UW-Green Bay faculty, students and alumni share first-year navigation

A number of individuals with UW-Green Bay ties collaborated for an extensive piece on “Navigating the First Year in Community,” for the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU). Denise Bartell (Director of Student Success and Engagement and Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) Program Director) Assistant Prof. Alison Staudinger (Democracy and Justice Studies, Political Science, and Women’s and Gender Studies) Associate Prof. David Voelker (Humanities and History) Sandra Graybill ’17 former GPS peer mentor and graduate student at Western Michigan and UW-Green Bay student Alyssa Yang, worked were the authors.

It begins, “Higher education holds the potential to transform the well-being of our students, communities, and society. But how can we live up to that potential, especially as colleges and universities around the country strive to serve our increasingly diverse population? The faculty, students, and staff who created the Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) Program at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay believe we must move beyond access and completion and take a more holistic approach to student success that focuses on well-being. We’ve learned that this perspective can improve student outcomes and lead to institutional change.” Read it in its entirety.