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STEP 1102 is designed to help freshmen interact with UW campus resources, staff, and faculty; to learn about tools for academic support and wellness; to explore academic and co-curricular opportunities; to incorporate personal talents and passions into major and career selection; and to encourage personal reflection of the many new experiences encountered as a new student on campus. This class is intended to increase success and engagement at UW as well as to improve critical thinking, purposeful reading, and democratic discussion with peers and faculty.
This optional, one-credit course, which was launched in the Fall 2019 semester, greatly benefits not only students who take it, but the faculty and professional staff who teach it. Techniques that the instructors incorporate into the course will contribute to student success and retention. FYE instructors will have the opportunity to be a part of a learning community that collaboratively shares teaching strategies and instructional reflection.
The course meets twice per week for 50 minutes and ends before Thanksgiving. The curriculum incorporates thematic emphases each week that include short readings, written reflection, and out-of-class assignments. Depending on each instructor's experience, a one-credit course will require anywhere between two and four hours of preparation.
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