UW-Green Bay hosts 2022 Midwest First-Year Conference

On behalf of the Midwest First-Year Conference planning committee, UW-Green Bay faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend the 2022 Midwest First-Year Conference here at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Friday, September 23 from 8:00 AM-2:30 PM. This in-person conference (with limited virtual options) provides a forum for faculty, academic administrators, and student development professionals to share ideas, resources, and engaging pedagogy to enhance the learning of first-year students on two- and four-year campuses.

The theme of MFYC 2022 is “Reimagining Engagement Through the New Student Experience: ‘Grate’ Expectations.” This theme will focus on student engagement in in the classroom, the co-curricular, and beyond. New students struggle with lasting effects from COVID restrictions and increased stressors from societal and political upheaval – in addition to “normal” adjustment concerns – all of which impact engagement.

A pre-conference event on Thursday, September 22 will surround the theme of “Relax, Recharge, & Reconnect,” including information on mental health, First Nations student populations indigenous to the region, an indoor climbing wall experience or Lambeau Field tour, and dinner. Learn more details and register here. Colleagues are also invited to submit a proposal to present in-person at MFYC. This year’s conference will feature 50-minute educational sessions. The Conference Planning Committee encourages faculty, professional staff, and graduate students to submit proposals. Selected presentations will receive a code for a half-priced registration fee for one presenter.

Further information and submission form available here.

  • Proposal submissions due by August 12, 2022.
  • Presenters will be notified by August 24, 2022.
  • Early Bird registration rates end September 9, 2022.

Please share this on with other colleagues and feel free to reply with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at MFYC 2022!

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