Friday, June 11, 2010

Fall 2010 Welcome Back Week ... Events You Don't Want to Miss!


It seems like a long ways off, but in reality the return of our Ferris State University students to campus, for the fall semester, will be here before we know it.

As a result, plans for Fall 2010 Welcome Back Week (Aug. 23-27) already are in the works here at Ferris. The theme is "Student Success: Leaving Nothing to Chance."

Here is a note being distributed around campus:
Fall 2010 Welcome Back Week -- Events You Don't Want to Miss!

“Student Success: Leaving Nothing to Chance”
Aug. 23, 25
A rich and varied set of sessions -- from panel discussions to poster presentations to working sessions -- is planned for these two days. More details are forthcoming.

In the meantime...

We invite faculty and staff to submit proposals for poster presentations on the topic of national and Ferris best practices and exemplars of successful student retention efforts. The poster session will complement the other activities planned for the “Student Success: Leaving Nothing to Chance” event.

The poster session, which is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 23, from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m., is designed to provide faculty and the broader University community an opportunity to learn about effective student retention efforts both nationally and at Ferris. We hope the examples described in the poster session provide ideas and strategies that others, in turn, can adopt or adapt for use in meeting their specific student retention challenges. Of course, we would like you to be present during this session to discuss your poster with those in attendance.

We hope you will consider submitting a proposal with the following information:
  • A title
  • A description or summary (please aim for, say, 100 words) of how the topic of your poster addresses the theme of national or Ferris best practices and exemplars of successful student retention efforts.
Please submit your proposals by e-mail to fctl@ferris.edu by July 9. Notification regarding acceptance will be July 16.
Thank you for considering this invitation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either of us.

- Bill Potter, dean of University College, and Todd Stanislav, director of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
Get involved in this great opportunity as we look forward to the return of students for the Fall 2010 semester.

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