This Web site provides resources to assist colleges and campuses in developing First-Year Engagement Plans. This site will be updated frequently and your suggestions are welcome (Contact Anna Butler at afb11@psu.edu ). Additional items to post as Good Practices are invited, and when First-Year Engagement Plans have been approved, they will be posted here.

Committee Charge and Members

College/Campus Contacts

Legislative Report, April 29, 2008: Report of the Ad Hoc First-Year Seminar Committee

Senate Record, April 29, 2008

FYE Transmittal Memos

FYS Goals - 2008 Senate Report

  • engage students in learning and orient them to the scholarly community from the outset of their undergraduate studies in a way that will bridge to later experiences in their chosen majors, and
  • facilitate students’ adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life.

FYS Objectives - 2008 Senate Report

  • to introduce students to university study,
  • to introduce students to Penn State as an academic community, including fields of study and areas of interest available to students,
  • to acquaint students with the learning tools and resources available at Penn State,
  • to provide an opportunity for students to develop relationships with full-time faculty and other students in an academic area of interest to them, and
  • to introduce students to their responsibilities as part of the University community.

FAQs

Assessment/Learning Outcomes

Sample FYE Plans

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Web page last modified October 8, 2009

Implementation of First-Year Engagement Plans
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