Supporting the success of every student is a priority for the university. You are part of the student life cycle. We are here to provide you with tools and resources to support your role in assisting students.
I teach a first-year seminar course. What are topics I need to include on my syllabus?
Each first-year seminar course is unique. However, there are some shared, common themes/goals each seminar course should include:
- Goal #1, Enhancing Engagement
- Goal #2, Building Connections
- Goal #3, Self-Guided Learning
You can find more comprehensive descriptions of each goal on our First-Year Seminars page.
Are there specific faculty development resources related to teaching development and career advancement?
Yes. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports the professional development of faculty across all career stages and disciplines with programs and resources focused on student-centered teaching, course and curriculum design, faculty mentoring, intercultural competency, scholarly writing, leadership, and more. CTL focuses on both teaching development and career advancement.
Are there student success related training and professional development opportunities for me?
Yes. Undergraduate Student Success offers a Student Success Development Series for faculty and staff. Topics range from leveraging technology to promote success to supporting academic skill development to understanding unique populations of students.