Journal of Appreciative Education

Connecting with the Community College Student In First Year Seminar: An Appreciative Advising Approach

Meghan Courtney Cassidy


At Quincy College -- a two-year open-access, community college -- the First Year Seminar (FYS) program is a required, three-credit course that incorporates an Appreciative Advising approach to working with new students. As part of the newly redesigned FYS model, all FYS instructors who are full-time faculty and staff, serve as their assigned FYS students’ advisor after the FYS course is complete. All FYS instructors are trained to apply the Appreciative Advising theory to practice in their FYS classrooms. This article will provide readers with a detailed look at the ways this framework is applied to the community college classroom and the impact it has had on new students.

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ISSN: 2165-5421