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First Year Experience. Keys to. What do students need to do in their first year to be successful? Connect with a Faculty/Staff member Connect with an upper class student Get involved on campus. SUNY Oswego’s First Year Programs. Orientation Johnson Hall (FYRE)

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Keys to
Keys to

  • What do students need to do in their first year to be successful?

    • Connect with a Faculty/Staff member

    • Connect with an upper class student

    • Get involved on campus


Suny oswego s first year programs
SUNY Oswego’s First Year Programs

  • Orientation

  • Johnson Hall (FYRE)

  • FirstChoice Academic Program

  • First Year Advisement

  • The Laker

  • GST 100: College Orientation & Success


Oswego reading initiative ori
Oswego Reading Initiative (ORI)

Bonobo Handshake

by

Vanessa Woods

An Evening With the Author

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

101 Lanigan Hall

7:00 pm


Firstchoice academic program
FirstChoice Academic Program

  • What is FirstChoice?

    • Every student must have an “F” course

    • 80 different courses capped at 19 students

    • Living and Learning Communities

      • Gateway to Business – Funnelle Hall

      • Comm-Unity – Seneca Hall


Managing the first semester
Managing the First Semester

  • Scheduling team

  • FirstChoice

  • Math Entrance Exam

  • New Student Information Sheet

  • Major Requirements

  • General Education Requirements

  • AP and College Credits


First year advisement
First Year Advisement

  • FYA vs. Summer Advisement

  • 70 First Year Faculty / Peer Advisors

  • Undeclared Advisors

  • Five Required meetings


Fall 2011
Fall 2011

Meeting 1 – Friday, August 26, 2011 Opening Day Meeting – 4:30pm

Meeting 2 - Early September

College Student Inventory (CSI) meeting

(students need to complete this survey in August)

Meeting 3 - October

Registration / PIN

Midterm Grades Pilot


Spring 2012
Spring 2012

Meeting 4 - January/February

Group Check-In about educational planning

Students on academic warning meet 1:1

Meeting 5 - March/April

Registration

Transition to sophomore year advisor



Ferpa what is it
FERPAWhat is it?

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    Also known as the Buckley Amendment

  • Legislation passed 1974

  • Gave College Students the right to review their records and have them kept private

  • Colleges are legally not allowed to release academic records to anyone but the student


How can you help your student
How Can You Help Your Student?

  • Know important dates

    • Website

  • Encourage Independence

  • Encourage Involvement on Campus

  • Know the Resources

    Orientation Website

    Compass Website


Enjoy the rest of orientation
ENJOY THE REST OF ORIENTATION!!

If you have other questions

feel free to contact me:

Michelle Bandla

Coordinator of First Year Programs

315-312-3068

Michelle.bandla@oswego.edu