BLUE FIRE: Plan Components and Phases
BLUE FIRE was designed to address key issues identified during the broad-based issues identified during the broad-based dialogue and discussions, review of literature and best practices, and review of institutional data phases. The overarching goal of BLUE FIRE is to improve student communication and development skills through a first-year interdisciplinary experience. Elements in BLUE FIRE respond directly to key issues and align with BLUE FIRE goals and expected student learning outcomes (SLOs).
BLUE FIRE consists of four major components, each addressing one or more key issues or needs, and each with appropriate resources. The major components include:
- First-Year Student Courses and Experiences
- BARC COMMons: a communications laboratory extension of services provided by the Bulldog Achievement Resource Center (BARC) - the product of the 2005 SACSCOC QEP
- Professional Development