Faculty Academy on Teaching First-Year Students

Faculty Academy on Teaching First-Year Students

The Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning offers the Faculty Academy on Teaching First-Year Students; a faculty community which discusses the challenges and solutions that come with engaging incoming UC Merced students. The primary goal of this academy is to understand first-year students' needs as the target for further instructional resource planning.

The Faculty Academy on Teaching First-Year Students invites UC Merced instructors to:

1. Participate in the monthly meetings to network and discuss select topics faculty have found effective in supporting first-year students’ learning and academic success. You are welcome to join one or all of our meetings. Food is provided during the meetings. Learn more.

2. Engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) by applying for the Certificate Program. A total of 10 (ten) applications will be awarded during the AY 2017-2018. Applications for funding may be submitted by individuals or by collaborative groups . Equally important, participants will come away with resources that they can use and share in their teaching portfolios and become campus SoTL mentors and advocates. Learn more.

3. Take advantage of the faculty authored online resources to support their first-year students’ academic success. Find Faculty Academy website here.

For more information on the Faculty Academy on Teaching First-Year Students, please contact the Adriana Signorini ( asignorini@ucmerced.edu ).

Adriana Signorini at asignorini@ucmerced.edu
Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning,
Educational Assessment Unit.
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