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:
- Assessing current and recommending new first-year retention initiatives.
- 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.
- Monitoring progress toward first-year retention goals and participation of academic units/departments across campus.
- Considering ways to create a seamless hand-off to sophomore year retention efforts to improve overall persistence.
- Developing baseline measures and a timeline for future first-year retention initiatives, within an assessment framework.
Interested in teaching FYE 101: Succeed at the G?
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, Director of First Year Experience, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
UNC Greensboro Resources for Teaching & Supporting First-Year Students
Academic Integrity Information
Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)
Faculty Handbook & Resources
High Impact Practices
High Impact Practices Library Guide
Minerva’s Academic Curriculum (MAC)
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Reporting Concerning Behavior
Starfish EARLY ALERT
UNCG Office of Institutional Research
University Teaching and Learning Commons
Your First Year Resources
National Resources for Teaching & Supporting First-Year Students
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU)
Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education
E-Source for College Transitions: A publication from the National Resource Center for The First Year Experience and Students in Transition
The First-Year Experience listserv
First Year Student Timeline for Faculty
Mindset List of the Class of 2022
National Resource Center for The First Year Experience and Students in Transition
Tips for Teaching with HIPs
The Toolbox: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Instructors
Vanderbilt University’s Guide for Teaching First-Year Students