Thursday, September 10, 2015

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

L to r: At the opening of the event, Dr. Barnes and Provost Gingerich.
Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice faculty; UAA Provost Sam Gingerich; and a number of other UAA faculty and staff members met with first-year students on September 2 at the North Hall "First-Year Residential Experience 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.

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.