Student Affairs

NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the new Student Affairs Faculty/Staff newsletter!

This monthly update will help keep faculty/staff in the loop with what's going on in the world of Student Affairs.
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What's New?

FRED 101:

That's right! Fredonia's First-Year Seminar pilot is officially up and running. This class is a comprehensive 3-credit hybrid seminar course focusing on critical academic transition skills and purposeful engagement activities to help develop resiliency among first-year students.


FREDONIA PROMISE MENTORSHIP:

The Fredonia Promise Program is a peer mentorship initiative that assists incoming first-year students with their transition to Fredonia during the fall semester. This co-curricular enrichment program is designed to emphasize Fredonia's baccalaureate goals of skilled, connected, creative, and responsible. It's vision is to provided "student professional development" for incoming Fredonia Promise Scholarship recipients. There are 80 new first-year student and 8 upper class mentors working together as part of the premiere cohort this semester.


SAGE EARLY ALERT SYTEM:

SAGE is a risk identification system supported by the new TutorTrac Software product being used by the Learning Center. SAGE allows for automated messaging sent directly to students and key support staff. The pilot group will monitor three major alerts (attendance, academic progress, behavioral concerns) reportable by Faculty/Staff using their e-services username and password. For more information about using SAGE, please contact Erin Mroczka . Until, SAGE is accessible to all faculty/staff, please report concerns about students via email to Early.Alert@fredonia.edu.


For more information about what's going on with First-Year & Transitions Programs, click here.

Athletics & Recreation:

Additional Department News:

THE COUNSELING CENTER:

Students receiving counseling at the Counseling Center often say that such services enable them to better cope with the difficulties they face while remaining in school and maximizing their college experience. As a member of Fredonia faculty and staff, you should know that your intervention in assisting students to seek psychological services is significant to their career and retention at Fredonia.

Visit http://www.fredonia.edu/counseling/concern.asp for what to watch out for and what to do.


THE HEALTH CENTER:

The Student Health Center takes an active role in Health Promotion and Outreach Programing of Health & Wellness activities on campus for students, faculty & staff. They offer annual flu vaccinations, smoking cessation assistance, nutrition counseling and blood pressure monitoring. For more information, consult their homepage at http://www.fredonia.edu/healthcenter, or watch for the Health Matters Newsletter published monthly in the campus report.


THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE (CDO):

The Career Development Office (CDO) values the opportunity to collaborate and partner with Fredonia faculty and staff to support students in their professional and academic development. Want to know some of the ways that you can connect with the CDO? Click here.

CAMPUS LIFE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES:

On August 19, International Student Services welcomed students from Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan, Turkey, Brazil, Canada and Saudi Arabia at the Welcome Ceremony held during international student orientation. This fall 156 student from 13 countries are attending Fredonia. Feel free to visit with new students weekly in the Global Lounge, 2nd Floor Williams Center.

VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY SERVICES:

The Office of Volunteer and Community Services, along with its Volunteer Services Advisory Committee, will sponsor its twelfth annual Community Service Fair in the Williams Center, Multipurpose Room. This event will be held on Wednesday, September 23 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Fair is one of the ways in which the Office of Volunteer and Community Services seeks to build partnerships between the campus and the community. For more information and/or a list of the local agencies participating, click here.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM/MINOR:

The Leadership Development Program is happy to announce that they have established new project partners for Fall 2015. As part of the Advanced Leadership Course (LEAD 201), students are required to work on a major change project in teams. These teams are assigned outside agencies and project partners that can benefit from establishing a relationship/partnership with Fredonia. For more information about this program and its project partners, click here.

FRED NOTES:

Faculty and staff are not the only ones getting newsletters! Thanks to Erin Mroczka, new students have received them as well. This newsletter featured arrival instructions, information about upcoming events and move in weekend activities. It had nearly 1700 views from 279 locations (10 countries) with 1100 outgoing links!

Check out the welcome edition of FREDNotes here: https://www.smore.com/yeasa

American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Consultant Visit:

Fredonia is launching an inclusive, broadly participatory process to develop a multi-year strategic enrollment management (SEM) plan, which will include recruitment and retention strategies.


Faculty, staff and friends of Fredonia are invited to attend a SEM 101 Workshop that will be offered on September 17 and 18. The workshops will be led by Mr. Stanley Henderson and Mr. Jay Goff. Mr. Henderson recently retired as Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at University of Michigan-Dearborn. Mr. Jay Goff is Vice President of Enrollment and Retention Management at Saint Louis University.


Both presenters have decades of experience in enrollment management and have worked with numerous colleges and universities on enrollment management. They will be advising Fredonia on the development of a comprehensive strategic enrollment management plan.


To view a full itinerary of their visit, please click here.