Success Equals Teamwork, Strategies, And Inspired Learning
SET SAIL is a program of first-year seminars created to support students in their academic & social transition.
Your new beginning at New College will bring exciting opportunities! You will meet new people and learn about their experiences, you will study new topics and push yourself to master new skills, and you will become part of a new place that is defined by both its physical and social character.
We also know that new beginnings can bring challenges as you navigate a new environment, but we know you can successfully master those challenges and SET SAIL is designed to launch your success.
Build connections with your peers through class discussions
Develop skills for scholarly inquiry
Navigate the New College academic program, from contracts, to Independent Study Projects, to narrative evaluations
Take an active role in each step of your academic trajectory at New College
Learn successful strategies to use in any of your classes, including effectively managing projects and assignments big or small, enacting positive teamwork skills, and engaging actively with texts.
2021 Set Sail Seminars
Mathematical Thinking: Patterns, Puzzles and Exploration
Writing About Writing
Beginnings and Endings: A Beginning Creative Writing Workshop
Role-Playing Politics & Religion in the Renaissance
Introductory Psychology: Motivated Minds Learning in and Out of School
Cities for All: Placemaking, Public Space & Building Inclusive Communities
What is Philosophy? Global Perspectives on Philosophical History