GPS: Our Freshman Seminar on Goals, Planning, and Success

Our revised, required Freshman Seminar course now focuses heavily on planning, advising, and establishing and attaining goals for students in transition.  Students will also complete a technology check off before beginning the exploration of e-portfolios that they will use in the classroom for assignments and later when interviewing for employment.  This course will address student readiness for “college, work, and life.”

Student focus groups were conducted in our new Freshman Seminar classes.  Students stated that the course was an academic one and required " a lot of work."  However, they found the career exploration to be especially beneficial.  Faculty have said that the technology check off has assisted students in preparation for their courses because they are familiar with downloading, uploading, emails, etc.  With our work in Pathways, fall 2016, the Seminar will incorporate more work in the metamajors, and an outside evaluator will be working with the Director in the upcoming months to evaluate its overall effectiveness.


ID 15282

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