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Call for participants: First-Year Leadership Collaboratory

Illustration of a lightbulb made of jigsaw puzzle pieces called "Problem Solving" by Eko Purnomo from Noun Project

Collaboratory: an open space which facilitates a creative process where a group of people work together to generate solutions to complex problems.

The first-year experience for students in higher education crucially determines their success. The Provost’s office, College of Arts and Sciences and University Foundations have partnered to create the First Year Leadership Collaboratory, a “think-tank” of faculty and staff who have experience working with first-year students, to explore and inform policy and practices and to make recommendations regarding first-year students’ learning experiences.

The group is looking for a few “first-year student champions” and invites those interested to participate in this work group. Those teaching first year students, or those who work closely with first year students ,would especially be valued.

For more information about the group, please see this Google Doc. To apply, express interest by Sept. 20, 2022, to Candyce Reynolds (