Orientation - Operational

  1. Committee Charge:
    1. Review and discuss Freshman and Transfer Orientation Programs in theoretical
    and scholarly literature and on other campuses.
    2. Plan future orientation programs so as to enhance the freshman educational
    experience to improve retention rates.
    3. Recommend to the President the calendar of events to be followed during
    orientation period and structure to be used to assure that events take place, as
    well as the person or office responsible for implementation.
    The Faculty Director for Orientation will report annually to the Faculty Senate at the first
    meeting in May.
    The Faculty Director for Orientation will be compensated at a rate equivalent to three credits
    at the adjunct rate specified in the Master Contract.
  2. The Faculty Coordinator and Advising Services Director will serve as co-chairs.
  3. There is no formula for the term of office.
  4. Advising Services Director will call the first meeting.
  5. Composition: 4 IFO, 2 ASF, 1 AFSCME, 1 MAPE, 4 Students, 1 Academic Dean, Vice President for Student Life & Development, 1 Dean of Students, Advising Services Director, Faculty Director for Orientation, Counseling Center Representative (2 Ex-Officio: Student Leader Coordinator and Residence Life Representative)

2014-2015 Membership (In Progress)

  • 4 IFO: 1. Carol Daul-Elhindi (Spring 2015) 2. Jessica Siebenbruner (Spring 2015) 3. Lynda G. Brzezinski (Office) 4. vacant 
  • 2 ASF: 1. Joe Reed 2. Amy Meyer 
  • 1 AFSCME: Jean Bellman
  • 1 MAPE: Dan Bailey 
  • 4 Students: 1. Christopher Veeder 2. Sydney Harkner 3. vacant 4. vacant
  • 1 Academic Dean: Tarrell Portman 
  • AVP for Student Life & Development: Barb Oertel 
  • Dean of Students: Karen Johnson
  • Advising Services Director: Wayne Wicka, co-chair 
  • Faculty Director for Orientation: Susan Hatfield, co-chair
  • Counseling Center Representative: Lynda Brzezinski
  • 2 Ex-Officio: 1. Student Leader Coordinator: Wayne Wicka
    2. Residence Life Representative: Paula Scheevel
  • Recorder: Jean Bellman

2013-2014 Membership

  • 4 IFO: 1. Carol Daul-Elhindi (Spring 2014) 2. Jessica Siebenbruner (Spring 2014) 3. Erin White (Spring 2014)  4. vacant 
  • 2 ASF: 1. Joe Reed 2. Amy Meyer 
  • 1 AFSCME: Rick Pospichal
  • 1 MAPE: Dan Bailey 
  • 4 Students: 1. Tyler Stern 2. Whitney Ederer 3. vacant 4. vacant
  • 1 Academic Dean: JoEll Bjorke 
  • AVP for Student Life & Development: Barb Oertel 
  • Dean of Students: Karen Johnson
  • Advising Services Director: Wayne Wicka, co-chair 
  • Faculty Director for Orientation: Susan Hatfield, co-chair
  • Counseling Center Representative: Lynda Brzezinski
  • 2 Ex-Officio: 1. Student Leader Coordinator: Wayne Wicka
    2. Residence Life Representative: Paula Scheevel
  • Recorder: Jean Bellman

2012-2013 Membership

  • 4 IFO: 1. Allison Quam (Spring 2013) 2.  vacant 3. Jessica Siebenbruner (Spring 2013) 4. Begum Aybar-Damali (Spring 2013)
  • 2 ASF: 1. Sue Eckerson 2. Joe Reed
  • 1 AFSCME: Rick Pospichal
  • 1 MAPE: Kelly Kirby
  • 4 Students: 1. Tim Comes 2. Renee Holcomb 3. Clay Scott 4. vacant
  • 1 Academic Dean:  Carrie Brouse
  • VP for Student Life & Development: Connie Gores
  • Dean of Students: Karen Johnson
  • Advising Services Director: Barbara Oertel, co-chair
  • Faculty Director for Orientation: Susan Hatfield, co-chair
  • Counseling Center Representative: Lynda Brzezinski
  • 2 Ex-Officio: 1. Student Leader Coordinator: Wayne Wicka
    2. Residence Life Representative: Paula Scheevel
  • Recorder: Jean Bellman