July 12, 2018
Academic Senate FYE Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations regarding FYE Course:
AY 2018-19: FYE courses will remain as is, except for the components that were moved to student orientation (Financial Literacy and Campus SAfE). No new components will be added to the course. Students shall not be charged the FYE fee more than once.
There should be a university wide FYE course for all incoming freshman that:
- Only includes issues that are necessary to transitioning students to college (i.e. time management, study skills, helpful departments on campus, necessity of advising, etc.). The requirement for a student to take the FYE course shall be waved for transfer students, non-traditional students, CCP students, and students who have complete a full-time semester at another institution.
- The course content will not infringe or attempt to teach students technical content pertaining to any major/college.
- the course will count as general education credit
- The course content / syllabus shall be developed with input from a faculty committee (one representative from each college) and must be approved through the normal academic senate process (college curriculum committees, chairs, deans, academic senate curriculum committee).
Change the title from First Year Experience
The Ad Hoc Committee had several general concerns regarding the implementation of a university wide FYE course:
- Feasibility based on funding, space issue, and personnel. Need to offer both fall and spring and students must be taking during the ‘first’ semester. Need to consider return on investment.
- Who is going to pay for this university wide FYE course, should this be charged to the colleges if housed under Administration? If the course is college neutral, centrally run and administrative, the cost should not fall on the colleges.
- How many credit hours will the course be set at?
- Need to consider how this course would be administered to on-line students.
- Concern regarding the course fee that the students are charged.
Academic Senate FYE Ad-Hoc Committee:
Karen Becker, Administration, ex-officio Greg Moring, CCAC
Clarie Berardini, Administration Joe Palardy, Gen Ed, ex-officio
Dawna Cerney, CLASS Nicolette Powe, HHS
Ashley Durtiza, PT FYE faculty Patrick Spearman, BCE
Carol Lamb, STEM, Committee Chair Bill Vendemia, WCBA
Dominic Lattanzio, Student Government Rep