First Annual First-Year Seminar Symposium
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First Annual First-Year Seminar Symposium

The inaugural First-Year Seminar Symposium of the College of Arts and Sciences, held on December 2 was a grand success. The symposium showcased diverse collaborative learning projects that students had been working on in teams in their first-year seminar courses throughout the fall semester. The project presentations included podcasts, videos, board games, books, artwork, performances, and poster presentations, among others.




Addressing the students, Dean Katherine Black reminded them that the purpose of the first-year seminars is to help develop and enhance the writing, speaking, teamwork, problem solving, and research skills they will need to be successful at the University of Hartford and after they graduate. She pointed out that national surveys indicate that employers are looking for these skills in the people they hire and that the students will be pushed hard to develop and practice these skills, in one form or another in every class they take in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The symposium was attended by over 200 people from the University community and is slated to be an annual celebratory event of the College of Arts and Sciences.