FLY Program Scheduled to Soar in Fall 2016

BGSU’s newest learning community, the FLY Program (Falcon Learning Your way), will provide students who have learning differences and attention challenges lifelong tools for academic success and workforce preparation. The program focuses on empowering students with individualized academic support systems and effective learning strategies. It is the newest program from the Learning Commons and serves to provide students with the proper tools and learning strategies to complete their BGSU education.

Students registered in the program will work directly with a full-time learning specialist in the BGSU Learning Commons to develop and implement individualized academic support plans. Learning specialists will individually evaluate students based on their skills and assign tutors and writing consultants for each enrolled course.

“The FLY program provides an integrated, inclusive learning environment where students receive the learning tools and strategies they need to excel in higher education,” said Sara Bushong, dean of the University Libraries. “This program is designed to provide students with an academic support system that fosters success toward a BGSU degree.”

Participants will also have access to academic coaches within the Learning Commons to assist them with time-management skills, study strategies and mentoring. Various academic workshops will be held throughout the semester to assist students in test preparation, study skills and note taking, and the learning specialist will communicate with faculty members to assess the student’s progress in each course. Students in the FLY Program are registered for accommodations through the Office of Disability Services.

Unique among Ohio public universities, the FLY Program will provide a complete support network for BGSU students transitioning to college.