How Do I Create a Class That Support First-Year Students?

How Do I Create a Class That Support First-Year Students?

There are several things that can be done in the design, facilitation, and assessment of a course to foster the skills and mindsets necessary for success in first-year students. These methods, which can be used in any class modality and will benefit all students, can help you support first-year students and give them the structure necessary to be successful in all of their courses. Learn several design-based first-year supports, how to create opportunities in the facilitation of your courses to create and build classroom skills, and how to plan/implement evaluations to continue to support students in their educational journey.

Purchase the How Do I Create a Class that Supports First-year Students? 20-Minute Mentor program, presented by Kristin Ziska Strange. Designing with our students in mind first helps us to be purposeful in our approach to first-year student skills and needs. Most of all, designing for first-year students is simple, easy, and benefits all students in the room.


After this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key design elements that support the unique needs of first-year students.
  • Utilize key facilitation techniques that foster higher education skills necessary for collegiate classroom success.
  • Use evaluation as an informative process for both teachers and students.


  • Define first-year students and identify their specific challenges
  • Syllabus design considerations
  • Assignments and exams
  • Instructor Presence and Facilitation
  • Evaluation (student evaluation ideas, student buy-in, preparing for “the next time”)


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers

Product Code: PM19EA

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