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6th Annual Foundations of Excellence® Winter Meeting

February 4, 2011 • Atlanta, Georgia

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The 6th Annual Foundations of Excellence® Winter Meeting took place on February 4, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. Past, current and future FoE participants were invited to attend this gathering and over 80 people attended, representing over 35 higher education institutions.

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Plenary SessionFoundations of Excellence in the First College Year:  A Self-Study and Planning Process that Yields Improved Retention

Brent Drake, Associate Director Enrollment Management Analysis
Purdue University

Session #1Living Room Learning:  How FoE Turned One College Upside Down

Shannon Carroll, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Stephanie Mooney, First Year Experience Coordinator
Frank Phillips College

Session #2: What a Difference Four Years Makes: Assessing the Impact of a FoE Implementation Plan

Catherine Andersen, Associate Provost for Enrollment
Gallaudet University

Session #3: Building a First-Year Experience:  The Best of Times (in) the Worst of Times

Mark Amos, Interim Director, Saluki First Year
Julie Payne Kirchmeier, Director of University Housing
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Session #4: The Benefits of FoE in Preparation of Accreditation

Roxie James, Executive Director of Natural Sciences
S. Gwen Beloti, Managing Administrative Assistant Transition to Kean
Kean University

Session #5Keeping FoE 'Alive' through the Second Year of Implementation 

Linda Koch, Vice President for Student Affairs
Lock Haven University of Pennsylania

Session #6Creating a Culture for Student Success C24S2 for First-Year Students:  FoE at Lone Star College-North Harris

Dorothy Dixon, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Lone Star College-North Harris

Session #8:  Creating and Implementing a Self-Study of the First Year Experience:  A Primer for Campus-Wide Collaboration

Ben Trapanick, Director, First Year Programs
Chris Gregory, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Academic Advising
Framingham State University

Session #9:  Double the Pleasure Double the Fun! A Two-time FoE Participant Shares Experiences With Both the First-Year and Transfer Focus

Marcy Esler, Director of Student Retention
The State University of New York College at Brockport

Session #10: Nontraditional Students:  Confounding the Data?

Anita Vorreyer, Director of Orientation and New Student Programs
Juliana Lancaster, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Georgia Gwinnett College

Session #11: Sharing the InFoE:  Communication Strategies to Ensure FoE Success

Carolyn Strickland, Assistant Vice President for Academic Services
Eugene McAvoy, Dean of Academic Services and First Year Programs
Pennsylvania College of Technology

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