Yes, you will! We understand the demands on your time as a university student. You should consider the time you dedicate to your FLC as an investment: by attending bi-weekly 90 minute sessions you will learn the academic skills necessary to successfully navigate your courses; the developmental skills to establish a healthy school-life balance; and, the personal skills to create meaningful friendships that will continue well beyond your time in FLC.
No. You will not have to pay anything to participate in FLC. Each FLC has a budget to fund its activities including admission fees (e.g. ROM or Grant's Anatomy Museum), supplies, and refreshments.
Potential graduate schools and employers may be interested to learn that you participated in a program that promoted active and collaborative learning, encouraged learning about other cultures and communities, and provided opportunities for you to engage with local communities.
Your Co-Curricular Record is an official record that recognizes skills and experiences you have had beyond the classroom. It will track your activities throughout your time at U of T. It will help you to better understand the skills you are developing and how they might apply to other contexts. Documenting your FLC Community Learning, will also help you to market your skills and experiences to graduate schools and potential employers, and help you speak about them in a meaningful way on grant and bursary applications.
Yes, you will have time! Classes at the University of Toronto actually begin 10 minutes past the hour. For example, a lecture scheduled for 2:00 p.m. actually begins at 2:10 p.m. This leaves you ten minutes to travel between classes.
Ask your friends to enrol in FLC with you! This way you will definitely be in the same classes. If your friends are not interested or eligible for FLC, do not let this deter you. You can let your friends know the time of your FLC determined courses, and they can try to get into the same courses (and in some cases, sections) on ACORN. Remember though, FLC is also a way to expand your social circle and create more relationships and connections.
No. Your Peer Mentors are students in their third- and fourth-year of study. They organize and facilitate your bi-weekly sessions, some of which will focus on developing academic and learning skills such as note-taking, effective group work practices, time management, study skills and forming a study group. In addition, your Peer Mentors act as a resource for you as you naviagte your way through your program, Arts & Science and U of T. How do I apply for my program POSt or Specialist? What is an ROP? Where do I begin my research at Robarts Library?