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FYE Conference

Focusing on the First Year Conference

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
The Ohio Union
7:45 a.m. Check in and breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Conference

The Focusing on the First Year Conference brings together faculty and staff from across the Columbus and regional campuses to focus on the university's efforts to support the success of first-year students. The most important foundations for college success, and ultimately graduation, are built during the first year. Hosted by First Year Experience each spring semester, the conference is designed to encourage faculty and staff to share ideas about helping first-year students transition successfully to college life at Ohio State.

View the conference program.

Breakout sessions

Featuring presenters from every corner of Ohio State and beyond, more than 30 breakout sessions were offered at the 2019 Focusing on the First Year Conference. Read the session descriptions.


Dr. Corey Seemiller

Dr. Corey Seemiller is an award-winning faculty member in the department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University and the author of several books on Generation Z, including Generation Z Goes to College, Generation Z Leads and Generation Z: A Century in the Making. Dr. Seemiller has worked in higher education for more than 20 years in both administrative and faculty roles. Her areas of expertise include leadership, civic engagement, career development and social justice.