First Year Experience
The mission of the Post University First Year Experience Program is to provide students with the foundation to become successful Post community members, career professionals, and life-long learners. The First Year Experience will provide extraordinary and personalized mentoring and instruction through Admissions and Financial Aid assistances, one-on-one Academic Success Counseling and Support Services, Community Club and Organization opportunities, and engaging academic courses. This mission aligns to Post University’s overall mission of creating personal and extraordinary pathways for learners to become leaders in their chosen careers and in their communities.
The First Year Experience Program is designed to provide encouragement and support to first year students, both Main Campus and Accelerated Degree Program, as they transition into life at Post University. The Program promotes intellectual curiosity and camaraderie, academic integrity, and social networking. To facilitate and enhance the process, student peers aid with providing information on the resources that enable students to be successful in their programs. For students choosing to live in the dormitories, adjusting to being away from home and to a new environment may be a challenge. To make the transition to dormitory life an experience that is socially and academically rewarding, Resident Assistants partner with students to welcome them into the Post University family.
Students in the Accelerated Degree Program bring with them varying experiences. Post University realizes that online students may face unique challenges such as familiarity with technology, time constraints, and various personal and professional responsibilities. The First Year Experience Program provides new online learners the resources, support mechanisms, and educational skills necessary to navigate their new learning environment. Faculty members are aware of these challenges and partner closely with students to build rapport, which includes discussion board engagement, frequent announcements, quick and personalized feedback, proactive outreach, and the leveraging of technology in the classroom to increase student success.
Student Learning Outcomes of First Year Experience:
- Career Discovery: First-year students will investigate and construct an individualize career path.
- Personal and Social Growth and Development: First-year students will construct an individualized plan for personal and social growth and development.
- Academic Growth and Development: First-year students will explore, connect, and apply concepts of academic growth and development.
- Knowledge of Community and University Resources: First-year students will identify and locate community and University resources.