First Year Experience

Category: University

Year: 2012-2013

Related Website: First Year Experience Website

Committee Charge

 The First Year Experience Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity for the development of the First Year Experience initiatives on campus (as outlined in the First Year Experience Implementation Plan), such as First Year Seminars, student orientation programs, peer mentoring, early alert programs, and themed programs. 

The Advisory members review First Year Seminar proposals and provide feedback to the FYS Coordinator.  (A majority of the faculty on the Advisory must approve the FYS proposals before these can be recommended to the Faculty Senate UAAC).  The First Year Experience Director (Convener), and the First Year Seminar Coordinator serve as ex officio members.  Advisory includes:  Faculty (4) - staggered two year terms, Academic Staff (3) (one of whom should be teaching academic staff) - staggered three year terms, and student (2) for a one year term.


The First Year Experience Director (Convener) - Jen Bird
The First Year Seminar Coordinator - Suzanne Griffith

Faculty (4) Mark Spitzer, Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Tara Kachgal, Daniela Mansbach

Academic Staff (3) (One should be teaching academic staff): Mickey Fitch (2010-2013), Tonya Roth (2011-2014), Carol Knoble

Student (2) Kasey Cable,  Crystal Toner