K-State First, Kansas State University's First-Year Experience Program

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K-State First is an integrated effort to create an outstanding university experience for every first-year student at Kansas State University. The program provides new students with a transition to college-level learning and college life.


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    2020 Virtual K-State First Celebration
    (2021-03) K-State First
    In a virtual celebration, K-State First presents the winners for the 2020 First-Year Student Advocate and K-State First Book awards. The 2020 First-Year Advocate Award winners: Faculty/staff recipient - Jessica Henault Student recipient - Julia Gross K-State First Book Awards: Faculty/staff recipient - Suzanne Porath Student group recipient - Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences or MANRRS Student recipients - Grace Huynh and Bailey Roberts
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    Archiving (for) the Future: Creating First-Year Experience Programs Digital Archives
    (2017-02-11) Coleman, Tara L.; Eiselein, Gregory; Vaughan, Mariya; tcole2; eiselei; mbjv
    K-State First is often contacted by schools interested in creating a first-year experience program. Between outside requests and internal needs, we decided to establish an archive in Kansas State University's institutional repository. We store, preserve, and showcase our work creating and maintaining our program in this archive. This session will provide an overview of how FYE programs can create their own digital archives documenting their programs' histories and successes. We will share concrete examples of K-State's decisions, the process of creating our Digital FYE archive, and we will provide recommendations for programs wanting to create their own archives.
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    K-State First: A Proposal to Create a First-Year Program at Kansas State University
    (Kansas State University. K-State First., 2009) Kansas State University, K-State First; Program
    A proposal to start a first-year student experience program at Kansas State University. The report provides an outline of recommendations for the implementation of the program, research regarding first-year retention and graduation rates, a summary of the proposal, and a future vision.
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    K-State 2025 Strategic Direction Action Plan and Alignment for K-State First
    (Kansas State University. K-State First., 2013) Kansas State University, K-State First; Program
    A strategic direction outline on how Kansas State University's K-State First initiative, comprised of the First Year Seminars, Connecting Across Topics (CAT) Communities, the K-State Book Network (KSBN), and Guide to Personal Success (GPS) program, envisions their 2025 plan to operate, with short-term, intermediate, and long-term expected outcomes. The strategic direction coincides with the university's strategic goal of becoming a top research institution within the United States.
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    Report of the General Education Task Force
    (Kansas State University. K-State First., 2007) Kansas State University, K-State First; Program
    A report regarding the Kansas State University's General Education Task Force's experience of the 2006-2007 school year. Included in the report is a summary of recommendations, an outline of the task force and its work, detailed recommendations for a General Education Plan, recommendations regarding implementation, and sources used in creating the report.
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    Pilot Study Proposal
    (Kansas State University. K-State First., 2008) Eiselein, Gregory; Lehning, Emily; Faculty; Staff
    A proposal which gives direction and suggestions on what should be done in the 2009 academic year for the new incoming students, sent to the First-Year Student Task Force. The proposal outlines a pilot study, comprised of 16 sections of 15 different courses in 12 academic departments housed in 6 different colleges.
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    K-State First-Year Experience Task Force Report
    (Kansas State University. K-State First., 2007) Kansas State University, K-State First; Program
    A report describing the details of the K-State First Year Experience Task Force of 2007 at Kansas State University. Included in the report are the Task Force's background, members, charge, and process, in addition to research and recommendations based on first-year experience challenges, opportunities, and budget.