First Year Seminar Course
Overview of the First Year Experience Program
The First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to support our students' transition to Otterbein. The program has two general purposes, one designed to introduce students to the goals of the FYE and also the Integrative Studies program through a particular topic, Women and Leadership. The second purpose is the exploration of resources available to help students succeed in their undergraduate programs. Ultimately, the program encourages students to explore themselves, their beliefs and values, and their educational and professional goals. It is also designed to help students think about what it means to be responsible to themselves, to Otterbein, and to local and global communities.
First Year Seminar: Women and Leadership
This class will focus on the meaning and significance of leadership in general, as well as the historic, current, and future challenges and opportunities associated with women seeking and fulfilling leadership roles in their professions and in society. We will examine various perspectives on leadership and advice on how to become a leader, as well as the social, cultural and economic factors associated with women and leadership. We will also discuss the work of authors who have speculated that leadership expectations are changing in the 21st century and propose that such changes are likely to affect women's roles in the future. Class sessions will include speakers who work in different sectors discussing their individual views and experiences related to women and leadership roles.
/ Contact Us Melissa Kesler Gilbert
Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Director for the Center for Community Engagement
Chief of Staff, President's Office