The First Year Seminar Program brings the best faculty, teachers, and scholars on campus together with highly motivated first year students to explore rich and engaging topics based upon faculty research, scholarship, interests, and current issues. Through this experience, undergraduate research is pursued from the beginning of students’ careers, communities are established among Seminar students, strong mentoring relationships are formed with Seminar faculty, and increased numbers of students are retained from the first year into the second year.
Engage Deeper! Seek a course with an Action Research Component!
There are many courses offered through the First Year Seminar Program that have a civic agency and community based engaged pedagogical approach to learning. Look for this in the course description:
This course has an Action Research Team (ARTs) component involving engaged learning and hands-on project participation both on and off campus. Students will work closely with one another, grad student facilitators, faculty, and community partners to achieve results that benefit the community through democratic collaborative work, research and action.
What does this all mean?
- Work closely with your professors, instructors, Graduate and Teaching Assistants
- Learn the process of grassroots democracy and how to have your voice heard
- Share your opinions, learn new skill sets, redefine community and public spaces
- Make a difference in the NAU and Flagstaff communities while gaining invaluable skills for success in your college and lifelong careers
- Meet new friends and colleagues, have fun, and learn how to work as a team