Freshman Year Program

 

Mission

The mission of the Freshman Year Program is to orient and retain incoming and second semester students by providing personalized academic advisement and support services. The primary goal of
the Freshman Year Program is to assist first and second semester freshman with many of the transitional issues they face during their first academic year in college. This goal encompasses academic, personal and career advisement. In addition to instructional activities within their freshman seminar courses, academic advisors provide crisis intervention, referrals and follow-up. Freshman Seminar I (FS 101) focuses on five interdisciplinary modules (Bonding, Orientation, Study Library Skills, Wellness and Education/Careers), an extensive orientation to Medgar Evers College, and how to successfully meet the demands of college and personal responsibilities while maintaining physical, emotional and social health.

Freshman Seminar II (FS 102) primarily focuses on the Education/ Careers module introduced in FS 101 and enhancing students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills in written and oral expressions.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
FS 101 Freshman Seminar I

1 credit; 3 class hours
Freshman Seminar is designed to provide first-time college
students and first and second semester Re-Admit students with the necessary skills required for a successful college experience. Five interdisciplinary modules will be presented: Bonding, Orientation, Study/Library Skills, Wellness, and Education/Careers. Skills
will include study habits, listening, note/test taking, library and research techniques, college/life management, and student rights and responsibilities as they relate to Medgar Evers, the institution, mission, organization and function of its offices. Library Research/ Study Skills will be reinforced throughout the curriculum. This course is not to offered to SEEK students. Pre-requisite: None

FS 102 Freshman Seminar II
1 credit; 1.5 class hours
This course will continue to reinforce student awareness of college services, foster students’ involvement in college, community resources and activities, and foster critical thinking and problem solving skills. The five interdisciplinary modules introduced in FS 101 (Bonding, Orientation, Study/Library Skills, Wellness, Education/ Careers) will be reinforced, moving from the theoretical to a
practical hands-on approach. The Education/Careers module will
be the focus of FS 102. The major course emphasis is to expose freshman students to career development techniques including career exploration, job search techniques, resume preparation, interviewing strategies, self-assessment awareness and graduate school exploration. Library Research/Study Skills will be reinforced throughout the curriculum. This course is not offered to SEEK students. Pre-requisite: FS 101
  
The Freshman Year Program is located in Room B-2015 in the 1650 Bedford Avenue Building and can be reached at 718.270.4960.

Office Hours
Monday – Friday        9:00am – 5:00pm

Director Administrative
Jeffrey Sigler
B-2015T
718.270.4960
Jeffrey@mec.cuny.edu
Norma Blaize
B-2015
718.270.4960
nblaize@mec.cuny.edu
Academic Advisors  
Jane Alexander
B-2015F
718.270.4963
jane@mec.cuny.edu
Cory Brown
B-2015M
718.270.4968
cbrown@mec.cuny.edu
Deborah Charles
B-2015K
718.270.4969
dcharles@mec.cuny.edu
Keshia Graham
B-2015J
718.270.5072
keshia@mec.cuny.edu
Lystra Huggins
B-2015P
718.270.4971
lhuggins@mec.cuny.edu
Rita Leocal
B-2015H
718.270.4962
rleocal@mec.cuny.edu
Gerald White-Davis
B-2015L
718.270.4964
geraldwd@mec.cuny.edu