First-Year Study Group

Composed of 15 students, faculty and staff, the First-Year Study Group is charged with reviewing and making recommendations to improve the first-year student experience–from interactions to communications to programs–at the University of South Carolina Columbia.

Charge
Members
Overview of process
Profile of USC freshmen
First-Year Study Group timeline
SWOT grid

Record of Meetings

Jan. 23, 2015 Minutes
Dec. 12, 2014 Agenda | Minutes
Nov. 7, 2014 Agenda | Minutes
Oct. 10, 2014 Agenda | Minutes
Aug. 22, 2014 Minutes
2013 – 2014 Annual Report
June 20, 2014 Minutes
May 2, 2014 Minutes
April 25, 2014 Minutes
March 21, 2014  Minutes
March 7, 2014  Minutes
Feb. 21, 2014  Minutes
Jan. 17, 2014 retreat   Agenda  |  Minutes
Dec. 6, 2013  Agenda 
Nov. 15, 2013  Agenda
Nov. 8, 2013  Agenda  |  Minutes
Oct. 25, 2013  Agenda  |  Minutes
Oct. 4, 2013  Agenda  |  Minutes
Sept. 27, 2013  Agenda  |  Minutes

Orientation Design Work Group

The eight-member Orientation Design Work Group is working concurrently with the First-Year Study Group to redesign the university’s orientation program. The group will review and make recommendations for an extended orientation program that will align student expectations, improve services and augment student retention.

Members

Record of Meetings

Feb. 3, 2014  Agenda  |  Orientation Key Topics and Learning Outcomes  |  2014 Orientation Dates  |  2014 Orientation Fees
Dec. 11, 2013  Agenda  |  Notes
Dec. 4, 2013  Agenda  |  Notes
Nov. 20, 2013  Agenda  |  Notes
Nov. 13, 2013  Agenda  |  Notes
Oct. 29, 2013  Notes 
Oct. 25, 2013  Agenda  |  Notes
Oct. 10, 2013  Agenda  |  Notes

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