Aims & Scope
The Mall serves three primary goals. The first is to present to the Butler community the Freshman Year Seminar (FYS) program and increase awareness about the exemplary work produced in FYS courses.
The second is to build a FYS learning resource for instructors so that they will have the opportunity to use published essays as learning tools in the classrooms and to provide models of exemplary FYS writing to new students.
Finally, and most importantly, by having the journal edited by FYS students, we aim to empower them and give their voices and opinions a forum to be heard. Throughout the process, students will exercise the peer-review and collaborative learning skills practiced in their FYS courses. Similarly, the journal provides a forum for students to be published and have an opportunity to showcase their work. We hope that this forum emphasizes the students’ familiarity with audience awareness and also that their work need not be a simple academic exercise and that their voices are valuable to a much wider audience.