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Supporting 1st and 2nd Year Student Success Program Requirements and Information


As part of the initiative, Provost Koker has invited a group from across the campus to create a large-scale professional development opportunity for professional staff members and instructors. In keeping with the Provost’s vision, it will be focused on 1st- and 2nd-year students and the three themes of  equity and inclusion, mental health and wellness, and increasing student success. 


To honor the significant amount of work necessary to prepare to support 1st- and 2nd-year students in the fall, the Provost will be offering stipends of $1,000 to those who are accepted into and complete the program. Professional staff members whose job responsibilities include direct interaction and engagement with students and instructors who are teaching 1st- and/or 2nd-year students in their fall courses are invited to apply to the program. 


 The program will take place as follows: 

  •  July 22nd 9:00 AM - Noon
  • July 29th 9:00 AM - Noon
  • July 30th 9:00 AM - Noon

How to Participate

The new Zoom platform will be used to host workshops.  Most workshops will include a collaborative component, it is therefore requested (not required) that participants attend at least two days synchronously.  Recordings of sessions will be made available via the CETL website for asynchronous viewing.

Parameters for Successful Completion

  1. Complete all three half-days of trainings either synchronously or asynchronously.

  2. Submit a two-page Action Plan which provides a detailed narrative about the learning outcomes that the instructor achieved through the training and the ways that each specific training will translate into the participant’s ability to support 1st- and 2nd-year students in terms of equity, mental health and wellness, and increasing student success.

  3. Commitment to administer a survey to students in the course which asks students to reflect on their learning, progress, mental health and wellness, sense of belonging, sense of inclusion, and academic success in the course.

  4. Review of a portfolio of materials or a Canvas course which demonstrate the integration of learning from the program. 


The assessment of the materials or the Canvas course will be conducted through the use of a clearly defined checklist for this program. Through use of this checklist, the participants in the program themselves, departments and leaders of the Supporting 1st- and 2nd-Year Students’ Success Program can assess the participants’ learning and readiness to deliver increased support to 1st- and 2nd-year students. This checklist will be provided to instructors before the first training. 


Upon submitting the Action Plan and its approval by the assessment committee, the instructor will receive the first half of the stipend. And, upon completion of an assessment of the materials or the Canvas course by members of the assessment committee, the instructor will receive the final payment of the stipend. 


Timeline for Completion of the Program


Thursday, July 8: Applications for the program due by end of day


Sunday, July 11: Applicants are informed of the status of their application


Thurs., July 22; Thurs., July 29; and Fri., July 30: Supporting student success trainings


Friday, August 13: Instructors submit Action Plan and finalize development of materials or one 

Canvas course


Monday, August 16-Friday, August 27: Review of materials or courses created by participants


Monday, August 30: Feedback to participants on materials or course development due


August 31-September 6: Participants provide revisions to materials or courses, if necessary

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