Stephen F. Austin State University

Undergraduate Experience Project

2016-17 Reading and Discussion Program: The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most

The purpose of this reading and discussion program is to explore how we collectively fulfill these promises and how we can take action to improve. Small groups will read and meet to discuss the topics outlined in the book "The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most." We will hold larger gatherings periodically to discuss how we can apply what we learned through our collaboration.

To help frame the ongoing discussions, we are asking each discussion group to address a set of framing questions.

These questions are structured according to four aspects of our brand promise:

Participants are those faculty and staff that responded to the invitation to be a part of this conversation. These participants in the University Affairs Division were divided into small groups of 5-6 with a leader trained to guide the discussion with a set of framing questions.

You can download those questions and guides for each discussion here.

SCHEDULE

Date(s) Activity Location Time
September 16 Deadline to Register for Participation / Group Leaders Finalized N/A N/A
September 19 Discussion Groups organized - Group Leaders Assigned N/A N/A
September 20 Group Leader Training Multimedia Room, BPSC 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Week of Sept. 26 Groups: Chapter 1 Group's Choice Group's Choice
October 3 Group Leaders : Chapter 1 President's Suite, BPSC 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Week of Oct. 10 Groups: Chapter 2 Group's Choice Group's Choice
October 13 Group Leaders : Chapter 2 Campus Rec Meeting Room 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
October 26 Making Sense of Chapters 1 & 2 - All Participants Invited Twilight Ballroom, BPSC 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Week of Oct. 31 Groups: Chapter 3 Group's Choice Group's Choice
November 9 Group Leaders : Chapter 3 Multimedia Room, BPSC 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Week of Nov. 14 Groups: Chapter 4 Group's Choice Group's Choice
November 21 Group Leaders : Chapter 4 Multimedia Room, BPSC 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
November 30 Making Sense of Chapters 3 & 4 - All Participants Invited Twilight Ballroom, BPSC 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Week of Jan. 9 Groups: Chapter 5 Group's Choice Group's Choice
January 19 Group Leaders : Chapter 5 Campus Rec Meeting Room 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Week of Jan. 23 Groups: Chapter 6 Group's Choice Group's Choice
February 1 Group Leaders : Chapter 6 Multimedia Room, BPSC 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
February 8 Making Sense of Chapters 5 & 6 - All Participants Invited Twilight Ballroom, BPSC 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Week of Feb. 13 Groups: Chapter 7 Group's Choice Group's Choice
February 22 Group Leaders : Chapter 7 Multimedia Room, BPSC 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Week of Feb. 27 Groups: Chapter 8 Group's Choice Group's Choice
March 6 Group Leaders : Chapter 8 Multimedia Room, BPSC 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
March 29 Making Sense of Chapters 7 & 8 - All Participants Invited Twilight Ballroom, BPSC 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
April 5 Action Plan Conference Twilight Ballroom, BPSC 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

This schedule is subject to change. Last revised on 9-14-16.