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First Year Experience

First Year Experience

First Year Experience Goals

  1. Assist new students in their transition to college
  2. Introduce new students to the intellectual and academic life of college
  3. Help new students develop a sense of community and establish academic and personal goals for success
 

FYE Program

The FYE program is comprised of a wide variety of seminars, learning opportunities, and experiences all designed to help new students succeed in college. Although it may differ from college to college, the FYE program includes such topics as:

  • College Success Seminar (CSS) – an interdisciplinary course designed to equip first year students with essential skills and resources deemed necessary to achieve success in college. CSS is only taught by certified CSSI (College Success Seminar Institute) instructors
  • Learning Resources – a variety of academic support services (i.e. tutors, mentors, peer ambassadors, library, computerized supplemental instruction, wellness centers, etc.) offered to support students achieve academic and personal success
  • Educational/Career Planning – a process of self-assessment & exploration of career opportunities available, and the development of an educational/life plan to achieve set goals
  • Intentional Advising – coaching provided by Academic Advisors to set & achieve academic goals after declaring program of study
  • Learning Communities – organized around mutual interests or life experiences, learning communities are designed to provide additional support as well as targeted programming opportunities to enhance students’ educational experiences
  • Engaging Programs – designed to increase students' local, regional, and global awareness of issues relevant to their particular program of study in addition to becoming healthy productive contributing citizens in society

First Year Experience Goals

  1. Assist new students in their transition to college
  2. Introduce new students to the intellectual and academic life of college
  3. Help new students develop a sense of community and establish academic and personal goals for success
 

FYE Program

The FYE program is comprised of a wide variety of seminars, learning opportunities, and experiences all designed to help new students succeed in college. Although it may differ from college to college, the FYE program includes such topics as:

  • College Success Seminar (CSS) – an interdisciplinary course designed to equip first year students with essential skills and resources deemed necessary to achieve success in college. CSS is only taught by certified CSSI (College Success Seminar Institute) instructors
  • Learning Resources – a variety of academic support services (i.e. tutors, mentors, peer ambassadors, library, computerized supplemental instruction, wellness centers, etc.) offered to support students achieve academic and personal success
  • Educational/Career Planning – a process of self-assessment and exploration of career opportunities available, and the development of an educational/life plan to achieve set goals
  • Intentional Advising – coaching provided by Academic Advisors to set and achieve academic goals after declaring program of study
  • Learning Communities – organized around mutual interests or life experiences, learning communities are designed to provide additional support as well as targeted programming opportunities to enhance students’ educational experiences
  • Engaging Programs – designed to increase students' local, regional, and global awareness of issues relevant to their particular program of study in addition to becoming healthy productive contributing citizens in society