Enhancing Student Engagement In A Multidisciplinary, First-Year Experience Course

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Michael Stebleton
Murray Jensen
Gary Peter


Student Engagement, First-Year Experience, Multidisciplinary Instruction, Faculty, Cooperative Learning, Experiential Learning


Three faculty members from three different professional disciplines outline strategies to engage first-year students in a team-taught, multidisciplinary first-year experience course.  The theme of the discussed section is titled food for thought…and action.  Assignments are grounded in theories of cooperative and experiential learning.  Tentative outcomes and students’ reactions are shared.  Practical suggestions are included for educators who wish to implement comparable initiatives at their respective institutions.


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