IUPUI offers many diverse first-year academic programs and courses to integrate the academic and community life of first-year students. These courses and programs are designed to challenge and to support first-year students in basic skill areas to enhance academic success. This includes special attention to writing, active participation in classroom discussion, and critical thinking.
University College Academic Courses
Policies and Procedures
University College policies and procedures serve as guidelines for actions and decisions regarding University College students. These policies and procedures were endorsed by the University College Academic Policies and Procedures Committee, which is comprised of University College faculty, administrators, and staff. Students need to be familiar with all components of these policies and procedures, including any academic consequences.
Gateway to Graduation
The Gateway to Graduation program is a faculty-led effort to improve student learning and retention in courses with high enrollments of first-year students. Led by the Gateway Advisory Board, the program includes faculty development offerings, a series of webinars open to all members of the campus community, and monthly gateway course coordinator meetings where directors share best practices and make recommendations for enhancing and revising courses and policies for the Gateway to Graduation program.