NAU 130: Back on Track
NAU 130: Back on Track is a distinct course experience. The discipline of the course is not abstract content knowledge. Rather, the discipline is the student’s own life. As such, the student, not the instructor, is considered the expert.
FYE faculty see a student’s academic probationary status as a symptom of a problem, not a problem in and of itself. NAU 130 offers students the space, context, and opportunities to explore, consider, and ultimately act to improve the root causes that led to academic probation.
Every faculty member assumes that all NAU 130 students are smart enough, motivated enough, and capable enough to be academically successful. It is our belief that those obstacles to success can be overcome through positive collaboration between a student and professionals, thoughtful life design, and intentional commitment.
Course Intent Accordion Open
- Explore the root causes of being placed on Academic Probation.
- Intentionally commit to positive, meaningful change.
- Radically collaborate with NAU and off-campus resources.
Who Takes this Course Accordion Closed
- First-year and Transfer students placed on Academic Probation for the first time.
Outcomes Accordion Closed
- Students who actively participate and complete NAU 130: Back on Track have a statistically higher retention rates and academic performance outcomes than like peers.
- A vast majority of students report finding their faculty member supportive and respectful of their individual needs.
- A vast majority of students find NAU 130: Back on Track enjoyable and meaningful.