First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

General Requirements

Requirements starting summer 2018 are as follows. For spring 2018 requirements, see this link.

As the faculty member teaching the course, you have the freedom to craft the topics discussed in class, the class assignments and the grading, within the parameters of the course description and student learning outcomes, and additional requirements enumerated when signing up to teach the course.  As a reminder, these additional requirements are:

  1. Faculty will meet individually with students at least once over the course of the semester;
  2. In Folio, the Evaluating Information and Academic Research modules and either the associated dropbox or quiz is required, unless faculty notify FYE they will use an alternate method to meet the outcome and provide the assessments to FYE by September 1.
  3. As is the case for all courses of more than one credit hour, a final assessment is required during the week of final exams (December 4-7, 2017). For sections in which the seminar and extended orientation portion of the course are split, the final is the responsibility of the seminar professor.
  4. The academic advisement presentation employs a standardized curriculum (see the 2017 draft, here).  Most faculty request an academic advisor to make the presentation; however, faculty who feel comfortable delivering the presentation themselves may do so.  Faculty must complete a brief form by August 1 either indicating that they will make the presentation themselves or requesting  an academic advisor to make the presentation on a specific day. Please note: FYE is currently discussing academic advising presentation feasibility at the new university; more information about this requirement will be given at the faculty symposium in April.
  5.  A written syllabus is required in FYE 1220. Faculty must upload their syllabus to Folio no later than August 14.


Last updated: 2/22/2018

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