Monday, September 16, 2013

Dr. Barnes meets with students at North Hall First-Year Experience Faculty Social

L to r: Dr. Allan Barnes and Dr. John Kennish,
Chemistry Department, at North Hall event.
Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice faculty, and about a dozen other UAA faculty members met with first-year students recently at the North Hall "First-Year Experience Faculty Social."

The social gave first-year students living on campus the opportunity to engage with faculty members teaching 100-level courses in the fall semester that are part of the general education requirements (GERs) for the university.

The event also gave faculty the chance to see the classroom in North Hall that can be scheduled for courses. The classroom has iPads for 15 students and is equipped with "smart technology."

Ryan Hill, North Hall & First-Year Experience Residence Coordinator, organized this event  in response to research that shows students who are able to connect with faculty early in their education experience tend to stay in college and have higher GPAs at graduation.