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:
- Form a learning community focused on the issue of first year college student transitions.
- Develop an understanding of the population and personal dynamics of first year students.
- Consider the social, historical, and theoretical stimuli that have influenced the ways in which institutions work with first year students.
- Evaluate the mitigating factors of “first year student success”.
- Confront the challenges the universities still face with regards to first year student populations.
- 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