Oregon State University’s first-year experience leadership will host a visit from Greg Eiselein, director of Kansas State University’s K-State First. Professor Eiselein was invited to campus to share his experience in assisting in the development of K-State First with the Oregon State community as OSU works to develop its own first-year experience initiatives.

Professor Eiselein’s full schedule for his visit to Oregon State is as follows:

Monday, Feb. 3

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Library Java II coffee shop: Interactive Communications and University Marketing. Topic: Promoting the FYE to students (and parents and campus community as secondary audiences) using marketing approaches.

12:30 to 2 p.m.: Lunch with Graduate School Leadership: Anita Azarenko (associate dean), Rosemary Garagnani (assistant dean), Kim Johnson (director of international graduate admissions), Karen Hanson (academic counselor) Kerr A 308.   Topic: How to build campus momentum and investment in first year initiatives.

2 to 3 p.m., Moreland Hall: School of Writing, Literature, and Film colleagues Peter Betjemann (associate professor) and Tim Jensen (ass’t professor and director of the writing program)

4 to 4:50 p.m., Furman 303: Guest speaker for master’s level course “First Year College Students: Programs and Philosophies” taught by Kris Winter and Brett McFarlane.   The learning outcomes for the class are as follows:

  1. Form a learning community focused on the issue of first year college student transitions.
  2. Develop an understanding of the population and personal dynamics of first year students.
  3. Consider the social, historical, and theoretical stimuli that have influenced the ways in which institutions work with first year students.
  4. Evaluate the mitigating factors of “first year student success”.
  5. Confront the challenges the universities still face with regards to first year student populations.
  6. Seek input from local and national educators on topics relevant to first year student success.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

7 to 8 a.m., meet in Hilton Garden Inn lobby: Breakfast with Mark Hoffman (associate dean, College of Public Health and Human Sciences and co-chair of the FYE) and Susie Brubaker-Cole (associate provost for academic success and engagement and co-chair of the FYE).

8 to 9 a.m., Kerr 600: Sabah Randhawa (provost and executive vice president), Susie, Mark, Larry Roper (vice provost for student affairs), Becky Warner (senior vice provost for academic affairs).

9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Memorial Union 213: Plenary session for all campus: 30 – 40 minute presentation of the history and current state of K State’s first-year experience, with 20 – 30 minutes of Q & A.

11:00 to 12:00, Memorial Union 213: College Student Services Administration master’s program students and faculty.

12 to 2 p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room: Lunch with members of the University Council on Student Engagement and Experience (UCSEE).

2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Union 211: Open session for the academic advising community: advisors who specialize in working with first year students and others.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Memorial Union 211: Open session for student affairs members.

4:30 to 5:00 p.m., Memorial Union: Debrief of the day with Mark Hoffman and Susie Brubaker-Cole

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