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University 101 Programs

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Dan Friedman, Executive Director

Dan Friedman provides leadership for University 101 Programs, which includes six academic courses, 240+ instructors, and 240+ Peer/Graduate Leaders.

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Valencia Abraham, Administrative Assistant

Valencia Abraham provides administrative support for the University 101 Programs office as well as serving as the first point of contact for students, parents, and instructors. She assists with maintaining UNIV course schedules, preparing materials for courses, and much more. 

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Jasmine Carter, Program Coordinator for Faculty Development

Jasmine coordinates and assists with the logistics for faculty development events and assessment. Jasmine also manages the M. Stuart Hunter Award for Outstanding Teaching process and the UNIV 101 syllabi review process.

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Bert Easter, Information Resource Consultant

Bert Easter provides information technology support for the University 101 office staff and classroom support for University 101 instructors across campus. 

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Catherine Greene, Project Manager

Catherine Greene helps provide leadership for the department and manages special events and projects. Catherine also collaborates with the Office of the Provost in providing leadership for the First-Year Reading Experience. 

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Sandy Greene, Assistant Director for Communications

Sandy Greene oversees the communication and marketing efforts of University 101 Programs. Sandy also manages the University 101 Scholarship. 

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Katie Hopkins, Assistant Director for Faculty Development

Katie Hopkins is primarily responsible for the training and support of UNIV 101 instructors and serves as the primary point of contact for new instructors. Katie also oversees the Graduate Leader Program.

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Ailie MacLennan, Program Coordinator for Peer Leadership

Ailie MacLennan assists in the recruitment, selection, matching, and training of University 101 Peer Leaders. 

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Emma Reabold, Assistant Director for Peer Leadership

Emma Reabold is primarily responsible for the recruitment, selection, matching, and training of University 101 Peer Leaders. 

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Asia Singleton, Administrative Coordinator

Asia Singleton provides administrative support to the University 101 Programs office. Her role includes daily contact with students and instructors, assisting with fall and spring course scheduling, and budgetary financial tasks. 

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Kristy Sokol, Assistant Director for Resources

Kristy Sokol is primarily responsible for the development of curricular and faculty support resources, including the Faculty Resource Manual, SharePoint, and the Campus Resource Guide. Kristy also manages the creation of the Transitions textbook.

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Keah Tandon, Program Coordinator for Assessment

Keah assists with the management of end-of-course evaluations, surveys, and performance analytics processes for all UNIV 101 courses. Additionally, Keah assists with the department's external assessment, compliance reporting, and the assessment of UNIV 101 course learning outcomes. 

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Carrie Van Haren, Assistant Director for Assessment

Carrie is primarily responsible for managing the end-of-course evaluation, survey, and performance analytics processes for all UNIV courses; the department’s external assessment and compliance reporting; and, the assessment of UNIV 101 course learning outcomes.


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