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University 101 Programs

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Dan Friedman, Executive Director

Dan Friedman provides leadership for University 101 Programs, which includes six academic courses, 240+ instructors, and 240+ Peer/Graduate Leaders.

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Catherine Greene, Associate Director

Catherine Greene helps provide leadership for the department and is responsible for University 101 Program's campus partnerships. This includes developing curriculum and training materials related to campus resources, and managing the Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award. Catherine also collaborates with the Office of the Provost in providing leadership for the First-Year Reading Experience. 

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Sandy Greene, Assistant Director for Communications

Sandy Greene oversees the communication and marketing efforts of University 101 Programs. Sandy also manages the University 101 Scholarship. 

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Katie Hopkins, Assistant Director for Faculty Development

Katie Hopkins is primarily responsible for the training and support of UNIV 101 instructors and serves as the primary point of contact for new instructors. Katie also oversees the Graduate Leader Program.

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Emma Reabold, Assistant Director for Peer Leadership

Emma Reabold is primarily responsible for the recruitment, selection, matching, and training of University 101 Peer Leaders. 

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Kristy Sokol, Assistant Director for Resources

Kristy Sokol is primarily responsible for the development of curricular and faculty support resources, including the Faculty Resource Manual, SharePoint, and the Campus Resource Guide. Kristy also manages the creation of the Transitions textbook.

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Carrie Van Haren, Assistant Director for Assessment

Carrie is primarily responsible for managing the end-of-course evaluation, survey, and performance analytics processes for all UNIV courses; the department’s external assessment and compliance reporting; and, the assessment of UNIV 101 course learning outcomes.

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Bert Easter, Information Resource Consultant

Bert Easter provides information technology support for the University 101 office staff and classroom support for University 101 instructors across campus. 

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Catherine Flowers, Program Coordinator for Campus Partnerships

Catherine Flowers provides support for Campus Partner Presentations and the Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award.

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Haley Joy, Administrative Assistant

Haley Joy provides administrative support to the University 101 Programs office. Her role includes daily contact with students and instructors, assisting with fall and spring course scheduling, and budgetary financial tasks. Haley also manages Beyond the Classroom Funds. 

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Mikaela Rea, Program Coordinator for Peer Leadership

Mikaela Rea primarily assists with the recruitment, selection, matching, and training of University 101 Peer Leaders

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Keah Tandon, Administrative Specialist

Keah provides administrative support to the University 101 Programs office. She serves as the first point of contact for instructors, peer leaders, and students, and provides office and logistical support. Keah manages the front desk, fields phone calls and inquiries, and assists program staff.


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