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University College

The Purpose of the University College is to Help First-year Students to Succeed by

  • Instilling in first-year students a sense of personal responsibility for and commitment to their academic success
  • Promoting professional excellence and accountability on the part of staff, faculty and administrators
  • Providing first-year students with access to high quality and transitional academic advising
  • Partnering with the Foundational Studies Council, as well as Academic Colleges, to provide high quality instruction for first-year students, centered on student learning, developmental scaffolding, and the challenge and rigor appropriate for the first year of college
  • Collaborating with campus divisions and units to build a responsive and developmentally appropriate network of assistance for first-year students

Vision Statement:

The University College will support first-year students through the promotion of high quality advising and instruction and by collaboration with campus units responsible for student success.