PEAW First Year Experience Course


One of the First Year Colloquium courses available to first year students is PEAW (PErsonal AWareness) 1300 First Year Experience. This course acclimates students to campus, provides college study strategies, and guides students through a journey of self, major and career exploration…all things needed to start off right at UA Little Rock!

Learning Objectives

PEAW 1300 First Year Experience has five learning objectives:

  1. Demonstrate competence utilizing UA Little Rock 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 finances, and strategies to start in career field.

PEAW 1300 First Year Experience Course Content & Delivery

The PEAW 1300 First Year Experience curriculum is

  • divided into 3 units 1) UA Little Rock 101, 2) College Study Strategies and 3) Career Exploration;
  • facilitated by 2 full-time PEAW faculty as well as representatives from academic affairs and student affairs (meet the PEAW Faculty); and
  • delivered via a flipped classroom approach, guest speakers, engaging class discussions, group class activities, and individual class presentations.
  • is enhanced with recurring, staple assignments created by PEAW Instructors and include:
    • PEAWFest
    • My Life Schedule
    • SMART Goal Analysis | My Goals Package
    • Recreate My Relationship
    • My Career Application
    • How Do I Keep My Money and Finance Game
    • Getting Myself Together for Next Semester
    • My Mock Interview and My Career Research Presentation