Po11 – The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition: Resources for Practitioners and Researchers

Mary Stuart Hunter

National Resource Center for The First-
Year Experience and Students in Transition

University of South Carolina

Stuart has taught first-year, upper level undergraduates, and graduate students. Her administrative work focuses on faculty/staff development and program development. Her scholarship centers on various student transition points, academic advising, and faculty development. She is widely published and received an honorary doctor of Humane Letters by Queens University of Charlotte.


The Center is engaged in international dialogue on student transition, retention, and success. This poster shares information on efforts to improve undergraduate transitions. An exploration of campus trends in the first year serves as a basis for describing potential pathways for international educators to become engaged in this significant work.


Building upon its history of excellence as the founder and leader of the first-year experience movement in the United States, the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition serves education professionals by supporting and advancing efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education. We achieve this mission by providing opportunities for the exchange of practical and scholarly information as well as the discussion of trends and issues in our field through the convening of conferences, institutes, workshops, and online learning opportunities; publishing books, research reports, a peer-reviewed journal, electronic newsletters, and guides; generating, supporting, and disseminating research and scholarship; hosting visiting scholars; and maintaining several online channels for resource sharing and communication, including a dynamic website, listservs, and social media outlets.

This poster session will share information, materials, and ideas based on the current initiatives of the Center. The presenter will interact with conference participants and share resources of the Center that apply to each individuals’ area of interest and scholarship. Information will be shared about how to access resources of interest to participants.




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