Resources for Faculty
A variety of resources are available to assist faculty members in the design and implementation of their first year seminars.
Assignment Rubrics - These matrices were developed during the May 2013 FYS workshop and are intended to guide assignments such that they are integrated with the objectives of FYS courses.
Workshop Presentation - information related to the importance and efficacy of first year seminars was presented at the workshop in May. The presentation, along with pertinent references, is available here.
What works - Faculty members with experience teaching first year seminars offer the following examples of assignments, teaching strategies and other information on practices they have found to be effective.
|Connecting readings with discussion||Relieving test anxiety|
|Effective modes of engagement||Introduction to computer applications and quantitative reasoning|
|Fostering class discussion||For class discussion: How schools kill creativity (TED talk)|
Additional resources -
National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.