First Year Conference

FOCUSING ON THE FIRST YEAR | First Year Conference

A campus-wide discussion for faculty, staff, and administrators

Thank you to everyone that made it a great conference! If you are looking for handouts or presentation slides, visit the Education Sessions page. As presenters provide us with their materials we will continue to link them to this page.

The conference took place on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Coffman Memorial Union.

The biennial Focusing on the First Year Conference is a great opportunity to dialogue and strategize about academic and student development issues relating to first-year students. All University faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend.

Generation on a tightrope book coverKEYNOTE SPEAKER BOOK DISCOUNT

We were able to arrange a 25% off discount code for those of you who may be interested in reading Diane Dean's book Generation on a Tightrope prior to the conference. 

To take advantage of the discount click here

Use the discount code of HAE25 or you can place orders by calling Wiley Customer Care at 877-762-2974 referencing ISBN 9780470376294 for Generation on a Tightrope. The total cost will be $32.33 after discount is applied. 


About the First Year Conference

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If you have questions please contact 
Jess Meyer at 612-624-4486 or

Conference Archive

Following are newsletters from previous First Year Conferences.