As part of the Foundations of Excellence self-study, the Transitions Dimension is currently reviewing how first-year students transition from initial recruitment/admission to immersion in the university and its programs and activities.
The committee also is examining how well the transition information (i.e. institutional mission, academic expectations, out-of-class opportunities, financial aid and support services) is communicated to the students.
Committee members are in the process of collecting information from offices across campus that work with first-year students (publications, brochures and Web site pages) as well as external communication sent to secondary schools and/or families.
Members will identify patterns in the survey results; take an active part in the review of and discussions about university and/or programmatic documents; conduct interviews, solicit focus groups, recommend action plans and create a committee report on the dimension.