Forums next week on First-Year Experience course

Chris Barry, director, retention and student success will hold two more campus forums on the First-Year Experience course. The forums will be held on Monday Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in Menard 1177, and Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. in Sangamon 2212.

The topic of these forums will be “The First-Year Experience Course as a Requirement.” Some questions to consider are: How would another requirement affect academic programs? What is the best way to incorporate the First-Year Experience course into our curriculum? How can we help students through the FYE 101 course and still pursue other student success initiatives such as reducing numbers of credit hours to earn degrees?

If you are interested in these conversations but cannot make it to the forums, please email Chris Barry at