In 2008, UNI was selected to participate in the national higher education project “Foundations of Excellence® (FOE) First-Year.” As a result of this extensive self-study, many university-wide initiatives to improve the first-year college experience at UNI were implemented. On March 5 in the Commons Ballroom, members from across campus came together to celebrate these initiatives and the individuals who have worked to make them successful. Included are the First-Year Cornerstone Class, the MAP-Works early alert initiative, the common reading, ALEKS math placement testing and more. During the celebration's ceremony, UNI faculty, staff, administrators, and students spoke on the variety of experiences, opportunities, and foundational skills UNI provides to help students succeed.
Special acknowledgment goes to Dean of Student Leslie Williams and Assistant Dean of Students Kristin Woods who lead Student Affairs’ involvement in our partnership with Academic Affairs.