New Student Transitions & First Year Experience is committed to providing a comprehensive and collaborative approach to ensure the success and retention of our new students. Initiatives are focused on: helping students explore and connect with UNC Greensboro’s many people, programs, and resources; developing a strong foundational support system to aid in their academic and personal success; and cultivating a sense of affinity and pride for UNCG.

To support faculty, staff, and graduate or undergraduate students who teach and/or work to support our first-year students, New Student Transitions & First Year Experience is also involved with the following:

  1. Assessing current and recommending new first-year retention initiatives.
  2. Overseeing and coordinating first-year retention initiatives within specific academic or support areas. All units of the university will be expected to work with the committee in the development and implementation of first-year retention initiatives.
  3. Monitoring progress toward first-year retention goals and participation of academic units/departments across campus.
  4. Considering ways to create a seamless hand-off to sophomore year retention efforts to improve overall persistence.
  5. Developing baseline measures and a timeline for future first-year retention initiatives, within an assessment framework.

FYE Instructors are UNCG faculty, staff, and graduate assistants that teach FYE 101: Succeed at the G. FYE 101: Succeed at the G is a 3-credit, Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC) Foundations course designed to help new students transition successfully to academic and student life. FYE Instructors are committed to the success of our new students, serving as educators, resources, and representatives for UNCG. Working closely with their Peer Academic Leader (PAL), FYE Instructors strive to create lasting connections and impactful learning experiences for their students.

FYE Instructors support new students in a variety of ways. From facilitating meaningful class discussions to connecting their students to resources across campus, FYE Instructors help new students find their way and establish a sense of belonging here at UNC Greensboro.

  • 100%....of FYE Instructors believe they benefit from serving in this role

  • 100%....of PALs felt connected to and supported by their FYE Instructor
  • 98%....of students agreed their FYE Instructor demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • 91%....of FYE Instructors would recommend this role to a colleague

If you are interested in being an FYE Instructor in the future, please visit our FYE Instructor webpage to learn more about the position.

Thank you for your interest in, and support of, the FYE 101: Succeed at the G program. Please contact Emily Wiersma of New Student Transitions and First Year Experience, at e_wiersm@uncg.edu if you have any questions.