First Year Seminar (FYS) serves as the launching point into your college journey and the Adams Experience.  Students will choose a FYS course theme of their choice and engage in a unique seminar that will grow their academic skills and interests.  FYS courses will encourage students to explore issues that matter to them, consider big questions, engage and share ideas, challenge assumptions, and grow into successful students.  The FYS program will impact student’s knowledge, skills, and confidence as they begin their college journey through the Adams Experience.

Program Highlights

The purpose of the FYS program is to provide students with a positive and supportive transition into the Adams State University community and equip them with academic and social capital to create meaningful experiences, persistence through their academic programs, and overall success in college.

The vision of the FYS program is focused on teaching first year student practical skills in critical thinking, research processes, time management, communication, self-efficacy, collaboration, lifelong learning, and strategies for success in their college experience and post-college life.

Themes

Faculty

Jess GagliardiJess Gagliardi, Ed.S.
Director of First Year Seminars
ePortfolio: https://jgagliardi0.wixsite.com/website

 

 

 

Deanna BarteeDeanna Bartee, EdD
HIPs Coordinator
School of Business
ePortfolio: https://barteeranch1.wixsite.com/eportfolio

 

 

 

Teacher Education Professor Chrissy McKinneyChrissy McKinny, M.Ed.
Teacher Education
ePortfolio: https://cmckinney78.wixsite.com/website
 

 

 

Curtis Howell, First Year Seminar InstructorCurt Howell, M.Ed.
OES

 

 

 

Melissa Milner is the Director of Nursing Education ProgramMelissa Milner, DNP
Chair and Professor of Nursing

 

 

 

Kimberly Chacon Visiting Assistant ProfessorKim Chacon, MS, RN
Nursing
ePortfolio: https://kchacon8.wixsite.com/kchacon
 

 

 

Daniel Reinemer-Gibson, Ph.D.
Biology

Maria Martinez, Visiting Instructor Human Performance & Phys EdMaria Martinez, MA
Kinesiology

 

 

 

Melinda LeoceMelinda Leoce, ABD
Music

 

 

 

David GerkeDavid Gerka, MFA
Theater

 

 

 

Dr Matthew Nehring Interim Vice President for Academic AffairsMatt Nehring, Ph.D.
Director of the STEM School

 

 

 

Chayan LahiriChayan Lahiri, Ph.D.
Geosciences

 

 

 

Trevor Turner Trevor Turner, MA
Director of Academic Advising
FYS Academic Recovery