A variety of resources are available to assist faculty members in the design and implementation of their first year seminars.
These matrices were developed during the May 2013 FYS workshop and are intended to guide assignments such that they are integrated with the objectives of FYS courses.
Information related to the importance and efficacy of first year seminars was presented at the workshop in May. The presentation, along with pertinent references, is available here.
Faculty members with experience teaching first year seminars offer the following examples of assignments, teaching strategies and other information on practices they have found to be effective.
National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.