FYE 101: Succeed at the G

800 +

students enrolled in FYE 101: Succeed at the G during the 2022-2023 academic year

94 %

of students agree FYE 101: Succeed at the G is a positive experience

98 %

of students agree their FYE Instructors demonstrated excellence in teaching

98 %

of students believe their PAL created an inclusive learning environment

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. Students will connect with the UNCG community, campus resources and opportunities, while developing skills essential for academic success, and beginning their journey to discover their own purpose and potential.

FYE 101: Succeed at the G is designed to address the key transition points that new students encounter throughout their first year at UNC Greensboro while framing the information relative to the student population.

There are three student learning objectives tied to FYE 101: Succeed at the G, all of which are intended to help students excel at the G. The learning objectives are achieved through meaningful assignments, readings, and in-class discussions and activities. For more information, click here to view a sample syllabus [.pdf]. This sample syllabus provides a breakdown of topics covered in FYE 101. Many sections are dedicated to specific academic cohorts which provide a tailored experience to make the course more applicable to their transition.

FYE 101: Succeed at the G Learning Objectives

As a result of this course, students will:

Connect with the UNC Greensboro Community

  • Form strong social connections by developing positive relationships with peers, staff, and faculty to develop a sense of belonging.
  • Understand the vast array of support services and resources available and experience meaningful exposure and use of these resources.
  • Build an affinity for UNC Greensboro through engagement and understanding of the university’s mission and vision, history, traditions, and values.

Foster Academic Success

  • Learn academic skills and techniques in addition to exercising critical thinking and critical reflection to improve academic performance.
  • Identify and use campus services and resources that contribute to their learning and success both within and beyond the classroom.
  • Critically evaluate information in a variety of formats and accurately incorporate credible information.

Engage in Personal Development

  • Explore their sense of purpose, meaning, and direction as they begin their college experience.
  • Practice self-reflection and self-exploration.
  • Connect personal interests, values, and strengths with potential academic majors, goals, and career paths.

Minerva’s Academic Curriculum

Peer Academic Leader (PAL) Information

FYE Instructor Information

FYE 101 Summer Connections

FYE 101: Succeed at the G Assessment

FYE 101: Succeed at the G Awards