First Year Experience

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Welcome to the First Year Experience website.

This website contains a collection of resources that we hope will assist you in the design and administration of your First-Year Experience Program.

We will update this site periodically. If you have a resource that you would like to share or a link that you think would be valuable for us to include, please let us know by sending an email to: Judy Botelho.


  • Public Sphere Pedagogy (PSP)
    CSU Chico developed the Town Hall Meeting and Great Debate, as part of a broader effort to bring entering college students into full-fledged community participation. Results include measurable gains in engagement, persistence, and student success. See the online toolkit or recorded webcast to hear about how you can develop your own PSP program.

Content Contact:
Judy Botelho
(562) 951-4749
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Last Updated: December 19, 2014