Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dr. Barnes participates in First-Year Faculty Social event for UAA students in North Hall dorm

L to r: Dr. Allan Barnes and Dr. Bruce Schultz,
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, at the event.
Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice faculty, and nearly 20 other UAA faculty and staff members met with first-year students on September 3 at the North Hall "First-Year Faculty Social."

The social gave first-year students living on campus the opportunity to engage with faculty members teaching fall semester 100-level courses 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 20
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.