Conversations on First-Year Student Success

Each semester, FYE partners with faculty, staff, and students to present Conversations on First-Year Student Success, a forum for faculty and staff to discuss issues that shape first-year students at IU Bloomington. This programmatic series aims to facilitate candid conversations about relevant first-year student topics through the collective knowledge and experiences of faculty and staff participants.

Whether your schedule permits you to attend one session or many, we look forward to facilitating dialogue that will strengthen our collective ability to understand and serve first-year students effectively.

Previous Conversations

On-boarding our students

Recorded: Wednesday, September 27 │ 3–4 p.m.

Join us as we share the profile of our newest Hoosier class, and what their journey has been thus far. You'll learn about their New Student Orientation and Welcome Week experiences—and how you can link your programs and initiatives to first-year students’ Hoosier Experience.

Watch September Conversation

Defining student success

Recorded: Wednesday, October 18 │ 3–4 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, Vice President for Student Success

Student Success isn’t just a buzz phrase—we are very intentional about increasing student engagement and building positive outcomes. Join us to discuss how IU is working towards supporting and increasing student success.

Watch October Conversation

Student mental health and substance use trends

Recorded: Wednesday, November 15 │ 3–4 p.m.

Presenters: Heather Barrett, Director, Substance Use Intervention Services, and Luciana Guardini, Counselor, Counseling and Psychological Services

As student experiences and needs change, we must keep up with new trends, resources, and services. Hear from Counseling and Psychological Services and Substance Use Intervention Services as we explore changes in student mental health and substance use—and the campus resources dedicated to support, educate, and engage students.

Watch November Conversation

International students

Recorded: Wednesday, February 7 │ 3–4 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. John Wilkerson, Associate Vice President for International Services

More than a million international students choose to attend a college or university in the U.S. But what are recent trends and what does this look like at IU? Join us as we discuss this important population of students; our recruitment, admissions, and retention trends; and what they are currently facing.

Watch February Conversation

Healthy you

Recorded: Wednesday, March 6 │ 3–4 p.m.

Presenter: Representative from Healthy IU

Working with students is rewarding but can also be exhausting. Maintaining a balance and attending to your physical and mental health is important as we continue to provide support for students. Learn what you can do, how to do it, and why with the Healthy IU staff.

Watch March Conversation