Regents Create ASU Freshman College
May 18, 2012
The new Freshman College is designed to provide an organizational structure uniting the multiple academic initiatives and student support services designed to increase retention and graduation. The Freshman College will provide greater emphasis on helping students gain the services and confidence necessary to enhance their chances of completing a degree.
Dr. Andrew B. Wallace, named dean of academic excellence earlier this year, will become dean of the Freshman College. The new college will oversee the First Year Experience program, including freshman seminar courses; summer bridge and transitional programs; Springboard ASU, the university’s dual credit program; Supplemental Instruction program; tutoring programs through Students Mapping a Right Track (SMART); Freshman Orientation; University Convocation; and pre-declared advising.
Since the Freshman College unites existing programs for a more directed approach to support freshman needs, the new college does not require additional space, facilities or fiscal support.