FYLI Outcomes and Assessment

  • What is the scope of the FYLI program?
    • FYLI currently includes 78 courses, with 979 sections offered in AY 14-15.
    • Total enrollment headcount was 50,150 in AY 14-15, up 22% from the previous AY.
    • Virtually the entire first-year cohort enrolls in at least one FYLI course (97.9%).
  • What happens inside FYLI-certified courses?
    • Course coordinators report that course design and delivery shifts substantially as a function of FYLI certification, especially for effort in the first two weeks, active engagement, and scaffolding.
    • Many coordinators report going from little or no systematic use of GPS to consistent GPS across sections.
    • According to a survey of over 800 students in FYLI courses, these preferred course features were evident, especially required attendance and work due in the first few weeks of class.
    • Systematic in-class observations of 13 FYLI classes showed that approximately 33% of class time was used for activities other than lecturing. Similarly, students spent over half of class time engaged in active learning, such as asking questions or working in groups.
  • What is the impact of FYLI on student success?
    • There is a significant association between FYLI certification and improvement in course pass rates.
    • In AY 14-15, over 56,000 GPS (Grade Performance System) alerts were sent to students in FYLI courses.
    • Of the thirty top GPS-generating sections on the Mountain Campus, every one is part of a FYLI-certified course. Significantly more FYLI sections generate GPS alerts, compared to non-FYLI courses.
    • Student survey results indicate high levels of agreement with behaviors and attitudes consistent with being a self-regulated, effective learner, particularly It is very important to me that I work as hard as I possibly can on my academics and I examined how my behavioral choices led to specific results in this course.
    • More detailed information about FYLI can be found in the Assessment Report