First Year Experience

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First Year Experience

Welcome! Lane's First Year Experience (FYE) is a new program offering support services for all new students attending. Such as success coaches, peer mentors, campus events, academic planning, career exploration and financial skill-building.

A full description is available in the First Year Experience Syllabus. Research from the Association of American Colleges and Universities has shown that students who participate in first year experience programs have more positive relationships with faculty, are more knowledgeable about and make better use of campus resources, and exhibit better time-management skills than peers who do not participate in these types of programs*. Participation in FYE is an expectation of Lane and a requirement for some programs and funding sources such as the Oregon Promise grant.

*Brownell, J.E., & Swaner, L.E. (2010). Five high-impact practices: Research on learning outcomes, completion, and quality. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Lane's FYE

One of the exciting things about Lane's First Year Experience is the addition of Success Coaches! Success Coaches are success professionals who focus on student retention, progression and completion. Success Coaching is a powerful relationship in which student and success coach work to improve student outcomes and goal-attainment. Through dialogue, inquiry, goal setting, accountability and student motivational techniques, the success coach supports the student to assume full responsibility for academic success and completion.

First Year Experience is thrilled to include a team of Peer Mentors. Lane's FYE Peer Mentors are student employees who serve as a resource, a sounding board, and a referral service. They greet students and help them navigate campus procedures and services. They may also assist Lane Success Coaches with outreach and events designed to help first-year students progress toward their academic, career and financial goals. 

Have questions? Contact:

First Year Experience Team
Building 1, Room 103
4000 E 30th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97405
Phone: (541) 463-5771