University 101 Programs




Faculty Resource Manual

Designed by the University 101 staff and campus partners at the University of South Carolina, the Faculty Resource Manual provides instructional faculty with a how-to guide for designing, managing, teaching, and evaluating student work in the first-year seminar. The manual includes a detailed discussion of course management that offers suggestions for working with first-year students, designing a syllabus, establishing grading policies, building community in the classroom, and working with a peer leader. Chapters on topics and outcomes common to first-year seminars offer resources for students and suggested assignments and classroom activities.

All University 101 instructors on the Columbia Campus receive a complimentary copy of the Faculty Resource Manual, which is distributed at the Teaching Experience Workshop. Those from other campuses may purchase an electronic copy through the publications catalog of the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transitions. Please click here to view the table of contents.