First Year Experience Program

Program Portfolio

Description, Mission & Goals

This section of the website contains the First-Year Experience Program’s Mission Statement, our Program Goals, our Student Learning Outcomes, and our Program Matrix. Assessments connect to two major kinds of projects, Public Sphere Pedagogy and U-Courses.


Articles

Throughout the years that FYE has collaborated with faculty from many disciplines on Public Sphere Pedagogy (PSP) efforts, our faculty and students—and faculty from other departments and organizations—have been writing about PSP work. PSP has been successfully disseminated to other campuses through a variety of methods, including site visits, video conference calls, and the PSP Toolkit. A representative set of articles about PSP appears here.


Grants

FYE has been fortunate to receive grants from a variety of funders supporting student success in the first year. A list of grants received can be found here.


Recent Assessments

FYE uses a variety of assessment approaches, including the collection of quantitative data from surveys, demographic data, persistence data, and qualitative data from students’ reflective writing. Representative assessment reports are provided here from 2013-2017.