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This course will emphasize the skills and knowledge that first-time freshman students who are within 1 year of high school graduation will need to succeed in their transition to collegiate life. The course strives to provide habits and positive skills. In addition, this class will provide students opportunities to explore the various services which FHSU offers, as well as how and where to obtain those services.
IDS101 is a 1-credit hour course that meets twice per week for 50 minutes each class. The course is a required course for all incoming first-time freshman students who have graduated high school within the past 12 months.
What will we be doing in the course?IDS101 is structured from a holistic approach, meaning we look to educate you on multiple areas for your success while at FHSU. You will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation and learn skills for success in academic planning, time management, study skills, diversity and international experiences, campus and community engagement, health & wellness, money management, and more.
What have former IDS101 students said about the course?"The Freshman Seminar was great because I knew I wasn't alone in my hopes & fears for the school year. I enjoyed learning about all the unique features FHSU has to offer while sitting next to students who were just as curious." Michaela Sasse, Sophomore - Biology Major"I really enjoyed the Freshman Seminar. It taught me many great skills I can use not only in college but also in life. Through the class, I learned how to improve my time management skills & how to get involved with the FHSU community." Ali Sedbrook, Freshman - Elementary Education Major
Who will be teaching the class?A variety of faculty & staff members will be teaching your course. Meet your Fall 2013 IDS101 Freshman Seminar instructors:Andree Brisson, Adjunct Faculty for Biological SciencesNikki Brown, Coordinator of Academic Advising & Career Exploration CenterBrett Bruner, Director of Persistence & RetentionDr. Jeff Burnett, Associate Professor of Health & Human Performance/Director of Tiger Wellness CenterJoe Chretien, Associate Professor of Technology Studies/Technology Leadership Program CoordinatorMaggie Denning, Coordinator of Academic Success & Paper Based Testing ProgramsCole Engel, Instructor of AccountingDr. Paul Faber, Dean of College of Arts & SciencesNanette Fitzhugh, Coordinator of Virtual Advising & Student Services for College of Business & EntrepreneurshipKatie Fulton, Instructor of Allied HealthDr. Patti Griffin, Director of Academic Advising & Career Exploration CenterAnna Herl, Adjunct Faculty for Health & Human PerformanceJacque Jacobs, Program Specialist for Communication DisordersBecky Lee, Assistant Director of Residential LifeDr. Joey Linn, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/RegistrarDr. Lynn Maska, Assistant Professor of Health & Human PerformanceDebra McClure, Assistant Professor of NursingEdie McCracken, Director of Memorial UnionJason McCullough, Head Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach/Instructor of Health & Human PerformanceKaren McCullough, Assistant Director of International Student ServicesDr. Helen Miles, Assistant Professor of Heath & Human PerformanceDenise Orth, Assistant Professor of Allied HealthKarmen Porter, Instructor of Communication DisordersClaudia Rink, Instructor of GermanDr. Roger Schieferecke, Associate Director for Student Services/Academic Advisor for Kansas Academy of Math & ScienceMichelle Schlyer, Tiger Info Call Center SupervisorTina Scott, Director of Student Health CenterDr. Steve Sedbrook, Associate Professor of Health & Human PerformanceCarol Solko-Olliff, Director of International Student ServicesDebbie Staab, Coordinator of Academic Advising & Student ServicesMarla Staab, Clinical Coordinator/Program Specialist for Communication DisordersAnita Walters, Instructor of Health & Human PerformanceEmily Washburn, Assistant Director of Tiger Wellness Center/Instructor of Health & Human Performance