Committee members in
attendance: Christopher Pudlinski, Meg Leake, James
Conway, Henry Greene, Michele Dischino, Liz Braun,
Approve minutes of
February 2013 meeting
Minutes from February 2013 meeting were approved.
There are 3 funds:
for peer leader training
for community engagement
for faculty development
M. Leake will find out the
payment process for the faculty development
stipends. This will determine how many faculty
members will be able to attend the training.
time, 12 faculty members have been counted to
Pudlinski will send a preliminary email to new
faculty about the training and mention that a
stipend is included.
Pudlinski will also ask S. Hazan if he would be able
to fund the food for the trainings.
Update: Fall 2013 FYE
sections (and peer leaders)
C. Pudlinski reported that
there are 26 new peer leaders and a total of 35 peer
leaders. There is still an opening for a nursing
first year students are predicted to be entering in
the fall. There should be enough slots for all of
the incoming students. The approval for PE 150 is
Leake reported that FYE had the highest return rate
of students coming back to CCSU from fall to spring
semester (based on the results from the latest
retention report and an ongoing study).
Pudlinski will meet with CACE on April 22 to discuss
the list of FYE sections.
Peer leader training (May
Training is required for
all new peer leaders. Breakfast, lunch and a small
scholarship stipend will be provided.
Tentative FYE Peer Leader
Location: Philbrick room, Student Center
9:00-9:45am What is FYE?
10:00-11:00am Community and
Experiential learning outside the classroom
1:00-1:30pm Open discussion
with returning peer leaders
1:30pm Looking towards
August: Wrap-up ad feedback
M. Leake mentioned to
consider outside of class opportunities to be
emphasized as part of the peer leader role. For
example, setting up a free coffee program at
Jazzman’s Café for peer leaders and the students to
M. Dischino suggested
showing the results from former peer leader surveys
and the FYE assessments. C. Pudlinski will integrate
the results into either the May or August training.
C. Pudlinski will reach out
to S. Hazan to figure out what peer leaders to
invite for the open discussion with returning peer
leaders. The committee decided it would be best to
have at least three returning students for the
New faculty development
There are 12 new faculty
members, including CRM (which does not have an
assigned faculty member).
Faculty development is required for all faculty
members new to teaching in the FYE program or
teaching FYE 101 for the first time. Breakfast,
lunch and a stipend will be provided.
Tentative FYE Faculty Development Agenda
Location: The Learning Center, Willard 101-08
8:30-9:00am Continental breakfast
9:30-10:30am Designing an FYE course
10:45-11:30am New student success initiatives
(changed from Access2Success)
11:30am-12:15pm FYE Students’ Stressors, Coping,
Academic Behaviors, Grades, and Retention
12:45-1:15pm What happens before students arrive?
1:15-1:45pm The role of peer leaders
2:00-3:00pm Sharing “best” practices panel
3:00-3:30pm Who are our first-year students?
Leake suggested adding a section on what happens to
students once they are accepted into the university,
specifically through Orientation and CACE.
Pudlinski will add 30 minutes after lunch for CACE
and Summer Orientation to discuss “What happens
before students arrive?”
Pudlinski will contact Kris Larson, Robbin Smith and
Tom Vasko to see if they would share their FYE best
practices. Henry Greene already agreed to present.
Pudlinski will reach out to the peer leader, Taylor
Pacekonis to see if she will share her peer leader
role and experience.
Discussion of summer FYE
These agenda items will be
discussed in more detail next committee meeting.
Advising & Registration
Pudlinski will be involved in the advising and
will participate in opening weekend. For the most
part, all peer leaders will be orientation leaders.
Leake has new lessons to post and update on the
Pudlinski will do an inventory of what information
is completed and what should be replaced.
Leake mentioned that her lead academic coach may be
able to take inventory and update the website.
Planning for elections of
new members (at next meeting)
School of Engineering &
Michele Dischino will remain on the FYE steering
School of Arts & Sciences
Conway will not be returning next year to the FYE
Pudlinski will send an email out to the School of
Arts & Sciences about a new member.
will be discussed at the next meeting.
FYE assessment (issues,
new plan for Fall 2013)
year the FYE assessment will be completed through
this time, there are no assessment results due to
the incorrect bubble sheets that were used to
complete the survey.
Pudlinski and J. Conway will work together to figure
out how to get accurate results from the raw data
that was compiled.
Leake will inquire about using funds to hire a
student or faculty member during summer one to help
compile the assessment data.
The next committee meeting
will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 from
11:00am-12:15pm in TBD.