In Class Experiences
Various entities in Student Affairs can provide experiences for students that may relate to the academic learning outcomes of your seminars. Some of these include:
Carol Crosby, Assistant Director in Career Services, is available to offer short presentations to students that present recommendations of experiential opportunities, including internships, networking, community service, student activities, study abroad and job shadows that students may participate in to further explore your FYS course' topic outside the classroom. She will also introduce Career Services' new program, CareerSmart, designed to introduce first year students to career services' resources and encourage students to make an appointment to explore the above opportunities. You can contact Carol at ext. 1328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diane Bell, Director of the Community Service Center, is available to work with individual faculty who would like to build a community service component into their curriculum. She can speak in classes with a targeted focus to the seminar topic, discuss the role of service in the educational process, or assist in identifying service projects for the class. You can contact Diane at ext. 2246 or email@example.com.
GLBTA Pride Center
Lisa Forest, GLBTA Coordinator, is available to work with you on a variety of topics related to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students. Some of the topics she can address include heterosexism/power/privilege, an introduction to transgenderism, marriage equality, children of same-gender parents, and an introduction to BSU's GLBTA Pride Center. The Center offers Safe Zone training for those who wish to be an ally which takes about 2 ½ hours, but she can offer parts of this training in a class as appropriate on topics such as Myths and Facts about GLBT, Ways to be an Ally, and Knowing Yourself: What do I believe about GLBT people. Lisa is also available to be interviewed by your students for projects within your class. You can contact Lisa at ext. 1408 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out of Class Experiences
Involvement in out of class programs also helps first year students make connections with their peers and the campus as a whole, both vital parts of feeling like they are part of the BSU community. There are a number of out of class opportunities for students and your encouragement might help them find the best match for them based on their interest and time availability.
First Year Institute: A program designed to provide first year students with information, resources and skills they need to be successful as students. It focuses on the topics and issues that only become relevant to students once they have begun their first semester on campus. For information, go to: http://www.bridgew.edu/Orientation/FYI/
Student Clubs and Organizations: http://www.bridgew.edu/SIL/clubs.cfm
Community Service: A number of one time and ongoing volunteer opportunities are available and can be found in a database located at http://www.bridgew.edu/CommunityService/search/index.cfm
Intramurals: There are a number of opportunities for students to participate in intramurals and recreation programs that help them remain active and engage with their peers. Information can be found at http://www.BSUbears.com/Campus_Recreation/Intramural_Sports/Intramural_Home_Page
FYRE: The First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is designed for new students who live on campus to help them make the college transition. Information can be found at http://www.bridgew.edu/rlh/fyre/.
Last Modified: May 23, 2011