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First Year Experience
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Accomplishments Under
The Rensselaer Plan

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Student and Campus Experience

First Year Experience

  • Created Office of the First Year Experience.
  • Hired first dean of the First Year Experience.
  • Implemented new freshman orientation program, including wilderness, environmental, cultural, and community service options.
  • Received 8 national and 4 regional awards from the National Orientation Directors Association for publications, media, and theme in addition to having work featured in two national design publications.
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    Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond 2013

    Developed a complete set of academic, social, and psychological support mechanisms for first-year students — undergraduate and graduate.
  • Developed new orientation program for new graduate TA’s.
  • Developed orientation program for new faculty and staff hires.
  • Expanded student/young alumni programs to address “first year” as alums.
  • Implemented online Electronic Warning System for first-year students.
  • Created and implemented the Leadership Theme house, living and learning community
  • Provided teambuilding activities for all first year students during student orientation.
  • Received Gold Award of Excellence from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators as best practice in the Nation for First-Year Experience Program.
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