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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 4 p.m. Conference

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.


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.

Call for proposals

We invite campus colleagues to submit session proposals about topics relevant to the support and transition of first-year students. The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to Friday, November 9. You will be notified of your session selection by mid-December.

Call for Outstanding First Year Advocate nominations

We are currently accepting nominations for the Outstanding First Year Advocate award. Nominate a faculty or staff member by Saturday, December 1.