The addition of a new
class of students to the Hendrix community each August is a major celebratory
occasion in the ongoing life of the College.
The first year of college is an important growth year for all new
students—academically and personally. We
invite each first-year student to engage the year fully with a commitment to
making it a successful one. The
individuals and programs of the College are here to support new students in
First-Year Experience program at Hendrix is designed to facilitate college
transition and success in the critical first year. Its various components address recognized
needs for first-year students, and connect students with multiple resources
that will be helpful both in their initial year and throughout their Hendrix
Special to each
initiative and commitment to making the most of your first year at Hendrix is
the most important dimension affecting your ability to be happy and successful
here. The central dimension of that
commitment for all of us at Hendrix is to the academic enterprise. Hendrix faculty, staff, students, programs
and services are at the ready to assist you in your first-year transition
process. The keys to your success lie in
taking advantage of the academic mentorship, support and assistance that these
individuals and programs make available to you.
Don’t wait for us to notice you need something! Don’t be shy; don’t be hesitant. Rather, be proactive in your own behalf!
The purpose of the
Hendrix First-Year Experience program is to provide in systematic ways
opportunities for each new student:
- to cultivate self-authorship, habits of
critical thinking, and informed decision-making—both in academic and personal
- to be self-motivated and thoughtful in the
design, implementation, and pursuit of academic and personal goals that will
lead to success and satisfaction at Hendrix and beyond.
- to develop a network of Hendrix academic
mentors and programs to support your goals—faculty, academic advisors, student
peer mentors, and academic staff and services.
- to identify and utilize in appropriate ways the curriculum, resources, and
programs of the College to enhance academic and personal planning and growth.
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
Nationally, strong First-Year Experience Programs are
characterized by intentional initiatives in the four core academic areas
below. A link to additional information
is provided for each area.
Advising directed to cultivation of student self-authorship in the planning and
discernment of both academic and long-range goals.
- Academic Support
First-Year Academic Courses
- Academic Peer
Questions and other inquiries may be directed to any of the
Collectively, these four core dimensions of the academic
First-Year Experience Program provide first-year students with broad-based
support and resources for success and satisfaction in their first college year. All
first-year students are responsible for engaging these elements in ways most
beneficial to their needs and goals, with the support of faculty, academic
advisors, student peer mentors, and academic staff and services.
-Dr. Eva Windsor, Director of Integrated Advising (email@example.com; 501-450-1246)
-Julie Brown, Coordinator of Academic Support Services, (firstname.lastname@example.org; 501-505-2954)
-Charnley Conway, Academic Specialist, (email@example.com; 501-450-1482)