Millersville University, Faculty Senate

General Education Curriculum

Program Review

May 1996

Curricular Currency

The Freshman Year

5. The Freshman Year--Experiences during the initial year are designed to help freshmen adapt to college life; academic freshman orientation is a popular mode.

Millersville University has not created a freshman year experience in the nature of freshman seminar that introduces all new students to the university. There were some attempts in this direction by the Student Life staff and others, but they have died out. Some departments on campus require a freshman seminar, and the practice is growing. There was formerly a library orientation requirement; this now is incorporated in many (freshman) English composition sections. In addition, freshman orientation during the summer is an active program and has become increasingly academically oriented.

Curricular Currency
...|Liberal Arts and Sciences |Fundamental Skills |Higher Standards and More Requirements |Tighter Curriculum Structure |The Senior Year |Global Studies |Cultural Diversity |Integration of Knowledge |Moral Reflection |Active Learning |Extension Through All Four Years |Assessment |Information Literacy
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