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University 101 Programs

Instructor Development

University 101 Programs offers a high level of support and development for instructors.

University 101 can be a rich and rewarding teaching experience, but it can also be challenging. The faculty development model (visualized in the graphic to the right) helps give instructors the training and resources when they need it and when they are ready to receive it.

Training/Workshop Description Date
Teaching Experience Workshop This three-day workshop is a prerequisite for teaching UNIV 101 and provides prospective instructors with valuable insight for developing and teaching their curriculum. January, March and May
Course Planning Workshop  These workshops provide an opportunity for instructors, peer leaders and graduate leaders to share and learn about effective strategies for achieving common course goals and learning outcomes.  April
Building Connections Conference  An annual one-day conference that serves as the cornerstone of the regular and ongoing faculty development opportunities for University 101 instructors. May
Summer Workshops Topic-specific workshops are held throughout the summer, including workshops from the BCC. June-July
Fall Semester Support  From U101 in Action! to table talks to faculty meetings, there are a variety of ways that we support instructors in the fall semester. August-December




Access the electronic Faculty Resource Manual, lesson plans and other support materials. This is a password-protected intranet for current UNIV instructors, peer leaders, and graduate leaders.

Faculty Resource Manual

This resource provides instructors with a guide for how to design, manage and teach a first-year seminar and evaluate student work. The manual also includes lesson plans, resources and information about topics relevant to first-year student needs. Current instructors have access to the Faculty Resource Manual on SharePoint. This publication is available for purchase to others through the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition's publication catalog.

Instructor Newsletter

During the fall semester, instructors and peer leaders will receive an email on Wednesdays that includes information and opportunities for instructors and students, resource spotlights and teaching tips. An archive of fall 2023 instructor newsletters is also available on this webpage

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