All first year students are encouraged to use the services provided by the First Year Experience Coordinator. The First Year Experience Coordinator’s role is to increase retention. The Coordinator
works alongside Harcum students as an advisor, mentor, liaison, and program
coordinator who motivates them to take ownership and responsibility for their
academic success. Directing students to the proper support personnel is also an
important part of the job.
The Coordinator conducts workshops as well as
teaching a character development component of Harcum 101. The Coordinator works
with faculty to gain a sense of the encumbrances students either create or fall
prey to, then in turn devises plans to counteract those issues. Finally, the
Coordinator engages in detailed tracking of student academic progress.
David P. Jackson
First Year Experience Coordinator