Goals and Objectives
The purpose of the Ferris State University Seminar Class is to provide
first year students with personal connections, knowledge, and resources
that will enhance their potential for learning, safety, satisfaction & graduation.
To facilitate student transition from high school to university life
and by so doing improve student academic performance and retention.
Students will develop a relationship with FSUS faculty members
that will serve as an internal model for interactions with future
students to become familiar with FSU’s campus resources
(e.g. library, Health Center, Recreation Center, current campus
technology) that will enhance their potential for learning, safety,
satisfaction, and graduation.
students to develop awareness of how they learn and how to access
academic and personal support services (Academic Support Center,
Personal Counseling Center).
students to gain an understanding of wellness issues that directly
impact their health and safety (alcohol and other drugs, sexual
assault issues, HIV/STD’s).
students to develop effective time management strategies.
students to understand how to apply basic study skill techniques
to their courses.
students to understand and learn to appreciate differences and
similarities among the members of the diverse Ferris community.
students to receive academic advising and technical assistance
to insure appropriate registration for the next semester.
encouragement of students to be active participants and contributors
in campus and community activities.
students to learn about and understand academic integrity and
classroom etiquette skills that foster appropriate conduct in
the post secondary institutional setting.
students to know about and understand Woodbridge N. Ferris and his vision as educator,
statesman and humanitarian
thereby promoting an appreciation for and understanding of the
uniqueness of Ferris State University.