First Year Experience (FYE): Help new students succeed in college!

The First-Year Experience (FYE) initiative is designed to help new students navigate college life through a series of recommended classes, orientation activities, and support services. It is an umbrella term that offers students the following:

  • Get In Gear (GIG): GIG classes combine two subjects and two faculty together in one block class with coordinated assignments and integrated study skills for college success. Complete a full-time schedule (12 credits) with the same peers in one learning community.
  • Explore Future Areas of Study with Convenient Block Schedules: New students can explore future areas of study by enrolling in selected pairs of classes, conveniently scheduled during the 12:30 block (Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu). Some of the courses in these pairs have integrated college success skills into their curricula (designated as FYE).
  • Additional courses recommended for first-year students: These two or five credit courses integrate college success skills into the academic experience (designated FYE).
  • New Student Orientation and Student Support Services:  New students are encouraged to take advantage of all the support services Shoreline offers.

Please refer to the detailed First Year Experience flyer that lists the specific offerings coming in Fall 2018.

Our ask:

  • We encourage faculty and student services staff to review the attached flyer and keep it on hand, so you may recommend these opportunities to new students. You can also encourage your students to contact Advising for help choosing among the many different options.
  • If you’re interested in revising a course popular with first-year students, consider applying to the FYE Institute! We are currently accepting applications to join the Fall 2018 cohort, who will be revising courses for Winter 2019. Apply here. Or contact Brigid Nulty (Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment) for more information.

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