First Year Experience

First Year Experience (FYE)

Date: 16 November 2010 (Tuesday)

Starting from 2012, our freshmen under the 3-3-4 system will be a year younger. As the University is moving closer to the new curriculum, it is high time for us to come together to discuss the development needs of these students, the transition issues they may face, and review the efforts already in place that help to promote successful First Year Experience (FYE).

The term First Year Experience was coined to offer an integrative and comprehensive approach to considering first year students’ college experience. Through academic and social integration, FYE initiatives aim at building a good foundation for learning and smoothening students’ transition from secondary education to tertiary education.

It has been observed that a key to the success of a university's FYE efforts rests in the coordination and integration of different efforts. In this session, colleagues from the Office of Student Affairs, the Colleges, the language units and our Office will introduce their works related to FYE, share views on student transition, and possibly discuss how we can synergize different efforts that are already in place.  Participants will also have a chance to share their observations on the needs of first year students and exchange views on how these needs can be best addressed.  Prof. Joseph Sung, the Vice-Chancellor, has kindly agreed to take part in this seminar and to meet GE teachers.

pdf icon Intro. to the concept of FYE (login required)
pdf icon Findings from a CUHK Freshman Survey (login required)
pdf icon Sharing by the Office of Student Affairs (login required)
pdf icon Sharing by New Asia College (login required)
pdf icon Intro. to the GE Foundation Programme (login required)