First-Year Experience Advisory Committee

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Membership List Y22G

Membership

• Co-chair appointed by the Provost

• Co-chair appointed by the Vice President for Student Life

• Director or Associate Director of the Elon Core Curriculum

• Director of New Student and Transition Programs

• Director of Elon 101

• Director of Academic Initiatives for the Residential Campus

• Academic Dean, Associate Dean, or Director appointed by the Provost

• Student Life Dean, Associate Dean, or Director appointed by the Vice President for Student Life

• Assessment Specialist from the Office of Institutional Research

• Residence Life representative appointed by the Vice President of Student Life

• Student Health and Wellness representative appointed by the Vice President of Student Life

• Admissions representative appointed by the Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid

• Representative of Inclusive Community initiative – appointed by Vice President of Student Life and Provost

• Two Students –appointed by the Vice President for Student Life with recommendations from the committee

• Four full-time permanent teaching faculty – appointed for a minimum of two years by the Provost with recommendations from the committee 

Areas of Committee Concern

The First-Year Experience Advisory Committee guides the development and implementation of a coherent, innovative, high quality first year that supports the intellectual, personal and interpersonal development of first-year students to be engaged members of the Elon community. 

Responsibilities

• To foster collaboration and integration across University programs to develop and understand coherent pathways for the first-year experience at Elon from admission to the sophomore year

• To leverage theory and empirical evidence related to the first-year experience

• To understand the lived experience of Elon’s first year students

• To collect, synthesize, and report on the coordination and assessment of programs identified as part of the first-year experience and monitor first to second year retention

• To review appropriate unit reports on outcomes related to the first-year experience and first-year students

• To submit an annual “state of the first-year experience” report to the Provost and the Vice President for Student Life with occasional presentations to the Joint Deans.

• To recommend changes to existing programs, review and provide feedback on new initiatives, and develop new initiatives based on assessment evidence and literature regarding the first-year experience. 

Procedures and Policies

• The committee meets regularly as convened by the co-chairs.

• All recommendations of the committee are made through normal parliamentary procedures and majority vote of the members present. A quorum will consist of a majority of the committee membership.

• All formal recommendations of the committee are made to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Student Life. As appropriate, recommendations are forwarded to the committees of the faculty or other advisory committees. 

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