U101 is designed to give students foundational information about the concepts they will explore during A&O. Information can be communicated through videos, written content, diagrams, external links, and reflection questions.
Fight Song Content in U101: Brief history of the fight song; Copy of the fight song lyrics; Video of the Husky Marching Band performing the song; Reflection questions that ask students to examine a specific verse; Optional link for students to learn more about how the lyrics have changed over the years with recordings of different versions of the song.
When developing content for U101, every consideration should be made for the universal design of content. Meaning: content should be written in a way that is inclusive to all first year students regardless of the population to which they belong.
Rather than saying, "Time management is key to a successful transition from high school to the UW" consider saying, "Time management is key to a successful transition from your previous school to the UW."
In the few instances where content must be tailored to a specific population, we have the ability to communicate that information to the following student populations:
In addition to videos, written content, and diagrams, U101 includes features that further highlight and assess a student's learning through the course.
First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.