Crash Course for Faculty Teaching Freshmen
Workshop repeats; choose just one session!
- Monday 9/15 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. or
- Tuesday 9/16 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or
- Tuesday 9/23 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. or
- Wednesday 9/24 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
CSUN has 4623 brand-new freshmen this fall. Many of the faculty who are now teaching them are seasoned veterans when it comes to engaging and instructing first-time freshmen. Others--perhaps including you--are brand-new to this very challenging group of students. Rookie or veteran, you are invited to join other CSUN faculty teaching freshmen for discussion, handouts, tips, and the exchange of best practices in this first event of the Fall 2008 Freshman Faculty Series.
To RSVP: call CIELO at x6535. Or email Cheryl Spector.
Resources for Faculty Teaching Freshmen
- Advisors at CSUN for Freshmen: Who, Where, How to Contact Them. Each student may also have an individual advisor listed in the portal, if you want to look there using the student's ID number.
- Beloit College Mindset List. "Each August . . . , Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college. It is . . . a reminder of the rapidly changing frame of reference for this new generation."
- CSU Proficiency Reports. Readiness and remediation across the CSU.
- CSUN Catalog. Searchable.
- CSUN "Current Students" Page.
- Guidelines for Dealing with Disruptive Students: CSUN Student Affairs publication.
- Faculty Development has a collection of books available to help you think about teaching. Sierra Hall 422 in CIELO.
- Institutional Research at CSUN. Offers specialized and accessible reports on CSUN freshmen including registration progress, continuation (retention) rates, graduation rates, results of the Fall 2007 Freshman Survey (CIRP), and several other reports and data sets of real interest.
- New Student Orientation for First-Time Freshmen (Summer 2008). Includes an overview of topics students heard and expected learning outcomes.
- Student Affairs "Freshman Year Experience" Page. Intended for students. User-friendly.
- University 100 Home Page. Intended for students. Includes useful links and a calendar of events.