Guide to the Freshman Seminar Office Records, 1950-2007

Summary Information

Title: Freshman Seminar Office Records, 1950-2007
Collection: UA.5072
Extent: 2.23 linear feet (4 boxes, 2 folders, 1 four-flap folder, 4 VHS tapes)
Abstract:

Freshman Seminar (now called First Year Seminar) was established at ASU in 1987 as a course to help students transition to college. The program operates within the University College, and all Appalachian students are required to take it. These records contain several VHS tapes pertaining to the history of Appalachian, as well as student papers, historical files, curriculum files and a file from the Educational Goals Task Force.

Creator: Freshman Seminar Office.

Biographical/Historical Note

Freshman Seminar (now called First Year Seminar) was established at ASU in 1987 by James Smith and Randy Swing as a course to help students transition to college. The program operates within the University College, and all Appalachian students are required to take it. First Year Seminar introduces first year Appalachian students to rigorous academic study at the University level through interdisciplinary engagement with a variety of disciplines and perspectives, and to the foundation of the university's General Education program. Additionally, as evidenced by this record group, some of the curriculum of Freshman Seminar involves the history of ASU and the region. The program was recognized by TIME magazine in 2001, when Appalachian was named a "College of the Year."

Scope and Contents

The Freshman Seminar Records contain several VHS tapes pertaining to the history of Appalachian, as well as student papers, historical files, curriculum files and a file from the Educational Goals Task Force. Though the files date 1950-2007, most of the materials date 1988-1998. The VHS tapes include oral histories, a speech from Bob Snead, and tapes from Chancellor John Thomas.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet been fully processed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in multiple accessions.

Processing Information

This record group has been minimally arranged and described in summary but has not yet been merged into a single collection. The record group currently consists of numerous individual accessions listed below.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5072: Freshman Seminar Office Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.