第一年经验

一群学生在外面微笑

什么是第一年经验?

The 第一年经验(FYE) program was designed and first offered as a living learning community in 1998 to help first-time freshmen build a solid foundation for success by assisting students with their transition from high school to the University. 它被修改为第一次 year course in 2006 and then again in 2008. In 2011/12, USA offered Freshmen Experience Courses in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the Mitchell College of Business, the School of Computer and Information Sciences, and the College 护理. Course enrollment is typically restricted to 25 students.

College readiness/college integration courses are among the research-based practices recommended for improving retention and are considered a high impact educational practice by the AAC&U LEAP (Liberal Education and America's Promise) initiative. 核心课程 包含在所有财政年度课程中. Additional material may vary widely and introduces students to various academic disciplines, themes appropriate to college and academic 成功,和教师的研究兴趣. 

Roughly 50% of class time for the FYE will include meeting general learning objectives. These learning objectives were developed by faculty to address skills needed by all 新学生. Faculty are also responsible for educating FYE course students in the advising process at USA and advising for general academic success. 

FYE学生 strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor and their FYE instructor prior to 退出财政年度. 

第一年经验 Learning Objectives (Required for All FYE Courses) 
Learning objectives are guided by elements of college readiness (1) including:

语境技能和意识(CS)
学术行为(AB) 
Academic knowledge (AK), these are most likely tied to discipline or theme 
关键认知策略(KCS)

At the end of the FYE, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate information literacy (AB,KCS)
  2. Practice written and verbal communication so students can convey their ideas to others (AB)
  3. Demonstrate skills and habits necessary for academic success, including submitting work on time, study skills, note-taking, test-taking, written and oral communication (AB)
  4. Demonstrate the ability to utilize technology (including PAWs and our LMS) in support 学习(AB)
  5. Identify and practice appropriate academic behavior (AB, CS)
  6. Practice critical thinking OR apply critical thinking strategies to a seminar project 或活动(KCS)
  7. Explain the importance of peer review and group work (AB) and apply both practices
  8. Distinguish and apply various paradigms for generating knowledge (KCS)
  9. Develop effective time management skills (AB)
  10. Explain and be able to access appropriate campus resources (AB, CS)

The FYE website includes assignments designed by current FYE faculty which address 上面列出的学习目标. We encourage FYE faculty to use the website and the assignments available there and to modify those so they are appropriate for 他们的具体过程.