EPIC will integrate peer mentoring and instruction into 4 high failure rate introductory courses that will serve a learning community of 25 FGS.
Three of those classes will apply a supplemental instruction model (English, Sociology, and Psychology) and 1 will include recitation (Math).
Following successful completion of the first semester, students will be paired with faculty mentors, with priority selection given to FG Faculty mentors.
Students will be recruited from the entering freshman class for the fall term and from the fall cohort of the STAY (Structured Transitional Academic Year program for students needing support in Reading, Writing and or Math) program in the spring term.
In the second year (Fall 2011), a discipline-specific faculty driven training program for best practices in working with FGS will be implemented.