Committee Members in attendance: Christopher
Pudlinski, Meg Leake,
Scott Hazan, James Conway,
Approve minutes of November 2012 meeting
Minutes from November 2012 meeting were approved.
$1,000 of the $2,000 has been spent from the
community engagement fund. S. Hazan suggested that
next semester the remainder of funds could go
towards one to two events with all FYE students.
At the end of the spring 2013 semester, there is
time for training of new peer leaders and faculty.
Next year's budget request will include, funding for
35 new peer leaders, training
for the peer leaders and faculty, and stipends.
Ideas for the community engagement fund:
Common Intellectual Experience
Pick a theme for FYE courses
Build more out of the class experience with peer
leaders (utilize experiences from Blue Devils
M. Leake will present the proposed budget at the
next steering committee meeting.
Update: Spring 2013 enrollment
There are 23 of 35 students registered in FYE
classes for spring 2013. 70 first year students have
been accepted to CCSU for the spring, 42 of those
students have confirmed they will be attending
school at CCSU. The spring 2013 FYE course
enrollment numbers do not include the entering first
What if a student fails to complete an FYE?
Students may enroll in an FYE in the second
Students who are on probation complete an
intervention in The Learning Center, which
substitutes for the FYE requirement.
The Registrar will include the FYE requirement as
part of the graduation requirement in the near
January faculty development session (finalize
All who have taught FYE over the last five years
will be invited, along with each department chair or
someone who is interested in participating.
Pudlinski will send a save the date this week
(12/3-12/7). M. Leake with send out a formal
Snacks and drinks will be provided at the beginning.
FYE Faculty Symposium on the Future of FYE @CCSU
10-10:40AM: Keynote – SCSU's model FYE program –
Associate Professor of English, Director, First-Year
Experience Program, SCSU
Presenting the successes and challenges of their FYE
Provide ideas of what CCSU can implement
Discuss impact assessment
Present how the partner with student affairs
SCSU started their program roughly 5 years ago
10:40-11AM: Questions for Keynote, Nicole Henderson
11AM-12PM: Small groups brainstorm (where we might
go from here to improve our FYE) and report out
Assign one person as a group leader
25 minutes for small groups and 25 minutes for
12-1PM: Faculty best practices panel discussion
Invite six faculty from different departments that
teach all sections of FYE to participate in a panel
Each panel participant will have 8-10 minutes to
Further discussion from the panel can occur over
1-1:30PM: Lunch and continued conversation
1:30-2PM: Honoring the contributions to FYE at CCSU
All who have taught 3-5 years of FYE
Director and Coordinator of FYE
All participants on the FYE steering committee
Small group discussion topics:
Key pieces from the keynote (common reading, Student
Common Intellectual Experience
Planning and recruiting for Fall 2013 FYE sections
M. Leake suggested inviting the chairs or a person
interested from every academic department to the
faculty development symposium.
Recruitment will discussed further at the next
Set our Spring meeting schedule (does 2nd
Monday at 11:30 still work?)
Meetings will continue in the spring on the last
Monday of every month from 11:00am-12:15pm in
RVAC106. The first meeting for the year will be held
on January 28.
M. Leake relayed the message from
about making sure all FYE sections are relaying the
same material about important information for all
first year students, for example, degree auditing.
S. Hazan suggested the creation of a mock
registration for the Peer Leaders to use with first
S. Hazan requested to discuss the possibility of
linking student affairs to academic affairs as
liaisons in the FYE classroom, similar to what SCSU
is already doing.
The next committee meeting
will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013 from
11:00am-12:15pm in RVAC106.