First-Term SUCCESS Seminars
Starting college or transferring to a new university can be challenging. To help get students off to a good start, Seattle University uses Core classes as supportive engagement seminars. Many Module I UCOR courses and HUMT 1830, often taken by first-year students, will be offered as SUCCESS seminars. Some UCOR 2500 courses are similarly offered for transfer students in their first term at Seattle University. Students in these courses are contacted by the faculty before the start of the term to help them plan for class, receive formative feedback on assignments early in the term and through a mid-quarter progress report, and are introduced to one of SU’s academic support services, which include the Lemieux Library, Writing Center, Math Lab, Learning Assistance Programs, and the Media Production Center. Many faculty also include co-curricular activities, which engage students in events connected to the course themes across campus and in the Seattle community. The classes provide students with additional tools proven to contribute to student success. These elements, delivered by our talented and committed Core faculty and Academic Support staff, positively contribute to student learning and persistence.