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FYE Course Attribute Certification and Grant Application 2022-24

The First-Year Experience program at Virginia Tech offers students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and perspective needed for a successful academic transition to the university, their major, and their future careers.

Each course incorporates five Essential Practices: Effective Teaching & Learning, Virginia Tech Principles of Community, Mentorship & Engagement, Digital & Information Literacies, and Undergraduate Academic Integrity.

Academic units (departments, schools, colleges) are eligible to apply for FYE Attribute Certification and grant funding support. 

All certified courses will be considered for base funding as part of this certification/grant proposal process.

Certification Process:
To receive certification, this application must be submitted no later than March 4, 2022. Re-certification of the attribute will occur on a two-year cycle. New course certifications will be accepted on an annual basis. 

If you have any questions about the Attribute Certification and Grant application, please email Stephen Biscotte.

Certification and Grant Cycle Due Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: March 4, 2022
  • Year 1 Funding Transfer: July 15, 2022 (target)
    *New courses submit proposal March 4, 2023
  • Year 1 Reporting Deadline: May 1, 2023          
  • Year 2 Funding Transfer: July 15, 2023 (target)
    *New courses submit proposal March 4, 2024
  • Year 2 Reporting Deadline: May 1, 2024