PEAW 1300: First Year Experience

First Year Colloquium courses are designed to help first year students transition into UA Little Rock. The First Year Colloquium is a graduation requirement for all entering, first-time, full-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 12 hours of credit (concurrent credit does not count towards the 12 transfer hours).  Students should take the First Year Colloquium their first semester. See all First Year Colloquium courses currently available,  ualr.edu/catalogs/undergraduate-catalog/first-year-courses/.   

First Year Experience Personal Awareness (PEAW) 1300 Learning Objectives
One of the First Year Colloquium courses available to first year students is First Year Experience Personal Awareness PEAW 1300.  This course has five learning objectives:

1. Demonstrate competence utilizing UA-LR sources.
2. Demonstrate ability to build appropriate connections with faculty, staff, and students.
3. Demonstrate ability to set academic, career, and personal life goals.
4. Awareness of active learning and time management strategies to organize and grow academically and personally.
5. Demonstrate understanding of academic major, career field expectations, personal financial management, and strategies to start in career field.

First Year Experience PEAW 1300 Course Subject Matter & Delivery Methods
The First Year Experience PEAW 1300 curriculum includes interactive instructional methods that promote the development of critical thinking skills and positive educational values.  The three-part curriculum: (UA Little Rock 101, College Study Strategies, and Career Exploration) is delivered via a flipped classroom approach, guest speakers, engaging class discussions, group class activities, and individual class presentations.

First Year Experience PEAW 1300 Vision and Mission
The PEAW department is one of three departments within the Trojan Academic Advising and Support Center (TAASC) and therefore carries out the TAASC vision and mission.

TAASC Vision: To provide an academically focused, student-centered, supportive, and structured learning environment for UA Little Rock’s entering students.

TAASC Mission: Grounded in academic advising and first year experience theory and best practices, all TAASC efforts will

  • Teach (Educate of Campus Resources, Policies, and Class Registration),
  • Guide (Model Professionalism and Facilitate Self, Major, and Career Exploration), and
  • Empower (Support, Encourage, Motivate, and Inspire) UA Little Rock students towards
    continuous matriculation and academic success.

Trojan Learning Communities
The First Year Experience course is also offered as a learning community experience for students.  Learn more!