University 101 Programs

UNIV 101 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 an important opportunity for the University 101 Programs staff to provide instructors with important announcements, communicate and clarify new expectations, and discuss emerging issues and trends.

The 2015 meetings are scheduled for:

Friday, September 18, 2:30PM - 4:00PM, Capstone Hall Campus Room
Friday, October 30, 2:30PM -4:00PM, Capstone 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 2015 meetings are scheduled for:

Friday, August 28, 1:00PM-2:00PM, Russell House 348
Tuesday, September 29, 12:00PM -1:00PM, Russell House 348
Wednesday, October 14, 12:00PM -1:00PM, University 101 Conference Room
Thursday, November 12, 12:00PM - 1:00PM, University 101 Conference Room

Lessons from the Road Workshops

These workshops 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.

The 2015 meetings are scheduled for:

To be announced

U101 in Action

U101 in Action is an opportunity for instructors to see how other University 101 instructors address the UNIV 101 learning outcomes, co-teach, and interact with their students. 20 sections, taught by instructors who have at least three years of experience teaching University 101, are open to other instructors to observe. Instructors interested in seeing U101 in Action can register on ScheduleCenter (available August 2015).


Fall Workshops

First-Year Reading Experience Discussion Leader Workshop – Tuesday, August 4 – 2:00-3:30PM – Thomas Cooper Library 204
First-Year Reading Experience Discussion Leader Workshop – Wednesday, August 12 – 10:00-11:30AM – Thomas Cooper Library 204
Supporting Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in UNIV 101 – Wednesday, August 26 – 1:00-2:00PM – Russell House 201
Student Disability Services strives to assist students with disabilities in their academic and personal endeavors. Many accommodations that are offered to students with disabilities can be expanded to assist every student on campus regardless of disability status. This session will focus on helping UNIV 101 instructors understand what resources are available to them and their students, and explain how to best support students with disabilities. 
From Exploration to Registration: Tools for Academic Advisement – Wednesday, September 9 – 1:00-2:00PM – Student Success Center Conference Room, Mezzanine Level, Thomas Cooper Library
"How do I sign-up for classes?" is a common question first-year students ask. Join this interactive discussion on what every student should understand about choosing a major, constructing a four-year academic plan, preparing for advisement, and registering for classes. Participants will leave this session with ready-to-use activities for the classroom and a better understanding of the advising and registration process at USC.