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PACE Library Connection: Sep 2018 - First-Year Experience

PACE: Pellissippi Academic Center for Excellence

What is First-Year Experience?

It is also known as First Year Seminar.

  1.  A program designed to help students make the transition from high school to college by focusing on the skills, tools, and knowledge they will need to be successful.

Each new crop of incoming freshmen are filled with uncertainty and doubt about how to navigate college and many may experience a culture shock. A first-year experience perspective can be adopted in all classes in many different ways to support students and increase retention.