Freshman Experience, Reflection & Action (ERA)

Every week, first-year students meet to discuss their experiences and career aspirations, how to promote social justice, and other issues and trends that affect their transitions to college life. The cohorts students form in the Experience, Reflection & Action Seminar create a support network that helps them develop into confident, independent leaders who employ sound ethical reasoning and contribute to society in meaningful ways.
 

Course Information

  • ERA is a 3-credit, graded, yearlong course for all first-year Lynch School students.
  • Students meet on Tuesdays from 4:30–6:00 pm for presentations, panels, and discussions.
  • Sections are composed of 15–17 students, with one section designated for students in the Honors Program.
  • Instructors include staff and graduate students with backgrounds in student development, higher education, and counseling.
  • Each group has a peer advisor: a junior or senior who exhibits remarkable leadership skills and models positive mentoring.
Freshman year was definitely the most formative experience I've had here at BC. I learned so much not only in the classroom, but also through out-of-classroom experiences. Being away from my parents for the first time I learned how to become independent, the importance of time management, and prioritizing activities that were most important. Thanks to the course Experience, Reflection, and Action offered by Lynch for freshmen, I learned the value of self-care.
Anthony Docanto, '19

 

Freshman Experience, Reflection & Action (ERA)

This seminar addresses academic decisions, social relationships, spiritual growth, issues of autonomy, vocational choices, mental and physical health, and general fulfillment of each first-year student in the Lynch School of Education.