Quest I and First-Year Experience
"A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching." - A. Bartlett Giamatti
- Create a new way of teaching first-year students
- Introduce the general idea of a Liberal Education and specifically of a UW Oshkosh liberal education
- Support the academic transition from high school to college
- Foster a sense of community (for them and for us); it’s about relationships
- Assess our students and our program to help develop both
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to describe the value of a Liberal Education.
- Students will become familiar with the expectations of a college-level education, the UW Oshkosh Essential Learning Outcomes, and the University Studies Program.
- Students will begin their acculturation to life at this university, developing familiarity with the academic resources and community engagement opportunities at UW Oshkosh.
- Students will engage in learning communities to enhance their connections to the class, the university, and one another.
- Students will participate in campus and community life through co-curricular activities.
- Students will begin to take personal responsibility for their intellectual development by archiving learning artifacts in the ePortfolio.
View more teaching resources for Quest I:
- Elements of Quest I Courses
- Quest I Syllabus Checklist
- Sample Syllabi
- Quest I Sample Syllabus Language
- Signature Question Resources
Quest I and First-Year Experience Videos
May 22-24 USP Faculty College Morning Workshop Videos