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The Institute on Cross Campus Collaboration for The First-Year Experience

Colleges and universities that are serious about creating conditions for all first-year students to succeed must work across organizational silos to establish wide-reaching structures of support.  This in-depth look will lay out a flexible, high quality framework for coordinating integrated and intentional campus-wide efforts to bolster first-year student success. The Institute on Cross Campus Collaboration for The First-Year Experience is designed to provide a model for best practice in institutional collaboration by using a newly-developed cross-functional framework for first-year experiences and by drawing on the expertise of national authorities on the topic. Individuals at institutions that are engaged at various levels of coordinating first-year efforts, whether they are looking to take existing collaborations to the next level or are just getting the conversation started, will benefit from the perspectives shared at the institute.

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Registration Deadline:  October 28, 2019

Note: To receive the discounted rate for multiple participants from the same institution, the participants must be registered in the same transaction.

Registration includes a copy of the Cross Functional Framework for First-Year Experiences downloadable PDF.

 

The new Cross-Functional Framework for The First-Year Experience is essential to the work of people who work on campus because it lays out a flexible, high quality framework for coordinating integrated and intentional campuswide efforts to support first-year student success. Institutions looking for guidelines to structure partnerships with departments on campus, arrange horizontal leadership, and develop buy-in and sustainability of first-year efforts can look to the CAS CFF for FYE as a trusted resource for best practice developed by experts and promoted by a reliable organization that, itself, is based on principles of cross-functional collaboration.  Simply put, the CAS CFF for FYE is an essential tool for institutions that want to prioritize student success and make it a central activity on campus. The principles in the CFF for FYE are flexible and could be adapted to support student success beyond the first year, such as the sophomore year, senior year, transfer year, and so on.

 

What makes the CAS CFF for FYE essential to the work of people who care about first-year student success?  They provide a framework that outlines:

  • Guidelines to success
  • Institutionalization of first-year programs
  • Intentionality and direction
  • Integration, centralization, and horizontal leadership across curriculum and co-curriculum
  • How to create buy-in and ensure sustainability of programs
  • Build partnerships across organizational divisions on campus
  • Best practices based on externally validated and accepted expert source
  • A framework that can be adapted to support student success beyond the first year, such as the sophomore year, senior year, transfer year, and so on.

 

As a result of participating in the Institute on Cross-Campus Collaboration for The First-Year Experience, attendees will:

  • Create plans for securing institutional and administrative support for a comprehensive and campus-wide approach to the first year
  • Articulate strategies for how to work across institutional departments to support first-year student success
  • Utilize a framework for best practices in cross-campus collaboration based on and informed by research and scholarly practice and created by an international leader in professional standards development, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
  • Engage with national experts and other institute participants to identify opportunities and challenges for achieving a campus-wide approach to meeting first-year objectives

 

Institute Faculty to Include

  • Jennifer Keup, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina
  • Jodi Koslow Martin, Triton College
  • Darrell C. Ray, Rhodes College
  • Dallin George Young, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina
  • Jen Wells, Kennesaw State University

 

Questions

If you have any questions about the content of organization of this event, please contact the Conferences staff at fyeconf@mailbox.sc.edu. Information about this Institute and other events sponsored by the Center can be found at www.sc.edu/fye.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations on or before October 28, 2019, will have the registration fee refunded less a $100 administrative fee. A written request for refunds is required. Absolutely no refunds will be made after October 28, 2019. Please email your written request to fyeconf@mailbox.sc.edu. In order to guarantee your registration to the institute, your fee payment must be in our office no later than October 28, 2019.


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