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AIS 197A - First Year Scholars Success Course

Course information

Usually Offered: Fall
Course Description:

The First-Year Scholars Program (FYSP) is a freshmen retention program offered through the Native American Student Affairs (NASA) office at The University of Arizona. It is designed to increase the retention rates of freshmen Native American students at the university by providing academic, social, and cultural activities that allow students to learn tools and resources that can contribute to their overall academic excellence and success in college. The purpose of the course is to help the First-Year Scholar Program participants build a foundation for success in their academic work by providing a structured location that meets on a weekly basis so that students can learn academic success strategies through workshops, presentations, and self-reflection. Expected Learning Curves *Students will learn about their own personal development through completing the CSI and meeting with Program Manager to discuss results. *Students will learn how to interact with Professors/Instructors by requesting progress reports to be completed. *Students will learn about different opportunities and resources that are available from guest speakers, presenters, and workshops throughout semester. *Students will learn how to work with Retention Specialist/Tutors in recognizing strategies to help students improve their academic ability.

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