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President Michael F. Adams on the First-Year Odyssey - From the President
December 2011 Issue
Michael F. Adams Q: The First-Year Odyssey Program is a one-hour seminar course required of all freshmen that features small (15-student) classes with a tenured or tenure-track professor. How does this program benefit UGA freshmen? A: It exposes them to a broad base of knowledge that, in all likelihood, they have not been exposed to before. It will connect every freshman early in his or her career with a senior member of the faculty who can serve as a guide and mentor as the process goes forward. Hopefully it will build strong interpersonal relationships among each class that will last throughout an academic career. This is the sort of thing that is done at small, selective liberal arts colleges, but not many major research universities have devoted the time and resources to effect this sort of program. Q: How did the idea for the program originate? A: I have been a proponent of such programs since I came here because …
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