First Year Experience Task Force:
Recommendations and
Implementation Plan
Susie Brubaker-Cole, Academic Affairs
Mark Hoffman, Public Health and Human Sciences
Task Force Co-Chairs
Task Force Membership
LeeAnn Baker, UHC
Meleani Bates, ASOSU
Bill Bogley, COS
Susie Brubaker-Cole, Academic Affairs
Roberto Casarez, TRiO SSS
Clare Creighton, ASC
Allison Davis White-Eyes, ISS
Brooklyn Di Raffaele, RHA Student Rep
Trischa Goodnow, CLA
Mark Hoffman, PHHS
Kate Hunter-Zaworski, Senate EC
Kerry Kincanon, Bacc Core Committee
July 11, 2017
• Ann Marie Klotz, UHDS
• Laurie Lewis, International
• Brett McFarlane, COE
• Sandy Neubaum, COB
• Jane Reynolds, OSU Cascades
• Doug Severs, Financial Aid
• Kris Winter, New Student
Programs & Family Outreach
• Allyson Dean, task force staff
Task Force Charge
• Design a plan to improve the quality of the first year experience
and contribute to student success in the first year and beyond
• Develop a compelling vision of how Oregon State University
should best be configured to deliver optimal support and
structure for a coherent first-year experience
• Conceptualize an experience that will:
• deepen students’ connection and commitment to OSU
• advance best practices in undergraduate education and
• create a signature experience that will be treasured by
July 11, 2017
• Organizational Structure: Baccalaureate College
• Academic Advising
• Residential Education
-Living Learning Communities
-Academic Support in Residences
• First-Year Curriculum
-First-Year Orientation Courses
-Gateway Courses
• Campus Traditions
July 11, 2017
Implementation First Steps
Oversight: University Council on Student Engagement and Experience
• Organizational Structure:
• Diversity Student Success Council
• Early Alert Outreach and Intervention
• First Year Advising Council:
• Advising syllabus, delivery structure, major change process, communication
• 2-3 New Living Learning Communities for fall 2014
• First-Year Experience Course Development
July 11, 2017
Questions and Suggestions
Susie Brubaker-Cole
[email protected]
Mark Hoffman
[email protected]
July 11, 2017