Focusing on the First Year Conference
Focusing on the First Year is a half-day conference bringing 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 FYE each spring, 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.
Focusing on the First Year 2014
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Registration opens Jan. 2
In addition to the integral role she plays at the NSSE Institute, Dr. Kinzie has published more than 15 articles and book chapters and presented at more than 25 conferences focusing on her areas of interests which include college choice, first-year student development, teaching and learning in college, access and equity, and women in underrepresented fields. She has also won the 2012 Harry and Jeannette Henney Invited Lecture from Manchester College, the 2012 Robert H. Shaffer Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Robert J. Menges Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Development.
Dr. Kinzie received her PhD from Indiana University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Higher Education with a minor in Women’s studies. She received both her MEd in Postsecondary Education, Administration, and BA in Psychology from Cleveland State University.
Call for Proposals
We invite our campus colleagues to submit proposals about topics relevant to supporting first-year students. Past conference presentations have included the following topics:
Submit a proposal using the 2014 Conference Proposal Form no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25. You will be notified of your session selection in mid-December. If you have any questions about the proposal submission process, please contact Julie Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org.