This class provides a guided semester-long experience focusing on the major steps to a successful freshman transition to the university as a Natural Sciences student. The CNS 101 team consists of a Peer Facilitator (a UT upperclassman) and a Staff or Faculty Facilitator who initiate exercises that address major components of student success in freshman teams of approximately 20 students. The general approach to the curriculum provides a student-centered, interactive, and reflective environment in which students can safely explore the challenges of college transition with their peers.
By the end of the CNS 101 experience, you will:
• Be a part of the community at the university and within the College of Natural Sciences.
• Develop a relationship with an advisor and be supported during your academic planning for the major and possible careers.
• Be able to identify skill sets and behaviors that lead to university success.
• Use a variety of resources to formally explore planning for different majors and possible careers
The UTeach Outreach CNS101 is comprised of the following courses:
The service learning component of CNS 101 will allow you to:
• Find a volunteer or service event for yourself or your student organization
• Become a leader through community engagement
• Identify and make the most of academic service-learning classes
• Learn how to engage in reflection activities that connect service and volunteering with true learning
• Remain civically engaged even after you graduate
FAST FACT: Students who are actively involved and engaged in student life are more likely to persist and graduate than those who are not.