FYS courses should cover and assess for the following:
- Written discourse, which will be assessed using the writing rubric Communication Rubric B
- Collaboration, which will be assessed using the collaboration rubric Communication Rubric C
- An orientation to the UCA Core mission, purpose, and general learning outcomes, which will be integrated into the course and assessed (The assessment rubric title is FYS Rubric – Knowledge of the Core
- A focus on the basic principles of the discipline, which will allow the course to fulfill one of the lower-division Core requirements other than communications.
Assessments in these areas will be required for a course section to receive the FYS designation.