Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dr. Barnes participates in Annual North Hall Faculty Social event for UAA residential students

l to r: Jennifer Edens, North Hall FYRE Coordinator;
Stephen "Joey" Sweet, North Hall student; and Dr. Allan Barnes,
pause for a photo at the event.
Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice faculty, joined several of his UAA colleagues for the North Hall First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) Faculty Social on September 6.  The event is held each fall to help students make connections with various faculty who teach general education requirement (GER) courses and with college administrators. Dr. Barnes was one of the faculty members recommended by resident hall student staff to participate in the social.

Research has shown faculty/student interactions outside of the classroom greatly aid in student success, and that students who are able to connect with faculty early in their education experience tend to stay in college and have higher GPAs at graduation. Nearly 200 first-year students live in North Hall on the UAA campus.  The event was facilitated by Jennifer Edens, UAA North Hall First-Year Experience Residence Coordinator.