Fiat Lux Freshman Seminar Program: Two-year Assessment

This report documents the experiences of faculty and students who participated in the 2003-2005 Fiat Lux Freshman Seminar Program. Surveys were designed to provide information on course format and explore several dimensions related to intellectual growth, including degree of participation, level of interaction, and intensity of intellectual engagement. The report highlights findings related to each of these dimensions and documents student and faculty satisfaction with the seminar experience. Specific suggestions for enhancing student engagement and learning in this unique seminar setting are also outlined. The report is designed primarily to inform faculty who want to learn more about the program and to help instructors produce successful seminars.