First Year Foundations
Now accepting applications for FYF Instructors and Peer Mentors (due January 30, 2014)!
What is First Year Foundations?
Young Harris College’s First Year Foundations course (FOUN 1000) provides an opportunity for students to work with a YHC faculty or staff member and an upper-class student peer mentor to help them understand what it takes to succeed in college. First-year students will work through adjusting to college, learning to manage time and stress, setting priorities and understanding academics and campus life. The First Year Foundations course is a great way to begin life as a college student.
The two-credit hour course serves as a general education elective. The class meets during a student’s first semester, which is exactly the time when incoming students are finding their way and forming college goals.
FYF Primary Objectives
- Institutional Connectedness: Provide a deeper understanding of YHC and how to get the most out of your time as a student.
- Personal Relationships: Foster the development of meaningful relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community.
- Academic Foundations: Lay the foundation for relevant life and academic skills.
- Self Discovery: Connecting inherent strengths and passions to academic areas of interest and careers.
- Civic Engagement: Exposure to life outside of YHC.
|First Year Foundations Instructors (Fall 2013)|
Part-time Evening Library Supervisor
Vice President for Student Development
Adjunct Instructor of Art and Director of the Campus Gate Art Gallery
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Dr. Arunava Roy
Assistant Professor of Physics
Instructor of Outdoor Leadership and Assistant Director of the Outdoor Leadership Center
Dr. Margaret Forrester
Professor of Chemistry and Scott B. Appleby Chair of Science
Dr. Natalia Starostina
Associate Professor of History
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Instructor of Physical Education
Director of Residence Life
Adjunct Instructor of Business and Public Policy and Human Resources Director