New First Year Experience being designed

Presidential Commission A1 on General Education and the First Year Experience identified five essential objectives for an enhanced First Year program at CUM:

Design and implementation of a program to accomplish these objectives is underway, with initial activities to be offered in the fall of 2007.  These will be organized around major themes with a global aspect, such as global warming, energy supply, and feeding the world.  Students may select from the themes being offered and the activities will be scheduled in A and B terms with the same credit as regular CUM courses (1/3 unit each term).  Ultimately this program will be part of the First Year Experience for all students but during the phase-in period these activities will be available to incoming students on a first-come, first-served basis.