Fort Lewis College to offer new classes aimed at improving retention

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Fort Lewis College to offer new classes aimed at improving retention

Courses meant to engage, build relationships and spark curiosity
Callie Cole, assistant professor of chemistry, demonstrates a chemical reaction Friday at Fort Lewis College. Cole will be one of the first professors to teach a new class at FLC designed to enhance the first-year experience for new students.
Callie Cole, assistant professor of chemistry, has titled her First Year Launch class “Chemistry Curiosities.” She said, “Through this program, I get to teach the class that I wish I could have taken as a freshman: something both imaginative and scientific, driven entirely by curiosity about the natural world.”

Fort Lewis College to offer new classes aimed at improving retention

Callie Cole, assistant professor of chemistry, demonstrates a chemical reaction Friday at Fort Lewis College. Cole will be one of the first professors to teach a new class at FLC designed to enhance the first-year experience for new students.
Callie Cole, assistant professor of chemistry, has titled her First Year Launch class “Chemistry Curiosities.” She said, “Through this program, I get to teach the class that I wish I could have taken as a freshman: something both imaginative and scientific, driven entirely by curiosity about the natural world.”

Fort Lewis College to offer new classes aimed at improving retention

Callie Cole, assistant professor of chemistry, demonstrates a chemical reaction Friday at Fort Lewis College. Cole will teach First Year Launch, or FLC 101, next fall. Among the goals of the class is to increase first-year retention of students.

Fort Lewis College to offer new classes aimed at improving retention

Katrina Comfort, a professional academic adviser at Fort Lewis College, works with student Andrew Napora and other students helping them along with their academic experiences at FLC.
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