First Year Experience Seminar (non-credit required course)

Beginning in August-2016, Broward College (BC) will be requiring all first-time-at-BC students to complete a non-credit, five-week student success course. Offered in a compressed five-week mini-session, this course will be offered in a blended format, with face-to-face 75-minute meetings once per week, supplemented by engaging learning activities contained within the College's LMS.

It is important to note that there will be no tuition/fee cost to students for this institutional requirement. Said differently, the College expects this course's ROI to warrant the budgetary investment made to cover the space utilization and staffing/compensatory costs this full-scale initiative demands. To that end, the development of a comprehensive efficacy plan began during the development of the course itself. 

Each class section's course instructor will be a trained/credentialed facilitator, chosen from an eclectic array of professional backgrounds; most commonly, experienced student success course (SLS) instructors, advisors/counselors, administrators, exempt staff, and part-time faculty.


The First Year Experience (FYE) Seminar planning team implemented an FYE Seminar training program in August 2016 for more than 100 faculty, staff, and administrators. This Seminar itself, initiated for the first time in the fall term 2016, is taken by all FTIC students, most of whom are Hispanic, low-income and minority students. The Seminar introduces them to the five most important components that lead to a successful first year experience, including Managing your Experience, Educational Planning, Career Planning, Information Literacy/Critical Thinking, and Student Support Services.


ID 16916

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #16916, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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