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.
|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|
An online tool that highlights information and updates from a variety of programs and services at USC. This guide was developed to ensure that instructors have the most current information in a concise, easy-to-access format. The Campus Resource Guide is available on SharePoint.
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.
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 2022 instructor newsletters is also available on this webpage.