New Student Experience

New Student Experience

NSE Wordle

“My professor really is the main contributing factor to my success. There is an amazing support system and really helped when things got tough.” – Student quote

"I think this course is great and every student should take it. The assignments require you to think, analyze, and decide what you really want to do. I would take it again!" - Student Quote

The NSE Course (SLS1122)

Among the most talked about and eagerly anticipated of the initiatives of the NSE is the NSE Course. The new course is a required, credit-bearing course that is aligned to general education outcomes and will eventually be delivered in three formats: a basic, meta-major, and an embedded outcome version of the NSE course. The course was built from the ground up to solidify students’ purpose, pathways, personal connection, sense of place, development of a plan and aspects of preparation for college (the 6 Ps). In addition, students in the NSE Course receive personalized advising from their NSE instructor.

NSE Course_The 6 Ps_Lesson Highlights

Sample Syllabus_Current

Facts About the NSE Course

  • 8,259 students have taken the NSE Course since Fall 2014
  • 32% of the students in the NSE Course had a dedicated FT faculty advisor in Fall 2014
  • 65% of the students in the NSE Course had a dedicated FT faculty advisor in Spring 2015

Students say the aspects of the NSE course that promoted learning and engagement were…

  • the enthusiasm, support, and care of the professor
  • learning to appreciate group work and the importance of team work
  • learning the importance of establishing good communication skills
  • learning how to manage their time, stay organized, and study
  • focusing on finding and using their strengths

(Source: Student Feedback on Instruction Data)