In Support of Guidelines for First Year Experience Student Learning Outcomes

Resolution Number: RS13-311
May, 2013

GUIDELINES FOR FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE LEARNING OUTCOMES
***Approved at its Meeting on May 07, 2013***

Whereas: 
The First Year Experience (FYE) has been recognized as an established high impact educational practice to enhance learning and improve retention of first year freshman; and
Whereas: 
The First Year Experience at SFSU serves as a course overlay based on baccalaureate goals developed by the Graduation Requirements Task Force and approved as Academic Senate Policy in 2010; and
Whereas: 
Members of the Academic Senate Student Affairs Committee and the Baccalaureate Requirements Committee have collaborated on the development of guidelines for FYE student learning outcomes; and
Whereas: 
These guidelines will be used by the Baccalaureate Requirements Committee to determine the effectiveness of FYE components at the time of individual program reviews; therefore be it
Resolved: 
That the Academic Senate commends the efforts of members of both the Academic Senate Student Affairs Committee and the Baccalaureate Requirements Committee in the establishment of guidelines for FYE student learning outcomes; and be it further
Resolved: 
That the Academic Senate support the March 14, 2013 guidelines for FYE Student Learning Outcomes