First Year Success Learning Communities
First Year Success (FYS) provides students with a wide selection of high demand general studies courses where collaborative learning and community-building are encouraged. Classes are often paired and/or have dedicated peer support to facilitate student success.
"By participating in a learning community, I found it easier to interact with my peers. Everyone became close to each other and it was a fantastic environment to learn in.”
-Fall 2012 Particiapnt
Faculty reinforce foundational college-level skills, such as critical reading, writing, and oral communication. Supplemental Instruction Leaders reinforce content in conjunction with study skills (such as note-taking, summarizing, identifying key concepts, using visual organizers, etc.).
Research results here and at programs across the United States show that students who take part in a learning community earn higher grades, make friends faster, and graduate at higher and faster rates than students who don't participate. Explore this site via the links to the left to see what learning community options are available for Fall 2013.
FYS Learning Community Booklet ( 360 KB)