Describe how your department will contribute to the new First Year Experience.
The ideas listed below are neither contracts nor commitments--they are ideas generated during a 15-minute brainstorming session by participants at the retreat. The participants were given no advance warning about the exercise, and these ideas represent their initial reactions of rising to the challenge of generating ideas in a short time. The ideas are posted here as a reference for the committee, who may follow up with departments with ideas for contributing to the new first-year experience planned for USD's incoming students.
|Idea #1||• Become involved in Discover San Diego.
• Become familiar with Torero Days and FYE calendar.
• Become spokespersons for FYE activities.
|Idea #2||• Encourage communication (e.g., services, bookstore and print shop, etc.).
• Become a part of the resource book (e.g., services provided).
• Support survival kits (provided by Dining Services).
|Budget & Treasury / Controller|
|Idea #1||• Provide student finance presentation at Torero Days (e.g., review policies and procedures, expectations, FERPA guidelines, on-line resources directed to parents and students).|
|Idea #2||• Provide more education to students and parents about tuition increases; coordinate with Parent Relations; create an "elevator speech" to explain new programs, faculty costs).|
|Idea #3||• Provide One Stop presentation at Torero Days; coordinate with Financial Aid; walk-through of One Stop portal.|
|Idea #1||• Become more integrated into Torero Days.|
|Idea #2||• Become involved by providing wellness education (e.g., proper nutrition; showcase food options).|
|Idea #3||• Dining Services hires a number of student employees that are "first time" employees: Dining Services could provide "first year employee" training, helping students with proper work ethic, communication, job responsibility issues.|
|Idea #1||• Create an information card on safety issues (wallet size) – example: issues or phone numbers to contact when visiting Mexico.|
|Idea #2||• Facilitate a Public Safety open forum for students moving off campus – safety issues to consider.|