Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 21

V21 N1 Pages 67-77

March 2023

Implementing a First-Year Experience Course for IT Majors

David Woods
Miami University
Hamilton, OH USA

Abstract: Schools have implemented the high-impact practice of first-year experience (FYE) courses to assist students with the transition to college. These courses help connect new students to the school with the goal of improving retention. While students in computing majors face the same challenges as other new college students, they also face some challenges specific to computing fields. Additionally, computing fields face ongoing concerns about enrollment and diversity. This work discusses the implementation of an information technology (IT) specific FYE course combining content from a university-wide FYE course with content focused on helping students gain a better understanding of the IT curriculum and IT career paths.

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Recommended Citation: Woods, D., (2023). Implementing a First-Year Experience Course for IT Majors. Information Systems Education Journal21(1) pp 67-77. ISSN : ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2022