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Freshman Seminar Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA-5072

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.

Dates

  • 1950-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1988 - 1998

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.”

Extent

2.23 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 2 folders, 1 four-flap folder, 4 VHS tapes)

Language of Materials

English

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.
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Grant Maher
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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