Improving Student Experience though FYE-Enhanced Courses: An Introductory Conversation

Monday, October 2, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm | Zoom

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Tim Leonard, Ewa Barnes, and Danesh Singh
(all from Academic Literacy and Linguistics)


BMCC is currently in the process of developing First Year Experience (FYE) enhanced courses. Similar to writing-intensive courses, these are credit-bearing courses taught by faculty with training and/or experiences with best practices aligned with FYE principles.

The idea behind FYE is simple: improve student experiences, help students feel that they belong as part of the BMCC community, and help students navigate the college experience, thus increasing retention. Through the development of students’ academic stance, identity, and social and ethical responsibilities, students will become more successful learners and continue toward the completion of a two-year degree.

This workshop, the first in a year-long series, is designed for faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about basic FYE principles. We will review FYE components and consider current classroom experiences that support FYE practices.

We will repeat this workshop on three dates: October 2 (Zoom), October 3 (in person), and October 6 (Zoom).

Register here and you will receive a Zoom link via email. For more information, email


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