The University Experience Program promotes the success of all CI students through courses that
- highlight the four CI mission pillars (multicultural, international, interdisciplinary, and civic engagement/service learning);
- scaffold the learning of critical thinking competencies and multiple literacies;
- focus on the transition to university studies;
- embed high-impact learning practices such as learning communities, undergraduate research, and interdisciplinary learning; and
- employ faculty- and peer-support strategies.
Most University Experience courses meet General Education Requirements outcomes.
The UNIV 150 , UNIV 250 and UNIV 349 courses have embedded peer mentors, University Peer Associates (UEAs), who also lead Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) co-curricular learning communities. For more information, go to http://www.csuci.edu/islas/universityexperience/index.htm.
UNIV 150 is part of linked Learning Communities with English Composition, including the RISE STEM-focused learning community and SURF undergraduate research Living-Learning Community.
The University Experience Program has benefited from on-campus partnerships, and external funding from the U.S. Department of Education (Projects ISLAS and ALAS), the Keck Foundation, and the CSU Give Students a Compass Project.
For more information on
Marie Francois, Ph.D., University Experience Director, Professor of History
Madera Hall, Room 1725
Fax: (805) 437-8817