First Year Experience (FYE) courses target entering students and introduce them to the college environment and expectations for the college classroom. These courses have gained increasing popularity due to their positive impact on retention of students, as well as increased graduation rates. This case study describes a FYE course implemented to try to improve the retention of women in information technology, information systems, computer science, and other scientific fields. We have already offered the course once and are currently offering it a second time. In this presentation, we will describe lessons learned and provide recommendations for developing similar courses at other universities.
Keesom, Kristina; Woszczynski, Amy; and Myers, Martha, "Women in Science and Technology: A Freshman Seminar " (2005). SAIS 2005 Proceedings. 2.