The UFC was created to help our first-year students by providing
on-going support and guidance. It is our responsibility to do
whatever we can to make a strong connection with each student so
that he/she will be successful. The support services that we
offer are meant to prepare students for the challenges of college
life and to help them solve problems when they arise.
In order for us to be effective, we need your help. I am asking that you immediately contact the UFC
whenever you suspect a first-year student is in need of additional
support. To aid in this effort, you may complete
form. We will have the student’s advisor contact him/her
within 24 hours.
All of the research on student retention points to the
importance of the student-teacher relationship. It is you,
the faculty member, that is in the best position to know when
students will be successful and when they are in need of additional
support. You can make a difference. By working together
we can assist our students in reaching their goals.
We appreciate your help in this effort. Please feel free
to visit the UFC, which is located in the Library, room 104. The
closer we work together the more we will be able to assist our
Thanks very much for your support.
Dr. Nancy S. Kaplan
Associate Vice President