-Year	
additional	information,	please	visit	our	booth	or	e-mail	us	at	col- Experience	for	25	years.		Publishing	multiple	textbooks	and	teach-
lege@nytimes.com.                                                   ing	materials,	your	classroom	success	is	our	success.	




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University of Michigan Press	                                             XanEdu
The	University	of	Michigan	Press	is	dedicated	to	imparting	impor-         XanEdu	offers	a		bold	new	vision	for	the	electronic	creation	and	
tant	scholarly	research	as	well	as	thoughtful	books	for	a	broad,	edu-     delivery	of	custom	course	materials.	By	using	XanEdu’s	web-based	
cated	readership.	We	aim	to	contribute	to	public	understanding	and	       CoursePack	 development	 engine,	 instructors	 can	 build	 teaching	
dialogue	about	contemporary	cultural,	social,	and	political	issues.       aids	online	and	make	them	available	for	students	to	view	digitally,	
                                                                          in	print,	or	both.	The	entire	process	is	managed	on	the	web,	from	
                                                                          copyright	 clearance	 to	 project	 tracking	 to	 invoicing.	 XanEdu,	
                                                                          from	 ProQuest,	 offers	 customized	 CoursePacks	 in	 traditional	
                                                                          print	 format,	 online,	 or	 a	 combination	 of	 the	 two	 -	 all	 copyright	
Booth # 7                                                                 cleared.	Or	choose	custom	textbook	solutions	with	OriginalWorks	
                                                                          or	Copley	Custom	Textbooks.	800/218-5971	or	www.xanedu.com
USA TODAY
The	 USA	 TODAY	 Collegiate	 Program	 provides	 students	 with	
access	 to	 newspapers	 on	 a	 daily	 basis.	 As	 part	 of	 this	 academic	
program,	USA	TODAY	has	developed	case	studies	and	web	site	
resources	 to	 help	 professors	 incorporate	 the	 newspaper	 into	 the	 Booth # 30
first-year experience program and courses.                                  	




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		1. 3rd Millennium Classrooms	................................. Booth # 42                                    23. myStudentBody® / Inflexxion, Inc.		...................Booth # 26
		. ACT		...................................................................................Booth # 33        . National Academic Advising Association		....... Booth # 44                 .
		3. Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society	....................Booth # 13                                           5. National Career Assessment Services, Inc.		....Booth # 25
		. Cambridge Stratford Study Skills Institute	..... Booth #46                                                . National Orientation Directors Association		..Booth # 32                         .
		5. Campus ToolKit		............................................................Booth # 3                     7. National Society of Collegiate Scholars	............ Booth # 49	
  . College Portfolio for Success			.......................Booth # 20 & 21                                    . National Resource Center for The First-Year
		7. e-CHUG & e-TOKE			.................................................. Booth # 40                               Experience and Students in Transition		..Booth # 35 & 37	              .
                                                                    .
	 . Educational Benchmarking, Inc.		..........................Booth # 2                                       9. Noel-Levitz	.....................................................................Booth # 11	
                                 .
		9. Elan Publishing		.......................................................... Booth # 38                                                                 .
                                                                                                               30. Outside The Classroom		......................................... Booth # 28
10. FranklinCovey		.............................................................Booth # 15                                                                          .
                                                                                                               31. Pearson Custom Publishing		................................. Booth # 48
11. The Gallup Organization		........................................Booth # 18                                                           .
                                                                                                               3. Penguin Group		............................................................Booth # 39
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1. HarperCollins			..............................................................Booth # 8                    33. Perseus Books Group		................................................Booth # 34
13. The Higher Education Research Institute		.........Booth # 1                                                3. Premier			..........................................................................Booth # 16
14. Houghton Mifflin		..............................................Booth # 27 & 29                            35. Prentice Hall Publishing		.........................................Booth # 47
15. H&H Publishing Company			...................................Booth # 36                                     3. Random House, Inc.		........................................Booth # 22 & 23
1. Human eSources, LTD.			......................................... Booth # 45                                37. School Datebooks		..........................................................Booth # 9
17. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company		.................Booth # 41           .                                   3. Tau Sigma National Honor Society		....................Booth # 17
1. The Knopf Publishing Group			...............................Booth # 24                                     39. The New York Times Knowledge Network		.....Booth # 31
19. LiveText			............................................................................Booth # 5           0. University of Michigan Press 	..................................Booth # 7
0. Magna Publications, Inc.		........................................Booth # 10                                                    .
                                                                                                               1. USA TODAY		................................................................. Booth # 43
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1. McGraw-Hill			.........................................................Booth # 4 & 6                       . Wadsworth/Thomson Learning		...............Booth # 12 & 14
. MHS Inc.		........................................................................Booth # 19               3. XanEdu		.......................................................................... Booth # 30


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                    Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor Drawing
In	an	effort	to	showcase	the	wide	range	of 	resources	now	available	to	professionals	in	higher	education,	The	First-Year	Experience	Conference	will	
host	an	exhibitor	drawing	during	the	Monday	afternoon	refreshment	break	in	the	Grand	Hall	East	from	3:45	pm	-	4:15	pm.		Prizes	will	be	given	
away,	and	participants	will	have	an	additional	opportunity	to	view	exhibitor	products	and	ask	questions	regarding	the	materials	available.	Boxes	will	
be	available	at	most	exhibit	booths	and	at	the	conference	registration	desk;	please	place	your	business	card	there.




  Exhibit Schedule
  Conference participants are invited to visit commercial and non-profit exhibitors showcasing their products and services
  for enhancing the first-year experience. You will have the opportunity to visit with exhibitors during continental breakfasts,
  refreshment	breaks,	and	receptions	in	addition	to	the	exhibit	hours	below:

                                                  Saturday, February 25, 2006
                                                        Setup:	12:00	noon	-	4:00	pm
                                                      Exhibit	Hours:	4:00	pm	-	7:30	pm
                                                       Reception:	6:45	pm	-	7:30	pm


                                                   Sunday, February 26, 2006
                                            Exhibit	Hours:	7:30	am	-	1:30	pm/3:30	pm	-	6:00	pm


                                                   Monday, February 27, 2006
                                          Exhibit	Hours:	7:30	am	-	12:00	noon/2:30	pm	-	6:00	pm
                                                   Exhibitor	Drawing:	3:45	pm	-	4:15	pm
                                                        (during	refreshment	break)
                                                            Breakdown:	6:00	pm




                                                                         
           Staff Roster
         National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience
                & Students in Transition/University 101
                                              *attending the conference
             *M. Stuart Hunter                                                     *Ann C. Jennings
      Director,	National	Resource	Center                                            Graphic	Designer

               *Dan Berman                                                          *Inge K. Lewis
            Director,	University	101                                                    Editor	

              *John N. Gardner                                                      *Carrie Linder
                 Senior	Fellow                                              Assistant	Director,	University	101

           *Barbara Tobolowsky                                                     *Michelle Maher
             Associate	Director	                                                     Journal	Editor

                 Peggy Burton                                                      Michael Miller
    Publications	and	Accounts	Administrator                                 Coordinator,	Instructional	Systems	
                                                                              Development	and	Marketing
                   *Brad Cox
	Coordinator	of 	Research	and	Public	Information                                      Erin Morris
                                                                                      Graphic	Artist
              Kieley Duncan
            Administrative	Specialist                                              *Tamila Pringle
                                                                          Budget	and	Human	Resources	Manager	
                Jennie Duval
  Business	Associate	and	Conference	Registrar                                      *Tracy L. Skipper
                *Bert Easter                                                  Editorial	Projects	Coordinator
  Assistant	Coordinator,	Instructional	Systems	                                    *Penny J. Smoak
          Development	and	Marketing                                              Administrative	Assistant
              *Nina L. Glisson	                                                       Cei Mey Wu
            Conference	Coordinator                                                     Webmaster
              *Shana Harrison
      Assistant	to	Conference	Coordinator
                                              *Betsy O. Barefoot
                                                    Fellow

                                               Dorothy S. Fidler
                                                    Fellow

                                            *Jean M. Henscheid
                                                   Fellow

                                         *Richard H. Mullendore
                                                 Fellow

                                               *Randy L. Swing
                                                   Fellow

          Michael Abel, Asheley Bice, *Erin Campbell, *Susan Hudson, *Katie Murray,
                               *Sarah Pierson, *Stephanie Serven
                                        Graduate	Assistants
                               Jordan Orberg, Chris Keese, Aarika Woods
                                     Undergraduate	Student	Assistants
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       Please join us
for a champagne and cake
  reception at our booth!

                                                            Wadsworth is
   Sunday,                                              celebrating 25 years of
                                                    partnership with the National
February 26th                                     Resource Center for The First-Year

5:00–6:00 p.m.                               Experience and Students in Transition. We’re
                                            proud to join you in your mission of supporting

    Booths                                      and improving students’ experiences in
                                                    higher education. In this vital
   12 & 14                                              mission, your success
                                                            is our success.




           Your success is our success!
Visit Wadsworth College Success on the web at www.thomsonedu.com/success.


                                   
Call for Proposals


                       Paul P. Fidler
               R ESE A RCH GR A NT

T
	
	
	
            he	National	Resource	Center	for	The	First-Year	Experience	and	Students	in		 	
            Transition	invites	applications	for	2006-07	Paul	P.	Fidler	Research	Grant.	
            With	a	comprehensive	award	package	that	includes	a	$5,000	stipend,	travel	to	
two	national	conferences,	and	a	potential	publication,	the	Paul	P.	Fidler	Research	Grant	will	
promote	the	development	and	dissemination	of	original	research	with	the	potential	to	have	a	
national	impact	on	college	student	success.		The	Center	invites	applicants	to	submit	propos-
als	addressing	a	variety	of	topics,	including	students	of	color,	community	colleges,	advising,	
transfer	and	articulation,	administrative	policies,	and	other	issues	related	to	college	student	
transitions.		

COMPREHENSIvE AWARD PACKAGE 	                                   	
	   ◆		   Stipend	of	$5,000
	   ◆		   Travel	to	the	13th	National	Conference	on	Students	in	Transition,	November	2006,		
	   	     in	St.	Louis,	MO,	at	which	the	award	will	be	presented
	   ◆		   Announcement	and	recognition	at	2006	Students	in	Transition	conference															
	   	     luncheon
	   ◆		   Travel	to	the	14th	National	Conference	on	Students	in	Transition,	November	2007,		
          in Cincinnati, OH, at which the research findings will be reported
	   ◆		   Announcement	on	The	National	Resource	Center	web	page,	listservs,	and																		
	   	     print	publications
	   ◆		   Priority	consideration	for	publication	by	the	National	Resource	Center	for											 	
	   	     The	First-Year	Experience	and	Students	in	Transition

APPLICATION PROCESS
	
The	application	&	proposal	form	may	be	downloaded	at	www.sc.edu/fye/research/grant	
and	must	be	submitted	electronically	to	NRCresearch@gwm.sc.edu	by	June	1,	2006.		The	
award	will	be	presented	in	November	2006	at	the	13th	National	Conference	on	Students	in	
Transition	in	St.	Louis,	Missouri.


    For more information, contact Brad Cox at 803-777-6225 or speak
                     with him at the conference.

                           www.sc.edu/fye/research/grant



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                 Friday, February 24, 2006
                              PreConFerenCe WorkshoPs
                                         Separate registration is required for all workshops.

Conference and Preconference Workshop Registration                                                       7:30 am - 5:00 pm
                                                                                          Grand Hall East Prefunction Area

A–1 First-Year Seminar Instructor Training                            A–3 Promoting the Career Development of First-Year
    Two-Day Workshop                                                      Students: A Review of Best Practices
        Friday, February , 00                                     	        Friday, February , 00
        Saturday, February 5, 00                                            1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ◆ Hanover A/B
        9:00 am - 5:00 pm ◆ Courtland
                                                                      Paul A. Gore,	Director,	Career	Transitions	Research—ACT
Dan Berman,	Director;	Carrie Linder,	Assistant	Director;	
Erin Campbell, Susan Hudson, Sarah Pierson,	Graduate	                 A–4 Using Student Development Theory to Improve
Assistants;	University	101—University of South Carolina                   Educational Practice in the First College Year
                                                                          and Beyond
A–2 Academic Advising: A Key to Student Success
    and Retention                                                     	        Friday, February , 00
                                                                               1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ◆ Hanover D/E
	       Friday, February , 00
        1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ◆ Hanover C                                 Tracy L. Skipper,	Editorial	Projects	Coordinator,	National	
                                                                      Resource	Center	for	The	First-Year	Experience	and	Students	in	
Nancy King,	Vice	President	for	Student	Success	and	Enrollment	        Transition—University of South Carolina
Services—Kennesaw State University;		Past	President—National
Academic Advising Association                                         A–5 Problem-Based Learning: A Tool to Engage
                                                                          Students in Transition
                                                                      	        Friday, February , 00
                                                                               1:00 pm - :00 pm ◆ Hanover F/G

                                                                      Carol Y. Phillips,	Executive	Assistant	to	the	President	and					
                                                                      Associate	Provost;	Linda McDowell,	Acting	Coordinator,			
                                                                      Freshman	Year	Experience;	Associate	Professor,	Educational	
                                                                      Foundations—Millersville University


                 Saturday, February 25, 2006
                               PreConFerenCe WorkshoPs
                                          Separate registration is required for all workshops.

Conference and Preconference Workshop Registration                                                       7:30 am - 6:00 pm
                                                                                          Grand Hall East Prefunction Area

Continental Breakfast for Preconference Workshop Participants                                            7:00 am - 9:00 am
                                                                                          Grand Hall East Prefunction Area

A–6 Common Reading Initiatives: Strategies                            A–7 Making Sense of First-Year Assessment
    That Work
                                                                      	        Saturday, February 5, 00
	       Saturday, February 5, 00                                            :00 am - 1:00 noon ◆ Hanover E
	       :00 am - 1:00 noon	◆	Hanover A
                                                                      Randy L. Swing,	Co-Director—Policy Center on the First Year of College;	
Catherine Andersen,	Director	of 	The	First-Year	Experience;	          Fellow,	National	Resource	Center	for	The	First-Year	Experience	and	
Judy Termini,	First-Year	Seminar	Coordinator;	Maria                   Students	in	Transition—University of South Carolina;	Bradley E. Cox,	
Waters,	First-Year	Seminar	Coordinator—Gallaudet University           Coordinator	of 	Research	and	Public	Information,	National	Resource	
                                                                      Center	for	The	First-Year	Experience	and	Students	in	Transition—
                                                                      University of South Carolina	
                                                                 
                   Saturday, February 24, 2006
                                   PreConFerenCe WorkshoPs
                                                Separate registration is required for all workshops.

A–8 Enhancing Student Success and Satisfaction:                              A–13 Collaborative and Comprehensive Programs for
    Things That Work Across Various Models and                                    Entering Student Success
    Courses in the First Year and Beyond
 	                                                                           	        Saturday, February 5, 00
	        Saturday, February 5, 00                                                  9:00 am - :00 pm ◆ Hanover D
         :30 am -1:00 noon ◆ Hanover C
                                                                             Barbara Jackson,	Associate	Dean,	University	College;	Scott E.
Thomas G. Carskadon,	Professor	of 	Psychology—Mississippi                    Evenbeck,	Dean	of 	University	College—Indiana University-Purdue
State University                                                             University Indianapolis;		Maggy Smith,	Dean	of 	the	University	College	
                                                                                                                .
                                                                             &	Professor	of 	English;	Dorothy P Ward,	Director,	Entering	
A–9 Learning Pattern Awareness: A Critical Factor for                        Student	Program—The University of Texas at El Paso
    First-Year Success
	        Saturday, February 5, 00                                              Lunch for Preconference Workshop
         9:00 am - 1:00 noon ◆ Techwood                                                     Participants
Joanne Damminger, Executive	Assistant	to	the	Vice	President	
for	Student	Affairs; Betsy McCalla-Wriggins, Higher	                                            12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Education	Specialist,	Center	for	the	Advancement	of 	Learning—		                              Regency Ballroom VI-VII
Rowan University

A–10 Creating Solid Foundations for First-Year                               A–14 Charting The Course: Guiding a First-Year
     Initiatives: Fundamentals of Faculty                                         Seminar Program Through the Winds of
     Development                                                                  Change
	        Saturday, February 5, 00                                         	        Saturday, February 5, 00
         9:00 am - 1:00 noon ◆ Inman                                                 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ◆ Spring
Mary Stuart Hunter,	Director,	National	Resource	Center	for	                  Constance Staley,	Professor	of 	Communication;	Director,				
The	First-Year	Experience	and	Students	in	Transition—University              Freshman	Seminar	Program—University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
of South Carolina
                                                                             A–15 Designing Successful Student and Parent/
A–11 The ABCs of Conducting Research on the First                                 Family Orientation Programs
     Year of College
	                                                                            	        Saturday, February 5, 00
	        Saturday, February 5, 00                                                  1:00 pm - :00 pm ◆ Hanover B
         9:00 am - 1:00 noon ◆ Lenox                                                 Limited to 36 participants
Jean M. Henscheid,	Fellow,	National	Resource	Center	for	The		                Richard Mullendore,	Professor	of 	College	Student	Affairs	Admin-
First-Year	Experience	and	Students	in	Transition	—University of              istration—University of Georgia;	Fellow,	National	Resource	Center	for	
South Carolina;	Fellow—Managing	Editor, About Campus;	Barbara                The	First-Year	Experience	and	Students	in	Transition—University of
Tobolowsky,	Associate	Director,	National	Resource	Center	for	                South Carolina
The	First-Year	Experience	and	Students	in	Transition—University
of South Carolina                                                            A–16 Assessing First-Year Seminars and Learning
                                                                                  Communities
A–12 Best Practice in the First College Year:
     Defining What Works and Why                                             	        Saturday, February 5, 00
                                                                                      1:00 am - :00 pm ◆ Hanover E
	        Saturday, February 5, 00
         9:00 am - :00 pm ◆ Hanover F/G                                     Randy Swing,	Co-Director—Policy Center on the First Year of College;	
                                                                             Fellow,	National	Resource	Center	for	The	First-Year	Experience	and	
John N. Gardner,	Executive	Director—Policy Center on the First Year          Students	in	Transition—University of South Carolina;	Bradley E . Cox,	
of College;	Senior	Fellow,	National	Resource	Center	for	The	First-           Coordinator	of 	Research	and	Public	Information,	National	Resource	
Year	Experience	and	Students	in	Transition—University of South               Center	for	The	First-Year	Experience	and	Students	in	Transition—
Carolina;	Betsy O. Barefoot,	Co-Director—Policy Center on the First          University of South Carolina	
Year of College;	Fellow,	National	Resource	Center	for	The	First-Year	
Experience	and	Students	in	Transition—University of South Carolina


                                                                        0
                  Saturday, February 24, 2006
                                 PreConFerenCe WorkshoPs
                                            Separate registration is required for all workshops.


                                                                        A–18 Civic Engagement in the First-Year Experience:
A–17 The Quest for Meaning and Purpose:                                      Creating Civically Responsible Students
     Spirituality in Higher Education
                                                                        	         Saturday, February 5, 00
	       Saturday, February 5, 00                                               1:00 pm - :00 pm Piedmont
        1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ◆ Auburn
                                                                        Regina M. Hughes,	Director,	Center	for	Scholarly	&	Civic	
Betty Siegel,	President—Kennesaw State University;	Janice               Engagement—Collin County Community College District, Central Park Campus
Odom,	Director,	Caldwell	Fellows—North Carolina State University
                                                                        A–19 Dinner Workshop: An Evening with John Gardner
                                                                        	         Saturday, February 5, 00
                                                                                  7:00 pm - until ◆ Morton’s Steakhouse
                                                                        	
                                                                        	John N. Gardner,	Senior	Fellow,	National	Resource	Center	for	
                                                                        The	First-Year	Experience	and	Students	in	Transition—University of
                                                                        South Carolina;	Executive	Director—Policy Center on the First Year of College




    Opening Session & Keynote Address
                                        5:30 pm - 6:45 pm u Regency Ballroom

                         Facing the Future: Creating a Vital Campus in Time of Restricted Resources
                         Alan Guskin,	Distinguished	University	Professor,	Leadership	and	Change	Ph.D.	Program;	Director	of 	
                         the	Project	on	the	Future	of 	Higher	Education—Antioch University

                         All indications are that the next decade will be a period of restricted fiscal resources for most colleges and
                         universities	while	expenses	continue	to	rise.		The	challenge	we	face	is	how	can	we	foster	student	learning	
                         and	maintain	or	enhance	the	quality	of	faculty	and	staff	work-lives	in	a	time	of	limited	resources?




Opening Reception                                                                        6:45 pm - 7:30 pm u Grand Hall East

co-sponsored by




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      Turn Your PresenTaTion inTo a PublicaTion!
         The National Resource Center is seeking authors for the Journal of
                The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition and
                          E-Source for College Transitions.
                   The Journal publishes original manuscripts describing empirical research findings on a variety of student transition
                   issues including the retention of first-year, commuter, and transfer students; the academic and social experiences of
                   first-year, sophomore, junior, and senior students; transition issues unique to specific student populations (e.g., non-
                   traditional, ethnic minority, transfer, commuter, and part-time students); institutional polices and programs affecting
                   students in transition; and methodology and results of first-year program assessment. The Journal is a “blind” peer-
                   reviewed periodical published bi-annually. For submission guidelines or more information visit our web site (http://
                   sc.edu/fye/publications/submissions.html) or e-mail Michelle Maher, Editor, at mmaher@gwm.sc.edu.



                   E-Source is a bi-monthly electronic newsletter publishing short articles on a variety of topics related to student tran-
                   sitions. E-Source is designed to offer timely and concise insight into policies, programs, and practices designed to
                   enhance student success in college. Articles on teaching strategies in the first year; strategies and programs address-
                   ing the unique transition issues of first-year, sophomore, transfer, and senior students; successful institutional initia-
                   tives; and brief descriptions of new and relevant print and online resources are welcome! For submission guidelines
                   or more information visit our web site (http://sc.edu/fye/publications/submissions.html) or e-mail Inge Lewis, Editor
                   at lewisik@gwm.sc.edu.




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                    Sunday, February 26, 2006

Conference Registration                                                                                            7:30 am - 6:00 pm
                                                                                                    Grand Hall East Prefunction Area

Continental Breakfast                                                                                                         7:00 am - 8:30 am
                                                                                                                               Grand Hall East


                                                                                            E-1                                   E-2
          Primer for First-Time Attendees                                        A 2005 National Report                   Findings From the
                                                                                  of First-Year Student                 2005 Your First College
   7:45 am - 8:45 am u Regency Ballroom VI                                                                              Year Survey: Exploring
                                                                                        Motivation
                                                                                                                          the Critical Issues
                      John N. Gardner                                                                                     of Adjustment and
  Senior	Fellow,	National	Resource	Center	for	The	First-Year	                        7:45 am – 8:45 am
                                                                                         Hanover F                           Satisfaction
              Experience	&	Students	in	Transition
                   University of South Carolina                                                                             7:45 am – 8:45 am
                                                                                        Beth Richter
                                                                                 Senior	Director	of 	Retention	                 Hanover E
                         Executive	Director
                                                                                          Solutions
                Policy Center on the First Year of College                                                                     victor Saenz
                                                                                      Richard Miller                    Director	of 	Follow-up	Surveys
                            M. Stuart Hunter                                         Research	Consultant
     Director,	National	Resource	Center	for	The	First-Year	                               Noel-Levitz                          De’Sha Wolf
               Experience	and	Students	in	Transition                                                                          Research	Analyst
                         University of South Carolina			                        National data from 90,000 first-            UCLA Higher Education
                 	 																																																					        year	student	responses	to	a	fall	              Research Institute
 A	 tradition	 at	 First-Year	 Experience	 Conferences	 since	 1984,	           2005	 motivational	 assessment	
 the	 “primer”	 reviews	 the	 events	 that	 led	 to	 the	 creation	 of	         indicate	that	students	enter	the	      This session reviews find-
 University	101	at	the	University	of	South	Carolina,	the	result-                post-secondary	experience	with	        ings	 from	 the	 2005	 Your	 First	
 ing	series	of	conferences,	and	an	international	education	reform	              a strong desire to finish college.     College	 Year	 (YFCY)	 survey.	
 movement	 known	 as	 “The	 First-Year	 Experience.”	 The	 pre-                 However, lack of financial and         YFCY	 is	 a	 national	 survey	
 senters	will	attempt	to	situate	the	meaning	of	this	now	ubiqui-                academic	 preparation	 creates	        instrument	 designed	 to	 assess	
 tous concept in higher education and define the philosophical                  barriers	to	students’	persistence.	    student	 development	 over	 the	
 assumptions	 under-girding	 	 this	 conference	 series.	 They	 will	           At the start of the first college      first year of college; compare
 also reflect on the current status of the movement, its accom-                 year,	 students	 are	 receptive	 to	   the experiences of first-year
 plishments,	and	the	current	challenges	bringing	us	together	at	                campus	services,	and	successful	       students	 at	 campuses	 around	
 this	meeting.		                                                                institutions	use	this	openness.        the	 country;	 and	 collect	 data	
                                                                                                                       that	are	immediately	applicable	
                                                                                                                       to	 institutional	 policy,	 assess-
                                                                                                                       ment,	 and	 practice.	 Using	 lon-
                                                                                                                       gitudinal	 data	 from	 the	 2005	
                                                                                                                       YFCY,	 the	 presenters	 spotlight	
                                                                                                                       key	 trends	 within	 the	 national	
                                                                                                                       aggregate	sample.




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                    Sunday, February 26, 2006

           E-3                                    E-4                                     E-5                                   E-6
   Educator-Publisher                     First-Year National                    Bringing The New York                  Understanding the
     Partnerships:                      Benchmarking Projects                  Times Into Your First-Year             Millennial Students and
Collaborating to Promote                                                          Experience Program                  Educational Resources
the Success of First-Year                   7:45 am – 8:45 am                                                                for Them
       Students                                 Hanover C                           7:45 am – 8:45 am
                                                                                          Spring                           7:45 am – 8:45 am
      7:45 am – 8:45 am                       Darlena Jones                                                                      Inman
          Hanover D                       Director	of 	Research	and	                 Austin Norfleet
                                                 Development                    Regional	Education	Manager
  PA       Joe Cuseo                     Educational Benchmarking, Inc.
                                                                                                                           Joyce Winterton
                                                                                                                          Director	of 	Education	
Professor,	Psychology;	Director,	                                                    Roger Schwartz                             Programs
      First-Year	Seminar                                                        Regional	Education	Manager
                                       Assessing first-year students is                                                   USA TODAY Education
       Marymount College               a	 complicated	 and	 time-con-                The New York Times
                                       suming	endeavor.		Educational	                                                        Keri Rogers
         viki Fecas                    Benchmarking	offers	a	number	           The	New	York	Times	Knowledge	              Director	of 	First-Year	
    Coordinator,	Career	               of	 national	 studies	 designed	        Network	 was	 created	 to	 help	                Experience
    Development	Services               to	 evaluate	 the	 perceptions	 of	     educators	 use	 one	 of	 the	 most	
                                                                                                                        Sam Houston State University
                                       first-year students. The pre-           diverse,	in-depth,	and	informa-
   University of South Carolina                                                tive	 resources	 available—The
                                       senter	 describes	 the	 studies,	
                                       selected findings, and ways             New York Times.	 This	 workshop	            Doug Fraser
    Aaron Thompson                     that	 programs	 and	 institutions	      provides	 an	 overview	 of	 The        Manager	National	Programs
    Professor	of 	Sociology            can	 become	 involved	 in	 these	       Times	 resources	 available	 as	         USA TODAY Education
   Eastern Kentucky University         national	studies.                       well	 as	 teaching	 strategies	 to	
                                                                               enrich	your	curriculum,	stimu-        This	 workshop	 will	 help	 fac-
                                                                               late	 discussion,	 nurture	 stu-      ulty	 and	 administrators	 of	
         Paul Carty
                                                                               dents’	intellectual	curiosity,	and	   first-year experience programs
    Director,	National	Book	
                                                                               deepen	their	knowledge.               better	 understand	 how	 to	 meet	
           Program
                                                                                                                     the	 needs	 of	 their	 current	 and	
                                                                                                                     future	students.		The	interactive	
       Tina Bower                                                                                                    workshop	 provides	 informa-
Developmental	Editor,	National	                                                                                      tion	on	why	millennial	students	
       Book	Program                                                                                                  require	a	different	approach	to	
   Kendall/Hunt Publishing                                                                                           learning	and	strategies	to	retain	
                                                                                                                     them	 on	 campus.	 	 Educational	
The	 value	 of	 collaboration	 in	                                                                                   resources	to	actively	engage	stu-
higher	 education	 is	 well	 docu-                                                                                   dents	are	available	through	the	
mented,	but	one	form	of	collab-                                                                                      College	 Readership	 Program,	
oration	 has	 received	 relatively	                                                                                  Careers	 TODAY,	 and	 online	
short	       shrift—collaboration	                                                                                   academic	resources.
between	 textbook	 publishing	
companies	and	educators.	This	
session	 focuses	 on	 promot-
ing	 productive	 partnerships	
among	 educators	 in	 the	 FYE	
field, authors of FYE texts,
and	 textbook	 publishers.	 One	
FYE	 textbook	 project	 serves	
as	 an	 illustration	 and	 stimulus	
for	 driving	 a	 larger	 discussion	
of	 how	 publishers	 may	 partner	
with	 educators	 to	 better	 meet	
the needs of first-year students.


                                                                          
                   Sunday, February 26, 2006

           E-7                                  E-8                                   C-9                                C-10
 The 7 Habits of Highly               National Results of the                  Spring Forward:                  Partnerships: Academic
   Effective College                   ACT Entering Student                 Making the Leap From                  and Student Affairs
Students: For Sustained,                      Survey                         the First Year to the
   Superior Student                                                           Sophomore Year                         9:00 am – 10:00 am
     Performance                         7:45 am – 8:45 am                                                                 Vinings
                                             Courtland                         9:00 am – 10:00 am
     7:45 am – 8:45 am                                                               Lenox                          Penny Foster-Shiver
         Dunwoody                         David Chadima                                                          Associate	Professor,	Computer	
                                            Consultant                          Kathleen Gillon                      Information	Systems
       Lonnie Moore                          ACT, Inc.                          Academic	Advisor
  Senior	Training	Consultant                                                                                          Carlesa Finney
         FranklinCovey               This	 presentation	 provides	 a	         Yih-Huei Dawn Liu                 Director,	Student	Achievement	
                                     summary	of	the	national	results	           Academic	Advisor                    and	Success	Program
FranklinCovey’s	 7	 Habits	 work- of	 the	 ACT	 Entering	 Student	             Stony Brook University
shop	 —	 based	 on	 Stephen	 Survey.		Participants	learn	what	                                                            Terry Clay
Covey’s	 best-selling	 book	 The 7 attributes	drive	students’	college	                                              Assistant	Dean,	Student	
                                                                          With	 a	 growing	 emphasis	 on	
Habits of Highly Effective People— choice,	their	educational	plans,	                                               Development	and	Success
                                                                          the first-year experience, some
has	transformed	the	lives	of	thou- preferences,	and	impressions	of	       universities	 have	 adapted	 their	
sands	of	people	worldwide.		Now	 college as they begin their first        academic	 advising	 models	 to	              Lester Brooks
FranklinCovey	 offers	 the	 same	 college	year.                           better support first-year stu-             Professor	of 	History
content designed for first-year                                           dents.	With	a	class	year	model,	       Anne Arundel Community College
college	students.		This	one-day	                                          one	 challenge	 is	 making	 the	
highly	 interactive	 and	 moti-                                           transition from first- to second-     This	 session	 focuses	 on	 strate-
vating	 workshop	 is	 ideal	 as	 a	                                       year	 advising	 seamless	 for	 all	   gies	 for	 developing	 a	 strong	
stand-alone	 workshop	 or	 can	                                           involved.	 This	 session	 explores	   academic	 and	 student	 services	
be	 incorporated	 into	 existing	                                         the relationship between first-       partnership	 to	 address	 the	
first-year experience initiatives,                                        and	 second-year	 advisors	 in	       minority	 student	 achievement	
orientation, first-year semi-                                             adequately	 preparing	 students	      gap	 that	 exists	 in	 most	 institu-
nars,	 and	 leadership	 training.	 	                                      to think beyond their first year,     tions	of	higher	education.		The	
Students	learn	the	skills	to	form	                                        while	enabling	them	to	“let	go”	      panel	 reveals	 how	 to	 solicit	
lasting	relationships	with	fellow	                                        of	one	advisor	and	connect	with	      administrative	 support	 and	
students	 and	 faculty	 in	 their	                                        the	next.                             faculty	 commitment	 to	 build	
new	campus	community.	It	pre-                                                                                   comprehensive	 programs	 and	
pares	them	to	set	priorities,	bal-                                                                              services	for	a	target	population.	   	
ance	all	aspects	of	their	college	                                                                              In	 particular,	 traditionally	
life,	and	develop	a	plan	to	stay	                                                                               underserved first-generation,
in	 school	 and	 graduate.	 	 The	                                                                              low-income,	 African	 American	
session	provides	an	overview	of	                                                                                and	 Hispanic	 students	 in	 need	
this	exciting	new	program.                                                                                      of	academic	support	and	social	
                                                                                                                competence	are	the	focus.




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                    Sunday, February 26, 2006

            C-11                                  C-12                                   C-13                                     C-14
  Enhancing Academic                    No First-Year Seminar?                     Teaching Critical                   Diversity Begins at Home
 Skills to Meet University                    No Worries!                        Thinking in the First
       Expectations                                                            College Year as a General                    9:00 am – 10:00 am
                                           9:00 am – 10:00 am                    Education Attribute:                           Hanover E
     9:00 am – 10:00 am                        Hanover G                           Three Decades of
          Techwood                                                                    Research                                      Jill Wilks
                                        Heather Cummings                                                                    FYE/Learning	Specialist
       Carolyn Hopper                    Coordinator,	University	                   9:00 am – 10:00 am                        Southern Utah University
       Learning	Strategies	               Transitional	Programs                         Hanover F                      	          	         	           	
            Coordinator
  Middle Tennessee State University
                                      The University of Western Ontario         PA Timothy Walter                      Need	 an	 experiential	 tool	 to	
                                                                                                                       start	 students	 on	 a	 journey	
	         	         	         	       This	 presentation	 illustrates	          Dean	of 	Academic	&	Student	           of	 embracing	 diversity?	 This	
One	 important	 prong	 of	 any	       the	 collection	 of	 programs	 and	                 Services                     session	 demonstrates	 a	 brain-
student	success	program	is	aid-       services	 that	 one	 university	                                                 based	 tool	 for	 helping	 students	
ing	 students	 in	 meeting	 the	      developed	in	its	efforts	to	create	             James Berry                      identify	with	the	human	race	as	
academic	 expectations	 of	 the	      a comprehensive first-year pro-           Dean	of 	Academic	&	Student	           a	 whole,	 described	 by	 Maslow	
university	or	college.	Academic	      gram	 that	 supports	 students’	                    Services                     as essential to self-efficacy. This
preparedness	involves	more	that	      academic	 and	 career	 aspira-                                                   tool	 guides	 students	 to	 iden-
                                                                                 Oakland Community College             tify	 their	 own	 diversities	 in	 the	
a	cursory	look	at	study	skills	or	    tions.	In	addition	to	the	outline	
remediation.	 One	 mission	 of	       of	 programs	 and	 services,	 this	                                              context	of	a	universal	humanity	
any first-year experience pro-        presentation	 provides	 institu-         This	session	presents	more	than	        and	then	to	consider	the	diver-
gram	 should	 be	 to	 assure	 that	   tional	 data	 and	 student	 evalu-       30	 years	 of	 research	 validating	    sities	 of	 nearly	 seven	 billion	
each first-year student knows         ations	 on	 the	 success	 of	 these	     an	 instructional	 program	 that	       other	people.	The	activity	frees	
“how	to	learn.”	This	interactive	     programs	 for	 both	 retention	          teaches	 basic	 critical	 thinking	     one’s	ability	to	accept	diversities	
presentation	 provides	 a	 frame-     and	student	performance.                 strategies	 as	 general	 education	     and	develop	compassion.
work	for	learning	and	teaching	                                                attributes	 across	 the	 curricu-
with	 practical	 suggestions	 for	                                             lum.	 	 Since	 1973,	 the	 present-
both	instructors	and	students.                                                 ers	 have	 continued	 to	 develop	
                                                                               and	provide	instruction	in	basic	
                                                                               critical	 thinking	 strategies	 to	
                                                                               students	 who	 are	 enrolled	 in	
                                                                               FYE	 courses,	 traditional	 lib-
                                                                               eral	arts	courses,	and	academic	
                                                                               support	courses	throughout	the	
                                                                               USA	 and	 abroad.	 Participants	
                                                                               learn	 strategies	 for	 engaging	
                                                                               students	 in	 interactive	 class-
                                                                               room	 exercises	 that	 facilitate	
                                                                               the	 learning	 of	 critical	 think-
                                                                               ing	 strategies.	 These	 strategies,	
                                                                               based	 on	 Bloom’s	 Taxonomy,	
                                                                               are	 viewed	 by	 many	 educators	
                                                                               as	 general	 education	 attributes	
                                                                               upon	which	higher-level	critical	
                                                                               thinking	skills	are	based.	




                                                                          
                     Sunday, February 26, 2006

              I-15                                  I-16                                     R-17                                 R-18
     Connecting First-Year                 First-Year Parent 101:                     The 4Rs of Student                  Opposites Can Attract:
    Academic Planning and                 Trends, Hopes, and You                     Success: Building on                  Marriage Therapy for
     Career Planning via a                    Pierced What?                          Student Experiences                  Academic and Student
     Transitions Initiative:                                                                                                     Affairs
     One Institution’s Story                 9:00 am – 10:00 am                        9:00 am – 10:00 am
                                                 Hanover C                                 Hanover B                         9:00 am – 10:00 am
      9:00 am – 10:00 am                                                                                                         Hanover A
          Hanover D                           Kathryn Jarvis
                                        Director	Instructional	Support
                                                                                          Steve Piscitelli
                                                                                  Professor	of 	History,	Education,	        PA Cheryl Rice
          Leon Book                                                                     and	Student	Success                 Director,	EXCEL	Center
Director,	Student	Transitions	&	               Nancy Bernard                         Florida Community College at
    First-Year	Experience                   Director	Career	Services                          Jacksonville                        Don Rice
                                                                                  	         	         	                      Chair,	Department	of 	
     Theresa Haug Belvin                     Nancy McDaniel                       Students	must	either	intuitively	               Psychology
     Assistant	Director	for	New	            Assistant	Vice	President              feel	 or	 behaviorally	 demon-
         Student	Programs                        Auburn University                strate	that	success	strategies	are	           Ashley Lewis
	                                                                                 practical	 for	 them.	 Successful	      Assistant	Director,	EXCEL	
       Wendy Blocker                                                              strategies combine reflection,                    Center
                                        Articles	appearing	in	the	popu-           respect,	 responsibility,	 and	 re-
 Assistant	Director	for	Career	
                                        lar	 media	 and	 the	 growth	 of	         newal	 in	 an	 engaging,	 mean-
            Linkages                                                                                                         DeLandra Hunter
                                        web	 sites	 for	 parents	 of	 college	    ingful,	 and	 practical	 context.	
Southeast Missouri State University     students	 provide	 increasing	                                                    Associate	Director,	EXCEL	
                                                                                  Session	participants	will	discuss	
                                        evidence	 that	 today’s	 parents	                                                           Center
Presenters	relate	how	Southeast	                                                  reflective activities that help
                                        are	 a	 constituency	 with	 whom	         students	 understand	 who	 they	
Missouri	 State	 University	            higher	 education	 will	 continue	                                                    Donald Sebera
(SMSU)	has	moved	from	devot-                                                      are,	where	they	are,	and	where	
                                        to	reckon,	yet	addressing	paren-          they	 want	 to	 go.	 Participants	      Associate	Director,	EXCEL	
ing	 considerable	 time,	 energy,	      tal	 involvement	 in	 the	 lives	                                                           Center
and	 resources	 to	 addressing	                                                   will	also	consider	what	students	
                                        of	 college	 students	 is	 a	 recent	     can	 do	 to	 make	 sure	 they	 are	      University of West Georgia
the first transition that col-          phenomenon	 in	 higher	 educa-
lege	 students	 make	 to	 becom-                                                  on	the	right	track	to	becoming	
                                        tion.	 This	 session	 discusses	 the	     responsible	students.
ing	 intentional	 and	 purpose-         design,	 implementation,	 and	                                                  To	 paraphrase	 the	 best	 seller,	
ful	 in	 addressing	 all	 transition	   evaluation	 of	 a	 pre-orientation	                                             imagine	 that	 academic	 affairs	
points	in	college	students’	lives.	     workshop,	presented	as	a	course	                                                administrators	 are	 from	 Mars	
Participants	 learn	 how	 SMSU	         with	a	syllabus	and	readings	for	                                               and	student	affairs	administra-
uses the first-year seminar to          parents of incoming first-year                                                  tors	are	from	Venus.		Can	this	
connect	 academic	 planning	            students.	 Providing	 informa-                                                  marriage	 be	 saved?	 	 This	 ses-
and	 career	 planning	 and	 how	        tion	 about	 trends,	 discussing	                                               sion	 discusses	 the	 traditional	
those	 connections	 are	 subse-         hopes	and	fears,	and	presenting	                                                relationship	challenges	between	
quently	carried	forward	during	         a	 brief	 primer	 on	 developmen-                                               student	 and	 academic	 affairs,	
students’	undergraduate	degree	         tal	 theory	 and	 its	 application	                                             explores	 the	 stereotypes	 that	
experience.	                            to	 students,	 offer	 parents	 an	                                              reinforce	 common	 misunder-
                                        opportunity to reflect on and                                                   standings,	and	offers	guidelines	
                                        relate	 to	 the	 outcomes	 of	 the	                                             for	 avoiding	 the	 statistical	 like-
                                        undergraduate	 experience	 in	                                                  lihood	 of	 divorce.	 	 Presenters	
                                        and	out	of	the	classroom.                                                       provide specific tips to ensure
                                                                                                                        a	 solid	 partnership	 of	 mutual	
                                                                                                                        respect,	 appreciation,	 and	
                                                                                                                        desire	for	each	other’s	success.




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                     Sunday, February 26, 2006

            I-19                                  I-20                                     I-21                                    I-22
Building Bridges Through                PeerFest: An Educational                   Promoting First-Year                   Getting to Know You:
    Difficult Dialogue:                        Initiative                        Student Success Through                   A Campus Initiative
Connected Conversation                                                              Residentially Based                    to Engage First-Year
   Through a Common                          9:00 am – 10:00 am                    Academic Initiatives                   Students Before They
        Experience                                 Spring                                                                   Arrive on Campus
                                                                                     9:00 am – 10:00 am
     9:00 am – 10:00 am                      David Ouimette                                Inman                            9:00 am – 10:00 am
          Piedmont                      Executive	Director	of 	First-Year	                                                      Dunwoody
                                                  Programs                            Jimmie Gahagan
     Pam Wuestenberg                                                                  Assistant	Director	for	                Agnes Gottlieb
 Assistant	Dean	for	University	                 Alexa Smith                      Residential	Learning	Initiatives	     Dean	of 	Freshman	Studies	and	
   College	and	Director	of 	                   Program	Assistant                                                        Special	Academic	Programs
      University	Seminar                                                               Anna McLeod                          Seton Hall University
                                               Jennifer Minot                      Coordinator	of 	Residential	
          Chris Frost                     Peer	Education	Coordinator                  Learning	Initiatives
                                                                                                                       Operating	 on	 the	 assumption	
 Director	of 	University	Honors	             University of Connecticut                                                 that	 the	 sooner	 a	 student	 feels	
             Program                                                              Kimberly Dressler                    at	 home	 at	 the	 university,	 the	
Texas State University - San Marcos                                               Graduate	Assistant	for	              more	 likely	 it	 is	 that	 we	 will	
                                        PeerFest	began	at	the	University	
                                                                            Residential	Learning	Initiatives	          retain	 him	 or	 her,	 Seton	 Hall	
                                        of	 Connecticut	 as	 a	 way	 to	
Texas	State	developed	a	model	          bring	 together	 peer	 education	                                              University	 launched	 a	 multi-
                                                                                        Jody Kunk                      faceted	initiative	to	engage	our	
that embraces difficult topics,         groups	at	the	end	of	each	sum-
                                                                                  Graduate	Assistant	for	              students	 before	 they	 arrive	 on	
fosters	 dialogue	 on	 real	 issues,	   mer	and	prepare	them	for	lead-
                                                                             Residential	Learning	Initiatives          campus	 in	 September.	 The	
and	 promotes	 campus-wide	             ership	 roles	 over	 the	 coming	
debate—while	keeping	entering	          year.		In	2005,	PeerFest	includ-         University of South Carolina          summer-long	 initiative	 was	 a	
students	 at	 the	 forefront.	 	 The	   ed	 337	 peer	 educators	 who	                                                 cooperative	 venture	 between	
organizational	 structure,	 one-        developed	individual	leadership	 Many institutions house first-                Freshman	 Studies,	 Student	
year	conversational	series	time-        plans	 and	 attended	 workshops.	 year	students	together	in	order	to	
                                                                          	                                            Affairs,	and	Information	Tech-
lines,	 and	 a	 common	 theme	          Each	year,	PeerFest	is	designed	 front-load	resources	designed	to	             nology	 designed	 to	 answer	
hold	in	dynamic	orbit	a	number	         to	meet	the	needs	of	our	diverse	 enhance	their	success	and	reten-             student	 questions	 while	 at	 the	
of	 disparate	 university	 objects.	    peer	 education	 programs	 and	 tion.	 	 This	 session	 provides	 an	          same	 time	 familiarizing	 them	
Discussion	 includes	 the	 success	     the	ever-changing	students	who	 overview	 of	 residentially	 based	            with	the	university	and	its	poli-
of	 the	 inaugural	 yearlong	 con-      attend.		Next	year,	PeerFest	will	 academic	 success	 initiatives	             cies	and	procedures.
versation	on	hatred,	the	second	        target first-time peer educators and	 highlights	 the	 work	 of	 the	
conversation	 on	 courage,	 and	        and	 employ	 veteran	 leaders	 Student	Success	Initiative	at	the	
the	 planning	 process	 for	 the	       who	 will	 serve	 on	 the	 confer- University	 of	 South	 Carolina.	       	
third	 conversation	 on	 protest	       ence’s	planning	committee	and	 Presenters	give	special	attention	
and	dissent.                            act	as	facilitators.                to	 the	 role	 of	 the	 resident	 advi-
                                                                            sor,	 campus	 partnerships,	 and	
                                                                            academic	 skills	 consultations.	
                                                                            The	 presenters	 also	 explore	
                                                                            challenges	 to	 the	 sustainability	
                                                                            of	these	initiatives.




                                                                            
                    Sunday, February 26, 2006

            I-23                                  C-24                                      I-25
  Institutional Renewal:
 Comprehensive Reform
                                          Stitching Our Stories:
                                          The College Journey
                                                                                    Connecting Students
                                                                                     Through a Theme:
                                                                                                                           25
     of Retention and                                                             Learning Communities at
 Graduation Policies and                    9:00 am – 10:00 am                             IUPUI                            Refreshment Break
  Practices, 2002-2005                            Roswell
                                                                                       9:00 am – 10:00 am                  10:00 am - 10:15 am
     9:00 am – 10:00 am                        Donna Hauer                                 University                        Grand Hall East
         Courtland                          Director,	Multicultural	
                                            Programs	and	Services                         Sarah Baker
    Peter Trumpower                                                                    Associate	Professor	of 	
 Coordinator,	Assessment	and	                  Kaying Thao                             Radiologic	Sciences,													
      Retention	Studies                   Office Coordinator/Video                      School	of 	Medicine
   Cleveland State University                      Intern
                                          The College of St. Catherine                     David Sabol
This	 session	 reports	 on	 studies	                                                 Lecturer/Coordinator	of 	
of	 student	 academic	 achieve-        Institutions	of	higher	education	              Learning	Communities
ment	 patterns	 that	 were	 used	      typically	 employ	 traditional	                Indiana University-Purdue
to	 identify	 institutional	 poli-     modes	 of	 recruitment	 such	                    University Indianapolis
cies	 and	 practices	 impacting	       as	 view	 books	 and	 brochures	
retention	 and	 graduation	 rates	     that	often	do	not	resonate	with	           A	 brief	 historical	 overview	
and	the	comprehensive	plan	to	         communities of color and first-            of	 learning	 community	 and	
improve	 student	 success.	 	 The	     generation	 college	 students.	            themed/thematic	 learning	 com-
discussion	 focuses	 not	 only	 on	    The	 College	 of	 St.	 Catherine	          munity	 development	 is	 followed	
the	research	methods	employed	         is producing cultural-specific             by	a	focus	on	the	development	of	
but also on how the findings           recruitment	and	retention	tools	           Themed	Learning	Communities	
were	 communicated	 to	 the	           to	 respond	 to	 the	 needs	 of	 the	      (TLCs)	 at	 IUPUI.	 Using	 exist-
administration	 and	 faculty.	     	   largest	 growing	 Hmong	 and	              ing	 TLCs,	 the	 rationale,	 coor-
This	session	should	particularly	      Somali	 immigrant	 populations	            dination,	 and	 linkages	 of	 TLC	
benefit those who are involved         in	the	country.		Realizing	writ-           development	 are	 discussed.	
in	promoting	student	academic	         ten	resources	are	not	as	effective	        The	 role	 of	 TLC	 assessment	 is	
achievement	and	retention.             in	 educating	 families,	 we	 have	        emphasized	through	the	sharing	
                                       created strategies that reflect            of	 quantitative	 and	 qualitative	
                                       the	oral	tradition	of	the	Hmong	           data.
                                       culture.	The	result	is	“Stitching	
                                       Our	 Stories:	 	 The	 College	
                                       Journey,”	 a	 moving	 tapestry	
                                       of	 students	 and	 alumna	 shar-
                                       ing	 their	 insights	 of	 the	 college	
                                       experience.	 This	 documentary	
                                       provides	 clear	 information	 on	
                                       the	 college	 application	 process,	
                                       financial aid, available support
                                       services,	 and	 academic	 expec-
                                       tations.	




                                                                             2
                     Sunday, February 26, 2006

           C-26                                    C-27                                   C-28                                  C-29
 Engaging Black Men in                     Teaching Millennial                      PIP: Creating a                      Learning Outcomes:
the First-Year Experience                Learners: Strategies for               Successful Probation                       Beyond the Peer
   Through the Use of                     Creating an Engaging                Intervention Program for                  Mentoring Experience
 Technology, Music, and                        Classroom                         First-Year Students
       Multimedia                                                                                                          10:15 am – 11:15 am
                                            10:15 am – 11:15 am                    10:15 am – 11:15 am                          Hanover G
     10:15 am – 11:15 am                          Vinings                               Techwood
            Lenox                                                                                                           Brad Harmon
                                              J. Bradley Garner                        Joe Ritchie                       Doctoral	Intern	for	Staff 	
      Charles L. Jones                  Assistant	Professor/Coordinator	       Director,	Orientation	Services            Development	and	Judicial	
      Lecturer/Counselor                      of 	First-Year	Seminar             University of Central Florida                  Programs
                                           Indiana Wesleyan University                                                      University of Georgia
Lystra Huggins-Anderson                                                       The	 Probation	 Intervention	
        Lecturer/Counselor              To	 be	 effective,	 instructional	    Program	(PIP)	at	the	University	        This	 session	 provides	 informa-
  Medgar Evers College/The City         experiences	 for	 “millennial”	       of	 Central	 Florida	 was	 devel-       tion	 on	 the	 results	 of	 a	 recent,	
        University of New York          students	 must	 go	 beyond	 the	      oped	 in	 1999	 with	 the	 goal	 of	    unpublished	 qualitative	 study	
	          	          	                 lecture	 to	 include	 interactive	    improving	 the	 academic	 suc-          that	 featured	 interviews	 with	
This	presentation	demonstrates	         strategies	 that	 challenge	 stu-     cess and retention of first-year        students	 who	 served	 as	 peer	
how	 computer-mediated	 com-            dents	 to	 wrestle	 with	 issues,	    students	 placed	 on	 academic	         mentors to undergraduate first-
munications,	 used	 in	 an	 all-        clarify	their	own	thinking,	and	      probation.		Numerous	strategies	        year	 students.	 	 The	 purpose	 of	
male first-year learning envi-          communicate	 with	 others	 in	 a	     have	 been	 developed	 or	 inte-        this	study	was	to	examine	what	
ronment,	 can	 assist	 students	        meaningful	 way.	 	 This	 session	    grated	to	work	with	this	popula-        type	 of	 learning	 occurred	 dur-
to	 communicate,	 understand	           provides	 participants	 with	 an	     tion	of	students	to	increase	aca-       ing	the	peer	mentoring	process.	      	
course	 content,	 and	 collabora-       opportunity	 to	 experience	 a	       demic	 success.	 	 Some	 of	 these	     Session	participants	learn	about	
tively	develop	research	projects.	  	   variety	 of	 ready-to-implement	      strategies	 include:	 proactive	        students’	 perceptions	 of	 their	
Music	serves	as	a	teaching	tool,	       strategies.                           e-mails,	 academic	 early	 alert,	      own	 learning	 as	 peer	 mentors	
graphics	 and	 interactive	 activi-                                           a first-year seminar, online self-      and	 how	 that	 learning	 impact-
ties	 as	 learning	 opportuni-                                                assessment	 forms,	 probation	          ed	 their	 personal	 and	 profes-
ties,	 and	 selected	 topics	 within	                                         workshops,	 parent	 resource	           sional	development.
Blackboard	 as	 sharing	 experi-                                              web	 site,	 and	 other	 innova-
ences.	 	 Students	 engage	 their	                                            tive	programming.		The	above	
critical	 reading	 and	 effective	                                            strategies	 are	 discussed,	 along	
writing	 skills,	 promote	 individ-                                           with	a	timeline	of	the	program,	
ual	 and	 group	 problem-solving	                                             an	 assessment	 of	 the	 success	 of	
strategies,	 and	 make	 connec-                                               the	program,	and	practical	tips	
tions	 between	 curricular	 topics	                                           on	 for	 implementing	 a	 similar	
and	external	world.                                                           model	on	any	campus.




                                                                         30
                      Sunday, February 26, 2006

           C-30                                     C-31                                    C-32                                      I-33
      Foundations of                    Learning, Community, and                   Assessment of the First                   From Disengagement
Excellence® Inventory of                 Kindness: A Residential                    College Year: A Dozen                    to Engagement: Case
   First-Year Practices                 Learning Community and                           Easy Ideas                          Studies from the First
                                         Various Not-So-Random                                                                        Year
     10:15 am – 11:15 am                 Acts of Kindness Toward                       10:15 am – 11:15 am
          Hanover F                       New College Students                             Hanover D                           10:15 am – 11:15 am
                                                                                                                                   Hanover C
       Kathleen Morley
        Assistant	Director
                                             10:15 am – 11:15 am
                                                  Hanover E
                                                                                         Bradley Cox
                                                                                   Coordinator	of 	Research	and	            PA vivia Fowler
  Policy Center on the First Year of
               College
                                         PA Tom Carskadon                              Public	Information
                                                                                    University of South Carolina
                                                                                                                           Director,	Center	for	Engaged	
                                                                                                                                     Learning
                                            Professor	of 	Psychology
In	 2005-2006,	 26	 four-year	                                                            Randy Swing                             Tamara Burk
and	 10	 two-year	 select	 institu-             Stacey Mann                       Co-Director	and	Senior	Scholar           Associate	Director,	Center	for	
tions	 are	 participating	 in	 the	      Instructor	of 	Communication              Policy Center on the First Year of     Engaged	Learning	and	Director	
Foundations	 of	 Excellence®	                                                                   College                       of 	Leadership	Studies
                                           Mississippi State University
model.	 These	 institutions	 have	
agreed	 to	 convene	 a	 task	 force,	                                             This	 session	 presents	 a	 dozen	           Samantha Minor
                                        An	 experimental	 learning	 com-
conduct an inventory of first-year                                                ideas for assessment of the first        Program	Coordinator,	Center	
                                        munity,	 Introduction	 to	 the	
policies/practices,	 use	 perfor-                                                 college	 year.	 	 Starting	 with	           for	Engaged	Learning
                                        Diverse	 University	 Through	
mance indicators to assess first-                                                 published	 research,	 the	 pre-                 Columbia College
                                        Communication	and	Psychology,	
year	Foundational	Dimensions®,	                                                   senters report core findings
                                        placed first-year honors resi-
analyze	 survey	 data,	 develop	 a	                                               of	 selected	 studies	 and	 sug-        Columbia	 College’s	 Center	
                                        dence	 hall	 students	 together	 in	
portfolio	 of	 evidence	 and	 sum-                                                gest	 how	 this	 research	 may	 be	     for	 Engaged	 Learning	 staff	       	
                                        two	 core-curriculum	 courses	
mative	 evaluation	 of	 achieve-                                                  replicated	 at	 the	 participants’	     lead	 an	 interactive	 session	 that	
                                        with	 enhanced	 diversity	 con-
ment	 on	 each	 dimension,	 and	                                                  institutions.	 	 Additionally,	 the	    showcases	the	newest	academic	
                                        tent.	 Results	 were	 gratifying,	
produce	 an	 action	 plan.	 	 This	                                               presenters	 discuss	 potential	         center	 at	 this	 S.C.	 liberal	 arts	
                                        but	 sometimes	 surprising.	 We	
presentation reports findings                                                     implications that these find-           college.	 Participants	 explore	
                                        share specific, detailed meth-
from	 the	 Current	 Practices	                                                    ings may have for first-year            case	studies	of	four	hypothetical	
                                        ods	 and	 materials	 applicable	
Inventory	produced	by	36	par-                                                     programs.	Major	areas	covered	          students	 who	 are	 “disengaged”	
                                        to many first-year courses, in
ticipating	institutions.                                                          include	(a)	attendance	and	early	       and	make	recommendations	for	
                                        or	 out	 of	 a	 learning	 communi-
                                        ty,	 including	 a	 list	 of	 250	 Not-    intervention,	(b)	retention	rates,	     changes	that	encourage	student	
                                        So-Random	 Acts	 of	 Kindness	            (c) pre- and post-testing of first-     engagement.	 CEL	 staff	 show	
                                        Toward	 College	 Students	 that	          year	 students,	 and	 (d)	 student	     how	First-Year	Student	Success	
                                        participants	are	invited	to	try.          voices.	 	 The	 basic	 concept	 of	     Initiatives,	 General	 Education,	
                                                                                  this	 session	 is	 that	 even	 those	   Leadership	Studies,	and	Career	
                                                                                  with	limited	assessment	experi-         Services	collaborate	to	promote	
                                                                                  ence	can	and	should	be	actively	        student success from the first to
                                                                                  engaged in studying the first           the	last	year	of	college.
                                                                                  year	 in	 ways	 that	 shape	 local,	
                                                                                  institutional	policy.




                                                                             
                    Sunday, February 26, 2006

            R-34                                 R-35                                  I-36                                    I-37
  Facilitating Academic                   First-Year Student                  Investment Portfolios:                 Learning Communities: A
    Success of Latino                   Athletes: Bridging the                    Direct Writing                      “Required Opportunity”
  Students via Learning                          Gaps                        Assessment for First-Year                for Undecided Students
      Communities                                                                   Programs
                                          10:15 am – 11:15 am                                                             10:15 am – 11:15 am
    10:15 am – 11:15 am                        Hanover A                          10:15 am – 11:15 am                            Spring
         Hanover B                                                                     Piedmont
                                             Dwayne Smith                                                                    Mary Keenan
      Dalinda Solis                     Assistant	Vice-President	of 	                Kristi Bryant                     Director,	CLA	New	Student	
   Co-Director,	HSI	Title	V	                 Academic	Affairs                Assistant	Director	of 	First-Year	        Programs	and	Advisement
           Project                             Avila University                         Program                        University of Minnesota Duluth

      Michael Weaver                 The	 retention	 of	 student	 ath-            Jeremy Schnieder                   Learning	 communities	 are	
Associate	Dean,	College	of 	Arts	    letes	 remains	 an	 ongoing	 chal-        Director	of 	Writing	Center           practiced	 in	 a	 variety	 of	 forms	
        and	Humanities               lenge	at	many	institutions.		The	
                                                        d
                                                                              University of Nebraska at Kearney      and	 can	 be	 adapted	 to	 almost	
                                     first year of college is often a                                                any	 institutional	 setting.	 	 This	
                                                    le


         Marta Lopez                 difficult transitional period;                                                  session	 explores	 one	 success-
                                                                             When	using	a	portfolio	system,	
 Director,	University	Retention	 but	 for	 student	 athletes,	 this	                                                 ful	 program,	 which	 is	 admin-
                                           el




                                                                             every	 step	 from	 creating	 the	
    and	Advisement	Program           period	 of	 adjustment	 is	 exacer-                                             istered	 through	 an	 undecided	
                                                                             rubric	 and	 writing	 prompts	 to	
                                     bated	 by	 daily	 practices	 times,	                                            student	 advising	 center,	 and	
                                         nC




                                                                             working	 with	 the	 evaluators	
            Mark Noe                 absences	 from	 classes	 due	 to	                                               some	 of	 the	 challenges	 of	 pro-
                                                                             must	 be	 carefully	 considered	
   Assistant	Professor,	English      games,	and	the	perception	and	                                                  viding	students	with	this	unique	
                                                                             and	monitored.	Equally	impor-
                                      Ca




                                     expectations	placed	on	them	by	                                                 “required	opportunity.”			Since	
University of Texas - Pan American                                           tant,	however,	is	understanding	
                                     the	 campus	 community.	 	 This	                                                its	implementation	in	2002,	the	
                                                                             how	 to	 use	 the	 results	 to	 make	
                                     roundtable	 discussion	 seeks	 to	                                              program	has	resulted	in	a	more	
This	 session	 focuses	 on	 the	 explore	the	issues	that	surround	           positive	 changes	 to	 a	 program.	
                                                                             This	 presentation	 will	 demon-        than 5% increase in first-year
implementation	 of	 learning	 student	athletes	and	to	develop	
                                                                             strate	 the	 process,	 problems,	       undecided	student	retention.
communities	 at	 a	 Hispanic- strategies	 to	 better	 serve	 this	
serving	 institution.	 	 The	 ini- population.                               and	 progress	 of	 the	 University	
tiatives	 are	 being	 addressed	                                             of Nebraska at Kearney first-
in	 order	 to	 meet	 the	 needs	 of	                                         year	 program’s	 implementa-
Latino	 university	 students,	                                               tion	 of	 its	 writing	 assessment	
many of whom are the first                                                   program	 and	 the	 changes	 as	
generation	 in	 their	 families	 to	                                         a	 result	 of	 the	 information	
attend	 institutions	 of	 higher	                                            obtained.
education. Specific strategies
for	student	retention	and	facul-
ty	development	associated	with	
the	 implementation	 of	 learn-
ing	communities	are	discussed.	    	
Participants	 are	 encouraged	 to	
provide	 input	 regarding	 their	
own	experiences	and	initiatives.




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                    Sunday, February 26, 2006

           I-38                                    I-39                                  I-40                                      I-41
Adapting Problem-Based                      Think First: A Peer                  First-Year Success                   All in the Family: Parental
Learning for the First-Year                 Educator Program                   Series: A Campus-Wide                   Support in New Student
  Experience: An Emirati                                                       Approach to Educational                  Academic and Career
         Example                           10:15 am – 11:15 am                      Programming                                Decisions
                                               Dunwoody
                                                                                   10:15 am – 11:15 am                    10:15 am – 11:15 am
    10:15 am – 11:15 am
                                           Brandon Cooper                               Courtland                               Roswell
           Inman
                                       Coordinator	of 	Student	Rights	
                                           and	Responsibilities                          Jodi Webb                             Deb vetter
     Brian Bielenberg
                                                                                Director,	Orientation	&	First-          Associate	Dean	for	Student	
  Professional	Development	
                                              Jennifer Duca                            Year	Programs                        Success	Programs
         Coordinator
                                         Internship	and	Community	               Bowling Green State University
 United Arab Emirates University
                                             Service	Coordinator                                                              Sally Foster
                                                 Thiel College                 The	 First-Year	 Success	 Series	        Director	of 	Career	Services
The	 United	 Arab	 Emirates	
University	 has	 implemented	 a	                                               (FYSS)	 addresses	 issues	 that	                Asbury College
unique	 adaptation	 of	 problem-       Think	 First	 is	 a	 peer-to-peer	      first-year students may experi-
based	 learning	 (PBL)	 to	 meet	      educational	 program	 used	 in	         ence	 during	 their	 transition	 to	         Laurie Schreiner
the	 interdisciplinary	 develop-       the fall orientation for first-         college	life.		Workshops	offered	      Professor	and	Chair,	Doctoral	
mental needs of first-year stu-        year	 students	 at	 Thiel	 College,	    through	 FYSS	 are	 designed	 to	      Studies	in	Education;	Director	
dents	 (e.g.,	 learner	 training,	     a	 small	 liberal	 arts	 school	 in	    help	 students	 explore	 the	 cam-      for	the	Center	for	Strengths-
thinking	 skills,	 application	 of	    Pennsylvania.	 The	 aim	 of	 this	      pus;	 become	 more	 engaged	 in	              Based	Education
knowledge,	 information	 litera-       program	 is	 to	 improve	 alco-         their	 education;	 develop	 skills	         Azusa Pacific University
cy,	 and	 communication).	 	 This	     hol	 policy	 awareness.	 Using	         for	academic	and	personal	suc-
presentation	 highlights	 the	         the	 theory	 behind	 peer	 educa-       cess;	 plan	 for	 their	 academic	
                                                                                                                      This	 session	 highlights	 the	
process	 of	 adapting	 PBL	 and	       tion,	 we	 found	 that	 a	 student-	
                                                                          	    future;	 and	 meet	 new	 students,	
                                                                                                                      development,	 implementation,	
shares research findings dem-          presented	 program	 would	 be	          faculty,	 and	 staff	 from	 across	
                                                                                                                      and	 outcomes	 of	 an	 innovative	
onstrating	 its	 positive	 impact.		   most	effective.	Six	students	who	       campus.	 	 Presenters	 share	 how	
                                                                                                                      program	 for	 millennial	 stu-
The	 presentation	 concludes	          had	 alcohol	 violations	 were	         this	 campus-wide	 initiative	
                                                                                                                      dents	 and	 parents	 designed	 to	
with	 a	 discussion	 of	 challenges	   interested in presenting to first-      has	 met	 with	 success	 both	 in	
                                                                                                                      enhance	their	awareness,	inter-
encountered,	 solutions	 gener-        year	students	about	misconcep-          encouraging	student	attendance	
                                                                                                                      actions,	and	discussions	regard-
ated,	 and	 the	 possibilities	 for	   tions	 of	 the	 consequences	 of	       and	 in	 achieving	 the	 intended	
                                                                                                                      ing	 personal	 attributes	 and	
implementing	 PBL	 in	 other	          alcohol	use	on	campus.	                 learning	outcomes.
                                                                                                                      strengths	for	use	in	educational	
first-year programs worldwide.                                                                                        pursuits	 and	 career	 planning.	
                                                                                                                      Collaboration	 for	 the	 initiative	
                                                                                                                      involved the Registrar’s Office
                                                                                                                      with	 Summer	 Registration,	
                                                                                                                      Student	 Success	 Programs	
                                                                                                                      with	 New	 Student	 Orientation	
                                                                                                                      and	 the	 course	 Introduction	
                                                                                                                      to	 College,	 Parent	 Program	
                                                                                                                      with	 Parent	 Orientation	 and	
                                                                                                                      Family	 Weekend,	 and	 Career	
                                                                                                                      Services	 with	 career	 develop-
                                                                                                                      ment	groups.




                                                                          
                     Sunday, February 26, 2006

          I-42
The Student Intervention                25                   Conference Luncheon
                                                                                                                                             C-43
                                                                                                                                      Using the Student
Team at Maryville College                                                                                                          Readiness Inventory to
                                                                                                                                  Introduce Critical Skills
     10:15 am – 11:15 am                      11:30 am - 1:30 pm u Regency Ballroom                                                 for College Success
          University                                                                                                                Through a First-Year
                                                 Salute to the 2006 Outstanding                                                      Experience Course
         Chad Berry                               First-Year Student Advocates
 Associate	Professor	of 	History                                                                                                      1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
                                        With the continued support of Houghton Mifflin Publishing,                                          Lenox
      Ariane Schratter                  the	 National	 Resource	 Center	 for	 The	 First-Year	 Experience	
      Assistant	Professor	of 	          and	Students	in	Transition	is	pleased	to	recognize	this	year’s	
                                        Outstanding	First-Year	Student	Advocates.                                                       Rachel Pickett
           Psychology                                                                                                                   Graduate	Assistant
                                                                Dolores Bertoti
      Michelle Ballew                                                                                                                  virginia Rinella
                                                               Dean	of 	Advancement
   Director	of 	Residence	Life                                                                                                   Director,	Pre-Major	Advisement	
                                                                  Alvernia College
                                                                                                                                  Center	&	Freshman	Seminar	
          Bruce Holt                                           Aaron M. Brower                                                               Program
     Director	of 	Counseling                                 Professor	of 	Social	Work                                              Southern Illinois University -
         Maryville College                                University of Wisconsin – Madison                                                 Carbondale

Retention	 is	 about	 students—                                Dorothy Harris                                                    Promoting	 the	 development	
period!	 	 With	 this	 realiza-                      Associate	Dean	of 	Academic	Advising                                        of	 skills	 critical	 to	 college	
tion,	 Maryville	 College	 has	                          Trinity University (Washington)                                         achievement	 is	 an	 important	
been	 operating	 a	 Student	                                                                                                     component of many first-year
Intervention	 Team	 for	 four	                             Laurie Lynn Hazard                                                    seminars.	 This	 session	 focuses	
years.	 	 Consisting	 of	 key	 staff	              Director,	Academic	Center	of 	Excellence																																			   on	 how	 we	 used	 the	 Student	
and	 faculty,	 the	 group	 meets	                           	and	the	Writing	Center                                              Readiness	 Inventory	 (SRI)	 to	
weekly	to	identify	students	who	                                Bryant University                                                help	focus	students’	attention	on	
are	 at-risk	 for	 withdrawal	 and	                                                                                              critical success skills in a first-
to	 develop	 intervention	 strate-                     Jennifer Ounjian-Auque                                                    year	 seminar	 classroom.	 The	
gies	 appropriate	 for	 each	 stu-          Senior	Administrative	Analyst,	Student	Life	Supervisor                               presenters	 describe	 classroom	
dent.	 	 This	 presentation	 will	                           Contra Costa College                                                activities	 based	 on	 SRI	 scales	
explore	the	development	of	the	                                                                                                  that	 promote	 the	 development	
team	 and	 its	 multiple	 impacts	                       Joni Webb Petschauer                                                    of	critical	success	skills.
on	campus.                              Director,	Freshman	Learning	Communities	in	General	Studies
                                                         Appalachian State University

                                                            Adele Pittendrigh
                                                 Associate	Dean,	College	of 	Letters	&	Science
                                                       Montana State University – Bozeman

                                                               Zaide Pixley
                                                  Dean	of 	Advising	and	the	First-Year	Class
                                                             Kalamazoo College

                                                               Adrian Rodriguez
                                                                Dean	of 	Student	Life
                                                               Butler Community College

                                                                   Peter White
                                                              Dean,	University	College
                                                               University of New Mexico

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                      Sunday, February 26, 2006

            C-44                                     C-45                                        C-46                                   C-47
  Changing Patterns of                       Rules of Engagement                       Assessing the First Year               How Should Colleges and
 Campus Involvement in                                                                 of College Experience: A               Universities House First-
 the First Year of College                      1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                      Multifaceted, Integrated               Year Students? Findings
                                                    Techwood                                   Approach                          From Two National
      1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                                                                                                          Research Projects
            Vinings                                vicki Collins                            1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
                                           First-Year	Seminar	Instructor                        Hanover G                           1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
         Sara Hinkle                      University of South Carolina - Aiken                                                          Hanover F
   Associate	Director,	College	                                                               Greg Lampe
        Advising	Center                   Student	 success	 entails	 active	             Interim	Provost	and	Vice	                  Chris Caplinger
       New York University                engagement	 in	 the	 classroom	                       Chancellor                         Interim	Director,	FYE
                                          and	around	the	campus.	Using	                                                           Georgia Southern University
                                          a	 variety	 of	 activities	 designed	           Gregg Nettesheim
    Jeannine Kranzow
                                          with	multiple	learning	styles	in	            Senior	Information	Manager                    Darlena Jones
Director	of 	Academic	Advising
                                          mind,	 instructors	 can	 encour-             University of Wisconsin Colleges          Director	of 	Research	and	
      Saint Leo University                age	passive	or	high-risk	students	                                                            Development
                                          to	 make	 both	 academic	 and	              In	 fall	 2003,	 the	 University	 of	
Involving first-year students on                                                                                                Educational Benchmarking, Inc.
                                          social	 connections.	 This	 holis-          Wisconsin	 Colleges	 launched	
campus	 can	 lead	 to	 numerous	          tic	approach	offers	role-playing	           its first-year initiative, Engaging     Decades	 of	 research	 demon-
positive	 outcomes.	 	 However,	          scenarios	 and	 couples	 visual	            Students	 in	 the	 First	 Year	         strate	 that	 traditional	 resi-
recent	 research	 suggests	 new	          and	 kinesthetic	 learning,	 cre-           (ESFY).		The	initiative’s	imple-        dence	 halls	 play	 a	 strong	 role	
patterns	 in	 the	 ways	 that	 stu-       ative	and	critical	thinking,	and	           mentation	plan	included	a	mul-          in	 promoting	 engagement	 and	
dents	 involve	 themselves,	 such	        objective	 and	 subjective	 writ-           tifaceted,	 integrated	 approach	       retention of first-year students.
as	more	informal	and	academi-             ing.	Participants	receive	practi-           to	assessment.		Presenters	intro-       However,	institutions	are	increas-	
cally	 related	 forms	 of	 engage-        cal	 examples	 to	 guide	 students	         duce	 participants	 to	 the	 assess-    ingly	building	different	kinds	of	
ment. The presenters offer find-          in their first-year experience.             ment	planning	process	and	the	          on-campus	 accommodations,	
ings	from	two	research	projects	
                                                                                      methods	 and	 instruments	 used	        including	deluxe	suites	and	full	
conducted	 at	 three	 different	
                                                                                      to	 gather	 assessment	 data	 for	      apartments for first-year stu-
institutions	 that	 support	 these	
                                                                                      this	exciting	initiative.	The	ses-      dents.	 Will	 students	 beginning	
shifting	 trends	 and	 discuss	
                                                                                      sion	leaders	will	also	share	how	       their	 college	 careers	 in	 these	
their	 implications,	 particularly	
                                                                                      the	institution	has	used	the	data	      facilities reap benefits similar
as	 they	 relate	 to	 the	 success	 of	
                                                                                      to	 drive	 decision	 making	 and	       to	 those	 in	 more	 traditional	
first-year students.
                                                                                      curriculum	planning.                    settings?	 	 The	 presenters	 share	
                                                                                                                              findings from two national
                                                                                                                              projects: one comparing first-
                                                                                                                              year	student	satisfaction	data	in	
                                                                                                                              apartments	 and	 residence	 halls	
                                                                                                                              over five years and another
                                                                                                                              that	 captures	 perspectives	 of	
                                                                                                                              chief housing officers about the
                                                                                                                              efficacy of different housing
                                                                                                                              configurations for first-year stu-
                                                                                                                              dents.		Discussion	about	what’s	
                                                                                                                              best for first-year students fol-
                                                                                                                              lows.	




                                                                                 
                     Sunday, February 26, 2006

           C-48                                    I-49                                     I-50                                    R-51
How Do Leaders Influence                   Student-to-Student                     What a President Learned                Academic Issues Facing
Supplemental Instruction                  Mentoring: An Integral                   Living With First-Year                 First-Generation College
    (SI) Attendance?                     Component of Academic                           Residents                                Students
                                          Support Programs at
      1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                           IUPUI                                 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                       1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
          Hanover E
                                                                                            Hanover C                               Hanover B
                                               1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
      Maureen Hurley                               Hanover D                              Betty L. Siegel                           Ila Schauer
      Associate	Director,	
                                                                                             President                    Professional	Academic	Advisor
    International	SI	Center                     Gayle Williams                                                              Prairie View A&M University
                                            Assistant	Dean,	University	               Michael Sanseviro
        Marion Stone                                  College
 Associate	Director/Research	                                                        Director	of 	Residence	Life          Navigating	 college	 life	 is	 com-
           Coordinator                                                                Kennesaw State University           plicated,	 but	 imagine	 trying	 to	
                                                Andrea Engler                                                             find your way alone. First-gen-
University of Missouri-Kansas City           Director	of 	Orientation
             (UMKC)                                                               In	 spring	 2005,	 as	 part	 of	 the	   eration	 college	 students	 often	
                                                                                  “Total	 Living	 Concept”	 for	 a	       feel	 that	 they	 are	 alone	 on	 the	
                                                Mark Minglin                      new first-year living-learning          college	 campus.	 	 Since	 no	 one	
Because	 socializing	 is	 often	 a	           Director	of 	the	Bepko		            community,	 the	 president	 host-       in	 their	 family	 has	 walked	 this	
high	 priority	 for	 college	 stu-              Learning	Center                   ed	a	series	of	“courageous	con-         path,	they	may	not	know	which	
dents,	 this	 exploratory	 study	
                                                                                  versations.”	Spending	the	night	        questions	to	ask	or	where	to	get	
focused	 on	 how	 social	 fac-
                                             Stephanie Osborne                    on campus living with first-year        necessary	 information.	 This	
tors influenced SI attendance.
                                             Academic	Coordinator                 students,	 she	 and	 her	 team	         roundtable	 discussion	 led	 by	
This	 questionnaire	 addressed	
                                            Indiana University-Purdue             collected	 rich	 data	 about	 stu-      the	 chair	 of	 NACADA’s	 First-
student	 impressions	 of	 the	
                                          University Indianapolis (IUPUI)         dents’	experiences,	perspectives,	      Generation	 College	 Interest	
the	 UMKC	 SI	 program	 as	 a	
                                                                                  dreams,	and	desires.		From	this	        Group	 allows	 participants	 to	
whole,	 although	 it	 focused	 pri-
                                                                                  data	 came	 numerous	 student-          examine	 this	 unique	 student	
marily	 on	 their	 impressions	 of	      The	 presenters	 engage	 the	
                                                                                  centered	 initiatives:	 institution-    population	 and	 the	 challenges	
the	SI	leader.	This	presentation	        audience	 in	 an	 interactive	
                                                                                  wide	 workshops	 on	 engaging	          they	face.
provides	a	description	of	the	SI	        exchange;	 share	 information	
model	 and	 focuses	 on	 the	 sur-       on	 the	 IUPUI	 mentoring	 pro-          students	 both	 in	 and	 out	 of	
vey	 outcomes	 as	 they	 relate	 to	     gram,	 including	 the	 nuts	 and	        the	 classroom,	 new	 concepts	
motivation	 to	 participate	 in	 SI	     bolts	 associated	 with	 manag-          for	 future	 housing	 construc-
and	 the	 role	 that	 the	 leader	 is	   ing	 a	 large	 mentor	 program	          tion,	 and	 a	 “Fabulous	 Friday	
perceived	to	play	in	the	success	        as	 a	 scholarship	 initiative;	 and	    EdVentures	Series.”
of	SI	sessions.                          provide	an	overview	of	the	two-
                                         year	assessment	review	and	the	
                                         state-wide	 mentor	 conference.	
                                         An	 instructor	 from	 the	 newly-
                                         developed	 mentoring	 course	
                                         describes	that	initiative.		Sample	
                                         scholarship	 contracts,	 training	
                                         schedules,	 conference	 materi-
                                         als,	and	assessment	data	are	also	
                                         provided.




                                                                             3
                   Sunday, February 26, 2006

           R-52                                  I-53                                 I-54                                   I-55
     Developmental                    Facilitating Adjustment,               Collaboration: Good for               The Freshman Advising
  Mismatch Among New                     Commitment, and                        Student Success                   and Priority Registration
    College Students:                  Academic Success of                                                                Program
     Using First -Year                  a First-Year Student                     1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
   Seminars to Bridge                   From a Historically                            Spring                           1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
         the Gap                           Disadvantaged                                                                      Inman
                                            Background:                             Sandy Calvert
     1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                      A Case Study                     Assistant	Dean,	Getty	College	            Martina Stewart
         Hanover A                                                                 of 	Arts	&	Sciences             Associate	Director,	University	
                                           1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                                                                  College
      Laurie Hanich                            Piedmont                          Justin Courtney
    Assistant	Professor	of 	                                                    Assistant	Director	of 						              Pat Reilly
   Educational	Foundations                  Matete Diako                           Residence	Life                  Academic	Program	Manager
                                           Student	Counsellor                   Ohio Northern University                University of Utah
      Linda McDowell
     Associate	Professor	of 	          Thomas Mkhatshwa                    The	 holistic	 development	 of	        In	1999,	the	University	of	Utah	
          Education                  Head	of 	Departments:	Student	        students can benefit from a            implemented	 an	 innovative	
                                              Counselling                  close	 relationship	 between	          and	 nationally	 award-winning	
     Christine Anthony                  University of Johannesburg         academic	 affairs	 and	 student	       Freshman	 Advising	 Program.	         	
     Assistant	Professor	of 	                                              affairs.	 	 This	 session	 explores	   Rather	 than	 a	 mandatory	
     Elementary	and	Early	                                                 the	development	of	such	a	rela-        advising	 program,	 Utah	 devel-
                                     Even	after	10	years	of	democra-
      Childhood	Educatin                                                   tionship	at	a	private	university.	 	   oped	 the	 incentive	 of	 priority	
                                     cy,	 the	 socio-historical	 context	
      Millersville University                                              Presenters	 share	 information	        registration	 for	 spring	 semester	
                                     of first-year students in South
                                                                           on	 the	 importance	 of	 shared	       to	 encourage	 students	 to	 seek	
                                     Africa	 affects	 their	 adjust-
                                                                           responsibility, student identifi-      advising.	 	 In	 this	 session,	 pre-
This	 session	 examines	 char-       ment	 and	 academic	 success.	      	
                                                                           cation	 process,	 and	 an	 online	     senters	 discuss	 the	 logistics	 of	
acteristics	 of	 adolescents	 and	   The	 medium	 of	 instruction	 is	
                                                                           referral	form.                         the first-year advising program,
the	 environment	 that	 students	    often not modified to address
                                                                                                                  data	 on	 retention	 and	 gradua-
experience	 when	 making	 the	       the	 needs	 of	 the	 culturally	 and	
                                                                                                                  tion	 rates,	 and	 programs	 and	
transition	 from	 high	 school	      linguistically	 diverse	 popula-
                                                                                                                  resources	developed	for	campus	
to	 university.	 The	 presenters	    tion	 and	 this	 contributes	 to	
                                                                                                                  advisors	 who	 work	 with	 new	
argue	 that	 a	 developmental	       poor	 adjustment	 and	 academic	
                                                                                                                  first-year students.
mismatch	 may	 occur	 between	       progress.	 The	 presentation	
students	 and	 their	 environ-       illustrates	through	a	case	study,	
ment,	 which	 may	 impede	 their	    how	 support	 services	 can	 sig-
optimal	 psychological	 develop-     nificantly facilitate adjustment
ment.	 Using	 self-determination	    and academic success of first-
theory,	 a	 popular	 perspective	    year	 students	 from	 disadvan-
on	 intrinsic	 motivation,	 the	     taged	backgrounds.
presenters	 explore	 ways	 that	
first-year seminars create devel-
opmentally	 appropriate	 social	
environments	for	students.




                                                                        
                     Sunday, February 26, 2006

          I-56                                       I-57                                   I-58                                   I-59
  At Maryville College,                      Transition to Kean                   Learning Communities,                    IML - Institutional
 Everyone Goes Outside!                   (T2K): A Comprehensive                     Peer Instructors, &                Change in Lower Division
   The Use of Outdoor                        Program to Assist                       the Foundations of                      Mathematics
 Adventure for First-Year                  Students in Transition                  Excellence Self-Study:
        Students                                                                    Enhancing First-Year                      1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
                                               1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                      Student Success                             University
      1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                            Courtland
          Dunwoody                                                                     1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                       Robert Mayes
                                                Terry Y. Fung                               Roswell                       Director	of 	the	Institute	for	
     Bruce Guillaume                     Director	of 	General	Education                                                     Mathematics	Learning
 Founder,	Mountain	Challenge                     Kean University                           Doug Saul
       Maryville College                                                               Director	of 	Learning	                    Edgar Fuller
                                         In	 this	 interactive	 session,	   	             Communities                         Assistant	Professor	of 	
                                         participants	learn	about	a	com-                                                          Mathematics
At	 Maryville	 College,	 the	
entire firs-year class partici-          prehensive	 transition-to-college	           Heather Beckett
pates	 in	 Mountain	 Challenge,	         program	at	one	of	New	Jersey’s	             Learning	Communities	                        Fred Butler
the	college’s	outdoor	adventure	         largest	 state	 universities.	 The	             Program	GTA                          Assistant	Professor	of 	
program.	 After	 an	 initial	 wel-       nationally	 recognized	 program	             Wright State University                     Mathematics
come, first-year students spend          consists	 of	 a	 required	 general	
their first three days engaged in        education	 course,	 Transition	                                                      Melanie Butler
                                                                                 First-year	 student	 success	 at	
a	 variety	 of	 activities	 including	   to	 Kean,	 and	 support	 services	                                                  Assistant	Professor	of 	
                                                                                 Wright	 State	 University	 is	
hiking,	 canoeing,	 and	 climb-          for	 new	 students.	 	 The	 pre-                                                        Mathematics
                                                                                 facilitated	by	a	voluntary,	well-
ing	 on	 an	 Alpine	 Tower	 with	        senter	discusses	topics	including	      established	 learning	 communi-             West Virginia University
their	 orientation	 class.	 Nearly	      course	 design,	 class	 activities,	    ties	 (LC)	 program	 that	 serves	
25% of the first-year class par-         support	services,	instructor	and	       about	 1,700	 new	 students.	      	   The	 before	 calculus	 courses	
ticipates	 in	 off-campus	 expedi-       peer	 mentor	 training/develop-         The	 presenters	 direct	 the	 LC	      at	 West	 Virginia	 University	
tions,	some	of	which	are	water-          ment,	assessment	results,	and	the	      Program	 and	 will	 focus	 on	 its	    have	 historically	 had	 D,	 F,	
based	 and	 involve	 whitewater	         custom	 textbook.	 Participants	        key	 features,	 highlight	 their	      and	 withdrawal	 (DFW)	 rates	
paddling.	 Other	 expeditions	           receive	 course	 materials	 and	        new	 custom	 text,	 and	 explain	      of	 40-60%.	 	 The	 Institute	 for	
are	 land-based	 and	 involve	           data	reports.                           their	 successful	 and	 extensive	     Math	Learning	(IML)	was	cre-
backpacking.	 For	 well	 over	                                                   use	 of	 students	 as	 solo	 “Peer	    ated	in	2001	to	improve	student	
a	 decade,	 Maryville	 College	                                                  Instructors.”		They	also	provide	      achievement,	while	maintaining	
has	 used	 Mountain	 Challenge	                                                  an	 interim	 report	 on	 Wright	       the	 academic	 rigor	 and	 integ-
activities	 to	 begin	 the	 group	                                               State’s	 current	 Foundations	 of	     rity	in	these	courses.		The	pre-
formation	 process	 with	 all	 its	                                              Excellence	 in	 the	 First	 College	   senters	 discuss	 the	 technologi-
first-year students.                                                             Year	Self-Study.                       cal	and	pedagogical	approaches	
                                                                                                                        employed	 to	 address	 retention	
                                                                                                                        and	 success	 issues	 in	 six	 lower	
                                                                                                                        undergraduate	 mathematics	
                                                                                                                        courses.	 	 Research	 on	 project	
                                                                                                                        success	 and	 outcomes	 are	 pre-
                                                                                                                        sented.




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          Sunday, February 26, 2006

                               C-60                                       C-61                                 C-62

25                     Fostering a Sense of
                            Belonging
                                                                Four Years Down the
                                                                 Road: Senior Voices
                                                                on the Lasting Effects
                                                                                                       Creating a Supportive
                                                                                                      Environment for Online
                                                                                                         College Success
Refreshment Break        3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                      of First-Year Learning                       Students
                               Lenox                                 Communities
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm                                                                                        3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
                             Jeff Jacobs                          3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                          Techwood
 Grand Hall East          Assistant	Professor,	                         Vinings
                     Recreation,	Parks,	&	Tourism	                                                          Amy Baldwin
                           Administration                      Nannette Commander                          Distance	Education	
                        Cal Poly State University               Professor;	Assistant	Vice	                    Coordinator
                                                              President	of 	Recruitment	and	
                    This	 unique,	 interactive,	 and	                   Retention                          Ann Fellinger
                    provocative	session	helps	attend-                                                   Developmental	English	
                    ees	 challenge	 their	 potential	 as	           William Fritz                             Instructor
                    educators.		This	session	focuses	        Associate	Provost	for	Academic	
                    on specific strategies, activi-                      Affairs                        Kimberly Halpern
                    ties,	 and	 techniques	 that	 can	           Georgia State University               Developmental	English	
                    be	 implemented	 immediately	                                                             Instructor
                    to	assist	attendees	in	fostering	a	                                                 Pulaski Technical College
                                                             Student	 voices	 are	 often	 over-
                    sense	 of	 belonging	 when	 work-
                                                             looked	 as	 a	 powerful	 source	 of	
                    ing	 with	 college	 students.	 The	
                                                             rich	information	on	the	impact	        A	 community	 college	 success	
                    strategies	 covered	 during	 this	
                                                             and effectiveness of first-year        course	 online	 that	 is	 success-
                    session	 are	 appropriate	 for	 use	
                                                             learning	 communities	 (FLCs).	        ful?	 This	 presentation	 provides	
                    as	 stand-alone	 initiatives	 or	 as	
                                                             A	 panel	 of	 students	 who	 are	      strategies	 and	 tips	 for	 creating	
                    components	that	can	contribute	
                                                             academically	“four	years	down	         a	 supportive	 and	 collaborative	
                    to	 the	 enhancement	 of	 student	
                                                             the	 road”	 share	 with	 the	 audi-    online	 environment	 that	 can	
                    success	 programs	 or	 university	
                                                             ence how their first-semester          also	 be	 adapted	 to	 on-campus	
                    courses.
                                                             FLC	 experience	 affected	 them	       classes. Specifically, the pre-
                                                             and is currently influencing           sentation	 highlights	 practices	
                                                             their	senior	year.	                    for	creating	a	warm,	supportive	
                                                                                                    environment	that	is	both	inter-
                                                                                                    active	and	community-oriented	
                                                                                                    by using specific WebCT tools.




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                        Sunday, February 26, 2006

           C-63                                          C-64                                     C-65                                    I-66
No First-Year Student Left                     Doing What You’ve Always                  Pedagogy and Student                       The Relationship
          Behind                                 Done, but Not Getting                  Services for Institutional               Between Non-Cognitive
                                                  What You’ve Always                        Transformation:                      Variables and Student
     3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                                 Gotten?                           Inclusion for All First-                       Success
         Hanover G                                                                           Year Students
    PAMarcy Esler                                   3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
                                                        Hanover F                            3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
                                                                                                                                     3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
                                                                                                                                         Hanover D
        Director	of 	the																				
       Student	Retention
                                                                                                 Hanover E                       PA
                                                    Constance Staley                                                               Catherine Andersen
                                                Professor	of 	Communication;	                  Jeanne Higbee                    Director,	First-Year	Experience
     Mary Ann Giglio                            Director,	Freshman	Seminar	                Professor,	General	College
    Director	of 	the	Student	                              Program                                                                      William Moses
       Learning	Center                          University of Colorado, Colorado                                                         Professor	of 	Art
                                                                                              Mary Ellen Shaw
                                                             Springs                          Counselor	Advocate                        Gallaudet University
      Andrea Chauncey
 Coordinator	of 	the	First-Year	               Doing	what	you’ve	always	done	                  Dana Lundell                     This	 session	 reports	 the	 results	
           Experience                          in	 the	 classroom	 may	 not	 get	          Research	Center	Director             of	 a	 semester-long	 project	 that	
State University of New York College           you	 what	 you’ve	 always	 got-                                                  compared students in first-year
            at Brockport                       ten.		Today’s	students	are	often	                David Ghere                     seminar	 (FYS)	 classes,	 which	
                                               smart,	 but	 scattered;	 physi-           Associate	Professor	of 	History        along	 with	 the	 traditional	
This	 session	 examines	 how	                  cally	 mature,	 but	 emotion-                                                    FYS	 content,	 helped	 students	
                                                                                             University of Minnesota
the	 Student	 Learning	 Center	                ally	 unready	 for	 what	 college	                                               develop	 emotional	 intelligence	
and the Office for Student                     requires.	 This	 session	 discusses	                                             skills.	 	 Instructors	 of	 the	 EQ-i	
Retention	 collaborate	 to	 help	              what	today’s	students	need	and	          This	 session	 introduces	 partici-
                                                                                                                                enhanced	 sections	 were	 all	 cer-
first-year students adjust to the              how first-year seminars can help         pants	to	Universal	Design	(UD)	
                                                                                                                                tified on the Bar-On EQ-i and
challenging	 aspects	 of	 campus	              by	focusing	on	four	I’s:	(a)	Inner	      and	 Universal	 Instructional	
                                                                                                                                met	 weekly	 to	 develop	 EQ-i	
life. Both offices are involved                Direction,	 (b)	 Interpretation	         Design	 (UID)	 as	 a	 means	 of	
                                                                                                                                enhanced	activities	for	the	class.	  	
with	retention	initiatives	such	as	            (understanding,	 not	 just	 memo-        providing	 more	 inclusive	 learn-
                                                                                                                                Results	of	the	pre-	and	post-EQ-i	
block	scheduling,	Supplemental	                rizing),	(c)	Instrumentation	(tools	     ing environments for all first-
                                                                                                                                and	 First-Year	 Initiative	 results	
Instruction,	 study	 skills	 work-             and	 skills),	 and	 (d)	 Interaction	    year	 students.	 Although	 origi-
                                                                                                                                are	shared,	as	is	a	description	of	
shops, peer mentoring, the first-              (Levine,	2005).	Participants	gain	       nally	 conceived	 as	 a	 means	 for	
                                                                                                                                the	 EQ-i	 enhanced	 course	 and	
year	 seminar,	 academic	 sup-                 insights	and	ideas	to	take	back	to	      making	 higher	 education	 more	
                                                                                                                                activities.
port,	a	probation	program,	and	                their	own	classrooms.                    accessible	 for	 students	 with	 dis-
campus publications. Specific,                                                          abilities,	 UID	 now	 serves	 as	 a	
intentional	efforts	prove	to	be	a	                                                      model	for	multicultural	postsec-
very	 powerful	 overall	 strategy	                                                      ondary	 education.	 Presenters	
in	enhancing	our	retention	rate	                                                        will	 also	 provide	 handouts	 of	
and the first year of college for                                                       resources	 and	 information	
our first-year students.                                                                about a paid, discipline-specific,
                                                                                        grant-funded	professional	devel-
                                                                                        opment	 experience	 available	 in	
                                                                                        summer	2006.




                                                                                   
                     Sunday, February 26, 2006

           I-67                                   R-68                                        R-69                                  I-70
  Cornerstone Learning                     Hitting a Wall With                       Institutionalizing the                  Purdue Opportunity
 Communities: A Story of                 Facebook?: Importance                       First-Year Experience                    Awards Program–
 Collaboration Between                   and Issues of the Trend                            Program                           Creating Access,
  Academic Affairs and                                                                                                       Achieving Success
  Student Affairs at UNC                     3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                         3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Wilmington                                 Hanover B                                 Hanover A                          3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
                                                                                                                                  Piedmont
     3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                        Stephanie Serven                       Rebecca Olive-Taylor
         Hanover C                             Graduate	Assistant                 Associate	Director	of 	Academic	          Maura Scully Murry
                                                                                             Advising                     Purdue	Opportunities	Award	
       Sean Ahlum                            Kathleen Murray                                                                   Program	Director
  Marketing	and	Computing	                    Graduate	Assistant                           Mary Wise                            Purdue University
         Consultant                         University of South Carolina            Assistant	Vice-President	for	
                                                                                         Academic	Affairs                A	 new	 paradigm	 of	 student	
     Kemille Moore                      Since	 its	 inception	 in	 February	                                             access	 and	 success	 is	 emerg-
   Dean,	University	College             2004	 by	 a	 trio	 of	 Harvard	                    Steve Braye                   ing	 at	 Purdue	 University	
                                        University	 students,	 Facebook.            Director	of 	General	Studies	        West	 Lafayette—the	 Purdue	
      Claudia Stack                     com	 has	 swept	 the	 nation	 and	           and	Professor	of 	English           Opportunity	Awards	Program.	
  Co-Director	of 	Conerstone	           found	 its	 way	 into	 the	 hearts,	                                             Students with high financial
   Learning	Communities                 minds,	 computers,	 and	 daily—                    Rex Waters                    need	 and	 personal	 hardship	
                                        if	not	hourly—schedules	of	col-             Associate	Dean	of 	Students          receive financial assistance
    Michelle Rodems                     lege	students	across	the	country.	   	             Elon University               along	 with	 support	 that	 facili-
   Residence	Coordinator,	              While	 many	 may	 perceive	 this	                                                tates	 academic	 and	 social	
  Housing	and	Residence	Life            solely	as	a	means	of	procrastina-                                                integration	 throughout	 their	
                                                                                  This	session	invites	participants	
                                        tion,	 discussions	 with	 students	                                              first two years of college.
   University of North Carolina                                                   to	identify,	discuss,	and	explore	
                                        and	 public	 reports	 reveal	 that	                                              Information	on	peer	mentoring	
           Wilmington                                                             the	 pedagogical,	 political,	 and	
                                        it	 is	 much	 more.	 	 Using	 Astin’s	                                           and	 monthly	 seminars,	 fund-
                                                                                  systems	 issues	 for	 institutional-
                                        Theory	 of	 Involvement	 and	                                                    ing,	 assessment,	 and	 retention	
This	 presentation	 shows	 how	                                                   izing the first-year experience.
                                        Schlossberg’s	Transition	Theory	                                                 are	 shared.	 Colleagues	 inter-
academic	 affairs	 can	 partner	                                                  Programs	 with	 institutional	
                                        as	 a	 means	 of	 understanding	                                                 ested	in	creating	greater	access	
with	 student	 affairs	 to	 offer	 a	                                             support	 and	 broad	 institution-
                                        the	 importance	 of	 web-based	                                                  combined	 with	 successful	 tran-
dynamic and engaging first-                                                       al	 participation	 operate	 from	
                                        communities,	 this	 session	 aims	                                               sition	 programs	 are	 invited	 to	
year	 experience.	 At	 UNCW,	                                                     positions	 of	 strength	 in	 help-
                                        to	leave	participants	with	a	bet-                                                participate	in	this	session.
the office of University College                                                  ing	 students	 transition	 to	 col-
                                        ter	 understanding	 of	 Facebook.         lege	 life.	 Presenters	 from	 Elon	
works with the office of                com,	 the	 need	 for	 and	 impor-
Housing	 and	 Residence	 Life	                                                    University,	 an	 Institution	 of	
                                        tance of such systems for first-          Excellence	 in	 the	 First	 College	
to	 create	 a	 residential	 learn-      year	 college	 students,	 and	 the	
ing	 communities	 experience.	      	                                             Year,	bring	both	student	life	and	
                                        challenges	 that	 users	 may	 face	       academic	 affairs	 perspectives.	
In this program, 200 first-year         as	 a	 result	 of	 joining	 a	 web-
students	 reside	 and	 take	 some	                                                They	 address	 concerns	 related	
                                        based	community.                          to institutionalizing first-year
of	 their	 classes	 in	 a	 specially	
designed	residence	hall.                                                          experience	programs	at	various	
                                                                                  developmental	stages.




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                     Sunday, February 26, 2006

           I-71                                   I-72                                    I-73                                   I-74
  Fast Food for Thought:               The Sublime Combination                  Faculty Development for                Infusing Best Practices
 How Common Readings                    of Faculty Interest and                   First-Year Programs                   for Improving Student
   Whet the Appetite of                   Student Choice: An                                                            Learning and Success
 First-Semester Students                Experimental First-Year                     3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                 Into an Integrated FYRST
                                           Seminar Program                              Dunwoody                        Seminar and Learning
     3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                                                                                                   Community Initiative
           Spring                           3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                         R. Steven Turley
                                                  Inman                         Associate	Dean,	Undergraduate	             3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
        Mary Hoeft                                                                         Education                           Courtland

                                                                                                                        PA Amanda Yale
         Professor	of 										              Richard Weeks
      Communication	Arts                     Professor	of 	History                    Coral Richards
                                                                                      Graduate	Student                      Associate	Provost	for	
        Nancy Chick                           Boyd Creasman                         Brigham Young University                Enrollment	Services
 Associate	Professor	of 	English       Freshman	Seminar	Coordinator	
     University of Wisconsin-               and	Professor	of 	English       Informed	 faculty	 involvement	               Jessamine Montero
         Barron County                                                      in	 new	 student	 orientation	 and	         Assistant	Director,	Act	101/
                                               Eric Waggoner                first-year seminars is an essen-                 Academic	Advisor
The	 University	 of	 Wisconsin-          Assistant	Professor	of 	English    tial	 element	 for	 high	 student	
Barron	 County’s	 common	                                                   engagement during their first                  Connie Laughner-
reading	 program,	 now	 in	 its	               Sandra Adkins                year	 of	 college.	 	 Faculty	 mem-                 Ramierz
third	year,	has	ignited	the	cam-                Student	Assistant           bers	 also	 play	 a	 pivotal	 role	 in	        Academic	Advisement
pus.		Participants	in	this	session	                                         improving	 student	 alignment	
learn	 how	 to	 shape	 a	 program	                                          with	 institutional	 aims	 and	                  Cathy Brinjak
                                                Miki DeMary
that	 unites	 students,	 faculty,	                                          objectives.	 	 The	 presenters	 dis-      Director,	Academic	Advisement	
                                                     Student
and	administrators.		Presenters	                                            cuss	 how	 they	 recruit,	 develop,	                 Resources
                                         West Virginia Wesleyan College     and	 involve	 faculty	 members	
share	 assessment	 results	 that	
will	 inspire	 anyone	 concerned	                                           in	 these	 activities	 at	 Brigham	
                                       West	 Virginia	 Wesleyan	 Young	University.		Participants	                               Chrissy Le
about	 student	 engagement	 and	                                                                                              Student	Assistant
critical	 thinking.	 	 Session	 par-   College	 has	 completed	 its	 sec- will	receive	copies	of	the	DVD’s	
                                       ond	 offering	 of	 an	 experimen- and	 written	 materials	 used	 for	              Slippery Rock University of
ticipants	 receive	 a	 folder	 with	
                                       tal	 and	 academically	 rigorous	 faculty	development	projects.                           Pennsylvania
all	 of	 the	 materials	 needed	 to	
develop	 their	 own	 successful	       four-credit first-year seminar,
common	reading	program.                combining	 the	 student	 and	                                                  This	 dynamic	 and	 interactive	
                                       academic	 support	 aspects	 of	 a	                                             multi-media	 presentation	 dem-
                                       traditional,	 one-credit	 seminar	                                             onstrates	 how	 best	 practices	
                                       with	 the	 writing	 instruction	 of	                                           for	 improving	 student	 learn-
                                       an	 introductory	 composition	                                                 ing	 and	 success	 have	 been	
                                       course.	 Faculty	 from	 various	                                               successfully	 integrated	 into	 a	
                                       disciplines	propose	a	topic	(e.g.,	                                            FYRST	Seminar	and	Learning	
                                       The	 Sixties,	 The	 Holocaust),	                                               Community	 Cluster	 (FYRST/
                                       and first-year students qualified                                              LCC)	 initiative.	 Highlighted	
                                       for	 Composition	 II	 choose	 a	                                               best	 practices	 include:	 (a)	 cam-
                                       topic	of	most	interest.	The	pre-                                               pus-wide	 engagement,	 (b)	 peer	
                                       senters	 discuss	 preparation	 of	                                             leadership	 integration,	 (c)	 	 e-
                                       faculty,	 assessment	 of	 students,	                                           communications	functions	used	
                                       and	the	effectiveness	of	the	pro-                                              to	enhance	faculty	development	
                                       gram.                                                                          and	 student	 engagement,	 and	
                                                                                                                      (d)	 multi-level	 program	 assess-
                                                                                                                      ment.	 Program	 development	
                                                                                                                      and	 assessment	 materials	 are	
                                                                                                                      shared.



                                                                           
                    Sunday, February 26, 2006

           I-75                                 C-76                                      C-77                                  C-78
 Embedding Self, Major,              Writing the First Year: The                 Using Logic Models                    Career Planning for the
and Career Exploration in             Self as Initial Evidence                   to Plan and Evaluate                   Millennial Generation
the FYE: Value for College                                                       First-Year Programs
  of Business First-Year                   4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                                                                4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
         Students                                Lenox                             4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                            Techwood
                                                                                        Vinings
     3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                       Walter Freed                                                                  Marsha Fralick
         University                         Lecturer	in	English                    Deborah Bennett                      Department	Chair	Personal	
                                             SUNY at Geneseo                       Associate	Professor                        Development
   Joanne Damminger                                                                                                         Cuyamaca College
Executive	Assistant	to	the	Vice	    First-year	 students	 frequently	               Deborah Taub
 President	for	Student	Affairs      find themselves at a loss for                 Associate	Professor	of 	            Research	 has	 shown	 that	 stu-
                                    words	 when	 they	 are	 asked	 to	             Educational	Studies                dents	 who	 have	 chosen	 an	
  Betsy McCalla-Wriggins            write.		Unless	given	a	published	                Purdue University                appropriate	 major	 and	 related	
   Higher	Education	Specialist      text	 as	 an	 anchor	 and	 as	 con-                                               career	 are	 more	 motivated	
                                    crete	 material	 to	 analyze,	 they	     This	 program	 introduces	 the	          to	 be	 successful	 and	 continue	
       Robert Pritchard             may flounder in their attempts           logic	 model	 as	 a	 practical	 tool	    their	 education.	 	 The	 millen-
       Professor	of 	Finance        at	composing	essays.		However,	          for	 planning	 and	 assessing	           nial	generation	will	be	affected	
                                    when	 they	 think	 of	 them-             programs.	 	 The	 logic	 model	          by	 new	 career	 trends	 that	 will	
        Gregory Potter              selves	 as	 the	 text,	 they	 become	    approach	differs	from	tradition-         impact	 their	 educational	 plan-
 Interim	Dean	of 	the	Campbell	 the	 characters	 in	 and	 evalu-             al	 assessment	 models	 in	 higher	      ning	and	future	world	of	work.	
               Library              ators	 and	 interpreters	 of	 the	       education	because	it	is	dynamic	         In	 this	 session,	 generational	
                                    world	they	know	best.		Several	          rather	than	sequential,	is	theo-         differences	 are	 presented	 along	
         Rowan University           methodologies	 may	 be	 used	 to	                                                 with	 current	 career	 trends.	    	
                                                                             retical	rather	than	atheoretical,	
                                    enhance	 their	 expository	 cre-         focuses	 on	 multiple	 program	          The	 session	 focuses	 on	 prac-
This	 presentation	 describes	 a	 ativity.                                                                            tical	 career	 assessments	 and	
                                                                             dimensions,	 and	 includes	 con-
career	 development	 program	                                                                                         strategies	 for	 helping	 students	
                                                                             sideration	 of	 contextual	 factors	
that	 embeds	 self	 and	 major	                                                                                       understand	 their	 personalities,	
                                                                             (such	 as	 demographic	 factors	
exploration	 in	 the	 College	 of	                                                                                    interests,	values,	learning	styles	
                                                                             and	 institutional	 characteris-
Business	 First-Year	 Seminar	                                                                                        and	 skills,	 and	 the	 impact	 of	
                                                                             tics).	 Participants	 will	 learn	 to	
curriculum.	 The	 program	                                                                                            emerging	career	trends	on	their	
                                                                             use	 the	 logic	 model	 through	
assists     first-year   students,                                                                                    future	careers.		
                                                                             hands-on	experience	with	actu-
juniors,	 and	 seniors,	 but	 this	
                                                                             al first-year programs.
presentation focuses on the first-
year	 but	 actually	 know	 little	
about	 business	 and	 less	 about	
individual	 specializations.	 The	
first-year module is beneficial in
helping	students	to	match	their	
business	major	to	their	interests	
and	skills.




                                                                        4
                    Sunday, February 26, 2006

            C-79                                 C-80                                     C-81                                    I-82
       Strategies for                   Up Close and Personal:                   University College: A                     Transformational
      Implementing a                   Incorporating Low-Cost,                 First-Year Neighborhood                    U: Everyone Counts
   First-Year Experience               High-Impact Technology                    Built Around Effective                   in Recruitment and
     Improvement Plan                       in FYE Courses                            Advisement                               Retention

      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                       4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
          Hanover G                              Hanover F                              Hanover E                               Hanover D

    Gerald Greenfield                       Robert Feldman                            Lettie Raab                      Melissa Miller Kincart
Associate	Provost	for	Academic	        Director,	Power	Up	for	College	         Executive	Director,	University	         Assistant	to	the	Vice	Provost,	
              Affairs                      Success	and	Professor                         College                        Enrollment	Management
 University of Wisconsin-Parkside        University of Massachusetts--
                                                    Amherst                         Juanel Sippio                         Krystin Deschamps
   Phyllis Curtis-Tweed                                                          UC	Director	of 	Academic	                Matriculation	Advisor
      Assistant	Provost	for	           This	hands-on	session	discusses	               Advisement                           Utah State University
   Assessment,	Research,	and	          and	 demonstrates	 state-of-the-
        Student	Success                art	 technologies	 that	 can	 be	                Ila Schauer                   The	 presenters	 share	 a	 story	
      Medgar Evers College             easily	 and	 economically	 incor-          Professional	Advisor	and	           of	 an	 institution	 that	 seeks	 to	
                                       porated	into	FYE	courses.		The	             Training	Coordinator               improve	 the	 undergraduate	
     Beverly Dolinsky                  presentation	 illustrates	 ways	         Prairie View A & M University         student	 population,	 enhance	
    Professor	of 	Psychology           that	technology	can	be	used	to	                                                retention,	 and	 provide	 access	
                                       engage	 students	 and	 person-                                                 in	the	tradition	of	its	land-grant	
         Endicott College              alize	 FYE	 classes,	 ultimately	      Since	2000,	University	College	
  PA Scott Evenbeck                    increasing	 the	 likelihood	 of	       (UC)	has	been	a	comprehensive	
                                                                              first-year program that has had
                                                                                                                      mission.	 	 Transformational	
                                                                                                                      U	 has	 adopted	 a	 systematic	
                                       student	 success.	 Designed	 for	                                              approach	 to	 student	 success.	    	
   Dean,	University	College            both	 novice	 and	 experienced	        holistic,	 intrusive,	 advising	 by	
                                                                              professional	 staff	 at	 its	 heart.	   Drawing	 on	 the	 experiences	
   Indiana University-Purdue           technology	 users,	 the	 presenter	                                            of	the	past	three	years,	partici-
                                       discusses the benefits and dis-        This	 presentation	 discusses:	 (a)	
     University Indianapolis                                                                                          pants	receive	a	menu	of	options	
                                       advantages	 of	 the	 use	 of	 vari-    the	 duties	 of	 the	 Professional	
                                                                              Advisors	(PAs)	that	debunk	the	         focused	on	raising	expectations	
    Roberta Matthews                   ous	 technologies	 and	 practical	                                             and	 encouraging	 students	 to	
                                       issues	 relating	 to	 their	 imple-    myth	that	advisement	is	season-
 Provost	and	Vice	President	for	                                              al	work,	(b)	the	ways	faculty	are	      excel	and	persist.
       Academic	Affairs                mentation.
                                                                              incorporated	 into	 the	 model,	
         Brooklyn College                                                     and	 (c)	 the	 collaborations	 that	
                                                                              have	 developed	 between	 the	
This	 session	 provides	 an	                                                  PAs	 and	 the	 residential	 staff.	
opportunity	 for	 participants	                                               UC has improved first-year
to	 explore	 strategies	 for	 imple-                                          performance	 at	 Prairie	 View	     	
menting a comprehensive first-                                                A	&	M	University.
year	 experience	 improvement	
plan. Representatives from five
founding	 institutions	 of	 the	
“Foundations	 of	 Excellence”	
process	 discuss	 action	 plan	
strategies	 including	 creating	
a	 climate	 to	 promote	 change,	
overcoming	 silos,	 improving	
communication,	 obtaining	 fac-
ulty	 buy-in,	 securing	 required	
resources,	 and	 examining	 the	
role	 of	 assessment.	 The	 session	
also	 explores	 different	 imple-
mentation	strategies.

                                                                         
                    Sunday, February 26, 2006

           I-83                                  R-84                                  R-85                                  I-86
    Focus: A Learning                     Fostering First-Year                  The Challenges and                  Leveling the Playing
  Community Shaped by                  Student Success: A Small                   Opportunities of                   Field: Maintaining
     the FYE Course                      College Perspective                    Interfaith Dialogue                    a Commitment
                                                                                in Higher Education                    to Traditionally
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                     4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                      Communities                    Underrepresented First-
          Hanover C                             Hanover B                                                         Year College Students in
                                                                                  4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                       Transition
       Dana Basinger                          Jerilyn Swann                           Hanover A
   Director	of 	Freshman	Life           Associate	Professor	of 	Biology                                                4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
                                                                                     Janice Odom                           Piedmont
       Lori Bateman                         Ariane Schratter                    Director,	Caldwell	Fellows	
Instructor	in	Core	Curriculum               Assistant	Professor	of 	                     Program                     Christa Watts-Hutto
                                            Behavioral	Sciences                North Carolina State University         Graduate	Assistant
     Mary Sue Baldwin
 Director,	Center	for	Teaching,	            Bruce Guillaume                As	 the	 diversity	 of	 our	 campus	          Jessica Claar
  Learning	and	Scholarship                  Director	of 	Mountain	         communities	 increases	 concur-           OSP	Graduate	Assistant
       Samford University                         Challenge                rent	with	the	continuing	rise	in	         University of South Carolina
                                                                           global conflicts from differing
Focus	is	a	pilot	program	designed	               Chad Berry                faith	 perspectives,	 the	 respon-     The	 Opportunity	 Scholars	
to	 strengthen	 Samford’s	 core	   	     Associate	Professor	of 	History   sibility	 is	 on	 higher	 education	   Program	 at	 the	 University	 of	
curriculum	 by	 making	 Horizons	                                          communities	to	make	meaning-           South	 Carolina	 operates	 as	 a	
(FYE	course)	the	foundation	of	a	              Michelle Ballew             ful	 contributions	 to	 interfaith	    learning community for first-
three-course	learning	community	        Assistant	Dean	of 	Students	for	 understanding	 and	 dialogue.	       	   generation	 college	 students	
along	 with	 Communication	 Arts	                 Campus	Life              This	 session	 explores	 the	 com-     from	 poor	 and	 working	 class	
101	 and	 Cultural	 Perspectives	                Maryville College         mon	ground	among	major	faith	          families.	It	includes	a	combina-
101.	 	 Focus	 students	 study	 the	                                       traditions	 and	 provides	 educa-      tion	 of	 guidance	 and	 advocacy	
historic	 problems	 of	 inner-city	                                        tional	 resources	 and	 models	 of	    services	 that	 mitigate	 adjust-
                                       While effective first-year pro- successful	 programs	 in	 inter-
Birmingham;	 partner	 with	            gramming	 shares	 common	 faith	dialogue.                                  ment	 concerns	 associated	 with	
agencies	 that	 are	 creatively	       characteristics	 across	 types	 of	                                        unfamiliar	 campus	 rules	 and	
tackling	 Birmingham’s	 prob-          institutions,	 particular	 oppor-                                          conventions,	 cultural	 appre-
lems;	 and	 are	 challenged	 to	       tunities	 and	 challenges	 exist	                                          hension,	 academic	 preparation	
integrate	 their	 faith,	 learn-       for	 small	 colleges.	 This	 round-                                        concerns, and financial distress.
ing, and living by reflecting          table	 session	 allows	 faculty	
on	 their	 service	 experiences.	  	   and	staff	from	institutions	with	
Students	 examine	 three	 driv-        2,500	students	or	fewer	to	share	
ing	 questions	 in	 each	 course:	 	   best	 practices	 and	 common	
“Why	 Am	 I	 Here?”	 “Who	             concerns that are specific to
Am	 I?”	 and	 “How	 Do	 I	 Live	       the	 small	 college	 experience.	
Responsibly?”                          Possible	 topics	 include:	 aca-
                                       demic	 expectations,	 campus	
                                       life,	 faculty	 advising,	 student	
                                       wellness,	 civic	 engagement,	
                                       retention,	and	diversity.




                                                                          4
                     Sunday, February 26, 2006

           I-87                                     I-88                                     I-89                                   I-90
 The Learning Commons:                    Creating A New Culture                   Atlanta-Based Learning:                     Designing and
    Student Success                       of Advising for First Year               Engaged Learning in the                    Implementing an
  Through Institutional                         and Beyond                               Community                         Interdisciplinary First-
      Collaboration                                                                                                             Year Seminar
                                               4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                        4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                              Inman                                  Dunwoody                           4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
            Spring                                                                                                                 Courtland
                                              Lizette Bartholdi                              Jean So
     Richard Holmgren                    Director	of 	Academic	Advising           Program Development Officer               Michael Klabunde
    Director	of 	the	Learning	                                                     for	Atlanta-Based	Learning            Core	Curriculum	Coordinator
           Commons                          Suzanne Hendricks
                                         Director	of 	Core	Curriculum;	                Nancy Mansfield                            Lisa Rome
         Keri Fadden                     Professor	of 	Family,	Consumer,	           Associate	Professor	of 	Legal	            Assistant	Professor	of 	
    Assistant	Director	of 	the	              and	Nutrition	Sciences                           Studies                             Mathematics
     Learning	Commons                                                                  Georgia State University
         Allegheny College                  Ellen Richter-Norgel                                                               Alan DeCourcy
                                          Director	of 	Student	Retention          The	 Atlanta-Based	 Learning	           Associate	Academic	Dean	of 	
This	session	focuses	on	one	lib-              College of St. Catherine            initiative	 at	 Georgia	 State	               Graduate	Studies
eral	 arts	 college’s	 initiative	 to	                                            University	provides	an	inclusive	         College of Mount St. Joseph
improve	student	retention.		The	         For	 the	 past	 eight	 years,	 the	      model	 for	 engaged	 learning	
Learning	 Commons	 addresses	            College	 of	 St.	 Catherine	 has	        that	 mirrors	 institutional	 iden-    After	 years	 of	 having	 a	 core	
observed first-year student needs        experienced	record	enrollment.	     	    tity,	 promotes	 faculty	 involve-     curriculum	 without	 a	 com-
and	brings	together	all	academic	        Through	 the	 College’s	 enroll-         ment,	 enhances	 student	 learn-       mon	experience,	the	College	of	
support services: first-year expe-       ment	 management	 matrix,	 it	           ing,	and	highlights	the	compar-        Mount	St.	Joseph	went	through	
rience	 programs,	 the	 Writing	         has	 initiated	 a	 “new	 culture	 of	    ative	 advantage	 of	 an	 institu-     an	 extended	 period	 of	 design-
and	 Speech	 Centers,	 study	            advising	that	has	been	in	devel-         tion	directly	linked	to	its	urban	     ing and revising its first-year
skills	 counseling,	 technology	         opment	 and	 partially	 imple-           environs.		This	session	includes	      seminar	 course.	 This	 hybrid	
support,	 support	 for	 students	        mented	over	the	past	two	years.	    	    an	 overview	 of	 Atlanta-Based	       course	attempts	to	provide	stu-
with	disabilities,	and	coordina-         The	 goal	 of	 this	 program	 is	 to	    Learning	 and	 assessment	 data	       dents	with	a	practical	introduc-
tion	of	academic	advising.	The	          have	 a	 culture	 of	 advising	 that	    from	 the	 Freshmen	 Learning	         tion	 to	 college	 learning	 skills	
staff	 is	 drawn	 from	 academic	        permeates	 the	 undergraduate	           Communities	 (FLC)	 program.	      	   while	 also	 being	 a	 meaning-
and	 student	 affairs	 and	 the	         program	and	whose	implemen-              The	Law	and	Society	FLC	pro-           ful	 academic	 experience.	 The	
teaching	 faculty.	 	 Participants	      tation	is	a	shared	responsibility	       vides	an	in-depth	case	study	on	       development,	 implementation,	
learn	 about	 the	 origins	 of	          for	the	entire	college	communi-          how	 Atlanta-Based	 Learning	          and	 assessment	 of	 this	 course	
the	 Learning	 Commons	 and	             ty.	This	program	is	designed	to	         activities	 provided	 a	 local,	       are	 presented	 by	 four	 faculty	
assessment	 of	 the	 program	 in	        not	 only	 impact	 student	 reten-       hands-on	context	to	the	curric-        who	 have	 been	 involved	 since	
an	interactive	presentation.             tion	 but	 also	 enhance	 the	 stu-      ulum	 and	 integrated	 engaged	        the	beginning.
                                         dent	learning	experience.	               learning	 in	 the	 community.	     	
                                                                                  Presenters	discuss	how	to	adapt	
                                                                                  this	model	of	civic	engagement	
                                                                                  and intentional learning to fit a
                                                                                  range	of	institutional	needs.




                                                                             
                     Sunday, February 26, 2006

           C-91
  First-Year Experience:
      The Academic
                                                  I-92
                                        Giving Your Students the
                                            Competitive Edge
                                                                                  25
        Component                                                                                25th Anniversary Gala
                                              4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                           University                                      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
           Roswell                                                                                The Carter Center
                                             Melissa Johnson
      Judith Dallinger                     Honors	Program	Advisor              Enjoy	 an	 inviting	 atmosphere	 as	 you	 interact	 with	 educa-
      Assistant	Provost	for	                                                   tors	 who	 have	 been	 instrumental	 in	 the	 growth	 and	 devel-
     Undergraduate	Studies                      Daniel Fay                     opment of the first-year movement at this 25th Anniversary
                                        Honors	Peer	Leader	and	Head	           Gala.	The	Carter	Center	provides	the	perfect	location	for	our	    	
       Dana Moon                             Student	Assistant                 celebration as we reflect on the accomplishments of the past
   Administrative	Intern	and	                University of Florida             25	years	and	prepare	for	the	endeavors	of	the	future.	
     Academic	Advisor
                                        Do	 you	 want	 to	 prepare	 your	      Transportation	to	and	from	the	Carter	Center	will	be	provid-
  Matthew Blankenship                   first-year students to apply for       ed.		Please	meet	at	the	front	entrance	of	the	Hyatt	Regency	
Professor	and	Faculty	Associate	        graduate	or	professional	school?	      Atlanta	at	6:15	pm.
            for	FYE                     Do	 you	 want	 to	 give	 your	 stu-
                                        dents	 the	 tools	 necessary	 to	      Tickets	may	be	available	for	purchase—please	inquire	at	the	
    Western Illinois University
                                        apply	 for	 prestigious	 national	     conference	registration	desk.
Western	 Illinois	 University	 has	     and	 international	 scholarships?	
                                        This session focuses on first-                            Separate registration required.
taken	 a	 different	 approach	 to	
the	academic	component	of	the	          year	 experience	 courses	 for	
first-year experience. Instead of       high-achieving	 students.	 The	
a seminar course, all first-year        presenters	 discuss	 how	 to	 get	
students	 take	 two	 small-sized	       students	 involved	 with	 leader-
courses	 that	 are	 primarily	 part	    ship,	 service,	 research,	 intern-
of	 general	 education.	 	 These	       ships,	 and	 study	 abroad,	 not	
classes,	 taught	 by	 tenure	 track	    only	 to	 help	 them	 experience	
faculty,	 combine	 subject-based	       these	opportunities,	but	also	to	
material	 and	 co-curricular	           make	 them	 more	 competitive	
activities.		The	classes	allow	for	     for	future	projects.
engaging	 and	 active	 teaching	
styles	 and	 provide	 opportuni-
ties	 for	 students	 to	 bond	 with	
faculty.	 	 Peer	 mentors	 assist	
with	course	activities	and	facili-
tate	 student	 learning.	 	 In	 this	
session,	 participants	 learn	 how	
to structure an academic first-
year	 experience	 using	 existing	
courses.




                                                                          4
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             Pick a Book for Freshman Reading




  Are you looking for a book that your freshmen will remember long after graduation day?
  Visit the HarperCollins booth and choose from a broad range of fiction and nonfiction.
  Past favorites for freshman reading have been The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy,
  Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by
  Eric Schlosser, Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston, Ann Patchett’s Truth & Beauty,
  and Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy. Sample copies will be available.


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                     Monday, February 27, 2006

Conference Registration                                                                                                 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
                                                                                                         Grand Hall East Prefunction Area

Continental Breakfast with Poster Sessions                                                                                        7:30 am - 9:00 am
                                                                                                                                  Regency Ballroom

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors                                                                                              7:30 am - 9:00 am
                                                                                                                                    Grand Hall East


          P-93                                      P-94                                    P-95                                       P-96
     Predicting the                         Creating a Resource                         Ensuring Web                          Recruiting Academic
   Performance and                            Guide for Faculty                       Accessibility for All                    Faculty for First-Year
Persistence of First-Year                   Teaching First-Year                           Students                            Seminars: The Role of
 College Students: The                           Students                                                                        Student Leaders
 Role of Non-Cognitive                                                                  7:30 am – 9:00 am
       Variables                              7:30 am – 9:00 am                         Regency Ballroom                         7:30 am – 9:00 am
                                              Regency Ballroom                                                                   Regency Ballroom
      7:30 am – 9:00 am                                                                Margaret Turner
      Regency Ballroom                        Danielle Lindsey                    Director,	Student	Achievement	               Patricia Kennington
                                          Special	Projects	Coordinator,	                      Services                        Assistant	Director,	Success	
          Paul Gore                          Office of the Provost                   University of North Carolina                      Programs
  Director,	Career	Transitions	              Illinois State University                       Wilmington                       Georgia Institute of Technology
            Research
            ACT, Inc.                    Members	 of	 Illinois	 State	            As	 the	 population	 of	 students	        The	purpose	of	this	poster	ses-
                                         University’s	 newly	 formed	             with	 disabilities	 continues	 to	        sion	is	to	describe	the	enhanced	
Recent	 educational	 and	 psy-           Council	 for	 the	 First-Year	           increase	 colleges	 and	 universi-        role	 of	 student	 leaders	 in	
chological	 research	 suggests	          Experience	 created	 an	 elec-           ties	 are	 faced	 with	 proactively	      recruiting	 academic	 faculty	 to	
that	 non-cognitive,	 motiva-            tronic	 resource	 guide	 for	 fac-       providing	 accessible	 informa-           teach a discipline-based first-
tional,	 and	 study	 skills	 factors	    ulty teaching first-year students        tion	 systems	 for	 online	 offer-        year	seminar	that	includes	both	
are	 predictive	 of	 the	 success	 of	   during	 the	 summer	 of	 2005.	          ings, including first-year expe-          traditional	 college	 transition	
first-year students. This poster         This	poster	session	outlines	the	        rience	 initiatives.	 	 Providing	        topics and major specific con-
presents findings from recent            steps	 taken	 to	 create	 the	 guide	    barrier	 free	 web	 sites	 is	 not	       tent.	 	 Assessments	 of	 academic	
study	 of	 the	 role	 of	 cognitive	     and	 provides	 an	 opportunity	          just	 a	 courtesy,	 but	 also	 a	         and	 staff	 teachers’	 views,	 sat-
and	 non-cognitive	 variables	 in	       for	 attendees	 to	 discuss	 meth-       law.	 Technology	 accessibil-             isfaction,	 and	 opinions	 about	
predicting	 college	 student	 per-       ods	 for	 creating	 one	 on	 their	      ity	 is	 no	 longer	 just	 the	 issues	   the	 course	 are	 appraised	 in	
formance	 and	 persistence.	 The	        own	campuses.                            of Disability Services Offices            relation	 to	 increased	 faculty	
presenter	 suggests	 how	 mea-                                                    or	 Information	 Technology	              involvement	 in	 the	 seminar.	    	
sures	 of	 postsecondary	 success	                                                Divisions.	 	 This	 presentation	         One	 result	 of	 increased	 faculty	
can be incorporated into a first-                                                 provides	 updates	 on	 how	 one	          engagement	has	been	increased	
year	experience	curriculum.                                                       university	 is	 creating	 policies	       student	interest	in	the	seminar.
                                                                                  and	 suggestions	 for	 accessible	
                                                                                  information	 systems	 for	 online	
                                                                                  offerings	 that	 involve	 all	 cam-
                                                                                  pus offices and divisions.




                                                                             5
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

          P-97                                     P-98                                    P-99                                   P-100
  Integrating Service-                  Institutional Responses                   Learning Communities                    “First-Year Friendly”:
Learning Into a First-Year              to Catastrophic Campus                       Enhance Student                       Designing an Online
Learning Community for                    Events: Transient and                    Outcomes and Ignite                  Library Skills Tutorial for
   Psychology Majors                      Persisting Concerns                    Campus Expansion Efforts                      Millennials
                                         of First-Year Students
     7:30 am – 9:00 am                      Following Three                           7:30 am – 9:00 am                      7:30 am – 9:00 am
     Regency Ballroom                          Hurricanes                             Regency Ballroom                       Regency Ballroom

          Kim Buch                           7:30 am – 9:00 am                         Linda McDowell                           Peter Thayer
    Associate	Professor	of 	                 Regency Ballroom                     Freshmen	Year	Coordinator/	            Reference	and	Access	Services	
           Psychology                                                                 Associate	Professor	of 	                     Librarian
  University of North Carolina at           Marcie Pospichal                               Education                            Marietta College
             Charlotte                   Director,	Academic	Support
                                             Florida Southern College                    Carol Phillips                 How	 do	 academic	 libraries	
This	 poster	 describes	 the	                                                     Assistant	to	the	President	and	       develop	 online	 library	 skills	
methods,	 results,	 and	 chal-                                                          Associate	Provost               tutorials	 that	 are	 responsive	 to	
                                       Three	 sequential	 hurricanes	
lenges	 of	 integrating	 service-      disrupted first-year transition                 Millersville University          the	 learning	 needs	 and	 pref-
learning	 throughout	 a	 formal	       during	 fall,	 2004	 at	 Florida	                                                erences of first-year students?
firs-year program for psychol-         Southern	 College.	 Two	 sets	            Living-learning	 communities,	         This	 poster	 describes	 how	 a	
ogy	majors	at	the	University	of	       of	 surveys,	 one	 administered	          begun	 in	 fall	 2001,	 have	 elic-    small	 academic	 library	 devel-
North	 Carolina	 at	 Charlotte.	       every	 September,	 December,	             ited	 strong	 student	 outcomes	       oped a “first-year friendly”
The	 Psychology	 Learning	             and April to first-year seminar           and	 faculty	 engagement	 with	        library	 skills	 tutorial	 known	
Community	 (PLC)	 includes	 a	         students	since	2002	and	anoth-            the      first-year    experience.     as	 “Make	 the	 Connection.”	       	
service-learning	 group	 proj-         er	 assessing	 hurricane	 effects	        Assessment	 strategies,	 built	        Matters	of	design,	content,	and	
ect in the first-year seminar for      on	students	show	that	transition	         into	 the	 beginning	 pilot	 work,	    delivery	 used	 in	 the	 creation	
PLC	members,	a	second-semes-           challenges	remained	stable,	the	          provide	 sound	 evidence	 of	 the	     of	 the	 “Make	 the	 Connection”	
ter	 course	 built	 totally	 around	   chief	 concerns	 being	 acquisi-          success	 of	 these	 communi-           and	 basic	 guidelines	 for	 devel-
service-learning	 (Citizenship	        tion	 of	 success	 skills.	 Vigilance	    ties	 and	 have	 fueled	 expan-        oping	 an	 effective	 tutorial	 pri-
and	 Service	 Practicum),	 and	        about	hurricane	response	plans	           sion	 to	 include	 more	 than	 500	    marily	 targeted	 toward	 millen-
a first-summer international           persisted	more	than	a	year	after	         students	 in	 2005.	 	 This	 poster	   nials	are	also	addressed.
service-learning	 experience	 in	      the	 hurricanes.	 	 Institutional	        depicts	 the	 chronological	 pro-
England.                               responses to findings are                 gression of growth in first-year
                                       reviewed.                                 programming	 and	 provides	 a	
                                                                                 model	 for	 growth	 based	 upon	
                                                                                 our	research	on	student	success	
                                                                                 and	faculty	engagement.




                                                                            
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

           P-101                                  P-102                                    P-103                               P-104
    Assessing Student                        Impact of Peer                      Retention and Academic                Connecting First-Year
  Readiness, Promoting                    Mentor and Instructor                     Success Outcomes                    Students and Their
   Student Success: An                     Relationship on FYE                    of Fall 2004 First-Year            Families with the College
  Institutional Initiative               Students’ Perception of                  Seminar Participants                      Community
                                               the Course                          and Nonparticipants
     7:30 am – 9:00 am                                                              at Northern Arizona                    7:30 am – 9:00 am
     Regency Ballroom                        7:30 am – 9:00 am                   University: A Descriptive                 Regency Ballroom
                                             Regency Ballroom                              Study
       Rebecca Cole                                                                                                      Maureen Murphy
     Coordinator,	Freshmen	                     Cheryl Priest                         7:30 am – 9:00 am                 Director	of 	the	First-Year	
      Academic	Programs                  Assistant	Professor	of 	Human	               Regency Ballroom                    Experience	Program
                                           Development	and	Family	                                                          Huntingdon College
    Margot Saltonstall                               Studies                              Mary Fry
   Assessment	Coordinator,	                                                         Adjunct	Faculty;	Doctoral	       Huntingdon	 College	 has	
  Division	of 	Student	Affairs                  Shelly Benson                               Student                  designed	 a	 college-wide	 First	
                                            Undergraduate	Student	                                                   Year	 Early	 Communication	
      Eileen Mahoney                                Researcher                         Rebecca Cole                  Program	 (FYECP)	 that	 con-
   Director,	Gateway	Student	               Central Michigan University              Coordinator,	Freshmen	          nects first-year students and
        Success	Center                                                                Academic	Programs              their	 families	 with	 an	 FYE	
   Northern Arizona University          At	Central	Michigan	University,	                                             facilitator/seminar	 instructor	
                                        FYE	 101	 is	 an	 eight-week	                Margot Saltonstall              the	 moment	 a	 student	 “depos-
                                        course designed to help first-              Assessment	Coordinator,	         its”	 to	 the	 College.	 	 The	 pro-
          Paul Gore                                                                                                  gram	has	proven	to	be	effective	
  Director,	Career	Transitions	         year	 students	 make	 successful	          Division	of 	Student	Affairs
                                        transitions	 to	 the	 university.	                                           in assisting first-year students
            Research                                                                Northern Arizona University
                                        Each	 section	 is	 co-facilitated	                                           (40% of whom are first-gen-
            ACT, Inc.                                                                                                eration	 college	 students)	 and	
                                        by	 a	 faculty	 member	 paired	          Characteristics of first-time,
                                        with	 an	 undergraduate	 student	                                            their	 families	 in	 the	 transition	
This	 presentation	 describes	 an	                                               full-time,	 traditionally	 aged,	   to	 college.	 	 The	 effects	 of	 this	
                                        mentor	 who	 has	 demonstrated	          first-year students enrolled in
institutional	 initiative	 to	 pro-     strong	 academic	 and	 extracur-                                             program	 on	 nine	 aspects	 of	
mote	 student	 success,	 engage-                                                 one of two first-year seminar       the lives of 376 first-year stu-
                                        ricular	standing	within	the	uni-         programs	at	Northern	Arizona	
ment,	and	persistence	based	on	         versity.	 This	 session	 highlights	                                         dents	 and	 their	 families	 over	 a	
data	 provided	 by	 the	 Student	                                                University	 for	 fall	 2004	 and	   two-year	 period	 and	 compara-
                                        a	 research	 study	 determin-            students	 who	 chose	 not	 to	
Readiness	 Inventory	 (SRI).	           ing	 whether	 the	 relationship	                                             tive data on first-year students
The	 SRI	 generates	 10	 scale	                                                  enroll	 in	 the	 programs	 are	     who	 did	 not	 participate	 in	 the	
                                        between	 these	 co-	 facilitators	       summarized	 using	 a	 descrip-
scores	and	two	risk	indices	(risk	      impacts how first-year students                                              FYECP	are	presented.
of	attrition	or	academic	failure).	 	                                            tive	 design.	 Demographic	 and	
                                        perceive	 the	 course’s	 success	 in	    preenrollment	 academic	 char-
The	 initiative	 included	 four	        meeting	the	FYE	objectives.
primary	 programs:	 (a)	 making	                                                 acteristics,	 program	 enroll-
direct	 contact	 with	 at-risk	 stu-                                             ment,	 measures	 of	 academic	
dents,	(b)	using	scores	to	match	                                                success	 and	 of	 retention	 for	
student	 needs	 with	 university	                                                program	participants	and	non-
resources,	 (c)	 providing	 inter-                                               participants	 are	 summarized.	 	
pretive	 feedback	 to	 students	                                                 The	assessed	programs	include	
in first-year seminars, and (d)                                                  Freshman	Year	Experience	101	
using	 the	 risk	 indices	 to	 build	                                            and	 Educational	 Psychology	
retention	prediction	equations.                                                  101:	 Academic	 and	 Personal	
                                                                                 Development.




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                     Monday, February 27, 2006

          P-105                                   P-106                                     P-107                                   P-108
Using a First-Year Weekly                Overview of FYE Pilot at                    Bringing Together                      Midterm Blues: Using
   Newsletter to Help                   Hillsborough Community                    First-Year Students and                    Checkpoint to Help
  Students Learn About                           College                             the College Library                     First-Year Students
         Campus                                                                                                             End the Semester on a
                                             7:30 am – 9:00 am                         7:30 am – 9:00 am                          High Note
     7:30 am – 9:00 am                       Regency Ballroom                          Regency Ballroom
     Regency Ballroom                                                                                                          7:30 am – 9:00 am
                                                Dana Livesay                           Eric A. Kidwell                         Regency Ballroom
    Martin Eisenberg                          Student	Information	                  Director	of 	the	Library;	
 Associate	Vice	President	for	                 Coordinator,	FYE                      Professor	and	Program	                      Leticia Rashid
Academic	Affairs;	Dean	of 	the	                                                     Coordinator	for	the	Core	                    Academic	Advisor
 Residential	College	Program                     Rich Senker                              Curriculum
    Truman State University             Assistant	to	the	Dean,	Technical	                                                       Jennifer Alvizo
                                                    Programs                           Margaret Kinney                          Academic	Advisor
During	 orientation,	 we	 inun-          Hillsborough Community College                Head	of 	Circulation
                                                                                                                            The University of Texas at San
date	new	students	with	informa-                                                         Huntingdon College                            Antonio
tion	 about	 campus	 resources,	        An	 urban	 community	 college	
study	 skills,	 and	 healthy	 living	   with	more	than	40,000	students	          The	 importance	 of	 the	 library	       Checkpoint	 is	 an	 advising	
habits.	Students,	however,	have	        developed a first-year experi-           in	 the	 academic	 and	 social	          intervention	 program	 that	 was	
difficulty retaining the infor-         ence	 program	 with	 Title	 III	         life of a first-year college stu-        first implemented in the fall
mation	because	most	of	it	is	not	       funds.	 	 This	 presentation	 pro-       dent	 is	 often	 underestimated.	    	   1996	 semester.	 	 	 The	 program	
immediately	 relevant	 to	 their	       vides	 insight	 into	 the	 creation,	    At	 a	 small	 liberal	 arts	 institu-    changed	 its	 focus	 to	 unde-
experiences.	 The	 First-Year	          development,	 and	 implemen-             tion,	 the	 library	 faculty	 and	       cided	 students	 in	 the	 fall	 of	
Weekly	 Newsletter	 provides	           tation	 of	 this	 student	 support	      staff	 have	 found	 it	 important	       2003.	 	 Checkpoint’s	 purpose	
information,	tips,	and	strategies	      model.		Participants	can	expect	         and	 necessary	 to	 identify	 ways	      is	 for	 advisors	 to	 meet	 with	
students	need	to	be	successful	in	      to	 receive	 information	 on	 an	        of	 engaging	 students	 early.	      	   their	 students	 to	 review	 mid-
college	at	points	during	the	aca-       Early	 Alert	 system,	 College	          Huntingdon’s	program	includes	           term	 grades,	 identify	 “trouble	
demic	year	when	they	are	ready	         success	 course	 objectives,	 self-      librarians	 serving	 as	 mentors,	       courses,”	 and	 teach	 effective	
to	utilize	the	information.	            paced	 career	 discovery,	 profes-       teaching in the first-year experi-       study	 skills.	 	 An	 action	 plan,	
                                        sional	 development	 workshops,	         ence	course,	offering	traditional	       developed	 by	 the	 advisor	 and	
                                        and	 data-driven	 outcomes	 on	          library	orientation	and	instruc-         student,	 increases	 the	 student’s	
                                        the	program’s	effectiveness.             tion	 sessions,	 and	 hosting	 an	       motivation	and	commitment	to	
                                                                                 annual first-year student dinner         improving	study	habits.
                                                                                 themed	around	Halloween.




                                                                            
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

          P-109                                 P-110                                    P-111                                P-112
     Extracurricular                   The College Classroom                    Sense of Belonging in                  Risky Behaviors in
  Support for First-Year               Stressors Scale (CCSS):                  First-Year Students: An               First-Year Students:
    Composition: The                   A Principal Components                 Exploration of Gender and              An Examination of the
   Washburn Writers                       Analysis and Initial                    Ethnic Differences                Relationship Between
        Program                               Validation                                                            Alcohol Use and Sexual
                                                                                  7:30 am – 9:00 am                         Behavior
     7:30 am – 9:00 am                     7:30 am – 9:00 am                      Regency Ballroom
     Regency Ballroom                      Regency Ballroom                                                             7:30 am – 9:00 am
                                                                                    Erin Mehalic                        Regency Ballroom
    Margaret Stewart                       Jennifer Morrow                     Graduate	Research	Assistant
    Professor	and	Director,	               Assistant	Professor	of 	              Old Dominion University                   Heidi Myers
 Freshman	Composition;	Co-                      Pyschology                                                               Research	Assistant
 Director,	Washburn	Writers	                                                First-year	 students’	 sense	 of	           Old Dominion University
           Program                        Margot Ackermann                  belonging	 was	 assessed	 at	 the	
                                           Research	Associate               end of their first year of col-        First-year	 students’	 risky	 be-
        Ann Callies                                                         lege.	 Between	 groups	 analyses	      haviors	 (alcohol	 misuse	 and	
 Director,	Equal	Opportunity	                 Jennifer Cutchin              of	 variance	 were	 conducted	         sexual	 risk	 taking)	 were	 mea-
    Program;	Co-Director,	                          Instructor              to	 determine	 if	 there	 were	 any	   sured	 using	 an	 anonymous,	
 Washburn	Writers	Program                                                   gender	or	ethnic	differences	on	       online	 survey.	 	 The	 relation-
                                             Old Dominion University
                                                                            perceived	 peer	 support,	 per-        ship	 between	 alcohol	 misuse	
    Adrienne Halpin                                                         ceived	 classroom	 support,	 per-      (i.e.,	 quantity,	 frequency,	 and	
                                      This	study	reviews	the	develop-
 Washburn	Writer,	2005-2006                                                 ceived	 isolation,	 or	 perceived	     binge	 drinking)	 and	 risky	 sex-
                                      ment	of	the	College	Classroom	
                                                                            faculty	 support.	 Implications	       ual	 behaviors	 (i.e.,	 non-use	 of	
                                      Stressors	 Scale	 (CCSS).	 A	
     Danielle Smith                                                         and	 directions	 for	 future	          contraceptives,	 engagement	 in	
                                      principal	 components	 analy-
 Washburn	Writer,	2005-2006                                                 research	are	discussed.                unplanned	 sexual	 activities,	
                                      sis	 (PCA)	 was	 conducted	 using	
                                      data	from	452	undergraduates.	                                               engagement	in	sex	while	under	
       Leah Sewell                    The	 resulting	 CCSS	 measure	                                               the influence, sex with multiple
 Washburn	Writer,	2005-2006           from	 that	 study	 was	 given	 to	                                           partners)	was	assessed.
     Washburn University              1,229 first-year students in
                                      order	 to	 assess	 reliability	 and	
This	 poster	 session	 describes	     validity.	 The	 29-item	 CCSS	
the	Washburn	Writers	Program	         contains five subscales: (a) class-
at	Washburn	University,	a	pro-        room	 isolation,	 (b)	 classroom	
gram	that	designs	extracurricu-       stress, (c) significant other pres-
lar activities in support of first-   sures,	 (d)	 professor	 responsive-
year	composition.				The	goal	of	     ness,	 and	 (e)	 schoolwork	 issues.	
the	program	is	to	foster	a	writ-      Initial	 reliability	 and	 validity	
ing	community,	to	improve	stu-        estimates	as	well	as	demograph-
dent	writing	ability,	to	increase	    ic	differences	are	discussed.
retention, to boost first-year
student	 success,	 and	 to	 deepen	
the	 intellectual	 experiences	 of	
first-year students.




                                                                         5
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

          P-113                                     P-114                                P-115                              P-116
  Residence Life as a                     Facilitating Transition              Foundations for Learning,            Wellness and Activity:
Context for the First-Year               to the Psychology Major:              Growth, and Success: The               A Missing Link in
      Experience                           The Degree Planning                  First-Year Foundations                   Retention?
                                                  Session                         Program at Wilkes
      7:30 am – 9:00 am                                                                University                      7:30 am – 9:00 am
      Regency Ballroom                        7:30 am – 9:00 am                                                        Regency Ballroom
                                              Regency Ballroom                    7:30 am – 9:00 am
         Janice Lung                                                              Regency Ballroom                  Chrisanne Christensen
     Director	of 	Housing	&	                    Lisa Douglas                                                           Assistant	Professor	of 	
         Residence	Life                        Graduate	Assistant                  Douglas Lynch                             Psychology
                                                                                  Associate	Professor	of 	           Southern Arkansas University
     Nicolette Griffith                            Jean Edwards                        Education
     Mentor	Coordinator                  Associate	Chair,	Undergraduate	                                          Students	 experiencing	 increas-
 Western State College of Colorado                Program	Director                     Ellen Flint                ing	 pressure	 and	 demands	
                                                Wright State University      Faculty	Associate	to	the	Provost;	   of	 college	 life	 often	 turn	 to	
Residence	 life	 provides	 an	                                                 Associate	Professor	of 	Music      unhealthy	 ways	 to	 manage	
excellent context for a first-year       Beginning	 one’s	 major	 is	 an	             Wilkes University           stress.		First-year	programs	are	
experience	 program.	 	 In	 addi-        important	 transition	 in	 the	                                          ideally	situated	to	teach	healthy	
tion	to	the	amount	of	time	stu-          first-year university experience. The	 Wilkes	 University	 First-        habits.	This	pilot	study	assessed	
dents	 spend	 interacting	 outside	      Wright	State	University	recent- Year	 Foundation	 (FYF)	 pro-            the	role	of	activity	and	wellness	
the	 classroom,	 this	 “real	 life	      ly	 initiated	 a	 Degree	 Planning	 vides	 a	 unique	 program	 that	 	   components in first-year curri-
laboratory”	 provides	 opportu-          Session	 (DPS)	 to	 facilitate	 integrates	 into	 all	 courses,	         cula	 at	 30	 colleges	 and	 univer-
nities	 to	 (a)	 engage	 students	 in	   transition to and identification regardless	 of	 content,	 key	 edu-     sities.	 Because	 only	 23.1%	 of	
the	 campus	 learning	 commu-            with	 the	 psychology	 major.	 cational	initiatives	of	the	Wilkes	       programs	 surveyed	 incorporat-
nity,	 (b)	 link	 students	 to	 aca-     The	 DPS	 discusses	 the	 diver- Undergraduate	 Experience,	 a	          ed	these	concepts,	colleges	and	
demically	 successful	 peers,	 and	      sity	of	psychology	and	provides	 set	 of	 common	 learning	 goals,	      universities	are	urged	to	imple-
(c)	 reinforce	 the	 academic	 and	      clear	 guidelines	 for	 achieving	 shared	 readings	 and	 experi-        ment	wellness	components.
personal	 development	 goals	 of	        a	 B.A.	 or	 B.S.	 degree,	 addi- ences,	 and	 an	 introduction	 to	
an	 institution’s	 FYE	 program.	    	   tional	 learning	 opportunities,	 the	use	of	the	electronic	portfo-
This	session	highlights	the	FYE	         and	 information	 on	 graduate	 lio.	Faculty	and	student	individ-
Living	and	Learning	Center	at	                                             	
                                         education	 and	 career	 options.	 ual	 differences	 are	 respected.	 	
a	small	liberal	arts	college.            The	impact	of	the	program	on	 Research	 by	 the	 FYI	 Student	
                                         student	 satisfaction	 and	 degree	 Assessment	 Project	 demon-
                                         progress	is	being	assessed.         strated	 the	 program	 was	 sig-
                                                                             nificantly more academically
                                                                             challenging	than	a	comparison	
                                                                             program.




                                                                          
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

           P-117                                    P-118                                 P-119                                    P-120
       Mentoring the                       Beyond Bored Games:                       The LINK Career                           The Intended
    First-Year Student:                    Activities that Engage                 Development Project:                        and Unintended
  Learning Outcomes of                     First-Year Students in                  Engaging First-Year                       Consequences of
   Undergraduate Peer                         Active Learning                    Students in Professional                   First-Year Learning
          Mentors                                                                     Development                              Communities
                                              7:30 am – 9:00 am
      7:30 am – 9:00 am                       Regency Ballroom                        7:30 am – 9:00 am                      7:30 am – 9:00 am
      Regency Ballroom                                                                Regency Ballroom                       Regency Ballroom
                                                  Ellen Nagy
        Jason Bentley                    Director,	First-Year	Experience               Shiretta Ownbey                          David Jaffee
    Faculty,	Interdisciplinary	                 Heidelberg College                  Associate	Dean,	Academic	            Acting	Dean,	College	of 	Arts	
              Studies                                                                Programs	and	Services                      and	Sciences
                                               Kristen Lindsay
    Christine Jackson                                                                    Brecca Farr                          Richard Phillips
                                            Associate	Director	Career	
  Undergraduate	Peer	Mentor                                                        Senior	Coordinator,	Career	          Assistant	Professor	of 	Sociology
                                                     Services
   Central Michigan University                                                     Services;	Adjunct	Assistant	
                                             The University of Toledo             Professor,	College	of 	Human	                  Lucy Paltoo
                                                                                     Enviromental	Sciences                    Student	Assistant,									
This	 project	 uses	 qualitative	        In	 this	 age	 of	 daredevil	 chal-                                                    Residence	Life
and	quantitative	data	to	explore	        lenges	 and	 high-stakes	 reality	              Jane Swinney
the	 outcomes	 of	 undergradu-                                                                                              University of North Florida
                                         shows, people’s lives are filled        Assistant	Professor,	Department	
ate	 peer	 mentors	 as	 a	 result	 of	   with	excitement	and	adventure.	    	       of 	Design,	Housing,	and	
co-instructional	 responsibilities	      Contrary	 to	 what	 many	 think,	                Merchandising                   This session presents findings
working with first-year students         instructors	do	not	need	climate-                                                    from	a	study	of	Freshman	
during	an	eight-week	course.                                                         Oklahoma State University
                                         controlled	 chambers	 equipped	                                                   Interest	Group	(FIGs)	learn-
                                         with flashing lights and earth-                                                 ing	communities	at	a	regional	
                                         quake	 simulators,	 or	 spotlights	     First-year	students	need	help	in	       public	university.	We	examine	
                                         and	revolving	stages	to	dynam-          understanding	 the	 importance	         how	different	types	of	FIG	and	
                                         ically engage first-year students       of	 early	 engagement	 during	          non-FIG	classes	differ	in	terms	
                                         in	the	learning	process.		Faculty	      their	 undergraduate	 experi-              of	classroom	dynamics	and	
                                         and	staff	can	spice	up	classroom	       ence	 and	 its	 potential	 impact	     peer	relationships.	We	compare	
                                         and	 workshop	 presentations	           on	 their	 future	 career	 success.	    participants	in	residential	and	
                                         with	basic	games	and	strategies	        The	 LINK	 career	 develop-            non-residential	FIGs	with	non-
                                         that	intensify	self-discovery	and	      ment	 project	 was	 designed	 to	         FIG first-year students. The
                                         reflection.                             facilitate	linkages	between	aca-          findings show how different
                                                                                 demic	 curriculum,	 leadership	        types of first-year learning envi-
                                                                                 and	service	experiences,	intern-         ronments	foster	both	positive	
                                                                                 ships,	 part-time	 employment,	         aspects	of	peer	interaction,	like	
                                                                                 and	 career	 goals	 and	 paths.	        friendship	networks	and	coop-
                                                                                 The	LINK	is	introduced	in	the	           eration,	and	negative	aspects,	
                                                                                 First-Year	 Experience	 course	                   such	as	cliques.
                                                                                 and	 reinforced	 by	 faculty	 dur-
                                                                                 ing subsequent major-specific
                                                                                 courses	 resulting	 in	 ongoing	
                                                                                 professional	development.




                                                                            5
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

           P-121                                P-122                                       P-123                                  P-124
Teaching Nutrition in FYE                Using Comic Books                           Group Intimacy and                   Writing Assessment for
101: Effect on Knowledge,                 to Bridge the Gap                          First-Year Success                  the Seminar in First-Year
 Attitudes, and Behavior               Between Classroom and                                                                    Experience
                                             Community                                7:30 am – 9:00 am
     7:30 am – 9:00 am                                                                Regency Ballroom                        7:30 am – 9:00 am
     Regency Ballroom                       7:30 am – 9:00 am                                                                 Regency Ballroom
                                            Regency Ballroom                         Beckie Hermansen
    Jack Logomarsino                                                              Director	of 	Student	Activities              Marjorie Jaasma
    Coordinator,	First-Year	              Elizabeth Firestone                              Snow College                         Director	of 	FYE
     Experience	Program                  Assistant	Clinical	Professor
                                                                                 Does	 size	 make	 a	 difference?	   	       Stephanie Paterson
        Lacey Crowe                           Kristin Wood                       This	poster	session	presents	the	        Assistant	Professor	of 	English
   Teaching	Assistant,	FYE	              Instructor,	Department	of 	             results	 of	 a	 study	 comparing	          California State University,
           Program                                English                        three	 Start	 Smart	 orientation	                   Stanislaus
   Central Michigan University             Georgia State University              treatment	 groups	 against	 three	
                                                                                 control	groups.		The	treatment	         At	the	beginning	of	the	semes-
FYE	 101	 students	 completed	 a	     The first-year experience des-             groups	 were	 controlled	 for	 size	    ter,	the	students	in	the	Seminar	
nutrition	 learning	 component	       cribed	 in	 this	 presentation	 was	       (smaller),	 instructional	 setting,	    in	 First-Year	 Experience	 were	
based	 on	 the	 new	 online	 inter-   constructed	 to	 foster	 reten-            and	 type	 of	 communication	           given	 45	 minutes	 to	 write	
active	 2005	 MyPyramid	 web	         tion	through	success	in	English	           with	 a	 faculty	 section	 leader.		    an	 essay	 about	 an	 assigned	
site.	 The	 students	 were	 given	    1101.		To	accomplish	this	goal,	           Initial findings as well as sec-        prompt.	 They	 were	 given	 a	
a	 short	 written	 nutrition	 exer-   the	 instructor	 of	 the	 Freshman	        tion	 leader	 comments	 suggest	        second	 writing	 prompt	 at	 the	
cise	 that	 guided	 them	 through	    Learning	 Community	 and	 the	             that	 size	 does	 matter:	 The	         end	 of	 the	 semester.	 The	 writ-
the	colorful	web	site	and	asked	      instructor	 for	 English	 teamed	          smaller,	 more	 intimate	 the	 set-     ing	 samples	 were	 assessed	 and	
them	 to	 answer	 questions.	 A	      up	 to	 create	 a	 merged	 course	         ting,	 the	 greater	 the	 academic	     pre/post-scores	compared.	The	
pre-test	 and	 post-test	 revealed	   using	 real	 life	 stories	 and	 relat-    success for first-semester stu-         end-of-year	writing	sample	was	
that	 the	 exercise	 helped	 stu-     ing	 them	 to	 heroes.	 	 Through	         dents.                                  also	 content	 analyzed	 to	 deter-
dents	 make	 healthier	 food	         relating	to	heroes,	students	then	                                                 mine	what	experiences	students	
choices.	This	exercise	can	easily	    created	 comic	 books.	 	 These	                                                   viewed as significant in their
be used within first-year experi-     activities	 prompted	 students	 to	                                                first semester.
ence	classes	and	is	demonstrat-       become	 more	 involved	 in	 lead-
ed	in	this	poster	session.            ership	roles	on	and	off	the	cam-
                                      pus,	in	community	service,	and	
                                      ultimately in a successful first-
                                      year	experience.	




                                                                            
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

           P-125                                   P-126                                     P-127                                  P-128
     UGE 1000 and the                     Developing a Fall Bridge                       Facilitating a                     Creating a Seamless
   Learning Community                      Program for Entering                      Comprehensive First-                  Learning Environment:
                                             Science and Math                         Year Experience at                    Linking the First-Year
      7:30 am – 9:00 am                          Students                              a Large Research                   Seminar to Educationally
      Regency Ballroom                                                                     University                     Purposeful Cocurricular
                                              7:30 am – 9:00 am                                                                   Programs
         Jean Garza                           Regency Ballroom                         7:30 am – 9:00 am
Director,	UGE	1000;	Assistant	                                                         Regency Ballroom                         7:30 am – 9:00 am
           Professor                             Gloria Payne                                                                   Regency Ballroom
                                            Chair,	Division	of 	Natural	                    Wren Singer
       Hope Hiller                          Sciences	and	Mathematics               Director,	Orientation	&	New	           Tiffany Cresswell-Yeager
Program/Projects	Coordinator                                                             Student	Programs                 Assistant	Director	of 	Student	
     Wayne State University                       Ken Alston                      University of Wisconsin-Madison                    Affairs
                                          Director,	Fall	Bridge	Program                                                           Penn State Schuylkill
Project	 350,	 a	 summer	 bridge	            Saint Augustine’s College            The	 University	 of	 Wisconsin-
program	 at	 Wayne	 State	                                                        Madison	 is	 committed	 to	             The	 purpose	 of	 this	 session	
University	since	1968,	has	been	         Saint	 Augustine’s	 College	             improving	 the	 learning	 experi-       is	 to	 examine	 the	 connection	
evolving	 over	 the	 years	 into	        has	 instituted	 a	 Fall	 Bridge	        ence of all 7,500 new first-year        between the first-year seminar
a full-fledged learning com-             Program for incoming first-year          and	 transfer	 students	 through	       and	cocurricular	programming.	        	




                                                                                                                                              d
munity.	 	 A	 crucial	 step	 in	 this	   students	 who	 have	 declared	           a	 comprehensive,	 campus-wide	         At	 Penn	 State	 Schuylkill,	 the	




                                                                                                                                          le
process	 was	 made	 three	 years	        majors	 in	 science,	 technology,	       first-year experience initiative.       first-year seminar has collabo-
ago	when	the	construction	of	a	          engineering,	 and	 mathematics.	    	    The	pillars	of	this	initiative	are	     rated	 with	 several	 units	 in	 stu-




                                                                                                                               el
new	 dormitory	 provided	 space	         This	 program	 is	 held	 for	 eight	     identification of first-year learn-     dent	affairs	to	develop	an	initia-
for	the	program	to	become	resi-          weeks	 during	 the	 fall	 semester.		    ing	 outcomes,	 facilitation	 of	 a	    tive	to	help	students	complete	a	




                                                                                                                             nC
dential.	 	 UGE	 1000	 is	 one	 of	      The	 goal	 of	 this	 program	 is	 to	    campus dialogue about first-            successful	 transition	 into	 the	
the	 required	 courses	 and	 top-        provide	 a	 support	 structure,	         year	 student	 learning,	 and	 the	     college	 environment	 by	 inte-
ics	are	integrated	into	the	other	       which	 addresses	 academics	             assessment of first-year learn-

                                                                                                                          Ca
                                                                                                                          grating	 co-curricular	 develop-
curriculum	 classes,	 enhancing	         and	 social	 adjustment.	 	 This	        ing.	 	 This	 session	 will	 present	   ment and the first-year seminar.
basic	learning	skills	and	college	       program	 is	 an	 effective	 way	 to	     an	 overview	 of	 our	 strategy	        Through one-minute reflection
readiness.	 	 The	 combination	          monitor	and	evaluate	the	prog-           and	discuss	early	successes	and	        forms,	 students	 assessed	 the	
of	 the	 dormitory	 setting	 and	        ress of first-year students. This        challenges.                             cocurricular	     programming.	       	
UGE	 1000	 greatly	 enhances	            program	has	been	partially	sup-                                                  The	 results	 of	 this	 initiative	
the	 learning	 community	 expe-          ported	by	the	National	Science	                                                  will	be	published	in	the	Journal	
rience.                                  Foundation	 (HRD-0102892)	                                                       of	 College	 Orientation	 and	
                                         and	the	Health	Careers	Oppor-                                                    Transition.		
                                         tunity	Program.




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                    Monday, February 27, 2006

         P-129                                   P-130                                   P-131                              C-132
The Introduction of Math                 Using E-Portfolios to                Developing an Exit Survey              When Low Retention
 Manipulatives to Math                    Enhance Integrative                  Tool in a Unique Context             Rates Happen to Good
  081 Developmental                    Learning and Assessment                                                             People
  Education Students                     of General Education                     7:30 am – 9:00 am
                                                 Goals                            Regency Ballroom                     9:15 am – 10:15 am
     7:30 am – 9:00 am                                                                                                       Lenox
     Regency Ballroom                       7:30 am – 9:00 am                       Karen Caldwell
                                            Regency Ballroom                      Student	Development	                   Robert Guell
                                                                                       Coordinator                   Coordinator	of 	First-Year	
  Patricia Quintero-Hall
  Director	of 	Student	Success	             Carolyn Codamo                     United Arab Emirates University              Programs
            Center                     Faculty	Associate	for	Freshmen	                                                Indiana State University
                                                   Studies
                                                                            This	presentation	describes	the	      Like	other	colleges	and	univer-
     Karen Wingard
                                                                            development	 of	 a	 computer-         sities	in	Indiana,	Indiana	State	
  Math	Resource	Coordinator                   valora Richardson
                                                                            mediated	 exit	 survey	 to	 assess	   University	 was	 the	 recipient	 of	
                                          Graduate	Assistant/Trainer
                                                                            the	 experience	 of	 students	 in	    a	 $2	 million	 Lilly	 Endowment	
        Tyrone McKoy
                                                                            UAE Universitys first-year            grant	 in	 1997.	 Projects	 created	
     Mathematics	Instructor                    Margo Alexander              developmental	program.	Topics	        and	 fostered	 during	 that	 time	
  Community College of Baltimore               Instructor/Professor         include	 the	 challenges	 and	
              County                                                                                              led to an increase in first-year
                                              Georgia State University      issues	 presented	 by	 the	 unique	
	         		         	                                                                                            retention of 8% over a five-
                                                                            context	 and	 history	 surround-      year	period.	During	subsequent	
The	 Math	 Department	 and	
                                       Demonstration	 of	 the	 Chalk	 &	 ing	the	development	of	the	sur-          years,	 the	 retention	 rate	 has	
the	 Student	 Success	 Center	
                                       Wire	 e-Portfolio	 software	 and	 vey, which is the first of its kind      fallen	despite	constant	work	and	
at	 the	 Community	 College	 of	
                                       its	application	to	linked	courses	 in	 the	 region.	 Presenters	 will	     adequate	 budgets.	 This	 session	
Baltimore	 County	 work	 col-
                                       in	freshmen	learning	communi- conclude	with	a	brief	summary	               describes	 the	 work	 and	 what	
laboratively	 to	 assist	 students	
                                       ties	 for	 the	 purpose	 of	 enhanc- of	the	survey	results.                happens	 “when	 low	 retention	
enrolled	in	Math	081	(develop-
                                       ing	 integrative	 learning	 and	                                           rates	happen	to	good	people.”
mental	education)	classes	attain	
                                       assessing	the	general	education	
mathematical	concepts	through	
                                       goal	 of	 effective	 written	 and	
the	use	of	math	manipulatives.	
                                       oral	 communication.	 The	 ses-
Taking	students’	learning	styles	
                                       sion	 will	 include	 how	 to	 evalu-
into	 consideration,	 students	 at	
                                       ate	competing	e-portfolio	appli-
CCBC	have	the	opportunity	to	
                                       cations,	obtain	funding	sources	
learn	content	material	with	the	
                                       for	 students	 licenses,	 launch	 a	
assistance	 of	 textbooks,	 videos,	
                                       pilot	project,	and	customize	the	
computer	 software,	 and	 now	
                                       software	for	institutional	use	in	
math	manipulatives.
                                       achieving	 integration	 of	 linked	
                                       courses	 and	 assessment	 of	 gen-
                                       eral	education	goals.




                                                                         6
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

          C-133                                    C-134                                       C-135                                 C-136
   Career Services and                     The Freshman College                        “Let Me Call My Mom                       Maintaining the
 Employment Resources                     Summer Experience at                      First!”: The Challenges of                 Momentum: Mentoring
  that Impact Retention                  the University of Georgia:                 Working With Millennial                        the Mentor
                                          A Five-Year Perspective                       Students and Their
     9:15 am – 10:15 am                                                                       Parents                             9:15 am – 10:15 am
           Vinings                             9:15 am – 10:15 am                                                                     Hanover F
                                                    Techwood                             9:15 am – 10:15 am
       Wayne Barbour                                                                         Hanover G                             Mike Jensen
   Associate	Dean	of 	Student	                  Laina Edwards                                                                Academic	Director	for	Student	
         Development                           Program	Coordinator                      Jeannine Kranzow                      Success	Program;	Assistant	
                                                                                        Director	of 	Academic	                         Professor
       Shirley Bliss                              Sherrie Nist                        Advising/Assistant	Professor
 Job	Opportunity	Coordinator                Director	of 	the	Division	of 	                 Saint Leo University                       Marni Sanft
        Montgomery College                   Academic	Enhancement                                                             Assistant	Director	for	Student	
                                                University of Georgia                                                          Success	Program;	Assistant	
                                                                                             Sara Hinkle
This	 session	 focuses	 on	 career	                                                                                                     Professor
                                                                                       Associate	Director,	College	
services	 and	 student	 employ-          The	 University	 of	 Georgia’s	                    Advising	Center
ment	resources	as	they	relate	to	        Freshman	 College	 Summer	                                                                   Ben Duffy
                                                                                           New York University
the experiences of firs-year stu-        Experience	is	an	intensive	aca-                                                         Team	Lead,	UV	Mentor	
dents.	 	 Participants	 in	 this	 ses-   demic	program	that	assists	275	                                                               Program
                                                                                    Many	 college	 and	 university	
sion	 will	 learn	 how	 to	 develop	     first-year students in transition-         faculty	 and	 staff	 report	 chal-
programs	and	services	that	con-          ing	 to	 college	 life.	 In	 addition	                                                      Aaron Olsen
                                                                                    lenges	 to	 certain	 aspects	 of	 the	
tribute	 to	 the	 retention	 of	 stu-    to	 earning	 six	 hours	 of	 aca-                                                       Team	Lead,	UV	Mentor	
                                                                                    first-year experience because of
dents,	 impacting	 transfer	 and	        demic	 credit,	 participants	 are	                                                             Program
                                                                                    the	passive	nature	of	millennial	
graduation	 rates.	 	 The	 session	      involved	 in	 a	 comprehensive	                                                          Utah Valley State College
                                                                                    students	and	the	highly	involved	
allows	 participants	 to	 rethink	       residential	experience	and	par-            nature	 of	 their	 parents.	 	 This	
how	 information	 is	 presented	         ticipate	 in	 activities	 that	 assist	    session	 look	 sat	 characteristics	     After	 selecting	 peer	 mentors,	
to students during the first year.       them	 in	 acclimating	 to	 UGA.	           of	 millennial	 students,	 exam-         how	 do	 programs	 keep	 up	 a	
In	 addition,	 participants	 learn	      In this session, we reflect on the         ines	 how	 these	 characteristics	       progressive	 pace?	 This	 ses-
how	 building	 mutually	 ben-            first five years of the program            affect	 practice	 for	 those	 who	       sion	 shares	 strategies	 for	 train-
eficial partnerships strengthens         and	 discuss	 how	 we	 have	 used	         work with first-year students,           ing	 and	 empowering	 mentors	
the	 position	 of	 departments/          evaluation	to	improve	it.                  and	presents	ideas	for	how	edu-          to	 have	 an	 increased	 positive	
offices during budget nego-
                                                                                    cators	can	work	more	effective-          effect	on	their	program.			Ideas	
tiations	in	order	to	enhance	the	
                                                                                    ly with first-year students and          for	 curriculum	 development,	
services	and	resources	that	stu-
                                                                                    their	parents.                           mentor-generated	 evaluation	
dents need to survive their first
college	year.                                                                                                                and	 research,	 and	 leadership	
                                                                                                                             structure	 for	 the	 program	 are	
                                                                                                                             presented	 through	 discussion	
                                                                                                                             and	 a	 mentor-created	 video.	      	
                                                                                                                             Mentors	 also	 share	 their	 per-
                                                                                                                             ceptions	about	the	program.




                                                                               
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

         C-137                                   I-138                                 I-139                              R-140
   Mentoring the Next                  Integrating Technology                   Why a Sophomore                    Getting Published: A
  Generation of Student                   into the First-Year                 Seminar? A Two-Year                  Guide to Publishing
       Advocates                             Experience                      First-Year Experience at            Opportunities on the First
                                                                              Colby-Sawyer College                    College Year
     9:15 am – 10:15 am                     9:15 am – 10:15 am
         Hanover E                              Hanover D                       9:15 am – 10:15 am                    9:15 am – 10:15 am
 PA Ralph Anttonen                      A                                           Hanover C                             Hanover B
                                        Joni Webb Petschauer
   Director	of 	Exploratory	           Director,	Freshman	Learning	               Randy Hanson                      Barbara Tobolowsky
Program	&	Chair	of 	Academic	            Communities	in	General	                Coordinator	of 	Liberal	              Associate	Director
  and	Student	Development                         Studies                            Education
                                                                                                                        Tracy Skipper
      Michelle White                          Nikki Crees                         Judy Muyskens                   Editorial	Projects	Coordinator
     Director	of 	Academic	            Assistant	Director,	Freshman	              Vice	President	for	
          Advisement                    Learning	Communities	in	                    Advancement                            Inge Lewis
      Millersville University                 General	Studies                                                                 Editor
                                        Appalachian State University
  PA
                                                                                    Russ Medbery
        Jay Chaskes                                                         Assistant	Professor,	Exercise	and	         Michelle Maher
 Director	of 	the	Center	for	the	     Appalachian	 State	 University	         Sport	Sciences	(and	Pathway	         Editor,	Journal	of 	First-Year	
     Study	of 	Student	Life           and	 Apple	 Computer	 have	                       Instructor)                 Experience	&	Students	in	
        Rowan University              combined	 efforts	 over	 the	 last	                                                    Transition
                                      three	 years	 to	 use	 state-of-the-           Greg Perchik
                                      art	 technology	 in	 the	 context	            Nursing	Student                    Jean Henscheid
Recent	 research	 by	 Anttonen	
                                      of       first-year-seminar-based            Colby-Sawyer College                      Fellow
and	 Chaskes	 (2002)	 on	 First-
                                      learning	 communities.	 	 These	                                            National	Resource	Center	for	
Year	 Student	 Advocate	 award	
                                      efforts	 include	 sponsoring	 an	                                           The	First-Year	Experience	&	
recipients	 found	 that	 mentor-                                            In	the	fall	2002,	Colby-Sawyer	
                                      annual	 Appal	 iMovie	 Festival	                                               Students	in	Transition
ing	 was	 the	 number	 one	 pro-                                            College	replaced	its	one-semes-
                                      and	 using	 iPods	 in	 a	 Spanish-
cess	in	learning	advocacy	skills.		                                         ter first-year experience with         University of South Carolina
                                      language	 learning	 community.	     	
This	 session	 presents	 follow-up	                                         a	 two-year	 Pathway	 program.	  	
                                      The	 iMovie	 project	 enables	
research	on	the	advocates’	per-                                             The Pathway consists of a first-     This	 roundtable	 session	 intro-
                                      teams of first-semester, first-
ceptions	 of	 how	 they	 acquired	                                          year	 seminar,	 three	 “Stepping	    duces	 participants	 to	 a	 wide	
                                      year	students	to	document	their	
these	 skills	 and	 whether	 they	                                          Stones”	 courses,	 and	 a	 sopho-    range	 of	 publishing	 opportu-
                                      experience	 at	 Appalachian	 in	
have	 been	 mentors	 to	 the	 next	                                         more	seminar.		In	this	presenta-     nities on the first college year.
                                      original short films. The iPod
generation	 of	 advocates.	 	 In	                                           tion,	we	discuss	why	we	extend-      The	 focus	 is	 on	 the	 Center’s	
                                      project	 supports	 language	
addition,	 the	 study	 explored	                                            ed the first-year experience and     publishing	 opportunities	 (i.e.,	
                                      immersion efforts in the first
whether	 the	 Chaskes	 and	                                                 the	relationship	of	the	Pathway	     E-Source for College Transitions,	
                                      year.		Both	efforts	have	resulted	
Anttonen	 (2005)	 advocate	 skill	                                          program	to	learning	across	the	      Journal of The First-Year Experience
                                      in	 positive	 student	 engagement	
set	was	being	passed	on	to	their	                                           college.	 Finally,	 drawing	 on	     and Students in Transition,	and	the	
                                      and	learning	outcomes.
protégés.                                                                   various	assessment	data,	we	dis-     monograph	 series)	 as	 well	 as	
                                                                            cuss	what	has	worked	well	with	      About Campus,	 a	 journal	 spon-
                                                                            the	 program	 as	 well	 as	 chal-    sored	by	the	American	College	
                                                                            lenges	and	areas	for	growth.	        Personnel	Association.	The	edi-
                                                                                                                 tors	of	these	publications	discuss	
                                                                                                                 the	process	of	getting	published,	
                                                                                                                 the	 missions	 of	 the	 different	
                                                                                                                 publishing	 venues,	 and	 the	
                                                                                                                 characteristics	 of	 accepted	 and	
                                                                                                                 rejected	 articles.	 Participants	
                                                                                                                 are	encouraged	to	ask	questions	
                                                                                                                 regarding	the	process.



                                                                        6
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

           R-141                                 I-142                                    I-143                                  I-144
   First-Year Seminars:                   Underrepresented                        Starting on the Right                      GSU Freshman
    Opportunities and                  Populations: Facilitating                 Foot: Student Success                   Learning Communities
        Challenges                       Intellectual Growth,                   Through a Pre-First-Year                  “Collaborate or Die”
                                            Multicultural                              Experience
     9:15 am – 10:15 am                   Perspectives, and                                                                 9:15 am – 10:15 am
         Hanover A                      Student Development                         9:15 am – 10:15 am                          Dunwoody
                                                                                          Spring
        Arthur Lizie                        9:15 am – 10:15 am                                                               Gary Longstreet
   Coordinator	of 	First-Year	                   Piedmont                             Rick Hogrefe                       Instructor	of 	KSU	1101	&	
          Seminars                                                               Associate	Professor,	Speech	          Program	Manager	for	Learning	
    Bridgewater State College                  David Ghere                            Communication                             Communities

  A Laurie L. Hazard                    Associate	Professor	of 	History
                                                                                      Merrill Deming
                                                                                                                          Georgia State University &
                                                                                                                           Kennesaw State University
   Director	of 	the	Academic	                 Dana Lundell                          Professor,	Mathematics
    Center	for	Excellence/                Research	Center	Director                    Crafton Hills College                      Jean So
   Curriculum	Coordinator                                                                                              Program	Manager	for	Atlanta-
        Bryant University                    Mary Ellen Shaw                   Crafton	Hills	College,	in	coop-               Based	Learning
                                             Counselor	Advocate                eration	 with	 two	 local	 high	            Georgia State University
     Anne F. Pomeroy                                                           school	 districts,	 has	 created	 an	
Director	of 	Freshman	Seminars                Patricia James                   opportunity	for	students	in	their	      “Collaborate	 or	 Die”...	 this	
                                          Associate	Professor	of 	Art          final semester of high school to        Business	 Week	 headline	 could	
     Richard Stockton College
                                            University of Minnesota            begin	 their	 college	 experience	      easily	 be	 the	 motto	 of	 Georgia	
                                                                               on	the	right	foot	by	taking	our	        State	 University’s	 Freshmen	
      Tyra Goodgain                                                            student success/first-year expe-
Counselor/Associate	Professor	          This	 presentation	 introduces	 a	                                             Learning	 Community	 pro-
                                                                               rience	course.		Strengths-based	        gram.	 	 Through	 the	 collab-
  for	Student	Development               model	 for	 providing	 access	 for	
                                                                               strategies	 along	 with	 strategic	     orative	 efforts	 of	 academic	
Montgomery College - Germantown         student	 populations	 that	 have	
                                                                               efforts	 by	 faculty	 to	 maintain	     affairs	 and	 student	 affairs,	 the	
           Campus                       been	 traditionally	 underserved	
                                                                               contact	 with	 students	 are	 used	     FLC	 program	 grew	 from	 295	
                                        by	 postsecondary	 institutions,	
                                                                               to	 increase	 retention,	 engage-       students	 to	 more	 than	 1,000.	   	
                                        and	particularly	“selective”	col-
         Kay H. Smith                                                          ment,	 and	 student	 success.	      	   Presenters share how the Office
                                        leges	 and	 universities.	 Session	
    Associate	Vice	President/	                                                 Presenters discuss the benefits         of	 Undergraduate	 Studies	 and	
                                        topics	 include	 theoretical	 foun-
      Academic	Experience                                                      of	this	program	and	how	it	can	         New	 Student	 Programs	 work	
                                        dations,	 a	 multicultural	 focus,	
        College of Charleston                                                  be adapted to fit specific institu-     together	 before,	 during,	 and	
                                        integration	of	skill	development	
                                                                               tional	needs.                           after	orientation	to	enroll	more	
                                        in	disciplinary	courses,	the	role	
                                                                                                                       than	 half	 of	 Georgia	 State’s	
Many proven models of first- of	 student	 services	 and	 faculty-
                                                                                                                       entering first-year class in first-
year	 experience	 programs	 take	 advisor	 interaction	 in	 student	
                                                                                                                       year	learning	communities.		It’s	
broad	 approaches	 toward	 the	 success,	 recent	 research,	 and	
                                                                                                                       truly	 a	 collaborative	 effort...	
first year of college, integrating implications	 for	 adaptation	 at	
                                                                                                                       from	 mission	 statements,	 to	
in-class	academic	skills	and	out- other	 institutions.	 Handouts	
                                                                                                                       strategic	plans,	to	organization-
of-class	 life	 lessons	 across	 disci- include	 a	 book	 about	 this	
                                                                                                                       al	structures	and	publications.
plinary	 boundaries.	 However,	 award-winning	academic	unit.
fewer models exist of first-year
seminar	programs	that	are	disci-
pline-based	and	focused	on	aca-
demic	 learning	 outcomes.	 This	
roundtable	offers	perspectives	on	
the	opportunities	and	challenges	
of creating a first-year program
that	 balances	 a	 desire	 for	 insti-
tution-wide	 learning	 outcomes	
with	a	respect	for	the	academic	
freedom	of	program	faculty.
                                                                          
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

          I-145                                C-146                                      I- 147
      Faculty Mentor
   Orientation Program
                                         Making Connections                    Jumpstart Your Academic
                                                                                Success: A Program to
                                                                                                                      25
                                           9:15 am – 10:15 am                    Academically Engage
                                                                                                                       Refreshment Break
     9:15 am – 10:15 am                          Roswell                          First-Year Students
         Courtland                                                              BEFORE Their First Class
                                            Earlean Smiley                                                            10:15 am - 10:30 am
   William Tenbrunsel                     Lecturer,	Freshman	Year	                  9:15 am – 10:15 am                  Grand Hall East
 Associate	Dean	for	Academic	                    Program                                University
           Services
                                             Jane Alexander                        Elaine Richardson
       Adrienne Bloss                  Assistant	Professor,	Freshman	            Director,	Academic	Success	
    Professor,	Assistant	Dean	                 Year	Program                                 Center
   for	Curricular	and	Faculty	           Medgar Evers College, City
          Development                       University of New York                 Casey Berkshire
         Roanoke College                                                       Coordinator,	Transfer	Student	
                                      The	session	focuses	on	how	the	                   Programs
To	strengthen	the	academic	and	       activities within the first-year              Clemson University
cultural	 components	 of	 new	        program	 help	 students	 become	
student	 orientation,	 Roanoke	       purposeful	 and	 intentional	            The	 Academic	 Success	 Center	
College	 recruited	 23	 faculty	      about	learning	and	make	choic-           has	developed	programs	to	aca-
mentors	 to	 participate	 in	 all	    es	 that	 promote	 connections	          demically engage first-year stu-
aspects	 of	 program	 planning	       and	 understanding	 through	 an	         dents prior to their first college
and	 implementation.	 Mentors	        integrative	 learning	 approach.	        class.	 Jumpstart	 workshops,	
selected	 an	 orientation	 book	      The	critical	components	of	this	         offered	the	two	days	preceding	
and	 considered	 ways	 of	 relat-     program	 are	 helping	 students	         the	beginning	of	the	fall	semes-
ing	it	to	the	college	mission	and	    learn	how	they	learn	and	help-           ter,	 provide	 inside	 information	
first-year transition issues. In      ing	 them	 regulate	 and	 focus	         on	how	to	be	successful	in	biol-
cooperation	with	student	orien-       their	efforts	as	learners	to	make	       ogy,	 chemistry,	 college	 writing	
tation	 leaders,	 faculty	 mentors	   the	most	of	their	study	time,	to	        and	at	Clemson	in	general.	The	
led	 “O	 groups”	 of	 25	 new	 stu-   practice	new	skills,	to	ask	ques-        formal	 presentation	 portion	 of	
dents,	 conducted	 book-related	      tions,	 and	 to	 become	 aware	          the	Summer	Reading	program	
discussions	 and	 activities,	 and	   that	 the	 road	 to	 lifelong	 learn-                                       	
                                                                               is	 also	 held	 during	 this	 time.	
participated	in	a	variety	of	oth-     ing	 is	 the	 goal	 rather	 than	 an	    Presenters	 share	 descriptions	
er	 on-campus	 and	 off-campus	       incidental	outcome.                      and	handouts	of	each	program	
events.		Presenters	describe	this	                                             and	assessment	results.
new	program.




                                                                          6
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

         C-148                                  C-149                                     C-150                                 C-151
 Did They Really Learn                 Putting It All Together:                  The Effect of Faculty/                    Launching and
Anything? Transforming                 Active and Community-                       First-Year Student                    Sustaining Learning
  First-Year Seminar                     Based Learning in                       Interactions on Gains                      Communities
Assessment to Measure                   First-Year Programs                           from College
   Student Learning                                                                                                       10:30 am – 11:30 am
       Outcomes                           10:30 am – 11:30 am                      10:30 am – 11:30 am                        Hanover G
                                                Vinings                                 Techwood
    10:30 am – 11:30 am                                                                                                      Jean Henscheid
           Lenox                              Judith Patton                         Terrell Strayhorn                    Fellow,	National	Resource	
                                       Director	of 	University	Studies          Assistant	Professor	of 	Higher	          Center	for	The	First-Year	
      Stephanie Foote                                                                     Education                     Experience	and	Students	in	
  Director,	Academic	Support	             Candyce Reynolds                        The University of Tennessee                    Transition
  Services	and	the	First-Year	        Director	of 	Mentor	Programs,	                                                     University of South Carolina
          Experience                  Associate	Professor,	University	         Faculty-student	     interactions	
                                                  Studies                      are	 important	 (Pascarella	           Learning	 communities	 are	
       Braden Hosch                       Portland State University            &	 Terenzini,	 2005).	 	 Prior	        being	 used	 by	 more	 than	 600	
   Director	of 	Institutional	                                                 research	 suggests	 that	 such	        institutions	 to	 increase	 student	
          Effectiveness               Research	 tells	 us	 that	 active	       interactions	 have	 an	 effect	        institutional affiliation and to
University of South Carolina Aiken    learning	 strategies	 create	 last-      on	 students’	 values,	 opinions,	     enhance	 intellectual	 engage-
                                      ing	 learning,	 but	 what	 does	                                            	
                                                                               learning,	 and	 gains	 in	 college.	   ment.	 Many	 campuses	 have	
                                      active	learning	look	like?	What	         Few studies examine the influ-         also	 discovered	 that	 learning	
This	 session	 provides	 practi-
                                      classroom	 strategies	 do	 faculty	      ence	 of	 such	 interactions	 on	      communities	 can	 transform	
cal	tips	on	how	to	identify	and	
                                      use	 that	 cut	 across	 disciplines	     first-year student outcomes. In        the	 work	 of	 faculty	 and	 staff.	
assess	 student	 outcomes	 in	 a	
                                      and	reach	into	the	community?	           this	 session,	 we	 discuss	 what	     Participants	in	this	session	leave	
first-year seminar through
                                      What	 is	 the	 effect	 of	 these	 on	    is known about first-year stu-         with	a	greater	understanding	of	
direct	measurement	of	learning	
                                      the	 student	 learning?	 As	 our	        dents and present findings from        the	three	major	types	of	learn-
rather	than	survey	or	self-report	
                                      “students,”	 participants	 engage	       a	 study	 that	 investigates	 this	    ing	 communities,	 what	 each	
techniques.	 Presenters	 demon-
                                      in	 a	 variety	 of	 active	 learn-       issue. Implications for first-year     can	 offer	 students	 and	 other	
strate	 how	 they	 know	 students’	
                                      ing	 activities	 and	 learn	 about	      advocates,	 administrators,	 and	      members	 of	 the	 campus	 com-
level	of	mastery	of	course	learn-
                                      active	 classroom	 assignments.	    	    faculty	are	highlighted.	              munity,	 and	 what	 it	 takes	 to	
ing	 outcomes	 and	 share	 how	
                                      Student	 portfolios	 are	 used	 to	                                             start	 these	 programs	 and	 keep	
they	 promoted	 institutional	
                                      illustrate	work	students	produce	                                               them	going.
change.	Participants	learn	how	
learning	 outcomes	 were	 devel-      in	 an	 active-learning	 environ-
oped	in	the	context	of	an	exist-      ment.
ing first-year seminar so they
can	 apply	 these	 techniques	 on	
their	own	campus.




                                                                          
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

           C-152                                  C-153                                          I-154                                   I-155
 From Theory to Practice:                  Innovations for Civic                        Partnering for Student                 Renovating Pacific’s
 Teaching Strategies for                  Engagement in the First                      Success: The University                 Full First-Year Mentor
  the First-Year Seminar                           Year                                of South Carolina’s Early                       Program
                                                                                        Intervention Initiative
     10:30 am – 11:30 am                      10:30 am – 11:30 am                                                                10:30 am – 11:30 am
          Hanover F                                Hanover E                              10:30 am – 11:30 am                        Hanover C

    PA Joe Cuseo                          PA Scott Evenbeck                                   Hanover D
                                                                                                                                       Lou Matz
Professor,	Psychology;	Director,	            Dean,	University	College                        Chrissy Coley                     Associate	Dean	of 	General	
      First-Year	Seminar                                                                 Director,	Retention	and	                      Education
       Marymount College                          Frank Ross                                      Planning
                                          Assistant	Vice	Chancellor	for	                 University of South Carolina               Gary Miller
There	 is	 a	 striking	 synergy	            Student	Life	&	Diversity                                                               Dean,	The	College
across research findings on                                                           The	      Early	      Intervention	
student	success	in	college.	Four	                William Orme                         Initiative	(EII)	is	a	new	partner-              Dave Chase
theoretical	principles	emerge	as	                    Librarian                        ship	 between	 Student	 Affairs,	       Assistant	Dean,	Conservatory	
recurrent	 themes	 in	 the	 schol-            Indiana University-Purdue               University	 101,	 and	 First-Year	                of 	Music
arly	 literature	 on	 college	 suc-             University Indianapolis               English	 at	 The	 University	 of	
cess:	 (a)	 active	 involvement,	 (b)	                                                South	 Carolina.	 	 This	 session	          Douglas Tedards
social	 integration,	 (c)	 personal	     This	session	details	the	develop-            introduces	 the	 research	 that	       Assistant	Dean,	College	of 	the	
reflection, and (d) personal vali-       ment	of	“Discover	Indianapolis,”	            serves	 as	 a	 foundation	 for	 the	               Pacific
dation.	 This	 session	 focuses	 on	     a	 new	 course	 designed	 and	               EII	 and	 outlines	 the	 compo-             University of the Pacific
how	 to	 transform	 these	 theo-         taught by a five-member instruc-             nents	 of	 this	 innovative	 col-
retical principles into specific         tional	 team	 to	 increase	 civic	           laboration,	 which	 uses	 class	
strategies	 that	 may	 be	 imple-                                                                                            Established in 1992, Pacific’s
                                         engagement among first-year                  absences	as	a	tangible	measure	
mented in the first-year semi-                                                                                               Mentor	 Seminar	 Program	
                                         students	at	a	large	metropolitan	            for	 intervening	 effectively	 with	
nar	 via	 in-class	 pedagogy	 and	                                                                                           is	 a	 required	 three-semes-
                                         university.	 	 Participants	 learn	          first-year students. A summary
out-of-class	assignments.	                                                                                                   ter	 sequence—Mentor	 I	 and	
                                         how	 this	 team	 used	 the	 city’s	          of	 the	 EII	 data	 collected	 fall	
                                                                                                                             II are taught in the first year
                                         cultural	 districts	 to	 teach	 tra-         2005	is	also	be	presented.
                                                                                                                             and	 Mentor	 III	 in	 the	 senior	
                                         ditional first-year seminar top-                                                    year.	 Due	 to	 a	 recent	 exten-
                                         ics,	 while	 introducing	 students	                                                 sive	 review,	 the	 program	 has	
                                         to	 the	 life	 of	 the	 city.	 	 Details	                                           been	 substantially	 redesigned	
                                         on	 course	 design,	 pedagogical	                                                   to	focus	on	the	question,	‘What	
                                         techniques	used,	and	curricular	                                                    is	a	Good	Society?’	We	discuss	
                                         and	 co-curricular	 integration	                                                    why	 the	 program	 has	 been	
                                         are	discussed.                                                                      changed,	how	we	are	changing	
                                                                                                                             it,	the	nature	of	the	new	Mentor	
                                                                                                                             Seminars, and potential diffi-
                                                                                                                             culties	in	implementing	the	new	
                                                                                                                             program.




                                                                                 6
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

          R-156                                  R-157                                   I-158                                  I-159
    Reengineering the                   Joint Enrollment: Best                     The Wagner Plan:                   TRU’s Shared Leadership
 First-Year Experience at                 Practices, Biggest                       Learning by Doing                    Model: Tips, Tricks, &
Southern Utah University                      Challenges                                                              Traps for Developing and
                                                                                  10:30 am – 11:30 am                  Expanding a Successful
    10:30 am – 11:30 am                   10:30 am – 11:30 am                          Piedmont                             FYE Initiative
         Hanover B                             Hanover A
                                                                                  Anne Goodsell Love                      10:30 am – 11:30 am
         Abe Harraf                       Katherine Kinnick                        Dean	of 	the	College                          Spring
 Provost	and	Vice	President	for	          Director	of 	Pre-College	
       Academic	Affairs                          Programs                            Julia Barchitta                        Nancy Twynam
                                          Kennesaw State University                  Dean	of 	Learning	                 Director	of 	Student	Affairs
      Patrick Clarke                                                                   Communities
   Director,	Student	Success	                Donald Singer                                                                  Kathy Mitchell
             Center                         Coordinator	of 	Joint	                Ruta Shah-Gordon                      Faculty,	FYE	Team	Leader,	
                                                 Enrollment                     Associate	Dean	for	Student	                Division	of 	Student	
      Blair McDonald                       Georgia Perimeter College                   Development                             Development
     Assisstant	Professor	of 	                                                                                           Thompson Rivers University
          Engineering                                                                Lori Weintrob
                                      This	 interactive	 roundtable	 is	
                                      designed	 as	 a	 forum	 for	 joint	      Associate	Professor	of 	History        This	 interactive	 workshop	 has	
       Earl Mulderink                 enrollment	 ( JE)	 coordinators	                 Wagner College                 been	 developed	 in	 response	 to	
   Faculty	Civic	Engagement	          and	 faculty	 who	 teach	 JE	 high	                                             requests	from	last	year’s	partici-
          Coordinator                 school	 students	 to	 share	 con-                                               pants	to	provide	the	tips,	tricks	
                                                                              The	 Wagner	 Plan	 was	 initi-
     Southern Utah University         cerns,	 challenges,	 and	 strate-       ated	 in	 1998	 and	 incorporates	      and	 traps	 of	 designing	 a	 new	
                                      gies	 that	 are	 working	 on	 their	    features vital to first-year learn-     FYE	 initiative	 and	 its	 compo-
Over	 the	 past	 four	 years,	        campuses.		Topics	of	discussion	        ing and success. The first-year         nent	 programs	 on	 a	 limited	
Southern	 Utah	 University	 has	      include	 both	 administrative	          program	 (FYP)	 includes	 team-         budget.	 	 Using	 TRU’s	 Shared	
reengineered	 many	 of	 their	        and	 pedagogical	 issues,	 includ-      taught	 interdisciplinary	 learn-       Leadership	Model,	the	present-
existing	 programs	 to	 share	 a	     ing	how	to	increase	institutional	      ing	 communities;	 30	 hours	 of	       ers review its benefits, imple-
common	 vision	 and	 to	 work	        investment	in	JE,	how	to	orient	        experiential	 learning;	 faculty	       mentation,	 and	 assessment	
more	 collaboratively	 with	 each	    JE	students	to	college	academic	        development	 for	 active	 learn-        strategies	 and	 demonstrate	 the	
other.	 	 The	 purpose	 of	 this	     expectations,	 how	 to	 address	        ing,	 academic	 advisement,	 and	       process	 used	 to	 develop	 the	
roundtable	discussion	is	to	pro-      the	social	needs	of	JE	students,	       writing	 across	 the	 curriculum;	      Student	 Leadership	 Program	
vide	 a	 format	 for	 participants	   and	 effective	 recruitment	 and	       integration	 of	 academic	 and	         within	 the	 context	 of	 TRU’s	
to	 explore	 how	 aligning	 vari-     retention	strategies.                   student	 affairs	 partnerships;	        FYE	 initiative.	 Participants	
ous	and	existing	programs	to	a	                                               the	 use	 of	 peer	 educators;	 and	    gain	 information	 about	 the	
single	focal	point	regarding	the	                                             incorporates	         campus-wide	      overall	 initiative	 and	 program	
success of first-year students can                                            diversity	 initiatives.	 	 This	 pre-   specific start-up tips and tricks.
bolster	 lethargic	 programs	 and	                                            sentation	 describes	 how	 these	
increase	student	retention.                                                   elements	 have	 been	 integrated,	
                                                                              assessed,	 and	 institutionalized	
                                                                              at	Wagner	College




                                                                         
                   Monday, February 27, 2006

          I-160                                 I-161                                   C-162                                  I-163
 Training, Maintaining,                 Enhancing Student                        Leading Change at a                    From Start to Finish:
and Retaining FYE Course                 Experiences and                        University: 25 Years of                Successful Classroom
      Instructors                       Retention Through                             Success                              Interventions
                                       Multicultural Learning
    10:30 am – 11:30 am                    Communities                            10:30 am – 11:30 am                    10:30 am – 11:30 am
           Inman                                                                       Courtland                               Roswell
                                         10:30 am – 11:30 am
       Brian Corkery                         Dunwoody                                  Betty Siegel                        Shelley Rinehart
 Assistant	Director,	Academic	                                                          President                          Retention	Counselor
        Advising	Center                   Melissa Dyehouse
                                          Graduate	Assistant	for	                  Mary Lou Frank                           Joan Mauldin
        Pat Folsom                            Assessment                      Dean	of 	University	College	and	           Developmental/ESOL	
 Director,	Academic	Advising	                                                    Undergraduate	Studies                   Department	Chair	and	
            Center                         Natalie Rausch                                                               Language	Skills	Instructor
                                       Senior	Assistant	Director	of 	              Keisha Hoerrner                       San Jacinto College South
   Andrew Cinoman                    Student	Access,	Transition,	and	          Director	of 	CLASS,	Learning	
   Associate	Director	of 	                  Success	Programs                           Communities                   In	 an	 effort	 to	 increase	 reten-
Admissions	and	the	Director	of 	                                                                                     tion	 rates	 at	 San	 Jacinto	
    Orientation	Services                  Matthew Pistilli                          Rebecca Casey                    College	 South,	 several	 class-
    The University of Iowa               Assistant	Director	and	                Chair	of 	University	Studies         room	 interventions	 have	 been	
                                       Coordinator	of 	Databases	                Kennesaw State University           created.	 	 Partnering	 with	
                                       and	Statistics	for	Student	                                                   academic	 departments,	 staff	
Instructor	training	is	central	to	
                                     Access,	Transition,	and	Success	         Building	 on	 sustained,	 out-         from	 the	 Center	 for	 Student	
a successful first-year seminar,
                                                Programs                      standing	 leadership,	 Kennesaw	       Development	 visit	 classes	 to	
but	implementing	quality	train-
                                             Purdue University                State	has	continued	to	develop,	       share	 resources	 available	 to	
ing programs can be difficult
                                                                              advance,	 and	 support	 student	       students.	 	 The	 topics	 range	
when	 instructors	 are	 drawn	
                                                                              success.	 	 Through	 alignment	        from	 becoming	 an	 academic	
from	 units	 campus-wide.	 This	     This	 presentation	 focuses	
                                                                              of	 programs,	 policies,	 people,	     student,	dealing	with	academic	
presentation	 outlines	 a	 three-    on	 Multicultural	 Learning	
                                                                              programs,	 place,	 and	 process,	      challenges,	 mastering	 study	
dimensional	 instructor	 train-      Communities	 (MLCs)	 at	
                                                                              the	 institution	 has	 created	 and	   skills	 information,	 and	 under-
ing	 program	 at	 the	 University	   Purdue	 University.	 MLCs	
                                                                              layered	 innovative	 programs	         standing	 graduation	 require-
of	 Iowa	 designed	 to	 prepare,	    were	 developed	 in	 an	 effort	 to	
                                                                              building	 a	 responsive	 culture	      ments. Specifically, we discuss
maintain,	 and	 retain	 instruc-     meet	 the	 needs	 of	 a	 changing	
                                                                              embracing	 change.	 	 Led	 by	         presentations	 to	 ESOL	 cours-
tors.	We	discuss	the	philosophi-     population	 attending	 Purdue	
                                                                              President	 Betty	 Siegel,	 this	       es, GED courses, first-year
cal	and	practical	considerations	    and	 to	 build	 on	 the	 gains	 seen	
                                                                              institutional	panel	discusses	the	     courses,	 distance	 learning	 stu-
of	each	phase	and	provide	par-       in	 student	 retention	 and	 suc-
                                                                              visioning,	 layering	 process	 that	   dents,	 upper	 level	 courses	 and	
ticipants	 with	 sample	 training	   cess,	 especially	 among	 minor-
                                                                              has	resulted	in	25	years	of	con-       a	 Developmental	 Math	 Study	
plans,	materials,	and	a	detailed	    ity	 students.	 Information	 on	
                                                                              tinually	 improved	 programs	 at	      Skills	 Workshop	 that	 is	 taken	
list	of	talking	points.              developing	 MLCs,	 as	 well	 as	
                                                                              a	metropolitan	university.             into	all	lower	level	developmen-
                                     assessment	 and	 retention	 data,	
                                                                                                                     tal	math	courses.
                                     are	shared.		Colleagues	looking	
                                     to	 create	 new	 programs	 that	
                                     enhance	 student	 learning	 and	
                                     success	 are	 welcome	 to	 join	 in	
                                     this	interactive	session.




                                                                         6
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

           I-164
  Community Scholars:                  25                                      Notes
    A Comprehensive
  Transition & Retention                Lunch on Your Own
 Program at Georgetown                 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
        University
                                       Want	to	stay	close	and	get	a	
    10:30 am – 11:30 am                quick	bite	to	eat?		Visit	the	
         University                    food	court	connected	to	the	
                                       Hyatt	to	the	left	of	the	hotel	
    Stephanie Colunga                  registration	 desk.	 A	 wide	
 Assistant	Director	Center	for	        variety	 of	 food	 options	 are	
 Minority	Educational	Affairs          available.

      Elizabeth velez
Director	Community	Scholars	
     Program,	Professor
     Georgetown University

Georgetown	 University	 has	
been	 dedicated	 to	 the	 evo-
lution	 and	 existence	 of	 the	
Community	 Scholars	 pro-
gram	 for	 more	 than	 30	 years.	
Community	Scholars	are	care-
fully	 selected	 and	 typically	
come	 from	 diverse	 racial	 and	
ethnic	 backgrounds	 and/or	
may be first-generation college
students.	 The	 program	 begins	
with	 a	 four-week	 summer	 resi-
dential component (pre-first
year)	 and	 continues	 to	 support	
students	 while	 attending	 the	
university.	This	session	explores	
the	 intricacies	 of	 running	 the	
program	 and	 the	 effects	 it	 has	
on	the	campus	community.	




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                 Monday, February 27, 2006

                                                                                       F-165                                F-166
25              Plenary Address
                                                                             Educating Male Students
                                                                                 in the University
                                                                                                                      How do First-Year
                                                                                                                   Seminars Impact Campus
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm u Regency Ballroom                                                                                  Culture?
                                                                                  2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
                                                                                       Vinings                           2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
  Transitions, Learning, and Leadership Identity
                                                                                  A Peter White                       A
                                                                                                                             Hanover G
                                      Susan Komives
                                                                                Dean,	University	College                Adele Pittendrigh
                           Program	Director	of 	College	Student	
                                                                                 University of New Mexico            Associate	Dean,	College	of 	
                             Development			Graduate	Program
                                                                                                                        Letters	and	Science
                                     University of Maryland
                                                                             At	 the	 University	 of	 New	             Montana State University
                           Komives	 will	 explore	 the	 intersec-            Mexico,	 enrollment	 and	 reten-                – Bozeman
                           tions	of 	students	moving	into	the	col-           tion	rates	for	male	students	lag	
                           lege	 experience,	 views	 of 	 themselves	        significantly behind the rates        This	 discussion	 will	 focus	 on	
                           and	 leadership,	 and	 enhancements	              for	 female	 students.	 To	 what	     how first-year seminars are
                           for	 student	 learning.	 A	 member	 of 	          extent	is	this	true	at	other	insti-   affecting,	 or	 could	 affect,	 cam-
                           the	 NASPA/ACPA	 team	 that	 wrote	               tutions,	 and	 what	 initiatives	     pus	 expectations,	 assumptions,	
Learning Reconsidered and	 principal	 investigator	 of 	 the	 Leader-        have	 been	 taken	 (with	 what	       values,	 and	 practices,	 especial-
ship	 Identity	 Development	 Model,	 Komives	 will	 explore	 the	            success?)	to	address	this	issue	at	   ly	 as	 these	 relate	 to	 educating	
institution’s	responsibility	to	engage	students	in	deeper	trans-             your	institutions?                    beginning	students.
formative	learning.




                                                                        
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

           F-167                                   F-168                                      F-169                                 F-170
 Myth or Truth: Students                 Can’t We Do Better Than                     How Can You Move from                   Collaboration Across
  Will Learn Best if They                To Use a Business Model                       “Doing Assessment”                         Campuses
 Leave Their Past Behind                  as the Holy Grail of the                    to “Doing Institutional
 Them and Begin College                   First Year: Retention?                          Improvement?”                         2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
   With a Fresh Slate?                                                                                                              Hanover C
                                               2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                         2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
      2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                            Hanover E                                 Hanover D                         Barbara Jackson
          Hanover F                                                                                                         Associate	Dean,	University	
                                                 John Gardner                             Randy L. Swing                              College
      Susan Komives                             Executive	Director                            Co-Director                  PAScott E. Evenbeck
 Program	Director	of 	College	            Policy Center on the First Year of         Policy Center on the First Year of
Student	Development	Graduate	                                                                                               Dean	of 	University	College
                                                       College                                    College
          Program                            Senior	Fellow,	National	                 Fellow,	National	Resource	             Indiana University-Purdue
      University of Maryland             Resource	Center	for	The	First-               Center	for	The	First-Year	               University Indianapolis

Most	 educators	 would	 shout	
                                         Year	Experience	and	Students	
                                                   in	Transition
                                                                                     Experience	and	Students	in	
                                                                                               Transition
                                                                                                                           PA   Maggy Smith
“myth”;	 but	 if	 we	 pinch	 our-                                                                                         Dean	of 	the	University	College	
                                            University of South Carolina               University of South Carolina
selves,	 do	 our	 campus	 prac-                                                                                              &	Professor	of 	English
tices	 actually	 behave	 as	 if	 this	
is	 true?	 Come	 discuss	 campus	
                                         There	is	absolutely	no	question	
                                         that	 “retention”	 is	 the	 undis-
                                                                                          Bradley E . Cox
                                                                                    Coordinator	of 	Research	and	
                                                                                                                          PA Dorothy P. Ward
practices	 that	 need	 reform	 and	                                                                                          Director,	Entering	Student	
                                         puted	 driver	 for	 the	 current	           Public	Information,	National	
new	 strategies	 to	 develop	 self-                                                                                                     Program
                                         level of attention to the first            Resource	Center	for	The	First-
authorship	 and	 transformative	         year.	Personally,	I	am	offended	           Year	Experience	and	Students	          The University of Texas at El Paso
learning	for	students.                   and	 disturbed	 that	 we	 have	                     in	Transition                 	
                                         stooped	 to	 a	 business	 model	 of	                                             Collaborations	can	help	faculty,	
                                                                                       University of South Carolina
                                         thinking	 about	 this,	 and	 pri-                                                staff,	and	students	establish	best	
                                         marily	 in	 self-serving	 terms	                                                 practices	and	assessment	strate-
                                                                                    Assessment	efforts	tell	us	“what	
                                         of	 revenue	 impact.	 Can’t	 we	                                                 gies that benefit entering stu-
                                                                                    needs	 to	 be	 changed”	 but	
                                         do	 better	 than	 this?	 And	 if	 we	                                            dents.		What	are	the	important	
                                                                                    often	 fail	 to	 motivate	 anyone	
                                         could, what would the first year                                                 factors	 (e.g.,	 identifying	 part-
                                                                                    to	 actually	 make	 change	 hap-
                                         look	 like?	 Join	 us	 to	 discuss	 an	                                          ners,	 initiating	 and	 sustaining	
                                                                                    pen.		What	does	it	take	to	cre-
                                         alternative	vision	for	improving	                                                collaboration,	 working	 among	
                                                                                    ate	advocates	for	improving	the	
                                         the first year.                                                                  different	 kinds	 of	 institutions,	
                                                                                    first year of college? How can
                                                                                                                          working	 across	 reporting	 lines,	
                                                                                    assessment	 data	 become	 the	
                                                                                                                          etc.)	 to	 consider	 in	 developing	
                                                                                    base	 for	 really	 improving	 stu-
                                                                                                                          a	 campus-wide	 community	 of	
                                                                                    dent	satisfaction,	retention,	and	
                                                                                                                          practice	 that	 improves	 the	 suc-
                                                                                    learning	 outcomes?	 This	 ses-
                                                                                                                          cess	of	entering	students?
                                                                                    sion	will	focus	on	moving	from	
                                                                                    doing	assessment	to	doing	insti-
                                                                                    tutional	improvement.




                                                                               7
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

            F-171                                  F-172                                 F-173                                  F-174
   Supporting First-Year                   A Discussion of the                   What is Being Done in                  Growing Our Students
   Students When Their                      Pros and Cons of                      Higher Education to                  and Ourselves: Making
   First-Year Experience                   Early Declaration of                  Assess How Students                  Links Between Cognitive
         Class Ends                        an Academic Major:                   Learn and How Can That                    Development and
                                          Undecided Students -                 Knowledge Affect Student                 Diversity Awareness
      2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                   Wondering or Wise?                           Success?
          Hanover B                                                                                                         2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
  A Laurie L. Hazard                         2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                       2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                            Spring

 Director,	Academic	Center	of 	
                                                 Hanover A                               Piedmont
                                                                                                                        A    Zaide Pixley
  Excellence	and	the	Writing	                     Paul Gore                       Joanne Damminger                        Dean	of 	First	Year	and	
            Center                        Director,	Career	Transitions	        Executive	Assistant	to	the	Vice	                 Advising
        Bryant University                           Research                    President	for	Student	Affairs               Kalamazoo College
                                                   ACT, Inc.
Some	First-Year	Experience	(FYE)	                                               Besty McCalla-Wriggins                Lee	 Knefelkamp	 has	 written,	
classes	 run	 for	 the	 whole	 year,	   Repeated	 discussion	 on	 the	          Higher	Education	Specialist,	         “A	 student’s	 level	 of	 intellec-
but	 the	 majority	 last	 for	 one	     FYE	and	other	listservs	suggest	       Center	for	the	Advancement	of 	        tual		complexity	is	the	most	sig-
semester.	 	 Others	 are	 “front	       a	 lack	 of	 consensus	 regarding	                Learning                    nificant filter through which he
loaded”	 perhaps	 during	 orien-        the relative benefits or draw-                Rowan University                or	 she	 interprets	 and	 ascribes	
tation or for the first few weeks       backs	 of	 delaying	 the	 decla-                                              meaning	 to	 experiences	 of	
of	 the	 semester.	 	 Depending	        ration	 of	 an	 academic	 major.	      This	 focused	 dialogue	 requires	     diversity	 of	 all	 kinds.”	 How	
on	 the	 model,	 many	 FYE	 pro-        During	 this	 discussion	 par-         participants	 to	 share	 informa-      can	 we	 better	 nuture	 cognitive	
gram	 administrators	 are	 left	        ticipants	will	have	an	opportu-        tion	 about	 campus	 initiatives	      development	 and	 intercultural	
with	the	question	of	what	to	do	        nity	to	share	their	perspectives,	     to	assess	how	students	learn.	In	      understanding	 in	 our	 First-
to support first-year students          experiences,	 and	 knowledge	          addition,	 attendees	 will	 discuss	   Year	 Seminar	 and	 First-Year	
when	the	FYE	class	ends.		This	         regarding	the	early	declaration	       how	 that	 knowledge	 impacts	         Experience	programs?
“Focused	 Dialogue”	 will	 dis-         of	a	college	major                     students’	 success.	 Facilitators	
cuss strategies to support first                                               will speak specifically about
year	 students	 after	 the	 FYE	                                               learning	pattern	awareness	and	
class	ends.                                                                    how	it	is	being	used	to	improve	
                                                                               higher	 education	 experiences	
                                                                               for	students.




                                                                          
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

          F-175
   How Does Service
Learning in the First Year
                                                   F-176
                                         Is it Possible to Sustain
                                          Individual Spirituality,
                                                                                           F-177
                                                                                   How Can Emotional
                                                                                  Intelligence Skills Be
                                                                                                                        25
  Impact on Academic                    Authenticity, Wholeness,                 Developed in First Year
Success and Retention?                  and Self-Renewal in the                  Seminar Courses and                      Exhibitor Drawing
                                             Academy Today?                       First-Year Experience
      2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                                                                 Programs?                       3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
            Inman                             2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                                                          Grand Hall East
  A   Dolores Bertoti
                                                  Dunwoody                            2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
                                                                                          Courtland
                                                                                 PA
                                                                                                                        In	 an	 effort	 to	 show-
     Dean	of 	Advancement                  Mary Stuart Hunter                                                           case	 the	 wide	 range	 of	
        Alvernia College                  Director,	National	Resource	              Catherine Andersen                  resources	 now	 available	
                                           Center	for	The	First-Year	               Director,	The	First-Year	           to	 professionals	 in	 higher	
The	 literature	 demonstrates	            Experience	and	Students	in	                     Experience                    education,	 The	 First-Year	
that	 service	 learning	 in	 higher	               Transition                          Gallaudet University             Experience	 Conference	 is	
education	has	a	positive	impact	           University of South Carolina                                                 hosting	an	exhibitor	draw-
on	student	learning,	college	and	                                            Information	 on	 Emotional	                ing.	 In	 addition	 to	 the	
community	 engagement,	 and	                Betsy O. Barefoot                Intelligence	(EI)	and	its	connec-          prizes	 that	 will	 be	 given	
value	development.	My	experi-                    Co-Director	                tion	 to	 success	 in	 college	 will	      away,	 this	 will	 provide	 an	
ence	 demonstrates	 that	 using	        Policy Center on the First Year of   briefly be shared. The major-              additional	 opportunity	 for	
service	 as	 a	 cornerstone	 rather	                 College                 ity	 of	 this	 session	 will	 focus	 on	   participants	to	view	exhib-
than an extension of the first           Fellow,	National	Resource	          how	one	might	make	use	of	this	            itor	 products	 and	 services	
year	 approach	 creates	 a	 learn-       Center	for	The	First-Year	          information in the first year of           and	 ask	 questions	 regard-
ing	 environment	 that	 build	          Experience	and	Students	in	          college in both first-year semi-           ing	the	materials	available.
student	 empowerment	 and	                        Transition                 nar courses and first year pro-
confidence in such a way that                                                grams.	 	 Participants	 will	 be	
                                          University of South Carolina
success	 and	 resilience	 are	 the	                                          encouraged	 to	 share	 any	 expe-
beneficial outcomes for both                                                 rience	 they	 have	 with	 EI	 and	
the	 individual	 student	 and	 the	 It	seems	that	many	faculty	and	 suggestions	for	implementation.
                                     staff	today	struggle	with	incon-
college	as	a	whole
                                     gruities	in	their	academic	lives.	    	
                                     Do	 our	 institutional	 cultures	
                                     fuel	 incongruence	 or	 do	 they	
                                     encourage	 authenticity?	 	 What	
                                     kinds	 of	 collegial	 behavior	 or	
                                     administrative	 policies	 and	
                                     actions	 are	 likely	 to	 generate	
                                     values conflicts or inauthentic
                                     behavior?			In	this	session,	par-
                                     ticipants	 will	 be	 encouraged	 to	
                                     think	 deeply	 about	 their	 own	
                                     beliefs	and	values	and	consider	
                                     how	 their	 institutional	 cultures	
                                     foster	 authenticity	 or	 perhaps	
                                     generate	 intra-personal	 con-
                                     flict.




                                                                            7
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

           I-178                                  C-179                                      C-180                              C-181
 In the Belly of the Beast:                Making a Home at the                     Using E-Portfolios in              Integrating a First-Year
The First-Year Experience                  University: The I-CAN                    a First-Year Seminar                Seminar into Learning
in an Innovative Learning                       Approach                                    Course                    Communities to Increase
        Community                                                                                                      Academic Performance
                                              4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                       4:15 pm – 5:15 pm               and Student Engagement
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                            Vinings                                Techwood
            Lenox
                                               Patricia James                     PA Richard Kirk                           4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
                                                                                                                                Hanover G
    Sandra Holinbaugh                      Associate	Professor	of 	Art              Director,	Student	Success
    Delta	College	Director                                                                                                  Dan Friedman
                                               Patrick Bruch                             Juan Garcia                  Director	of 	Freshman	Seminar
         Jim Georger                         Associate	Professor	of 					         Division	Director,	Computer	
     Lecturer,	Delta	College                    Writing	Studies                      Information	Systems                       Beth Marsh
                                                                                   Texas State Technical College            Assistant	Director	of 							
       Derek Nikitas                          Rashne Jehangir                                                                Freshmen	Seminar
   Lecturer,	Delta	College                Assistant	Professor,	General	          This	session	focuses	on	the	inte-
 The State University of New York                   College                      gration	of	critical	thinking	and	          Julie Alexander
       College at Brockport                  University of Minnesota             learning	 strategies	 with	 com-           Graduate	Assistant
                                                                                 puter	 literacy	 components	 that	      Appalachian State University
This	 session	 highlights	 Delta	       We	present	the	design	and	out-           produce	 an	 electronic	 port-
College,	 a	 long-established	 yet	     comes	 of	 our	 I-CAN	 (Identity,	       folio	 for	 student	 assessment.		   This	 session	 discusses	 ways	
innovative	 program	 that	 each	        Community,	 Agency	 Network)	            Assessing	 the	 e-portfolio	 is	     that the first-year seminar at
year	 provides	 a	 select	 group	 of	   multicultural	 learning	 com-            demonstrated	with	rubrics	that	      Appalachian	 State	 University	
first-year students with a com-         munity approach to the first-            determine	the	degree	of	student	     has	been	successfully	integrated	
plete	 alternative	 to	 the	 tradi-     year	 experience.	 The	 I-CAN	           understanding	of	critical	think-     and	 linked	 to	 other	 courses	 to	
tional	 liberal	 arts	 experience	      approach	 was	 designed	 by	 the	        ing	skills	and	computer	applica-     support	 academic	 success	 and	
conducted	 at	 Delta’s	 mother	         presenters to help first-genera-         tions.                               increase	academic	engagement.	     	
college,	The	State	University	of	       tion,	 low-income,	 TRIO	 stu-                                                Specific examples and strate-
New	York	College	at	Brockport.	     	   dents	succeed	at	a	large,	highly	                                             gies	 are	 shared	 and	 discussed.		
We	discuss	three	distinct	learn-        selective	 research	 university.	 It	                                         Assessment findings regarding
ing/teaching	 paradigms	 that	          is	 presently	 being	 expanded	 to	                                           grades	 in	 these	 learning	 com-
have	contributed	to	our	success	        include	20	separate	linked-class	                                             munities	are	also	shared.
in first-year education: experi-        communities	 on	 campus.	 We	
ential	 education,	 collaborative	      discuss	 our	 theories	 and	 meth-
education,	 and	 educating	 with	       ods	 of	 curriculum	 and	 assess-
technology.                             ment,	 talk	 about	 the	 rewards	
                                        and	 problems	 of	 teaching	 and	
                                        learning	in	this	way,	and	share	
                                        student	work.




                                                                            
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

           C-182                                 C-183                                  C-184                                     I-185
Humor in the Classroom:                  Advising for Success:                 Diverse Media in Identity                  Integrating Service-
 Jest for the Health of It!                  The Evolution                            Formation                         Learning and Diversity in
                                           and Content of a                                                              a Learning Community:
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                     Comprehensive                            4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                  The Michigan Community
          Hanover F                       First-Year Advising                            Hanover D                      Scholars Program (MCSP)
                                                Program
      Jeannie Killian                                                                  Darryl Townes                          4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
 Advisor;	Instructor;	Training	             4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                     Assistant	Clinical	Professor                    Hanover C
           Specialist                           Hanover E                           Georgia State University
   Southern Illinois University                                                                                                David Schoem
          Carbondale                          Peggy Smith                      This	 presentation	 focuses	 on	             Faculty	Director,	MCSP
                                            Director,	Academic	                how diverse media (e.g., film,
Today’s	 teachers	 are	 faced	              Achievement	Center                 cartoons)	 can	 be	 used	 in	 the	              Wendy Woods
with	 overwhelming	 job-relat-                                                 classroom with first-year stu-              Associate	Director,	MCSP
ed	 stressors	 that	 can	 lead	 to	          Helena Santos                     dents	 to	 aid	 them	 in	 better	              University of Michigan
impaired	health	conditions	and	        Associate	Director,	Academic	           understanding	 their	 place	 in	
performance	 and	 sometimes	 to	           Achievement	Center                  the	 global	 community.	 	 More	
                                                                                                                        The	 Michigan	 Community	
burnout.		Humor	helps	to	com-                                                  directly,	 media	 can	 help	 stu-
                                                                                                                        Scholars	 Program	 at	 the	
bat	 hardening	 of	 the	 attitudes	           Steve viveiros                   dents	see	their	role	as	a	diverse	
                                                                                                                        University	 of	 Michigan	 inte-
and	can	provide	a	new	perspec-           Staff 	Associate,	Academic	           person	 on	 the	 GSU	 campus	
                                                                                                                        grates	 the	 educational	 initia-
tive	 on	 a	 situation,	 fostering	         Achievement	Center                 in	 relating	 to	 others.	 	 In	 addi-
                                                                                                                        tives	of	service-learning,	diversi-
creativity,	 learning,	 problem-                                               tion,	 media	 is	 used	 to	 provoke	
                                           Bridgewater State College                                                    ty,	and	learning	communities	to	
solving skills, and flexibility for                                            students	 to	 thinking	 critically	
                                                                                                                        aid	 in	 the	 successful	 transition	
teachers. This session identifies                                              about	 their	 course	 work,	 their	
                                      This first-year advising pro-                                                     of	students	from	high	school	to	
classroom	 stressors	 and	 pro-                                                motivation,	 and	 how	 they	 see	
                                      gram	 has	 evolved	 since	 1999	                                                  college.	This	interactive	session	
vides	 strategies	 for	 choosing	                                              themselves	 as	 new	 university	
                                      and	now	mandates	a	minimum	                                                       provides	the	concrete	details	of	
humor	and	laughter	over	anger	                                                 students.	 	 This	 approach	 cre-
                                      of five advising contacts for                                                     how	this	program	has	achieved	
or	despair.                                                                    ates	 interpersonal	 and	 intrap-
                                      each	 beginning	 student.	 	 The	                                                 first-year retention rates consis-
                                                                               ersonal conflict that gets pro-
                                      advising	 curriculum	 system-                                                     tently	 above	 95%,	 emphasiz-
                                                                               cessed	in	the	classroom	through	
                                      atically	addresses	what	students	                                                 ing	 program	 diversity,	 faculty	
                                                                               extensive	exercises.
                                      need	to	know	and	be	able	to	do	                                                   involvement,	 small	 classes,	 ser-
                                      to	 successfully	 manage	 their	                                                  vice-learning	 projects,	 student	
                                      academic	lives.	An	overview	of	                                                   leadership,	 and	 intentional	
                                      the	 process	 through	 which	 the	                                                community	building.
                                      program	 has	 developed,	 how	
                                      the	advising	program	is	staffed,	
                                      the	 goals	 and	 objectives	 of	 the	
                                      program,	 and	 students’	 learn-
                                      ing	outcomes	are	provided.




                                                                          7
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

           R-186                                 R-187                                  I-188                                     I-189
    TAKE 5! Great Ideas                Building Community on                 New Student Experience:                   Enhanced Assessment for
  for Teaching First-Year              Campus: A Reflection of                     A Holistic and                       Enhanced Achievement:
         Students                      Spirituality, Wholeness,              Collaborative Approach                       Linking Assessment
                                             and Balance                       to First-Year Student                       Tools to First-Year
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                                                              Retention                             Seminar Learning
          Hanover B                        4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                                                                   Outcomes
                                               Hanover A                           4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
     Kathy Matthews                                                                    Piedmont                              4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
     Director	of 	First-Year	               Sharon Ferrett                                                                         Spring
          Experience                     Senior	Academic	Advisor                  Michele Campagna
                                          Humboldt State University               Director,	New	Student	                     Kristin Bransford
        Lynn Boettler                                                                   Experience                           Assistant	Professor	of 	
      Instructor,	First-Year	      Many	 of	 us	 in	 higher	 educa-               Montclair State University                      Psychology
      Experience	Seminar           tion	 are	 concerned	 about	 the	
                                   lack	of	community,	connection,	           Housed	 in	 the	 division	 of	                  Robert Krueger
          Kim Frazier              and	loyalty	and	the	increase	in	                                                      Associate	Professor	of 	Math
                                                                             Student	 Development	 and	
       Instructor,	First-Year	     stress,	 competition,	 and	 frag-                                                         Concordia University
                                                                             Campus	 Life,	 New	 Student	
       Experience	Seminar          mentation	 that	 we	 see	 occur-          Experience	 (NSE)	 coordinates	
                                   ring	on	college	campuses.	This	           comprehensive	 and	 inten-                Academic	 institutions	 offer	 a	
       Deborah Mixson-             session	 discusses	 the	 search	          tional	 curricular	 and	 co-cur-          first-year seminar to facilitate
           Brookshire              for	 purpose,	 meaning,	 coop-            ricular activities for first-year         student	 engagement,	 enhance	
Instructor	of 	University	Studies eration,	 and	 community	 and	             student	 development:	 the	 new	          academic	 skills,	 and	 foster	
                                   how	 it	 affects	 students,	 faculty,	    student	 seminar	 course,	 learn-         student/faculty	 relationships.	      	
         Lesia Schnur              and	 administrators	 on	 college	         ing	 communities,	 new	 student	          However,	many	are	challenged	
       Instructor,	First-Year	     campuses	 and	 the	 larger	 com-          and	 family	 orientation,	 peer	          to	 devise	 asessment	 strate-
     Experience	and	English        munity.	 Participants	 explore	           leadership program, first-year            gies	 that	 will	 demonstrate	 that	
                                   the	 importance	 of	 this	 topic	         programming series, first-year            first-year programs meet insti-
     Kennesaw State University                                                                                         tutional	 goals.	 	 In	 this	 session,	
                                   and	 practical	 tips	 for	 building	      residence	 programming,	 aca-
                                   a	 sense	 of	 community,	 ways	 to	       demic	 advisement,	 and	 fam-             participants	 are	 introduced	
Don’t just take one; take five make	our	college	campus	more	                                                           to	 one	 institution’s	 process	 for	
ideas for teaching first-year hospitable,	and	ways	to	connect	               ily	 programming.	 This	 session	
                                                                             highlights	 the	 department’s	            developing	 learning	 outcomes	
                                 	
students	 at	 your	 institution.	 with	 each	 other	 on	 a	 deeper,	                                                   for a first-year seminar, creat-
Faculty	 from	 Kennesaw	 State	 spiritual	level.                             functional	 areas	 and	 the	 part-
                                                                             nerships	formed	across	campus	            ing	 assessment	 tools	 and	 data	
University	share	best	ideas	in	a	                                                                                      collection	 processes,	 and	 using	
format	similar	to	speed	dating.	 	                                           to	 achieve	 the	 goals	 in	 its	 stra-
                                                                             tegic	plan.                               the	 results	 to	 improve	 the	
Topics	 include	 peer	 theater,	                                                                                       first-year seminar. Presenters
building	 community	 values,	                                                                                          share	 assessment	 tools	 and	
developing	classroom	etiquette,	                                                                                       data	 management	 strategies	
teaching	 critical	 thinking,	                                                                                         that	 will	 stimulate	 ideas	 for	
using foreign film in first-year                                                                                       increasing	student	engagement.	       	
seminars,	Facebook	for	making	                                                                                         Participants	learn	how	to	devel-
connections,	 exploring	 person-                                                                                       op	 a	 model	 of	 assessment	 that	
ality,	 creating	 humor,	 learn-                                                                                       can	be	used	by	institutions	with	
ing	 through	 visualizations	 and	                                                                                     established first-year experienc-
drawings,	and	teaching	NOW.                                                                                            es	as	well	as	those	interested	in	
                                                                                                                       developing a first-year seminar.




                                                                        
                    Monday, February 27, 2006

          I-190                                 I-191                                  I-192                                    I-193
The Boot Camp Approach                    Students Teaching                     Creating a First-Year                Finally, Student Success
    to FYE: A Radical                         Students                        Experience Course from                    in Developmental
Approach to Retention of                                                              Scratch                              Mathematics
  First-Year Students                       4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
                                                Dunwoody                           4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
     4:15 pm – 5:15 pm                                                                 Courtland                               Roswell
           Inman                            Joe Salvatore
                                       Director	of 	Peer-Led	Study	               Andrew Cinoman                          Susan Peterson
         vida Kenk                     Groups/Project	Coordinator                Director	of 	Orientation	          Coordinator	of 	Remedial	Math	
   Interim	Dean,	College	of 	             University of Michigan                        Services                        Southern Utah University
           Science
                                      Many first-year students with                 Brian Corkery                   Following	years	of	dismal	pass-
     Michael Randle                   dreams	 of	 careers	 in	 medi-          Assistant	Director,	Academic	         ing	 rates	 in	 remedial	 math,	
Student	Development	Specialist        cine	 and	 science	 struggle	 in	              Advising	Center                Southern	 Utah	 University	 has	
    San Jose State University         introductory	 science	 courses,	                                              embarked	on	a	new	path	that	is	
                                      which	 challenge	 students	 to	                Pat Folsom                     producing	an	80%	passing	rate	
                                      apply	 course	 knowledge	 and	          Director,	Academic	Advising	          for	those	students	who	complete	
The	 College	 of	 Science	 at	 San	                                                      Center
                                      concepts	 to	 new	 problems	 on	                                              Math	 0900	 (pre-algebra)	 and	
Jose	State	University	pioneered	
                                      exams.	 	 The	 University	 of	              The University of Iowa            Math	 0990	 (beginning	 alge-
a	 “Boot	 Camp”	 approach	 to	
                                      Michigan’s	 Peer-Led	 Study	                                                  bra).	 	 This	 new	 approach	 is	 a	
FYE.	 “Science	 2”	 exposes	 stu-
                                      Group	Program	supports	these	          So,	 you’ve	 just	 been	 put	 in	      team	 effort	 that	 involves	 the	
dents	to	the	realities	of	rigorous	
                                      students	by	providing	a	trained	       charge of implementing a first-        teacher,	 the	 student,	 extended	
academics	 while	 teaching	 suc-
                                      peer	leader	to	facilitate	a	week-      year	 experience	 course.	 	 Not	      class	 time,	 weekly	 individual	
cess	strategies.	What	makes	this	
                                      ly	discussion	of	course	concepts	      sure	 where	 to	 begin?	 	 Let	 us	    progress	 meetings,	 Student	
model	unique	is	the	co-facilita-
                                      and	 problems.	 	 This	 presenta-      help	you!	We	share	our	step-by	        Support	Services,	computerized	
tion	of	the	course	by	the	Dean’s	
                                      tion	 focuses	 on	 training	 study	    step	 outline	 for	 creating	 The	     and	 written	 homework,	 tutor-
office and the Advising Center.
                                      group	 leaders	 in	 collaborative	     College	 Transition	 from	 the	        ing,	 customized	 advising,	 and	
The	 course	 has	 evolved	 into	 a	
                                      learning	 and	 problem-solving	        ground	 up	 at	 the	 University	 of	   close	ties	with	the	mathematics	
structured	 academic	 program	
                                      techniques	 and	 on	 an	 innova-       Iowa,	including	how	we	gained	         department.
that	 combines	 elements	 from	
                                      tive	 observation	 component	          institutional	 support	 for	 the	
educational	 equity	 programs,	
                                      using	 a	 Tablet	 PC	 and	 video	      course,	 developed	 course	 con-
academic	 content,	 and	 ”boot	
                                      recordings.                            tent,	 set	 course	 policies,	 and	
camp”	pedagogy.
                                                                             recruited	 and	 trained	 instruc-
                                                                             tors.	We	also	discuss	why	a	col-
                                                                             laborative	 process	 contributes	
                                                                             to	a	stronger	program.




                                                                        7
                     Monday, February 27, 2006

           I-194                                                                Notes
   Promoting Success,
Service, and Scholarship:
                                         25
  View of a Scholarship
 Program Driven By FYE                     Dinner on Your Own
       Initiatives
                                         Dinner	 reservations	 have	
                                         been	 made	 at	 several	 local	
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
                                         restaurants	for	small	dinner	
          University
                                         groups.	If	interested,	please	
                                         sign	 up	 at	 the	 conference	
     Larry Sparkman                      registration	desk.
   Director	of 	the	Luckyday	
           Program

          Amy Wade
    Assistant	Director	of 	the	
      Luckyday	Program
    The University of Southern
           Mississippi

The	 University	 of	 Southern	
Mississippi	received	the	equiva-
lent	 of	 an	 $18	 million	 endow-
ment	in	October	2001	with	the	
charge	of	developing	a	four-year	
student	 success	 program	 that	
would	 not	 only	 promote	 stu-
dent	retention	but	also	increase	
graduation	 rates.	 	 As	 a	 result,	
The	 Luckyday	 Foundation	
Citizenship	 Scholars	 Program	
was	formed	and	is	in	its	fourth	
year	      of	     implementation.	  	
Because	 of	 the	 size,	 scope,	 and	
intensity	of	the	program,	inten-
tional	 and	 effective	 collabora-
tion	 among	 multiple	 campus	
entities	has	been	a	priority	and	
necessity.	 	 In	 this	 presentation,	
the	 components	 and	 process	
of	 this	 unique	 program,	 which	
include	 a	 learning	 community,	
service	learning	and	mentoring,	
are	revealed.




                                                                           
                                         Promoting the Success
                                         of First-Year Students
                                         ACT can help you help your students
                                         achieve success in their first year.
                                         Check the conference program or
                                         stop by Booth #33 for information on
                                         ACT presentations and services at
                                         this year's Conference on the First-
                                         Year Experience.

Presentations                                     Services

• Promoting the Career Development                • Entering Student Survey - helps you
  of First-Year Students: A Review of               determine how well your first year
  Best Practices - Friday, February 24              programs match your entering
  from 1:00 - 5:00 pm (Cost: $125).                 students’ needs. Pick up a free
• National Results of the ACT                       sample of the Entering Student
  Entering Student Survey - Sunday,                 Survey instrument at the ACT Booth.
  February 26 at 7:45 am in the
  Courtland Room.                                 • DISCOVER - offers career development
• Assessing Student Readiness -                     curricula that can be used in your First-
  Promoting Student Success: An                     Year Experience Course to help your
  Institutional Initiative - Monday,                students consider career and life
  February 27 from 7:30 - 9:00 am.                  decisions. Stop by the ACT Booth to
• Predicting the Performance and                    pick up your free copy, or sign up for a
  Persistence of First-Year College                 FREE 30-day trial and see how
  Students: The Role of Non-                        DISCOVER can help your students!
  Cognitive Variables - Monday,                     (Offer Code: FYE06)
  February 27 from 7:30 - 9:00 am.



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             DISCOVER                             Entering Student Survey
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Toll free:   800/498-6068                         800/294-7027
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Notes




                                                                            8
                 Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Conference Registration                                                                                      7:30 am - 12:00 noon
                                                                                                 Grand Hall East Prefunction Area

Continental Breakfast                                                                                                     7:00 am - 8:30 am
                                                                                                                           Grand Hall East

                                                                                      C-195                                  C-196
 25              Plenary Address
                                                                                   Redesigning
                                                                                Assessment: With
                                                                                                                  Assessing the Integration
                                                                                                                        of Information
     8:00 am - 9:15 am u Regency Ballroom                                      Electronic Portfolios              Technology into the First
                                                                                                                   Year of College at Three
                                                                                 9:30 am – 10:30 am                 Public Universities: A
  The FYE’s First 25 Years--The Jury is In, But Out on                                 Lenox                        Case Study Approach
      the Next: You Can Determine the Verdict!
                                                                                 Margo Alexander                        9:30 am – 10:30 am
                                  John N. Gardner
                                                                                Instructor/Professor	of 	                     Vinings
                                   Executive	Director
                                                                                     Mathematics
                          Policy Center on the First Year of College
                                                                                 Georgia State University                   Daniel Brown
                                                                                                                      Dean	of 	University	College
                           Senior	Fellow,	National	Resource	
                          Centerfor	The	First-Year	Experience	              There	 has	 been	 a	 growing	 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
                              and	Students	in	Transition                    recognition	 among	 educators	
                                                                            of	 the	 important	 role	 tech-          Patricia James-Maguire
                               University of South Carolina
                                                                            nology	 can	 play	 in	 enhanc-             Assistant	Professor	of 	CIS
                                                                            ing	 many	 aspects	 of	 teaching	         Eastern New Mexico University
 Gardner will reflect on the forks taken and not taken over
                                                                            and	 learning.	 	 As	 part	 of	 the	
 the first quarter century of the FYE movement and offer
                                                                            plan	to	assess	student	learning,	               Janet Buzzard
 his	admittedly	personal	commentary	on	where	he	thinks	we	
                                                                            each	 student	 in	 the	 quantita-        Visiting	Associate	Professor	of 	
 must go, if the first-year work is to be sustained, strengthened,
                                                                            tive sciences first-year learning          Management	/	Marketing
 and	 really	 amount	 to	 a	 lasting	 “revolution”	 in	 American	  	
                                                                            community	 at	 Georgia	 State	
 higher	education.                                                                                                  Missouri Southern State University
                                                                            University	 was	 required	 to	
                                                                            create	 an	 electronic	 portfolio.	  	
                                                                                                                   The	 integration	 of	 informa-
                                                                            Electronic	 portfolios	 provide	
                                                                                                                   tion technology in the first
                                                                            an	 ideal	 mechanism	 to	 display	
                                                                                                                   year	 of	 college	 at	 three	 pub-
                                                                            authentic	 student	 work	 prod-
                                                                                                                   lic	 universities	 –	 Texas	 A&M	
                                                                            ucts,	 tied	 to	 critical	 academic	
                                                                                                                   University-Kingsville,	 Eastern	
                                                                            standards.		This	session	demon-
                                                                                                                   New	 Mexico	 University,	 and	
                                                                            strates	how	the	use	of	electronic	
                                                                                                                   Missouri	 Southern	 State	
                                                                            portfolios	 facilitates	 the	 learn-
                                                                                                                   University	 –	 is	 reviewed	 and	
                                                                            ing	 and	 transfer	 process	 while	
                                                                                                                   assessed	via	a	case	study	analy-
                                                                            documenting	 and	 contributing	
                                                                                                                   sis	 approach.	 	 Our	 systematic	
                                                                            students’	learning	experience.
                                                                                                                   review	of	“change	over	time”	in	
                                                                                                                   the	 application	 and	 incorpora-
                                                                                                                   tion of IT into the first year is
                                                                                                                   discussed	 with	 reference	 to	 the	
                                                                                                                   unique	 differences	 among	 our	
                                                                                                                   universities	and	their	students.




                                                                       
                     Tuesday, February 28, 2006

           C-197                                   I-198                                   C-199                                   C-200
 FYE: A Holistic Approach                 Life Design: A Creative                   Spirits in a Secular                     A Strengths-Based
                                              Approach to the                      World: Understanding                     Approach to the First-
     9:30 am – 10:30 am                   First-Year Experience                  Students’ Spirituality and                   Year Experience
          Techwood                                                                 Religiosity at a Public
                                             9:30 am – 10:30 am                          University                           9:30 am – 10:30 am
   Margaret Garroway                             Hanover G                                                                        Hanover E
Associate	Director	of 	Academic	                                                      9:30 am – 10:30 am
  Support/	Co-Director	FYE                     Braelin Pantel                             Hanover F                           Laurie Schreiner
                                         Director	of 	Student	Activities	                                                Professor	of 	Higher	Education	
        Linda Wiley                     and	Assistant	Dean	of 	Students	                 Jennifer Keup                             Leadership
 Associate	Professor	of 	English                                                        Principal	Research											
   Howard Community College                Kecia Pedrett Leland                            Analyst,	SAIR                        Eileen Hulme
                                             Dean	of 	Students                                                            Associate	Professor	of 	Higher	
                                                                                 University of California, Los Angeles
Sans	 seminar,	 a	 Howard	                                                                                                   Education	Leadership
Community	College	faculty	and	              vA Hayman Barber                                                                  Azusa Pacific University
                                                                                 Using	 multiple	 sources	 of	 data	
student	services	team	has	built	a	      Director	of 	Career	and	Alumni	
                                                                                 from	 one	 highly	 selective	 pub-
holistic first-year experience to                    Services
                                                                                 lic	 university,	 the	 purpose	 of	     A	 strengths-based	 approach	
retain	 new	 students.	 	 Initially,	       Rocky Mountain College of            this session is to share findings       identifies the talents already
they	 infused	 strategies	 in	 com-              Art and Design                  from	 assessments	 of	 students’	       within	 the	 student	 at	 entrance	
position	classes	and	shared	these	                                               religious	 and	 spiritual	 values,	     to	 college,	 using	 them	 as	 the	
across	 the	 curriculum,	 provid-                                                beliefs,	and	practices	at	college	      motivational	 foundation	 for	
                                        The	Life	Design	seminar	series	
ing	 faculty	 development,	 creat-                                               entry,	which	serve	as	a	baseline	       acquiring	 new	 knowledge	
                                        engages	 students	 in	 valuable	
ing	assessment	tools,	and	train-                                                 for	 understanding	 this	 aspect	       and	 skills	 that	 lead	 to	 student	
                                        discussion	on	college	experienc-
ing	 peer	 leaders.	 	 Enhancing	                                                of	 student	 development	 during	       engagement	 and	 success.	 	 This	
                                        es,	preparing	them	for	a	healthy	
this	 mosaic	 approach,	 they	                                                   the first year.      Further, ses-      session	 presents	 a	 strengths-
                                        future.	Conference	participants	
molded	 a	 Faculty	 Learning	                                                    sion	 discusses	 the	 relationships	    based	 approach	 to	 three	 areas	
                                        learn	about	a	unique	approach	
Community	 and	 an	 FYE	                                                         between	 spirituality/religiosity	      of first-year programming: (a)
                                        to the first-year experience that
Advisory	Board.		Their	integra-                                                  and	 socio-political	 world-view,	      the first-year seminar, (b) aca-
                                        is	 based	 on	 a	 wellness	 model	
tive	 efforts	 reinvigorated	 those	                                             scientific inquiry, and involve-        demic	 advising,	 and	 (c)	 cocur-
                                        and	incorporates	faculty,	alum-
helping	students	make	the	tran-                                                  ment	 in	 college	 as	 well	 as	 the	   ricular	 programming.	 Best	
                                        ni,	 and	 community	 expertise.	
sition	to	and	succeed	in	the	col-                                                practical	 and	 policy	 implica-        practices	from	a	variety	of	insti-
                                        Presenters	motivate	session	par-
lege	environment.                                                                tions of these findings.                tutions,	 along	 with	 activities	
                                        ticipants	 to	 creatively	 enhance	
                                        any	FYE	program.	                                                                and	 instruments	 for	 assessing	
                                                                                                                         students’	 strengths,	 are	 provid-
                                                                                                                         ed	to	participants.




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                     Tuesday, February 28, 2006

           C-201                                   I-202                                   R-203                                  I-204
   Improving Program                       Transitioning Faculty                  Orientation: A Two-Way                 Project Peak: First-Year
    Effectiveness with                   into FYE Through Faculty                         Street                            Experiential Fun!
  Student Development                          Development
          Theory                                                                      9:30 am – 10:30 am                     9:30 am – 10:30 am
                                             9:30 am – 10:30 am                           Hanover A                               Piedmont
     9:30 am – 10:30 am                          Hanover C
         Hanover D                                                                      Diane Savoca                         Elizabeth Patten
                                              Rachelle Darabi                        Coordinator	of 	Student	           Director,	The	Freshman	Center
       Deborah Taub                          Director	for	Center	for	                     Transition
     Associate	Professor	of 	                Academic	Support	and	                                                        Mary Ann Grandinetta
      Educational	Studies                        Advancement                          Teresa Huether                       Assistant	Director,	The	
                                                                                   Campus	Staff 	Development	                Freshman	Center
    Kathryn Widman                            Greg Anderson                             Coordinator
Graduate	Assistant	for	Learning	        Associate	Director	for	the	First-                                                     Anzie Lahham
 Communities	and	Residential	                  Year	Experience                        Donna Spaulding                    Peer	Advisor,	The	Freshman	
             Life                          Indiana University-Purdue               District	Staff 	Development	                     Center
                                             University Fort Wayne                         Coordinator                      George Mason University
      Matthew Pistilli                                                             St. Louis Community College
    Assistant	Director	and	             Indiana	       University-Purdue	                                               Project	Peak,	GMU’s	Freshman	
  Coordinator	of 	Databases	            University	Fort	Wayne	(IPFW)	            We	 do	 many	 things	 to	 orient	      Wilderness	Adventure,	is	a	two-
 and	Statistics,	Student	Access,	       began its first-year experience          our	new	students	to	our	institu-       phase,	one-credit	course	offered	
   Transition,	and	Success	             (FYE)	 with	 learning	 commu-            tions.	 This	 discussion	 focuses	     during a student’s first semes-
           Programs                     nities	 (LC)	 as	 its	 main	 vehicle	    on	 what	 we	 are	 doing	 to	 ori-     ter. The first phase is a six-day
       Purdue University                in	 2004	 after	 two	 semesters	 of	     ent	 the	 institution	 to	 new	 stu-   wilderness	 adventure,	 and	 the	
                                        successful	pilots.	From	what	we	         dents.	 Each	 fall	 a	 new	 group	     second	phase	is	a	semester-long	
                                        learned	 in	 the	 pilots,	 we	 deter-    of	 students	 impact	 our	 campus	     first-year experience course.
Often,	 we	 encounter	 students	
                                        mined	that	faculty	development	          culture	 with	 their	 uniqueness.	     We	explain	the	program	goals,	
and have a difficult time get-
                                        was	 a	 necessary	 component.	           How flexible are our campus            faculty	 and	 peer	 advisor	 selec-
ting	 through	 to	 them,	 despite	
                                        The	 presenters	 provide	 over-          cultures?	 How	 do	 we	 demon-         tion	 process,	 course	 content,	
our	 best	 efforts	 at	 simplify-
                                        views	 of	 faculty	 development	         strate	 inclusiveness?	 Respect?	      evaluation	 process,	 and	 future	
ing	 material	 and	 encouraging	
                                        sessions	 and	 share	 materials	         Value?	 	 How	 do	 we	 measure	        plans.
them	 to	 grow.	 	 Student	 devel-
opment	 theory	 can	 aid	 faculty	      and	 faculty	 manuals	 that	 were	       cultural	 change?	 The	 result	 of	
members	 and	 program	 staff	           made	 available	 to	 the	 LC	 fac-       this	 discussion	 will	 be	 a	 sum-
in	 understanding	 how	 best	 to	       ulty.                                    mary	 document	 of	 the	 best	
work	 with	 students.	 	 Attendees	                                              practices	 and	 wishes	 presented	
will	 learn	 how	 theories	 devel-                                               during	the	discussion.	
oped	by	Nevitt	Sanford,	Arthur	
Chickering,	and	William	Perry	
can	 help	 create	 better	 class-
room	and	co-curricular	experi-
ences	 for	 students,	 faculty,	 and	
staff.




                                                                            
                    Tuesday, February 28, 2006

          I-205                                 I-206                                      I-207                                 I-208
  Serving Academically                     Common Reader                           Pre-Major Learning                     What Are First-Year
At-Risk Students Through               Program Implementation                    Communities: Reaching                 Students Doing with Their
       Integration                           Strategies                           out to the Undecided                  Money? An Overview of a
                                                                                         Student                        Recent Study Evaluating
     9:30 am – 10:30 am                     9:30 am – 10:30 am                                                         the Financial Perceptions
           Spring                                 Inman                              9:30 am – 10:30 am                 and Spending Habits of
                                                                                         Dunwoody                         First-Year students
   Jodi Koslow Martin                       Melinda Messineo
  Dean	of 	First-Year	Students         Assistant	Professor	of 	Sociology           Carol van Der Karr                       9:30 am – 10:30 am
                                                                                   Director,	Advisement	and	                    Courtland
       Eric Schwarze                          Neal Hoffman                                Transition
     Director	of 	the	Learn                Graduate	Assistant	for	                                                           Missy McElprang
        Aurora University                  Freshman	Connections                          Lori Schlicht                           Cummins
                                              Ball State University                Coordinator	of 	COR	101                  Coordinator,	Academic	
How	can	a	university	serve	aca-                                                 State University of New York College              Programs
demically	at-risk	students	within	     This	session	provides	a	detailed	                    at Cortland                      Idaho State University
the framework of first-year pro-       description	 of	 the	 Freshman	
gram	 for	 all	 students?	 	 Aurora	   Connections	            Common	          This	 presentation	 reviews	 the	      Attitudes	 toward,	 and	 use	 of,	
University’s	 approach	 is	 one	       Reader	 program	 at	 Ball	 State	        evolution	 of	 learning	 com-          money	 affects	 relationships,	
of	 integration.	 	 Conditionally	     University.	 	 During	 the	 sum-         munities for first-year unde-          family	 stability,	 and	 even	 aca-
admitted	students	participate	in	      mer, all 3,800 first-year stu-           cided	 students.	 We	 discuss	 the	    demic	 success.	 The	 effect	 of	
STAR	 (Strategies	 Targeted	 for	      dents	receive	a	copy	of	the	book	        issues	 leading	 to	 the	 creation	    these	 issues	 on	 students	 at	
Academic	 Rewards)	 as	 well	 as	      that	 they	 read	 before	 arriving	      of	 the	 program,	 decision-mak-       Idaho	 State	 University	 was	
a	 more	 recently	 implemented	        on	 campus.	 	 The	 book	 is	 the	       ing,	 current	 model,	 and	 most	      recently	 investigated.	 	 This	
transition	program	coordinated	        foundation	for	fall	semester	pro-        recent,	 intended	 and	 inadver-       session	 describes	 the	 method	
by a dean of first-year students.      gramming,	 which	 culminates	            tent,	 outcomes.	 We	 share	 our	      researchers	used	to	evaluate	the	
This	session	highlights	this	col-      with	 the	 author’s	 on-campus	          experiences	 dealing	 with	 issues	    financial perceptions of first-
laborative	 approach	 and	 offers	     presentation.	 	 The	 presenters	        of	 curriculum,	 collaboration	        year	 students	 and	 their	 spend-
suggestions	on	how	to	begin	or	        describe	 each	 step	 of	 the	 pro-      and	ownership,	student	involve-        ing	 habits.	 	 The	 results	 of	 this	
coordinate	similar	programs.           cess from the first solicitation of      ment,	 administration,	 and	           study	offer	insight	to	university	
                                       titles	through	the	author’s	visit.	      assessment.	 Finally,	 the	 session	   professionals	interested	in	issues	
                                       Example	guidelines	and	assess-           incorporates	 a	 critical	 group	      affecting	student	success.
                                       ment	instruments	are	provided.           discussion	 on	 how	 to	 connect	
                                                                                learning	 community	 models	
                                                                                and specific student needs.




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                    Tuesday, February 28, 2006

          I-209                                                             C-210                                 C-211
   Summer Scholars:
Students Needing an “In”              25                            University-Mandated
                                                                     Program Review of
                                                                                                        Helping Students Build a
                                                                                                        Self-Portfolio: A Strategy
                                                                    a First-Year Seminar                      for Success
     9:30 am – 10:30 am                                            Program: A Successful
                                       Refreshment Break
         University                                                         Model                           10:45 am – 11:45 am
                                                                                                                Hanover G
       Jay Pendleton                  10:30 am - 10:45 am            10:45 am – 11:45 am
 Associate	Vice	President	of 	          Grand Hall East                   Techwood                             Lauren Brown
Academic	and	Career	Services;	                                                                          Academic	Adviser	and	Lecturer	
Director of the Office of First-                                        Robert Szafran                      of 	Freshman	Seminar
Year	Programs	and	Academic	                                           Professor	of 	Sociology
           Advising                                                                                          Shannon Brandt
                                                                       Timothy Clipson                  Academic	Adviser	and	Lecturer
        Tony Kemp                                                 Professor	of 	General	Business         North Carolina State University
 Associate	Director,	First-Year	
   Programs	and	Academic	                                         Stephen F. Austin State University
           Advising                                                                                     Self-portfolios	 capture	 and	
                                                                         Randy Swing                    showcase	 important	 learning	
       Mercer University                                                                                experiences	 throughout	 a	 stu-
                                                                 Co-Director	and	Senior	Scholar
                                                                   Policy Center on the First Year      dent’s	 academic	 career.	 	 The	
Each summer, the Office                                                                                 First	 Year	 College	 at	 North	
of	 First-Year	 Programs	 and	                                               of College
                                                                                                        Carolina	 State	 University	 has	
Academic	 Advising	 sponsors	                                                                           begun	implementing	these	port-
a five-week program designed                                     As first-year seminars become          folios in their first-year student
to	 help	 students	 who	 are	 on	                                an	accepted	part	of	the	univer-        courses	 as	 a	 new	 instructional	
the	borderline	for	admission	to	                                 sity	 curriculum,	 they	 become	       approach	 that	 emphasizes	 and	
the	University.			In	partnership	                                subject	 to	 the	 requirements	 for	   promotes	students’	understand-
with a variety of campus offic-                                  curricular	programs	–	including	       ing	 of	 themselves.	 	 A	 portfolio	
es, the First-Year office provides                               university-mandated	 program	          includes	a	collection	of	academ-
a	 comprehensive	 program	 and	                                  review. The first part of the          ic	 experiences,	 achievements,	
coordinates	 academic	 require-                                  presentation	 describes	 the	 pro-     self-evaluation	 and	 develop-
ments,	 academic	 advising,	 and	                                gram	 review	 committee’s	 com-        ment	 that	 is	 started	 in	 the	
academic	support	for	these	stu-                                  position,	data	collection	efforts,	    first year, added to, and used
dents.		This	session	reviews	the	                                and	deliberations	from	the	per-        throughout	the	student’s	college	
strategies	 of	 that	 have	 proven	                              spective	of	the	committee	chair.	      experience.	 	 This	 presentation	
most	successful	for	the	retention	                               The	second	part	describes	how	         introduces	 the	 concept	 of	 port-
of	these	students.                                               the	review	process	looked	from	        folio	 development	 along	 with	
                                                                 the point of view of the first-        tools	 and	 techniques	 for	 guid-
                                                                 year	seminar	program	director.	        ing	 your	 students	 through	 the	
                                                                 Unusual	 aspects	 of	 this	 review	    innovative	process.
                                                                 process	 include	 an	 exception-
                                                                 ally	 diverse	 set	 of	 assessment	
                                                                 activities	 and	 the	 committee’s	
                                                                 request	 for	 follow-up	 meetings:	
                                                                 one	 with	 the	 provost	 a	 week	
                                                                 after	she	received	the	report	to	
                                                                 ensure	the	report	was	read	and	
                                                                 understood	 and	 another	 with	
                                                                 the	 program	 director	 and	 pro-
                                                                 vost	 one	 year	 later	 to	 monitor	
                                                                 the	implementation	of	the	com-
                                                                 mittee’s	recommendations.



                                                            
                     Tuesday, February 28, 2006

           C-212                                     I-213                                   I-214                                I-215
    Give or Sell: Which                     Writing and Thinking                  Putting It Together! The               Encouraging First-Year
 Promotes More Summer                       Across Disciplines in                 Trials, Tribulations, and               Students to Engage in
         Readers                             First-Year Learning                  Triumphs of a First-Year               and Embrace Learning
                                                Communities                                Program                       Inside and Outside the
     10:45 am – 11:45 am                                                                                                       Classroom
          Hanover F                          10:45 am – 11:45 am                     10:45 am – 11:45 am
                                                  Hanover E                              Hanover D                         10:45 am – 11:45 am
       Patricia Ponce                                                                                                          Hanover C
  Special	Assistant	to	the	Vice	               Christy Desmet                      Merry Renn vaughan
            Provost                          Associate	Professor	and	            Director	of 	Theatre,	Instructor             Charles Barr
   California Polytechnic State               Director,	First-Year	                                                         Advisor,	Institute	for	
           University                             Composition                                                            Achievement	and	Learning	
                                                                                         Julie Ahasay
                                                                                                                          Comprehensive	Support	
                                                                                   Dignitas	Faculty,	Instructor
                                                                                                                                 Program
     David Campaigne                            Sharon McCoy
     Program	Coordinator                 Instructor,	English	Department                  Teresa Aldach                       Ronnie Glines
    University of South Florida                                                   Assistant	Director,	Counseling	           Advisor,	Institute	for	
                                                  June Griffin                               Services                    Achievement	and	Learning	
This	 session	 explores	 summer	                  Franklin	Fellow                  The College of St. Scholastica         Comprehensive	Support	
reading	 programs	 at	 three	 dif-                                                                                               Program
ferent	 institutions,	 including	 a	         Marcus Fechheimer                   Got the first-year program                    Lynn University
large	 public	 university,	 a	 mid-         Professor	and	Department	            development	blues?			This	pre-
size	 public	 university,	 and	 a	           Head,	Cellular	Biology              sentation	 focuses	 on	 how	 The	     This	 don’t-miss	 innovative	 ses-
small	 independent	 baccalau-                   University of Georgia            College	of	St.	Scholastica	devel-     sion	 will	 describe	 our	 theme-
reate-granting	 health	 sciences	                                                oped,	piloted,	and	implemented	       based	 FYE	 sections,	 Academic	
institution.	 	 The	 different	 pro-     This	 session	 re-examines	 the	        its first-year program, Dignitas.     Adventure	 cruise,	 the	 student	
gram	structures	are	explored	as	         notion	 of	 how	 classes	 function	     The	program	combines	individ-         Alpha Profiles and the fac-
is the degree to which first-year        as	 discourse	 communities	 in	 a	      ualistic	 academic	 content	 with	    ulty/mentor	 model	 integrated	
students	 complete	 their	 insti-        first-year learning communities         common	 experiences	 and	 co-         into our year-long first-year
tutional	 reading	 assignments.	         program,	 where	 “community”	           curricular	 activities	 that	 help	   seminars	 at	 Lynn	 University.	   	
Does	 reading	 compliance	 dif-          is	a	foundational	value	but	dis-        students	 with	 their	 academic	      Our	 learning	 environments	
fer	if	the	selected	book	is	given	       ciplinary	 divisions	 among	 sub-       and	 personal	 transition	 to	 col-   stretch	 from	 the	 palm	 trees	
to	 versus	 being	 sold	 to	 the	 stu-   ject	 matters	 are	 often	 all	 too	    lege	life.		Unique	characteristics	   and	 beaches	 in	 South	 Florida	
dent?	 	 Participants	 also	 learn	      apparent.	 From	 the	 perspec-          of	the	program,	including	peer	       to	 the	 ancient	 Mayan	 Temples	
about	 readership	 results	 from	        tive	 of	 both	 content	 and	 writ-     mentors,	 are	 highlighted,	 as	      in	 Cozumel.	 We	 will	 present	
survey	 questions	 replicated	 at	       ing	 courses,	 the	 presenters	 dis-    are	 the	 challenges	 and	 lessons	   assessment	results	from	our	fall	
three	different	institutions.            cuss	the	challenges	of	turning	a	       learned	 through	 the	 different	     2005	 post-	 course	 self-evalua-
                                         learning	community	into	a	dis-          phases	of	program	implementa-         tion	designed	to	measure	signif-
                                         course	community	and	analyze	           tion.                                 icant	 changes	 in	 student	 learn-
                                         connections	 among	 the	 dis-                                                 ing	 outcomes	 and	 discuss	 ways	
                                         course	 conventions	 of	 science,	                                            we	are	improving	retention.
                                         social	science,	and	composition.




                                                                            8
                    Tuesday, February 28, 2006

          R-216                                  R-217                                 I-218                                  C-219
Collaboration, Innovation,             Integrating Co-Curricular                   Survival Skills                     Stress and Conflict:
    Instruction: Best                   Learning into First-Year              Programme for First-Year               Real Issues That Make a
Practices in the First-Year                    Seminars                              Students                        Difference in First-Year
        Seminar                                                                                                              Success
                                           10:45 am – 11:45 am                    10:45 am – 11:45 am
    10:45 am – 11:45 am                         Hanover A                              Piedmont                          10:45 am – 11:45 am
         Hanover B                                                                                                              Spring
                                                Frank Ross                      Thomas Mkhatshwa
       Nick Shrader                     Assistant	Vice	Chancellor	for	        Head	of 	Departments:	Student	                 Michele Hill
      Assistant	Director,											      Student	Life	&	Diversity                     Counselling                     Assistant	Clinical	Professor
      University	Housing                                                                                                 Georgia State University
                                              Jan DeWester                           Matete Diako
     Stephanie Foote                         Faculty	Member,	                      Student	Counsellor               This	 presentation	 describes	
Academic	Support	Services	and	          Communication	Studies	and	                University of Johannesburg        the	 content	 for	 two	 courses:	 (a)	
  the	First-Year	Experience             Co-Director,	IUPUI	Summer	                                                  Stress	 Management	 and	 (b)	
                                                 Academy                                                            Conflict Mediation. The ses-
                                                                              First-year	 university	 students	
        vicki Collins                     Indiana University-Purdue           bring	 along	 a	 wide	 variety	 of	   sion	provides	an	overview	of	the	
 Lecturer,	English	Department               University Indianapolis           problems	 including	 adjustment	      techniques	 taught	 to	 students	
                                                                              issues, lack of clearly defined       each	 week	 and	 the	 opportuni-
       Corey Feraldi                   This	session	allows	participants	      goals,	and	poor	academic	back-        ties	for	them	to	use	these	tech-
   Director,	Career	Services           to	 discuss	 the	 importance	 and	     ground.		These	problems,	if	not	      niques	in	other	classes	and	situ-
                                       impact	of	partnerships	between	        addressed,	 have	 the	 potential	     ations.	 	 For	 example,	 students	
      Stacie Williams                  student	 affairs	 and	 academic	       to	 distract	 new	 students	 from	    practice	 advanced	 stress	 man-
Director,	Multicultural	Affairs        affairs	 in	 integrating	 co-cur-      attaining	 their	 educational	        agement	skills,	mediate	a	mock	
University of South Carolina Aiken     ricular learning into first-year       goals	 and	 aspirations.	 The	        conflict, and are encouraged to
                                       seminars. Research findings            challenges faced by first-year        use	 these	 life	 skills	 throughout	
                                       demonstrating	 this	 impact	 will	     students	 at	 the	 University	 of	    the	 16	 weeks	 in	 order	 to	 for-
Innovation in the first-year sem-                                                                                   mulate	a	plan	at	the	end	of	the	
                                       be	 shared.	 	 Participants	 dis-      Johannesburg	 led	 to	 the	 intro-
inar	classroom	is	paramount	to	                                                                                     term	on	how	they	can	use	these	
                                       cuss	current	efforts	to	integrate	     duction	 of	 a	 survival	 skills	
the	 success	 of	 the	 course,	 but	                                                                                skills	in	the	future.
                                       co-curricular	 learning	 into	 the	    programme	 that	 ensures	 that	
how	 can	 one	 be	 innovative	
                                       first-year experience, share best      students	 are	 better	 equipped	
while	 remaining	 true	 to	 the	
                                       practices,	 and	 develop	 plans	       to	deal	with	challenges	of	their	
academy?	 This	 session,	 featur-
                                       to	 enhance	 this	 on	 their	 home	    new	 environments	 in	 a	 con-
ing a panel of first-year semi-
                                       campus.                                structive	 and	 meaningful	 way.	
nar	 instructors	 includes	 best	
                                                                              This	 presentation	 highlights	
practices in first-year seminar
                                                                              the	 value	 the	 survival	 skills	
instruction.	 Participants	 are	
                                                                              programme	adds	to	the	holistic	
encouraged	to	share	their	expe-
                                                                              development	of	students.	
riences	 and	 teaching	 methods	
and	leave	the	session	with	prac-
tical tips on how to engage first-
year	students	in	the	classroom.




                                                                         
                 Tuesday, February 28, 2006

25
                  Closing Town Meeting

        12:00 noon - 12:45 pm ◆ Regency V

This	concluding	session	is	designed	as	an	open	discussion	on	
ideas	and	information	presented	at	this	conference	and	cur-
rent	issues	in	the	undergraduate	experience.	The	staff	of	the	
National	 Resource	 Center	 for	 The	 First-Year	 Experience	
and	 Students	 in	 Transition	 will	 facilitate	 the	 session	 and	
encourage	active	participation	by	all	present.	Of	particular	
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               Index of Presenters

Ackermann,	Margot	      Old	Dominion	University	.............................................................................................................. P-110
Adkins,	Sandra	         West	Virginia	Wesleyan	College	.....................................................................................................	I-72
Ahasay,	Julie	          The	College	of	St.	Scholastica	........................................................................................................ I-214
Ahlum,	Sean	            University	of	North	Carolina	Wilmington	..................................................................................... I-67
Aldach,	Teresa	         The	College	of	St.	Scholastica	........................................................................................................ I-214
Alexander,	Jane	        Medgar	Evers	College/The	City	University	of	New	York		......................................................... C-146
Alexander,	Julie	                                             .
                        Appalachian	State	University	...................................................................................................... C-181
Alexander,	Margo	       Georgia	State	University	...................................................................................................P-130,	C-195
Alston,	Ken	            Saint	Augustine’s	College	.............................................................................................................. P-126
Alvizo,	Jennifer	                                                              .
                        The	University	of	Texas	at	San	Antonio	......................................................................................P-108
Andersen,	Catherine	    Gallaudet	University		.................................................................Preconference	Workshop,	I-66,	F-177
Anderson,	Greg	         Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Fort	Wayne	......................................................................I-202
Anthony,	Christine	                               .
                        Millersville	University	.................................................................................................................... R-52
Anttonen,	Ralph	                                  .
                        Millersville	University	.................................................................................................................. C-137
Baker,	Sarah	           Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis	.......................................................................I-25
Baldwin,	Amy	           Pulaski	Technical	College	..............................................................................................................C-62
Baldwin,	Mary	Sue	      Samford	University	......................................................................................................................... 	I-83
Ballew,	Michelle	       Maryville	College	..................................................................................................................I-42,	R-84
Barber,	VA	Hayman	      Rocky	Mountain	College	of	Art	and	Design	.................................................................................I-198
Barbour,	Wayne	         Montgomery	College	.................................................................................................................... C-133
Barchitta,	Julia	       Wagner	College	...............................................................................................................................I-158
Barefoot,	Betsy	O.	     Policy	Center	on	the	First	Year	of	College	......................................... Preconference	Workshop,	F-176
Barr,	Charles	                           .
                        Lynn	University	.............................................................................................................................	I-215
Bartholdi,	Lizette	                                  .
                        College	of	St.	Catherine	................................................................................................................. 	I-88
Basinger,	Dana	         Samford	University	.......................................................................................................................... I-83
Bateman,	Lori	          Samford	University	.......................................................................................................................... I-83
Beckett,	Heather	       Wright	State	University	....................................................................................................................I-58
Bennett,	Deborah	       Purdue	University	........................................................................................................................... C-77
Benson,	Shelly	         Central	Michigan	University	........................................................................................................ P-102
Bentley,	Jason	         Central	Michigan	University	.........................................................................................................P-117
Berkshire,	Casey	       Clemson	University	......................................................................................................................... I-147
Berman,	Dan	                                                 .
                        University	of	South	Carolina	........................................................................Preconference	Workshop	
Bernard,	Nancy		        Auburn	University	...........................................................................................................................	I-16
Berry,	Chad	            Maryville	College	..................................................................................................................I-42,	R-84
Berry,	James	           Oakland	Community	College	........................................................................................................ C-13
Bertoti,	Dolores	       Alvernia	College............................................................................................................................. F-175
Bielenberg,	Brian	      United	Arab	Emirates	University....................................................................................................	I-38
Blankenship,	Matthew	   Western	Illinois	University	............................................................................................................ 	C-91
Bliss,	Shirley	         Montgomery	College	.................................................................................................................... C-133
Blocker,	Wendy	         Southeast	Missouri	State	University	................................................................................................I-15
Bloss,	Adrienne	        Roanoke	College	.............................................................................................................................I-145
Boettler,	Lynn	         Kennesaw	State	University	.......................................................................................................... 	R-186
Book,	Leon	             Southeast	Missouri	State	University	................................................................................................I-15
Bower,	Tina	            Kendall/Hunt	Publishing	Company	............................................................................................... E-3
Brandt,	Shannon		       North	Carolina	State	University	...................................................................................................C-211
Bransford,	Kristin	                              .
                        Concordia	University	 .....................................................................................................................I-189
Braye,	Steve	                           .
                        Elon	University	............................................................................................................................... R-69
Brinjak,	Cathy	                                                                   .
                        Slippery	Rock	University	of	Pennsylvania	 .....................................................................................	I-74
Brooks,	Lester	                                                         .
                        Anne	Arundel	Community	College	.............................................................................................. C-10
Brown,	Daniel	                                                        .
                        Texas	A&M	University-Kingsville	.............................................................................................. C-196
Brown,	Lauren	          North	Carolina	State	University	..................................................................................................	C-211
Bruch,	Patrick	         University	of	Minnesota	............................................................................................................... C-179
Bryant,	Kristi	         University	of	Nebraska	at	Kearney	..................................................................................................I-36
Buch,	Kim	              University	of	North	Carolina	at	Charlotte	.....................................................................................P-97
Burk,	Tamara	           Columbia	College	.............................................................................................................................I-33

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Butler,	Fred	             West	Virginia	University	..................................................................................................................I-59
Butler,	Melanie	          West	Virginia	University	..................................................................................................................I-59
Buzzard,	Janet	           Missouri	Southern	State	University	............................................................................................. C-196
Caldwell,	Karen	          United	Arab	Emirates	University.................................................................................................. P-131
Callies,	Ann	             Washburn	University	..................................................................................................................... P-109
Calvert,	Sandy	           Ohio	Northern	University	............................................................................................................... I-54
Campagna,	Michele	        Montclair	State	University	............................................................................................................	I-188
Campaigne,	David	         University	of	South	Florida	......................................................................................................... 	C-212
Campbell,	Erin	                                                    .
                          University	of	South	Carolina	........................................................................Preconference	Workshop
Caplinger,	Chris	         Georgia	Southern	University	.........................................................................................................C-47
Carskadon,	Tom	G.	        Mississippi	State	University	.................................................................Preconference	Workshop,	C-31
Carty,	Paul	              Kendall/Hunt	Publishing	Company		.............................................................................................. E-3
Casey,	Rebecca	           Kennesaw	State	University	........................................................................................................... C-162
Chadima,	David	           ACT,	Inc.	........................................................................................................................................... E-8
Chase, Dave               University of the Pacific	..................................................................................................................I-155
Chaskes,	Jay	             Rowan	University	......................................................................................................................... C-137
Chauncey,	Andrea	         State	University	of	New	York	College	at	Brockport		.....................................................................C-63	
Chick,	Nancy	                                                                          .
                          University	of	Wisconsin	-	Barron	County	......................................................................................	I-71
Christensen,	Chrisanne	                                              .
                          Southern	Arkansas	University	 ...................................................................................................... P-116
Cinoman,	Andrew	          The	University	of	Iowa	........................................................................................................ I-160,	I-192
Claar,	Jessica	                                                    .
                          University	of	South	Carolina	.......................................................................................................... I-86
Clarke,	Patrick	          Southern	Utah	University............................................................................................................. R-156
Clay,	Terry	                                                                  .
                          Anne	Arundel	Community	College	.............................................................................................. C-10
Clipson,	Timothy	                                                           .
                          Stephen	F.	Austin	State	University	 .............................................................................................. C-210
Codamo,	Carolyn	          Georgia	State	University	............................................................................................................... P-130
Cole,	Rebecca	            Northern	Arizona	University	............................................................................................. P-101,	P-103
Coley,	Chrissy	                                                    .
                          University	of	South	Carolina	.........................................................................................................I-154
Collins,	Vicki	                                                                  .
                          University	of	South	Carolina	–	Aiken	............................................................................... C-45,	R-216
Colunga,	Stephanie	       Georgetown	University	...................................................................................................................I-164
Commander,	Nannette	      Georgia	State	University	................................................................................................................C-61
Cooper,	Brandon	          Thiel	College	.....................................................................................................................................I-39
Corkery,	Brian	           The	University	of	Iowa	........................................................................................................ I-160,	I-192
Courtney,	Justin	         Ohio	Northern	University	............................................................................................................... I-54
Cox,	Bradley	E.	                                                   .
                          University	of	South	Carolina	.................................................. Preconference	Workshop,	C-32,	F-169
Creasman,	Boyd	           West	Virginia	Wesleyan	College	......................................................................................................I-72
Crees,	Nikki	                                                       .
                          Appalachian	State	University	........................................................................................................I-138
Crowe,	Lacey	             Central	Michigan	University	........................................................................................................ P-121
Cummings,	Heather	        The	University	of	Western	Ontario	............................................................................................... C-12
Curtis-Tweed,	Phyllis	    Medgar	Evers	College/The	City	University	of	New	York	............................................................ C-79
Cuseo,	Joe	                                          .
                          Marymount	College	............................................................................................................. E-3,	C-152
Cutchin,	Jennifer	        Old	Dominion	University	.............................................................................................................. P-110
Dallinger,	Judith	        Western	Illinois	University	............................................................................................................. C-91
Damminger,	Joanne	        Rowan	University		...................................................................... Preconference	Workshop,	I-75	F-173
Darabi,	Rachelle	         Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Fort	Wayne	......................................................................I-202
DeCourcy,	Alan	           College	of	Mount	St.	Joseph	............................................................................................................ I-90
DeMary,	Miki	             West	Virginia	Wesleyan	College	.....................................................................................................	I-72
Deming,	Merrill	          Crafton	Hills	College	...................................................................................................................... I-143
Deschamps,	Krystin	       Utah	State	University	...................................................................................................................... I-82
Desmet,	Christy	                                       .
                          University	of	Georgia	.................................................................................................................... 	I-213
DeWester,	Jan	            Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis		...................................................................R-217
Diako,	Matete	            University	of	Johannesburg	................................................................................................... I-53,	I-218
Dolinsky,	Beverly	                             .
                          Endicott	College	............................................................................................................................. C-79
Douglas,	Lisa	            Wright	State	University	................................................................................................................. P-114
Dressler,	Kimberly	                                                .
                          University	of	South	Carolina	...........................................................................................................I-21
Duca,	Jennifer	           Thiel	College	.....................................................................................................................................I-39

                                                                         
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Duffy,	Ben		                      Utah	Valley	State	College............................................................................................................ 	C-136
Dyehouse,	Melissa	                Purdue	University	........................................................................................................................... I-161
Edwards,	Jean	                    Wright	State	University	................................................................................................................. P-114
Edwards,	Laina	                                                .
                                  University	of	Georgia	................................................................................................................... C-134
Eisenberg,	Martin	                Truman	State	University	............................................................................................................... P-105
Engler,	Andrea	                   Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis		..................................................................... I-49
Esler,	Marcy	                     State	University	of	New	York	College	at	Brockport		.....................................................................C-63
Evenbeck,	Scott	                  Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis	...Preconference	Workshop,	C-79,	C-153,	F-170
Fadden,	Keri	                     Allegheny	College	............................................................................................................................ I-87
Farr,	Brecca	                     Oklahoma	State	University	.......................................................................................................... 	P-119
Fay,	Daniel	                      University	of	Florida	.........................................................................................................................I-92
Fecas,	Viki	                                                               .
                                  University	of	South	Carolina	........................................................................................................... E-3
Fechheimer,	Marcus	                                            .
                                  University	of	Georgia	..................................................................................................................... I-213
Feldman,	Robert	                  University	of	Massachusetts-Amherst	............................................................................................C-80
Fellinger,	Ann	                   Pulaski	Technical	College	..............................................................................................................C-62
Feraldi,	Corey	                   University	of	South	Carolina-Aiken	.............................................................................................R-216
Ferrett,	Sharon	                  Humboldt	State	University	............................................................................................................R-187
Finney,	Carlesa	                                                                      .
                                  Anne	Arundel	Community	College	.............................................................................................. C-10
Firestone,	Elizabeth					         Georgia	State	University	............................................................................................................... P-122
Flint,	Ellen	                     Wilkes	University	........................................................................................................................... P-115
Folsom,	Pat	                      The	University	of	Iowa	........................................................................................................ I-160,	I-192
Foote,	Stephanie	                 University	of	South	Carolina-Aiken	................................................................................ C-148,	R-216
Foster,	Sally	                    Asbury	College	..................................................................................................................................I-41
Foster-Shiver,	Penny	                                                                 .
                                  Anne	Arundel	Community	College	.............................................................................................. C-10
Fowler,	Vivia	                    Columbia	College	............................................................................................................................	I-33
Fralick,	Marsha	                  Cuyamaca	College	.......................................................................................................................... C-78
Frank,	Mary	Lou	                  Kennesaw	State	University	........................................................................................................... C-162
Fraser,	Doug	                                                        .
                                  USA	TODAY	Education	................................................................................................................. E-6
Frazier,	Kim	                     Kennesaw	State	University	.......................................................................................................... 	R-186
Freed,	Walter	                    State	University	of	New	York	at	Geneseo	...................................................................................... C-76
Friedman,	Dan	                                                              .
                                  Appalachian	State	University	...................................................................................................... C-181
Fritz,	William	                   Georgia	State	University	................................................................................................................C-61
Frost,	Chris	                     Texas	State	University	-	San	Marcos	...............................................................................................I-19
Fry,	Mary	                        Northern	Arizona	University	........................................................................................................ P-103
Fuller,	Edgar	                    West	Virginia	University	..................................................................................................................I-59
Fung,	Terry	Y.	                   Kean	University	................................................................................................................................I-57
Gahagan,	Jimmie	                                                           .
                                  University	of	South	Carolina	...........................................................................................................I-21
Garcia,	Juan	                     Texas	State	Technical	College	..................................................................................................... C-180
Gardner,	John	N.	                 Policy	Center	on	the	First	Year	of	College		.... PreconferenceWorkshop,	Primer,	Plenary	Address,	F-168	
Garner,	J.	Bradley		              Indiana	Wesleyan	University	......................................................................................................... C-27
Garroway,	Margaret	               Howard	Community	College	....................................................................................................... C-197
Garza,	Jean	                                                      .
                                  Wayne	State	University	................................................................................................................. P-125
Georger,	Jim	                     State	University	of	New	York	College	at	Brockport	...................................................................... I-178
Ghere,	David	                     University	of	Minnesota	...................................................................................................... C-65,	I-142
Giglio,	Mary	Ann	                 State	University	of	New	York	College	at	Brockport	......................................................................C-63
Gillon,	Kathleen	                 Stony	Brook	University	..................................................................................................................... C-9	
Glines,	Ronnie	                                       .
                                  Lynn	University	..............................................................................................................................I-215
Goodgain,	Tyra	                                                                                        .
                                  Montgomery	College	-	Germantown	Campus	............................................................................R-141
Goodsell Love,	Anne	              Wagner	College	...............................................................................................................................I-158
Gore,	Paul	A.																		   ACT,	Inc.	........................................................................ Preconference	Workshop,	P-93,	P-101,	F-172
Gottlieb,	Agnes	                  Seton	Hall	University........................................................................................................................I-22
Grandinetta,	Mary	Ann	                                                .
                                  George	Mason	University	..............................................................................................................I-204
Greenfield,	Gerald	               University	of	Wisconsin-Parkside	................................................................................................... C-79
Griffin,	June	                                                 .
                                  University	of	Georgia	..................................................................................................................... I-213
Griffith,	Nicolette	              Western	State	College	of	Colorado	............................................................................................... P-113

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               Index of Presenters

Guell,	Robert	              Indiana	State	University	............................................................................................................... C-132
Guillaume,	Bruce	           Maryville	College	..................................................................................................................I-56,	R-84
Guskin,	Alan	               Antioch	University	...................................................................................... Opening	Keynote	Address
Halpern,	Kimberly	          Pulaski	Technical	College	..............................................................................................................C-62
Halpin,	Adrienne	           Washburn	University	..................................................................................................................... P-109
Hanich,	Laurie	                                        .
                            Millersville	University	.................................................................................................................... R-52
Hanson,	Randy	              Colby-Sawyer	College	....................................................................................................................I-139
Harmon,	Brad	                                         .
                            University	of	Georgia	.....................................................................................................................C-29
Harraf,	Abe	                Southern	Utah	University............................................................................................................. R-156
Hauer,	Donna	                                                     .
                            The	College	of	St.	Catherine	 ......................................................................................................... C-24
Haug Belvin,	Theresa	       Southeast	Missouri	State	University	...............................................................................................	I-15
Hazard,	Laurie	L.								   Bryant	University	................................................................................................................ R-141,	F-171
Hendricks,	Suzanne	                                       .
                            College	of	St.	Catherine	................................................................................................................. 	I-88
Henscheid,	Jean	M.	                                               .
                            University	of	South	Carolina	................................................ Preconference	Workshop,	R-140,	C-151
Hermansen,	Beckie	          Snow	College	.................................................................................................................................. P-123
Higbee,	Jeanne	             University	of	Minnesota	.................................................................................................................C-65
Hill,	Michele	              Georgia	State	University	.............................................................................................................. C-219
Hiller,	Hope	                                            .
                            Wayne	State	University	................................................................................................................. P-125
Hinkle,	Sara	               New	York	University	.......................................................................................................... C-44,	C-135
Hoeft,	Mary	                                                                          .
                            University	of	Wisconsin	-	Barron	County	.......................................................................................I-71
Hoerrner,	Keisha	           Kennesaw	State	University	........................................................................................................... C-162
Hoffman,	Neal	              Ball	State	University	......................................................................................................................	I-206
Hogrefe,	Rick	              Crafton	Hills	College	...................................................................................................................... I-143
Holinbaugh,	Sandra	         State	University	of	New	York	College	at	Brockport		..................................................................... I-178
Holmgren,	Richard	          Allegheny	College	............................................................................................................................ I-87
Holt,	Bruce	                Maryville	College	........................................................................................................................... 	I-42
Hopper,	Carolyn	            Middle	Tennessee	State	University	................................................................................................ C-11
Hosch,	Braden	              University	of	South	Carolina-Aiken	............................................................................................ C-148
Hudson,	Susan	                                                    .
                            University	of	South	Carolina	........................................................................Preconference	Workshop
Huether,	Teresa	            St.Louis	Community	College	....................................................................................................... R-203
Huggins-Anderson,	Lystra	   Medgar	Evers	College/The	City	University	of	New	York	........................................................... 	C-26
Hughes,	Regina	M.	          Collin	County	Community	College	District,	Central	Park	Campus	..........Preconference	Workshop
Hulme, Eileen               Azusa Pacific University	...............................................................................................................C-200
Hunter,	DeLandra	                                              .
                            University	of	West	Georgia	.............................................................................................................R-18
Hunter,	Mary	Stuart	                                              .
                            University	of	South	Carolina	................................................Preconference	Workshop,	Primer,	F-176					                               	
Hurley,	Maureen	            University	of	Missouri-Kansas	City	...............................................................................................C-48	
Jaasma,	Marjorie	           California	State	University,	Stanislaus	......................................................................................... P-124
Jackson,	Barbara	           Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis		........................ Preconference	Workshop,	F-170
Jackson,	Christine	         Central	Michigan	University	.........................................................................................................P-117
Jacobs,	Jeff	               Cal	Poly	State	University	................................................................................................................C-60
Jaffee,	David	              University	of	North	Florida	........................................................................................................... P-120
James,	Patricia	            University	of	Minnesota	..................................................................................................... I-142,	C-179
James-Maguire,	Patricia	                                               .
                            Eastern	New	Mexico	University	.................................................................................................. C-196
Jarvis,	Kathryn	            Auburn	University	............................................................................................................................I-16
Jehangir,	Rashne	           University	of	Minnesota	............................................................................................................... C-179
Jensen,	Mike	               Utah	Valley	State	College............................................................................................................. C-136
Johnson,	Melissa	           University	of	Florida	.........................................................................................................................I-92
Jones,	Charles	L.	          Medgar	Evers	College/The	City	University	of	New	York	............................................................ C-26
Jones,	Darlena	             Educational	Benchmarking,	Inc.	...........................................................................................E-4,	C-47
Keenan,	Mary	                                                          .
                            University	of	Minnesota	Duluth	......................................................................................................I-37
Kemp,	Tony	                 Mercer	University	...........................................................................................................................I-209
Kenk,	Vida	                 San	Jose	State	University	................................................................................................................I-190
Kennington,	Patricia	                                                  .
                            Georgia	Institute	of	Technology	.....................................................................................................P-96
Keup,	Jennifer	             University	of	California,	Los	Angeles	.......................................................................................... C-199
Kidwell,	Eric	A.	           Huntingdon	College....................................................................................................................... P-107

                                                                         
                 Index of Presenters

Killian,	Jeannie	                 Southern	Illinois	University-Carbondale	.................................................................................... C-182
King,	Nancy	                      Kennesaw	State	University		...........................................................................Preconference	Workshop
Kinney,	Margaret	                 Huntingdon	College....................................................................................................................... P-107
Kinnick,	Katherine	               Kennesaw	State	University	............................................................................................................R-157
Kirk,	Richard	                    Texas	State	Technical	College	..................................................................................................... C-180
Klabunde,	Michael	                College	of	Mount	St.	Joseph	............................................................................................................ I-90
Komives,	Susan	R.	                                                .
                                  University	of	Maryland		................................................................................... Plenary	Address,	F-167
Koslow Martin,	Jodi	              Aurora	University	...........................................................................................................................I-205
Kranzow,	Jeannine	                Saint	Leo	University	.......................................................................................................... C-44,	C-135
Krueger,	Robert	                                              .
                                  Concordia	University	 .....................................................................................................................I-189
Kunk,	Jody	                                                               .
                                  University	of	South	Carolina	...........................................................................................................I-21
Lahham,	Anzie	                                                       .
                                  George	Mason	University	..............................................................................................................I-204
Lampe,	Greg	                      University	of	Wisconsin	Colleges	...................................................................................................C-46
Laughner-Ramierz,	Connie	                                                                      .
                                  Slippery	Rock	University	of	Pennsylvania	 ......................................................................................I-74
Le,	Chrissy	                                                                                   .
                                  Slippery	Rock	University	of	Pennsylvania	 ......................................................................................I-74
Lewis,	Ashley	                                                         .
                                  University	of	West	Georgia	.............................................................................................................R-18
Lewis,	Inge	                                                              .
                                  University	of	South	Carolina	....................................................................................................... R-140
Linder,	Carrie	                                                           .
                                  University	of	South	Carolina	........................................................................Preconference	Workshop	
Lindsay,	Kristen	                 The	University	of	Toledo	............................................................................................................... P-118
Lindsey,	Danielle	                                               .
                                  Illinois	State	University	...................................................................................................................P-94
Liu,	Yih-Huei	Dawn	               Stony	Brook	University	..................................................................................................................... C-9
Livesay,	Dana	                                                                     .
                                  Hillsborough	Community	College	...............................................................................................P-106
Lizie,	Arthur	                    Bridgewater	State	College	.............................................................................................................R-141
Logomarsino,	Jack	                Central	Michigan	University	........................................................................................................ P-121
Longstreet,	Gary	                 Georgia	State	University	&	Kennesaw	State	University	...............................................................I-144
Lopez,	Marta	                     University	of	Texas	-	Pan	American	.............................................................................................. R-34
Lundell,	Dana	                    University	of	Minnesota	...................................................................................................... C-65,	I-142
Lung,	Janice	                     Western	State	College	of	Colorado	............................................................................................... P-113
Lynch,	Douglas	                   Wilkes	University	........................................................................................................................... P-115
Maher,	Michelle	                                                          .
                                  University	of	South	Carolina	....................................................................................................... R-140
Mahoney,	Eileen	                  Northern	Arizona	University	........................................................................................................ P-101
Mann,	Stacey	                     Mississippi	State	University	............................................................................................................ C-31
Mansfield,	Nancy	                 Georgia	State	University	................................................................................................................. I-89
Marsh,	Beth	                                                               .
                                  Appalachian	State	University	...................................................................................................... C-181
Matthews,	Kathy	                  Kennesaw	State	University	........................................................................................................... R-186
Matthews,	Roberta	                                     .
                                  Brooklyn	College	............................................................................................................................ C-79
Matz, Lou                         University of the Pacific	..................................................................................................................I-155
Mauldin,	Joan	                    San	Jacinto	College	South	..............................................................................................................I-163
Mayes,	Robert	                    West	Virginia	University	..................................................................................................................I-59
McCalla-Wriggins,	Betsy	          Rowan	University	...................................................................... Preconference	Workshop,	I-75,	F-173
McCoy,	Sharon	                                                .
                                  University	of	Georgia	..................................................................................................................... I-213
McDaniel,	Nancy	                  Auburn	University	...........................................................................................................................	I-16
McDonald,	Blair																   Southern	Utah	University............................................................................................................. R-156
McDowell,	Linda	                                               .
                                  Millersville	University	............................................................... Preconference	Workshop,	R-52,	P-99
McElprang Cummins,	Missy	         Idaho	State	University	....................................................................................................................I-208	
McKoy,	Tyrone	                    Community	College	of	Baltimore	College	................................................................................... P-129
McLeod,	Anna	                                                             .
                                  University	of	South	Carolina	...........................................................................................................I-21
Medbery,	Russ	                    Colby-Sawyer	College	....................................................................................................................I-139
Mehalic,	Erin	                    Old	Dominion	University	...............................................................................................................P-111
Messineo,	Melinda	                Ball	State	University	.......................................................................................................................I-206
Miller, Gary                      University of the Pacific	..................................................................................................................I-155
Miller,	Richard	                  Noel-Levitz	.........................................................................................................................................E-1
Miller Kincart,	Melissa	          Utah	State	University	..................................................................................................................... 	I-82
Minglin,	Mark	                    Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis	...................................................................... I-49
Minor,	Samantha	                  Columbia	College	.............................................................................................................................I-33

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                        Index of Presenters

Minot,	Jennifer	               University	of	Connecticut	.................................................................................................................I-20
Mitchell,	Kathy	               Thompson	Rivers	University..........................................................................................................I-159
Mixson-Brookshire,	Deborah				 Kennesaw	State	University	........................................................................................................... R-186
Mkhatshwa,	Thomas	             University	of	Johannesburg	................................................................................................... I-53,	I-218
Montero,	Jessamine	                                                                      .
                               Slippery	Rock	University	of	Pennsylvania	 ......................................................................................I-74
Moon,	Dana	                    Western	Illinois	University	............................................................................................................. C-91
Moore,	Kemille	                University	of	North	Carolina-Wilmington	..................................................................................... I-67
Moore,	Lonnie	                                 .
                               FranklinCovey	...................................................................................................................................E-7
Morley,	Kathleen	              Policy	Center	on	the	First	Year	of	College	.....................................................................................C-30
Morrow,	Jennifer	              Old	Dominion	University	.............................................................................................................. P-110
Moses,	William	                Gallaudet	University	........................................................................................................................ I-66
Mulderink,	Earl	               Southern	Utah	University............................................................................................................. R-156
Mullendore,	Richard	                                    .
                               University	of	Georgia	....................................................................................Preconference	Workshop
Murphy,	Maureen	               Huntingdon	College....................................................................................................................... P-104
Murray,	Kathleen	                                                   .
                               University	of	South	Carolina	.........................................................................................................R-68
Muyskens,	Judy	                Colby-Sawyer	College	....................................................................................................................I-139
Myers,	Heidi	                  Old	Dominion	University	.............................................................................................................. P-112
Nagy,	Ellen	                                        .
                               Heidelberg	College	........................................................................................................................ P-118
Nettesheim,	Gregg	             University	of	Wisconsin	Colleges	...................................................................................................C-46
Nikitas,	Derek	                State	University	of	New	York	College	at	Brockport		..................................................................... I-178
Nist,	Sherrie	                                          .
                               University	of	Georgia	................................................................................................................... C-134
Noe,	Mark	                     University	of	Texas	-	Pan	American	.............................................................................................. R-34
Norfleet,	Austin	              The	New	York	Times	........................................................................................................................ E-5
Odom,	Janice	                  North	Carolina	State	University	.........................................................Preconference	Workshop,	R-85
Olive-Taylor,	Rebecca	                          .
                               Elon	University	............................................................................................................................... R-69
Olsen,	Aaron	                  Utah	Valley	State	College............................................................................................................. C-136
Orme,	William	                 Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis	................................................................... C-153
Osborne,	Stephanie	            Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis	...................................................................... I-49
Ouimette,	David	               University	of	Connecticut	.................................................................................................................I-20
Ownbey,	Shiretta	              Oklahoma	State	University	........................................................................................................... P-119
Paltoo,	Lucy		                 University	of	North	Florida	........................................................................................................... P-120
Pantel,	Braelin	               Rocky	Mountain	College	of	Art	and	Design	.................................................................................I-198
Paterson,	Stephanie	           California	State	University,	Stanislaus	......................................................................................... P-124
Patten,	Elizabeth	                                             .
                               George	Mason	University	..............................................................................................................I-204
Patton,	Judith	                                               .
                               Portland	State	University	............................................................................................................. C-149
Payne,	Gloria	                 Saint	Augustine’s	College	.............................................................................................................. P-126
Pedrett Leland,	Kecia	         Rocky	Mountain	College	of	Art	and	Design	.................................................................................I-198
Pendleton,	Jay	                Mercer	University	..........................................................................................................................	I-209
Perchik,	Greg		                Colby-Sawyer	College	....................................................................................................................I-139
Peterson,	Susan		              Southern	Utah	University...............................................................................................................I-193
Petschauer,	Joni	Webb	                                               .
                               Appalachian	State	University	.......................................................................................................	I-138
Phillips,	Carol	Y.	                                      .
                               Millersville	University	......................................................................... Preconference	Workshop,	P-99	
Phillips,	Richard		            University	of	North	Florida	........................................................................................................... P-120
Pickett,	Rachel	               Southern	Illinois	University	–	Carbondale	....................................................................................C-43
Pierson,	Sarah	                                                     .
                               University	of	South	Carolina	........................................................................Preconference	Workshop
Piscitelli,	Steve	             Florida	Community	College	at	Jacksonville	...................................................................................R-17
Pistilli,	Matthew	             Purdue	University	...............................................................................................................I-161,	C-201
Pittendrigh,	Adele	                                                             .
                               Montana	State	University-Bozeman	 ............................................................................................ F-166
Pixley,	Zaide	                 Kalamazoo	College	.......................................................................................................................	F-174
Pomeroy,	Anne	F.	                                              .
                               Richard	Stockton	College	.............................................................................................................R-141
Ponce,	Patricia	                                                                     .
                               California	Polytechnic	State	University	...................................................................................... C-212
Pospichal,	Marcie	             Florida	Southern	College.................................................................................................................P-98
Potter,	Gregory	               Rowan	University	.............................................................................................................................I-75
Priest,	Cheryl	                Central	Michigan	University	........................................................................................................ P-102
Pritchard,	Robert	             Rowan	University	............................................................................................................................	I-75

                                                                                        
                Index of Presenters

Quintero-Hall,	Patricia	   Community	College	of	Baltimore	County.................................................................................... P-129
Raab,	Lettie		             Prairie	View	A	&	M	University	......................................................................................................C-81
Randle,	Michael	           San	Jose	State	University	................................................................................................................I-190
Rashid,	Leticia	                                                                     .
                           The	University	of	Texas	at	San	Antonio	......................................................................................P-108
Rausch,	Natalie	           Purdue	University	........................................................................................................................... I-161
Reilly,	Pat	               University	of	Utah	............................................................................................................................	I-55
Renn vaughan,	Merry	       The	College	of	St.	Scholastica	........................................................................................................ I-214
Reynolds,	Candyce	                                           .
                           Portland	State	University	............................................................................................................ 	C-149
Rice,	Cheryl	                                                   .
                           University	of	West	Georgia	.............................................................................................................R-18
Rice,	Don	                                                      .
                           University	of	West	Georgia	.............................................................................................................R-18
Richards,	Coral	           Brigham	Young	University	..............................................................................................................	I-73
Richardson,	Elaine	        Clemson	University	......................................................................................................................... I-147
Richardson,	Valora	        Georgia	State	University	.............................................................................................................. 	P-130
Richter,	Beth	             Noel-Levitz	.........................................................................................................................................E-1
Richter-Norgel,	Ellen		                                    .
                           College	of	St.	Catherine	.................................................................................................................. I-88
Rinehart,	Shelley	         San	Jacinto	College	South	..............................................................................................................I-163
Rinella,	Virginia	         Southern	Illinois	University	–	Carbondale	....................................................................................C-43
Ritchie,	Joe	              University	of	Central	Florida.......................................................................................................... C-28
Rodems,	Michelle	          University	of	North	Carolina-Wilmington	..................................................................................... I-67
Rogers,	Keri	              Sam	Houston	State	University	......................................................................................................... E-6
Rome,	Lisa	                College	of	Mount	St.	Joseph	............................................................................................................ I-90
Ross,	Frank	               Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis	........................................................C-153,	R-217
Sabol,	David	              Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis	.......................................................................I-25
Saenz,	Victor	             Higher	Education	Research	Institute/UCLA	................................................................................. E-2
Saltonstall,	Margot	       Northern	Arizona	University	............................................................................................. P-101,	P-103
Salvatore,	Joe	            University	of	Michigan	................................................................................................................... I-191
Sanft,	Marni	              Utah	Valley	State	College............................................................................................................. C-136
Sanseviro,	Michael	        Kennesaw	State	University	..............................................................................................................	I-50
Santos,	Helena	            Bridgewater	State	College	............................................................................................................ C-183
Saul,	Doug	                Wright	State	University	....................................................................................................................I-58
Savoca,	Diane	             St.	Louis	Community	College	..................................................................................................... 	R-203
Schauer,	Ila		             Prairie	View	A	&	M	University	............................................................................................ R-51,	C-81
Schlicht,	Lori	                                                                                      .
                           State	University	of	New	York	College	at	Cortland	.......................................................................I-207
Schnieder,	Jeremy	         University	of	Nebraska	at	Kearney	.................................................................................................	I-36
Schnur,	Lesia	             Kennesaw	State	University	........................................................................................................... R-186
Schoem,	David	             University	of	Michigan	...................................................................................................................I-185
Schratter,	Ariane	         Maryville	College	.................................................................................................................	I-42,	R-84
Schreiner, Laurie          Azusa Pacific University 	.................................................................................................... 	I-41,	C-200
Schwartz,	Roger	           The	New	York	Times		...................................................................................................................... 	E-5
Schwarze,	Eric	            Aurora	University	...........................................................................................................................I-205
Scully Murry,	Maura	       Purdue	University	.............................................................................................................................I-70
Sebera,	Donald	                                                 .
                           University	of	West	Georgia	.............................................................................................................R-18
Senker,	Rich	                                                               .
                           Hillsborough	Community	College	...............................................................................................P-106
Serven,	Stephanie	                                                 .
                           University	of	South	Carolina	.........................................................................................................R-68
Sewell,	Leah	              Washburn	University	..................................................................................................................... P-109
Shah-Gordon,	Ruta	         Wagner	College	...............................................................................................................................I-158
Shaw,	Mary	Ellen	          University	of	Minnesota	..................................................................................................... 	C-65,	I-142
Shrader,	Nick	             University	of	South	Carolina-Aiken	.............................................................................................R-216
Siegel,	Betty	L.	          Kennesaw	State	University	.......................................................Preconference	Workshop,	I-50,	C-162
Singer,	Donald	            Georgia	Perimeter	College	............................................................................................................R-157
Singer,	Wren	              University	of	Wisconsin-Madison	................................................................................................. P-127
Sippio,	Juanel	            Prairie	View	A	&	M	University	......................................................................................................C-81
Skipper,	Tracy	L.	                                                 .
                           University	of	South	Carolina	............................................................ Preconference	Workshop,	R-140	
Smiley,	Earlean	           Medgar	Evers	College/The	City	University	of	New	York	......................................................... 	C-146
Smith,	Alexa	              University	of	Connecticut	.................................................................................................................I-20

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                Index of Presenters

Smith,	Danielle	        Washburn	University	..................................................................................................................... P-109
Smith,	Kay	H.		                                  .
                        College	of	Charleston	....................................................................................................................R-141
Smith,	Maggy	           The	University	of	Texas	at	El	Paso	..................................................... PreconferenceWorkshop,	F-170
Smith,	Peggy	           Bridgewater	State	College	............................................................................................................ C-183
So,	Jean	               Georgia	State	University	.......................................................................................................I-89,	I-144
Solis,	Dalinda	         University	of	Texas	-	Pan	American	.............................................................................................. R-34
Sparkman,	Larry	        The	University	of	Southern	Mississippi	.........................................................................................I-194
Spaulding,	Donna		      St.	Louis	Community	College	...................................................................................................... R-203
Stack,	Claudia	         University	of	North	Carolina-Wilmington	..................................................................................... I-67
Staley,	Constance	      University	of	Colorado	at	Colorado	Springs		.................................... Preconference	Workshop,	C-64
Stewart,	Margaret	      Washburn	University	..................................................................................................................... P-109
Stewart,	Martina	       University	of	Utah	.............................................................................................................................I-55
Stone,	Marion	          University	of	Missouri-Kansas	City	..............................................................................................	C-48	
Strayhorn,	Terrell	                                         .
                        The	University	of	Tennessee	........................................................................................................ C-150
Swann,	Jerilyn	         Maryville	College	...........................................................................................................................R-84
Swing,	Randy	L.	        Policy	Center	on	the	First	Year	of	College	.................. Preconference	Workshop,	C-32,	F-169,	C-210
Swinney,	Jane	          Oklahoma	State	University	........................................................................................................... P-119
Szafran,	Robert	                                                      .
                        Stephen	F.	Austin	State	University	 .............................................................................................. C-210
Taub,	Deborah	          Purdue	University	............................................................................................................... C-77,	C-201
Tedards, Douglas        University of the Pacific	..................................................................................................................I-155
Tenbrunsel,	William	    Roanoke	College	.............................................................................................................................I-145
Termini,	Judy	          Gallaudet	University	......................................................................................Preconference	Workshop
Thao,	Kaying	                                                .
                        The	College	of	St.	Catherine	 ......................................................................................................... C-24
Thayer,	Peter	          Marietta	College	...........................................................................................................................	P-100
Thompson,	Aaron	                                             .
                        Eastern	Kentucky	University	........................................................................................................... E-3
Tobolowsky,	Barbara	                                         .
                        University	of	South	Carolina	............................................................ Preconference	Workshop,	R-140
Townes,	Darryl	         Georgia	State	University	.............................................................................................................. C-184
Trumpower,	Peter	       Cleveland	State	University	...............................................................................................................I-23
Turley,	R.	Steven	      Brigham	Young	University	...............................................................................................................I-73
Turner,	Margaret	       University	of	North	Carolina-Wilmington	.....................................................................................P-95
Twynam,	Nancy	          Thompson	Rivers	University..........................................................................................................I-159
van Der Karr,	Carol	                                                                           .
                        State	University	of	New	York	College	at	Cortland	.......................................................................I-207
velez,	Elizabeth	       Georgetown	University	...................................................................................................................I-164
vetter,	Deb	            Asbury	College	..................................................................................................................................I-41
viveiros,	Steve	        Bridgewater	State	College	............................................................................................................ C-183
Wade,	Amy	              The	University	of	Southern	Mississippi	.........................................................................................I-194
Waggoner,	Eric	         West	Virginia	Wesleyan	College	.....................................................................................................	I-72
Walter,	Timothy	        Oakland	Community	College		....................................................................................................... C-13
Ward,	Dorothy	P.	       The	University	of	Texas	at	El	Paso	.................................................... Preconference	Workshop,	F-170
Waters,	Maria	          Gallaudet	University	......................................................................................Preconference	Workshop
Waters,	Rex	                            .
                        Elon	University	............................................................................................................................... R-69
Watts-Hutto,	Christa	                                        .
                        University	of	South	Carolina	.......................................................................................................... I-86
Weaver,	Michael	        University	of	Texas	-	Pan	American	............................................................................................. 	R-34
Webb,	Jodi	             Bowling	Green	State	University	...................................................................................................... I-40
Weeks,	Richard	         West	Virginia	Wesleyan	College	......................................................................................................I-72
Weintrob,	Lori	         Wagner	College	...............................................................................................................................I-158
White,	Michelle	                                  .
                        Millersville	University	.................................................................................................................. C-137
White,	Peter	           University	of	New	Mexico	............................................................................................................. F-165
Widman,	Kathryn	        Purdue	University	......................................................................................................................... C-201
Wiley,	Linda	           Howard	Community	College	....................................................................................................... C-197
Wilks,	Jill	            Southern	Utah	University............................................................................................................... C-14
Williams,	Gayle	        Indiana	University-Purdue	University	Indianapolis	...................................................................... I-49	
Williams,	Stacie	       University	of	South	Carolina-Aiken	.............................................................................................R-216
Wingard,	Karen	         Community	College	of	Baltimore	County.................................................................................... P-129
Winterton,	Joyce	                                      .
                        USA	TODAY	Education	................................................................................................................. E-6

                                                                     
              Index of Presenters

Wise,	Mary	                        .
                    Elon	University	............................................................................................................................... R-69
Wolf,	De’Sha	       Higher	Education	Research	Institute/UCLA	................................................................................. E-2
Wood,	Kristin	      Georgia	State	University	............................................................................................................... P-122
Woods,	Wendy	       University	of	Michigan	...................................................................................................................I-185
Wuestenberg,	Pam	   Texas	State	University	-	San	Marcos	...............................................................................................I-19
Yale,	Amanda	                                                                 .
                    Slippery	Rock	University	of	Pennsylvania	 ......................................................................................I-74




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