Materials for Students
Student Success produces a First-Year Seminar Student Resource Guide. This digital handout is intended to help guide students to success through the early months of their UMass experience. It utilizes the Student Success website and online planner (below) where students can find particular topics important in their early days, provides Tips for Success and spotlights some important resources.
Student Success Planner 2022-2023
The Student Success Planner has a wealth of information that supports the common content goals. There are explanations of policies, plenty of suggestions for ways to achieve success, and a wealth of resources for academic, cocurricular, and personal support. Instructors may choose to suggest students read particular pages that correlate with seminar goals and/or respond to questions students are asking. The activities on certain pages could be utilized during or between classes.
Instructors who would like support in any stage of teaching a first-year seminar: developing a syllabus, planning activities, considering ways to utilize the planner or the handout, or responding to student issues during the semester are welcome to contact Kathy Weilerstein at firstname.lastname@example.org for an individual meeting.
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