Campus Coordinator Description

The Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY) Campus Coordinator shall be responsible for the following:

  1. Promoting the ESFY initiative on the campus:
    1. Promoting active involvement in the initiative by campus administrators, instructors, professional staff, and students, including attendance at the ESFY Spring Conference, the First-Year Seminar Instructor Retreat, and other professional development opportunities.
    2. Promoting and assisting in the institutionalization of the initiative across the campus and the institution.
    3. Developing, collecting, and disseminating information on teaching, learning, and student engagement and success in the first college year.
    4. Teaching one section of the First-Year Seminar each academic year, which will earn additional compensation in accordance with typical LEC 100 compensation practices.
    5. Providing professional development opportunities on campus related to the support of first-year students (such as brown bags on teaching first-year students, first-year students and technology, etc.).
  2. Coordinating the ESFY initiative on the campus:
    1. Convening meetings of the campus ESFY task force or meeting with the campus committee charged with overseeing ESFY activities and programs.
    2. Recruiting instructors to develop and teach First-Year Seminar courses and participate in other related ESFY curricular and co-curricular activities and programs.
    3. Overseeing and monitoring the implementation of First-Year Seminars and other related ESFY curricular and co-curricular activities and programs.
    4. Convening and chairing meetings of First-Year Seminar instructors.
    5. Assisting instructors in selecting, implementing, collecting, and using the results from student and faculty assessments of the First-Year Seminar.
    6. Assisting faculty and staff in selecting, implementing, collecting, and using the results from student, staff, and faculty assessments of curricular and co-curricular activities and programs related to the initiative.
    7. Assisting First-Year Seminar instructors in developing course ideas and completing Senate documents for course approval.
    8. Coordinating campus-wide comprehensive planning for the following year's initiative based on the assessment results from the year before, institutional priorities, and campus needs.
    9. Coordinating the scheduling of First-Year Seminar courses and other related ESFY curricular and co-curricular activities in conjunction with appropriate campus personnel.
  3. Contributing to the ESFY Initiative Colleges-wide:
    1. Participating in project teams to work on conference and retreat planning, newsletter planning and editing, assessment, or other projects as needed.
    2. Participating in regular meetings of campus ESFY coordinators to discuss ESFY planning, programming, assessment, and other needs as determined by coordinators or Office of Academic Affairs.
    3. Recruiting faculty and staff on campus to participate in Colleges-wide ESFY-related planning and review as needed.
    4. Participating in professional development opportunities, including the ESFY Spring Conference, the First-Year Seminar Instructor Retreat, and reading discussions.
  4. Communicating with both the campus and the Office of Academic Affairs regarding the ESFY initiative:
    1. Keeping instructors, professional staff, administration, and the UW Colleges' Office of Academic Affairs informed of campus first-year of college activities, issues, and/or concerns through the completion of an annual environmental scan and response to occasional surveys.
    2. Sharing Colleges-wide assessment data and other ESFY-related information with appropriate campus faculty and staff for planning purposes.
    3. Serving as a liaison between the campus and the Office of Academic Affairs for ESFY issues.
    4. Representing campus ESFY concerns and questions with the Office of Academic Affairs (such as connecting First-Year Seminar to campus-specific co-curricular programming, developing new approaches to First-Year Seminar, requesting assistance with recruiting faculty and staff to participate in ESFY programming on campus, etc.).
    5. Disseminating information from the UW Colleges' Office of Academic Affairs relating to the initiative (assessment data, locus of control data, grant and professional development opportunities, CV town meetings, ESFY Spring Conferences, institution-wide initiatives relating to ESFY, etc.).
  5. Performing other duties as assigned by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Revised 2009