Paul L. Foster Success Center

New Student Experience

The New Student Experience combines courses and programs designed to help students transition to the rigorous academic environment at Baylor.  

The New Student Experience theme for 2023-2024 is: Effort - Developing Talent & Student Success.

Why I Teach

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"I teach and NSE course because I so appreciate our students and want them to reach their potential and succeed... and I feel I know what it takes to be successful... and I want to share those thoughts and experiences with our students first hand."

Ben Kelley
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering & Computer Science

"I have always loved teaching first-year students, especially in their first semester. They are eager to learn, eager to work, and eager to think in new ways."

Lynne Hinojosa, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of English, Honors Program

"I do NSE because Baylor did it for ME when I was a freshmen from a small central Texas high school, first in my family to attend college, and wondering what in the world God had called me to do."

Randy M. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor, Curriculum and Instruction