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Division of Student Success
585 Cobb Ave. NW, #0106
Kennesaw Hall, 4th Floor
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

Phone: 470-578-6310
Fax: 470-578-4404
To request appointments or obtain information from the Vice President's Office, please contact:

Brenda Arthur, Assistant to the Vice President
470-578-6310
barthur@kennesaw.edu
 
 
 
Faculty Firesides

The purpose of the Faculty Fireside Program, administered through the Division of Student Success, is to bring together faculty and relatively small groups of students outside the classroom. This informal interaction with faculty has proven to be very beneficial for our students. Items of discussion have ranged from career opportunities to local and national events to concerns about college life. Many of our faculty have held a “Fireside” in their homes with excellent results. Students attach great significance to being invited into an instructor’s home for it makes a statement to them about being valued. Likewise, faculty who have participated have been very positive about the experience.

We realize logistics may make a “Fireside” in your home difficult, and there are options available on campus. For example, you may have a “Fireside” in the Leadership Room located on the second floor of the Student Center, at the Legacy Gazebo, or in The Commons. To reserve these areas you will need to contact the Office of University Events.

Certain expenses of hosting a "Fireside" are reimbursable up to $75.00. Please remember you must have prior approval from the Vice President for Student Success, you must have original ITEMIZED receipts, you must submit a sign-in sheet and you must request reimbursement within 30 days of the Fireside. You cannot be reimbursed for sales tax (bring a state tax exempt form with you). You will only be reimbursed for food and food-related expenses (i.e., paper goods). Door prizes, gift cards, etc. are NOT reimbursable expenses in this program. For complete information concerning food, read the Kennesaw State Guidelines for Food Purchases.

Due to the popularity of this program and the limited funds available, it is necessary to put in place some guidelines for the Learning Communities. In the event that more than one Learning Community instructor would like to host a “Fireside” at the same time, the reimbursable amount will remain $75.00. The number of students would not double due to an additional instructor participating. If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to call the Office of the Vice President for Student Success.

You are strongly encouraged to participate in this program. If the class is large, break it into groups and have two “Firesides!” A faculty “Open House” for students on Sunday afternoons is common at many institutions and that is one option to explore. Regardless of how it is accomplished, we in Student Success hope you will consider hosting a “Fireside” during the semester.

CRITERIA

  • Hosted by a full or part-time faculty member
  • Entertain 8-25 students
  • NO alcoholic beverages may be purchased or served
  • Original, itemized receipts will be required for reimbursement
  • Sales tax cannot be reimbursed. Bring the state tax exempt form with you.

PROCEDURES

Necessary forms: Prior Approval for Food Purchases Form :: Request Form :: Reimbursement Form :: Program Evaluation Form

  1. Understand KSU's Guidelines for Food Purchases.
  2. Submit the Request Form to the Office for Student Success for approval at least one week in advance of the anticipated date of the “Fireside.”
  3. Submit the Prior Approval for Food Purchases Form as instructed. Please submit well in advance of the event.
  4. Submit all itemized receipts, in person, to the Student Life Business Manager within two weeks after the event to receive up to a $75.00 reimbursement. No reimbursement will be made after 30 days.
  5. Complete the Program Evaluation Form and return it to the Office for Student Success (MB #0106).

 
 

 
 
       
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