Student Success Series

Beyond simply providing tools and resources that facilitate student success, First-year Experience & Student Retention (FYESR) is actively engaged in the effort to change the academic culture of Utah Valley University with the result that all faculty and staff will participate in the recommended retention practices that can so dramatically impact student success. To this end we have implemented the Student Success Series to educate and engage UVU faculty and staff in best practices for first-year students and at-risk student populations.

Varying topics related to retention practices are offered on a quarterly basis in a luncheon format. When available, FYESR maintains a copy of the presentation (usually in DVD format) and supporting materials available for individual or departmental review. To access materials of a previously offered topic (listed below), contact Jason Terry, Assistant Director | 801-863-7408).

Developing Academic Stamina in First-Year Students

Presented by Paul Gore and Academic Impressions Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through the FYESR office.

A Comprehensive System for Promoting Retention and Graduation

Presented by Douglas L. Robertson, Ph.D. and Magna Online Seminars Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through the FYESR office.

Faculty Buy-In for the First-Year Student Experience: A Case Study

Presented by Michele Campagna and Academic Impressions Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through the FYESR office.

Retaining First-Generation Students: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond

Session 1: Providing Academic Support for First-Generation Students Presented by Amy Baldwin and Academic Impressions Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through the FYESR office.

Developing Resilient Students: Strategies for Life-Skill Development

Presented by Dr. Greg Eels & PaperClip Communications Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through the FYESR office.

Starting a Stop-Out Program on Campus

Presented by Academic Impressions Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through the FYESR office.

Retaining First-Generation Students: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond

Session 2: Co-curricular Activities to Engage First-Generation Students Presented by Cynthia Demtriou and Academic Impressions Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through the FYESR office.

Involving Faculty in First-Year Student Experiences and Success Initiatives

Presented by Joe Cuseo and Academic Impressions Copy of online seminar and supporting materials is available through the FYESR office.