Basic skills development falls under the purview of the Humanities Department. Approximately half the courses in all programmes are Humanities courses. These courses are common to programmes across all departments. They are targeted towards developing skills that will be used in basic and higher level management courses as well as in the professional arena. They foster communication, critical thinking, quantitative abilities, general awareness and ethical development of students.
Freshman Year Experience:
The Freshman Year Experience Program was initiated during the year 2007-08 Academic year as a pilot program for new incoming students. One of the programs main objectives is to assist new students in the transition to becoming successful at SNIST-VAUGHN by encouraging personnel, social and intellectual growth.
The Freshman Year Experience Programme will meet the above objectives by:
- Providing Educational, developmental and social initiatives that will boost student retention and academic success.
- Assisting first year students in taking an active interest in their roles as members of the College community while encouraging meaningful involvement.
- Assessing and discussing strategies for retention efforts for first year students and evaluating outcomes of services and initiatives.
- Serving as an integral part of Academic support services and the greater campus community.
- Providing a variety of support services including intrusive academic advising, peer Leader/Mentor services and referral services to students at risk.
- Serving as a Link for students to the important people on campus, events and other academic or social opportunities through the College’s Freshman Seminar courses and life skills workshops under Academic Support Services.