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First-Year Experience

Archive & Awards

Archive

2012

Dr. Jason Brewer has been appointed as the Director of the Center for First Year Experience and Learning Communities.

The Center has received the International Mentor Training Program Certification!

2010

Center director, Pamela Person, was appointed to the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition National Advisory Board. 

2009

National Student Survey Suggests UC Holds "High-Impact" Learning. Find out more.

The New York Times highlights UC's Gen-1 Theme House. Read more.

Learn more about how one Learning Community Peer Leader is working to build community at UC.

2007

Center Awarded UC│21 Seed Grant $50,000 awarded for Learning Community Peer Leaders as Student Scholars

University of Cincinnati's First Year Program featured in College Planning & Management Magazine
http://www.peterli.com/archive/cpm/1378.shtm

Pam Person Named Outstanding First Year Advocate. Awarded by Houghton Mifflin Company and the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
http://www.sc.edu/fye/centerinitiative/advocates/pastadvocates/index.html

Awards

The Center

(2010) Greg Metz, Center Assistant Director, has been invited to be a Faculty Member for the National Resource Center for First Year Experience and Students in Transition Peer Educators Institute October 17-19, 2010.

(2010) Pam Person, Center Director, Appointed to the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition National Advisory Board.

(2008) Center for Exploratory Studies highlighted in national monograph on "Advising Special Populations" (Oct 2007) by The National Academic Advising Association.

(2008) Member of Cohort V of the Project for the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research

(2007) Center Awarded UC│21 Seed Grant 
$50,000 awarded for Learning Community Peer Leaders as Student Scholars

(2007) University of Cincinnati's First Year Program featured in College Planning & Management Magazine
http://www.peterli.com/archive/cpm/1378.shtm

(2007) Pam Person Named Outstanding First Year Advocate 
Awarded by Houghton Mifflin Company and the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
http://www.sc.edu/fye/centerinitiative/advocates/pastadvocates/index.html

(2006) The Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL)
Institutional Leadership Program that facilitates collaboration among institutions with demonstrated commitment to and capacity for action, inquiry and innovation in the scholarship of teaching and learning. UC is participating to address the specific theme of Liberal Education: Core Curriculum.

(2006) Washington Center National Summer Institute
The National Summer Institute brings together teams from institutions across the country to create, expand, and improve their learning communities programs. Selection to participate is competitive based upon project focus, team composition and potential impact on student learning, persistence, and graduation.

(2002) Ohio Learning Network Grant (OLN)
UC was one of 31 learning communities selected in the first cycle of the Ohio Learning Network Learning Communities Initiative. The initiative provided a catalyst and support for the on-going development of pedagogically-robust, technologically-enhanced collegiate programs, courses, modules, and learning objectives; provide a framework for faculty to work together as communities, to increase collaboration across disciplines and create more technologically enriched learning resources. Develop shared learning resources that re portable, scalable, and connected to student competencies. Build a diverse cadre of faculty and learning community consultants who will work and support each other as they address current issues of teaching, learning, and advanced technologies. The faculty learning community model is alive at UC through our annual CET&L September Institute. The project was the precursor to the College of Business’ current Project Fast Track.

FYE Students

James Avant IV: Inducted into the Darwin T. Scholarship Program and is a Senator at large.

Megan Borchers: Participated in a service project in Georgia over Spring Break

Bryan Buechner: Kolodzik Business Scholar

Tyler Dickerson: Accepted into Pharmacy School

Brett Fields: Recruitment Chair for McMicken Tribunal

Rachel Fraser: Peer Leader Captain for 2012-2013 academic year

Michael Niolet: Founder/Social Director of Alpha Chi Rho social fraternity

Mosep Okonny: Accepted to Brimm's Program--Minority in medicine research program

Krista Palmer: Panhellic Council Vice President for Philanthropy

Monica Pepple: Received 2012 Paradise Scholarship Award

Jaclyn Roell: Major Mentor for Center of Exploratory Studies

Lauren Rhynard: Resident Advisor in Daniels Hall

Melissa Schirmer: Secretary for Council for Exceptional Children

Billy Schlich: President of the University Honors Society

Priya Srivastava: Accepted into the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for graduate school

Ryan Stanley: Student Senate Representative for UFB

Megan Stoller: President of Middle Childhood Education Society where recently established a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Daniel Traicoff: Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Julie Whalen: Works with Camp Washington's Homework Club tutoring elementary students

Eliza Wilder: Peer Leader Captain for 2012-2013 academic year

Gage Woolley: Secretary/Membership Chair for PAC

Nicholas Yannucci: Received the Cool Co-Op award for his engineering co-op rotation with American Airlines