Inside Higher Ed Sits In on USF's First Year Seminar
Inside Higher Ed blogger Barbara Fister frequently finds inspiration from scholars in the prime of their professional lives. But this fall, she found it from an unexpected source: college freshmen.
Fister visited David Silver’s first-year seminar — an exploration of the history, mixed uses, and popular narratives of Golden Gate Park — and came away with some valuable lessons about engaging students just starting their academic careers.
“It was incredibly exciting to see in practice exactly what … things look like when a group of students seems so totally engaged,” writes Fister. “When it comes to lifelong learning, they’re off to a great start.”