University 101 Programs




Fall Faculty Meetings

Faculty meetings provide an opportunity for UNIV 101 instructors to share ideas, learn from each other, and participate in the governance of University 101. They are also important opportunities for the University 101 Programs staff to provide instructors with important announcements, communicate and clarify new expectations, and discuss emerging issues and trends.

The 2014 meetings are scheduled for:

Friday, September 19, 2:30-4:00PM, Capstone Hall Campus Room
Friday, November 14, 2:30-4:00PM, Captsone Hall Campus Room

Brown Bag Lunches

These small group meetings are held throughout the fall to provide support for instructors when they need it. These informal gatherings allow instructors to share best practices, seek assistance with challenging situations, and identify colleagues who may be facing similar issues. Bring your lunch and join us for some great discussion!

The Brown Bag Lunches for fall 2014 are scheduled for:

Friday, August 29, 12:00PM-1:00PM, Russell House 348
Wednesday, October 8, 1:00PM-2:00PM, Russell House348
Wednesday, October 29, 12:00PM-1:00PM, Russell House 348
Friday, December 5, 1:00PM-2:00PM, Russell House 203

Lessons from the Road Workshops

The purpose of these workshops is to give University 101 instructors the opportunity to experience and participate in the effective facilitation of tried and true lesson plans, to learn about a new activity to add to their toolboxes, and to discuss effective facilitation techniques. Workshops will be offered throughout the year and will be facilitated by University 101 Programs staff or University 101 instructors.

Upcoming Workshops:

Friday, September 12, 9:30AM-10:30AM, Russell House 201

  • Kevin Clarke will facilitate a lesson plan on values clarification by demonstrating the effective facilitation of the activity, 30 Values (found in the values chapter of the FRM). 30 Values helps students identify and then prioritize the 30 things that are most important to them.

Wednesday, October 1, 1:00PM-2:00PM, Russell House 315

  • Catherine Greene will demonstrate a lesson plan designed to challenge students to explore their personal values and decision making as it relates to bystander intervention. Using historical references, clips from TV shows, and relevant scenarios, this interactive lesson plan is designed to engage students in the exploration of their interactions with those around them.

Friday, October 17, 2:30PM-3:30PM, Russel House 315

  • Tricia Kennedy will facilitate a lesson plan on diversity by demonstrating the effective facilitation of the activity Crossing the Line (a version of this activity is found in the diversity chapter of the FRM). This interactive session will provide insight into helping students understand their own identities and explore the identities, stories, experiences of their classmates.