First-Year ExperienceUniversity of CincinnatiOffice of the Senior Vice President & ProvostFirst-Year Experience

First-Year Experience


The Center for First Year Experience and Learning Communities is excited to offer these workshops for the 2012-2013 school year! For more information on planning collaborative workshops or educational programs please contact


College of Business Mentor Training
Tuesday, August 21st @ TBD, Lindner College of Business

This training is for Teaching Assistants in the College of Business who are leading the Learning Communities associated with the College of Business. The training will consist of mentoring skills including individual mentoring , group mentoring, communication techniques, questioning methods, and informal mentoring for first year students in their lecture courses.


What is a Learning Community?
Friday, September 7th @ 3:00pm, 400 TUC

This session is intended to first educate professors, faculty, and advisors on what services the Center for First Year Experience and Learning Communities provides, then provides a training on responding to first year students' needs and how Learning Communities can be used as an effective tool to accomplish course objectives and build relationships with students.


Mentoring for TA's and GA's
Tuesday, September 18th @ 3:00pm, TUC 427

This workshop is designed to help TA's and GA's be more impactful as undergraduate educators in as well as beyond the classroom setting through applying principles of and best practices in mentoring in interactions with students. The UC Center for First Year Experience and Learning Communities has spent many years teaching undergraduates to be effective mentors. This one hour workshop will provide a succinct overview of some fundamentals of the mentoring process and invite open dialogue on the pertinence of mentoring to impacting undergraduate learning and development.


 Bearcat Strong: Avoiding Procrastination, Time & Task Management
In Partnership with UC Athletics (will be offered 13SS)

This session is open to all student athletes at the University of Cincinnati. It will provide context for time management and procrastination, as well as interactive activities that will allow students to hone their time and task management skills. Students will leave with a list of resources, tips, and tricks for future success.


Check out the Peer Educator tab of our website with supplemental education material related to our workshops.