The University 101 Faculty Resource Manual, 2020

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March 2020
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  • Publisher
    National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
  • Published
    30th March 2020
  • ISBN 9781942072454
  • Language English
  • Pages 628 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"

A publication of University 101 Programs, University of South Carolina.

Designed by the University 101 staff and campus partners at the University of South Carolina, the 10th edition of this resource manual provides instructional faculty with a how-to guide for designing, managing, teaching, and evaluating student work in the first-year seminar. The manual includes a detailed discussion of course management that offers suggestions for working with first-year students, designing a syllabus, establishing grading policies, building community in the classroom, and working with a peer leader. Other chapters are keyed to the 10 learning outcomes for this course, drawing on a review of the research and practice literature and approaches that have worked well in the past. Resources for students, suggested assignments, and classroom activities are included throughout. The manual is updated each year based on assessment data, indicating the approaches that were most successful in achieving course outcomes, and can be adapted for use in a variety of campus contexts.

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I. Course Overview and Management

a. About University 101

b. Understanding First-Year Students

c. Building Community

d. Teaching and Learning

e. Grading and Assignments

f. Syllabus Preparation

g. Instructor Resources

h. Working with a Peer or Graduate Leader

i. Course Evaluation and Feedback

II. Foster Academic Success

a. Academic Strategies

b. Managing Time

c. Academic Policies, Processes, and Resources

III. Discover and Connect with Carolina

a. Student Engagement and Opportunities

b. Positive Relationships

c. History and Traditions

IV. Promote Personal Development, Wellbeing, and Social Responsibility

a. Values and Identity

b. Carolinian Creed

c. Wellbeing

d. Employability

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