Committee members in
attendance: Christopher Pudlinski, Scott Hazan,
James Conway, Henry Greene, Michele Dischino, Liz
Braun, Elizabeth DeGrandpre
Approve minutes of January
Minutes from January
2013 meeting were approved.
is no budget update at this time.
Update: Fall 2013 FYE
sections (and peer leaders)
are currently 1,393 seats, 62 sections for FYE. The
goal is to have 64-65 sections for the estimated
1,350 incoming first-year students.
Highlights from the preliminary list of FYE fall
are 11-12 new faculty members teaching FYE;
therefore a new faculty FYE training is a necessity.
may have a new faculty professor.
business and science section needs to be added.
went from two sections to one section. Students that
are majors that do not get into this section are
allowed to enroll in another course.
C. Pudlinski will reach
out to see if BMS 111 and MGMT 295 sections can be
Peer leader update for FYE fall 2013 sections:
sections have a peer leader. The goal is 35
will now be an honors section with a peer leader.
144 will have a peer leader.
Pudlinski will recruit peer leaders in the honors
Pudlinski will approach PE 144, PE 150 and ENG 110
about adding a peer leader to reach the goal of 35
are roughly 12 returning peer leaders.
have been interviewed.
other students have not gotten back to C. Pudlinski.
orientation leaders were approached to be
interviewed for a peer leader position.
professors did not ask for peer leaders again.
LLC's will remain the same
as this year. There is going to be an all first-year
residence hall that will not include LLC's. The
roughly 108 slots are anticipated to fill up
quickly; therefore that should not interrupt LLC
Peer leader training
Tentative date is Thursday,
May 2 from 8:30am-1:30pm.
C. Pudlinski will lead an
hour discussion on what FYE is and FYE learning
objectives. S. Hazan will lead an hour session on
peer leader objectives/expectations.
have they learned from outside the classroom?
they articulate that? Think about the learning that
H. Greene suggested that
the peer leaders actually practice their role.
Faculty will be invited to
join around/during the lunch hour for a chance to
meet their assigned peer leader.
There will be an open
discussion with returning peer leaders. L. Braun
will look into returning students to participate in
C. Pudlinski will bring an
updated agenda to the next meeting.
New faculty training
Tentative date is Friday,
May 10 from 8:30am-3:30pm.
The agenda from former
trainings will remain. An addition of peer leader
involvement and discussion will be included, as well
as a discussion about data on who are the first-year
J. Conway proposed to
include an introduction to peer leaders. L. Braun
suggested that a few peer leaders should come and
talk to the faculty about being a peer leader. C.
Pudlinski said he will implement 30 minutes to
discuss the peer leader program.
H. Greene recommended that
sharing FYE best practices with the new faculty
would be a good idea. S. Hazan mentioned that there
could be break out faculty presentations for
embedded and non-embedded FYE courses. There are 30
FYE 101 courses (of the courses offered, half are
FYE 101 and the other half are not).
S. Hazan or C. Pudlinski
will present the data about the first-year class. He
will reach out to Yvonne Kirby for that information.
evaluations be conducted through survey monkey or
Pudlinski stated that currently there is a 75-80%
return rate of paper evaluations, but the process is
Hazan suggested that students could be hired to
input the information and do data analysis. This
would decrease the turnaround time to receive the
master excel spreadsheet that is created each year.
Greene proposed that students should not receive
their FYE grade until they complete the survey
(through survey monkey). He added, to have students
complete the survey in class on their smart phones
or have other online access to the survey in the
Hazan mentioned that the survey could be completed
through collegiate link. It would require students
to log in which would affirm their college ID and
their completion of the survey. The results could
also be exported to excel.
Everyone agreed that the survey should no longer be
scantron. This discussion will be tabled until the
The next committee meeting will be held on Monday, April
1, 2013 from 11:00am-12:15pm in RVAC317-11.