UNIV 1000: First Year Experience

Description

The UNIV 1000: First-Year Experience course orients students to life on UTA’s campus and emphasizes engagement beyond the classroom. Students in this course will experience the UTA community by attending campus events and making connections beyond their studies, including interaction with career services, the library and financial literacy services. Students will also be able to identify campus resources to support their wellness from multiple aspects of their lives, both the social and the physical. Each UNIV 1000 class section has a Peer Academic Leader (PAL), who are students who have already taken the course and assist as a discussion leader for the class under the supervision of the instructor.  PALs will work with students on finding their place on campus, learning academic success skills, and developing a degree map.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify strategies to be an active, independent learner.
  • Identify a support network consisting of University community members.
  • Experience engagement beyond the classroom, especially with regard to campus events.
  • Describe how effective time management positively impacts academic success.
  • Identify campus resources to support their learning and personal needs.
  • Develop a degree map for future semesters to stay on track toward graduation.
  • Identify library resources available to support their learning needs.
  • Reflect on money and spending habits and identify strategies to improve financial well-being.
  • Describe how campus diversity impacts their academic experience.
  • Identify ways to reduce stress and resources on campuses to support personal wellness.
  • Connect skills and interests to future careers.