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FYE Program Honored by California Community College Board of Governors

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De Anza College’s First Year Experience (FYE) program was recently awarded an honorable mention in the Board of Governors Exemplary Program Awards for 2011, announced by California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott at the Jan. 10, 2012 BOG meeting.

FYE, which links academic support and student services, was singled out for its student success rate (passing classes with a C or better) of 84 percent.

FYE is a learning community that integrates multiple fields of study and community engagement in a yearlong program, which begins with the Summer Bridge program, designed to help high school students transition to college. First-time, first-generation college students whose English placement is in EWRT and READ 200 or 211 are eligible for FYE. Students must commit to participating in the FYE learning community for the full academic year.

Each of the system’s 112 colleges may nominate one program for the Board of Governors Exemplary Program Awards. Academic senates form selection committees of students, staff, administrators and faculty, and forward their program of choice to the BOG to be evaluated. The awards recognize programs that show evidence of overall success, contribute to faculty engagement, respond to the needs of the faculty and the college, and demonstrate support of the community college mission. The programs are also scored on how they could be used as models for other community colleges.

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Last Updated: 2/3/12