In the First Year Experience Program, mentoring by trained supplemental instructors and student ambassadors, assistance with managing time to design a successful CMI experience, and guidance in maintaining good health and nutritional decisions are some of the services and opportunities the College offers to foster the highest levels of student success. Students will create a personal course of study to guide them to their graduation and their transition to a new career or to further study at another college.
Skills and Information Component
The First Year Experience builds:
- Academic, Written, and oral communication skills
- Academic support skills for the use of Technology (internet/email), the Library, and Student Life programs
- Personal skills for improved Study habits, note taking, time management, andtest taking
- Goal oriented skills for program completion and career exploration
Each student works with a faculty advisor to track progress, identify needs, and provide support. This component is also supported by teaching assistants assigned to help with each First Year Experience Course and Student Ambassadors to help students acclimate to college-level study and make social adjustments.
Common time is provided for all campus involvement such as through attendance at presentations by visiting speakers or through participation in campus wide forums. Students participate in discussion groups, and write journals and papers to reflect upon what they learned.