John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

The First Year Initiative (FYI)

A National Benchmarking Project funded by grants from The Atlantic Philanthropies and The Pew Charitable Trusts

The First-Year Initiative (FYI) benchmarking survey, developed by the Policy Center on the First Year of College and Educational Benchmarking, Inc. (EBI), assesses the learning outcomes of first-year seminars – a core part of the first-year experience at over 70% of institutions of higher education in America. FYI provides information that institutions can use to manage improvement or confirm current practice.

To learn about the fall 2002 administration of the survey, please visit the FYI Website hosted by EBI for survey details, analysis examples, study features, pricing, and an enrollment form here.

To learn about the 2001 development of the first pilot administration of FYI, click here.

Click here to review reports and data from the FYI study.

Contact Information
For survey questions or to enroll in FYI, please contact EBI’s service center at (417) 429-0081 or email EBI.