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of first-year students

Starting college is all about taking on increased responsibility —a concept Professor Lee Thompson extends to her introductory SAGES (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship) course for first-year students. Together, the class decides course topics, some assignments and off-campus trips. The result: impressive engagement—so impressive that Thompson earned national recognition with McGraw-Hill's 2013 Award for Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars.

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